Cheese & Grain, Frome - June 24, 2022
sarah1471 last edited by
Hi it’s been a long time since I’ve been here!
I live 15 mins from this venue and drove like Lewis Hamilton to get there on Thursday afternoon and missed tickets by about 30mins ️. I stood in a “reserve” queue which we were told could get us tickets if people buying did not have photographic ID. 3 hours later I drove home. Undeterred I turned up on Friday afternoon at 4pm to hear ( vaguely) Wicks singing at the sound check. A few hundred in the carpark, all fans without tickets. The venue holds 800 but because of the stage and kit only 400 tickets were sold. On top of that 100 tickets were reserved for MPL guests. The “100” went in a side door. They seemed pretty much like people who were there for the occasion, ( the people who couldn’t even name a solo album if their lives depended on it).
Macca arrived and waved out of the car window. He started performing and then it started raining . Hundreds left for home. About 100 people stood along a footpath to the side of the venue. We could just make out the songs. It became a “name that tune” competition ( I won )!! I had no coat or umbrella and got soaked through. Friendship’s were made . What annoyed us was seeing ticket holders standing outside talking DURING Maccas performance!!! I mean COME ON! Who does that!! Real fans waiting hours, standing in the rain and people who have the tickets are OUTSIDE!
Anyway. I wandered back to my car, dripping wet, which was parked by the exit of the small carpark. As I’m stood by the drivers door a black limo pulls up beside me, the driver pausing before pulling out onto a little side road. It’s just me, the limo and 3 feet in between the rear seat passengers. Their window is down and HE is there beside me! The moment I have waited 43 years for and im stood hair and clothes stuck to me from 2 hours in the rain, and all I can think of to say is “I STOOD IN THE RAIN SINGING!” . So Macca thumbs up and says “thank you”. And it was to ME, no one else was there ….. just me…. My jaw dropped to the floor and I could have cried I was so happy. I drove home literally on cloud nine . A 57 year old crazy blonde acting like a teenager .
My family and old friends were emotional for me…… after all the years of banging on about Macca and the concerts, posters in bedrooms, t-shirts etc etc etc they were just glad to hear the end of it! Although I will dine out on my story for the rest of my life.
Im still smiling just thinking of it weeks later
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oobu24 last edited by
@sarah1471 WAY COOL!
NJR last edited by
@sarah1471 Amazing story! ️
sarah1471 last edited by
@njr why thank you