Best London Gig Story

Met so many lovely people before the gig, did a lot of photos, one cheeky fan got two kisses.

After the gig, found a couple I had met earlier. Turns out that she had passed out from, uh, over-excitement I guess. Flat out on the floor. Two fans immediately whisked her out to the patio to resuscitate her, and then one went back in to tell her boyfriend that his girlfriend had passed out.

Of course, he was too busy dancing and hadn’t noticed! It wasn’t until the song finished that they were finally able to get his attention and let him know that his sweetheart was outside…

London Gig Post Mortem

First – If you lost anything at the gig, please email PJ found a few things, so…

Second – wow. You guys are great. Seriously. That was one hell of a night. I must have lost a stone during the gig, and I know I’m not the only one. And you caught me when I fell backwards. Fantastic.

Finally, if you took any photos or video, let us know. We’re happy to post it here, or link to it on Flickr or YouTube or whatever. Hey, here’s an idea. If you post anything to Flickr, please tag it “TPE2008” so we can easily search for ’em.

With video, what I’d really like is a copy burned to DVD or CDR if you could. What I’ll do is take the master recording done last night and add the various bits of video together to make a DVD of the entire gig. Sound good? Sure it does.

Dundalk, here we come…

London Gig Details

Okay folks – last minute details.

Doors open at 8PM, and we’ll be going on around 9:30, so those of you who rely on public transportation should have no problem. See how good we are to you?

Here’s what I’ve got for the paid list – if I’ve left anyone off let me know in the comments or send me an email (

Eileen Fisher + 1
Mark Brady + 1
Maeve Manogue +1
Nigel Wilsher
Tony Cripps + 1
Paul Forrest-Jameson
Caroline Taylor
Justin Morrad
Jamie Blomfield
Steve Pryde
Jeff Prior
Gareth Knight
Greg Sharkey + 1
Darren Hudson + 1
Colm McWilliams + 1
Leigh Harris +1
Martin Smy + 1

Just finished our last rehearsal – I’ve gotta say it’s sounding bloody fantastic. Can’t wait to see you all.


Yer in.

That’s right. There are enough tickets for everyone who asked via the comments for the last post. Send me your names via email ( so I can put them at the door. Asked for the Petrols paid guest list.

Those of you who asked for two, you’ll be down with a plus one.

I’ll be in London as of Tuesday afternoon. Guess I’d better get to practicing, eh?

Tickets for London Show

Okay folks, now that I’ve got the T-shirts out of the way, I can move on to this.

Some of you did not get tickets to the show. I know. You’re not alone. We’ve held back a limited number of tickets for this exact purpose. We’ve decided to hold some of these specifically for you, our web site devotees.

There is a very limited amount. I’d say first come, first served, but some of you don’t check the site every day. So here’s what I’m going to do. Let me know if you need tickets in the comments below. These are going to be at the door, and non-transferrable, so don’t even think about touting/scapling them. You’ll pay at the door and go in.

If there are more of you than tickets, then I’ll randomly pick amongst you, and announce the results on Sunday or Monday.

Sound fair? I really hope we can sort you all out.

The people have spoken.

Okay, the results are as clear as day.

By a two to one margin, design #2 wins!

Just so you know, the band was pulling for design #1, but we said we’d let you choose, so that’s that! Lord knows we put out some of the ugliest t-shirt designs ever seen, so this simple, elegant design will be a nice change. We’re pulling together the resources to print the sucker.

We’ve had a lot of requests for, ahem, larger sizes. Any other special requests? Do the ladies want girly-tees? What about kid sizes for the nippers? Remember folks, Christmas is coming, and nothing says “I love you” as much as a TPE shirt.

(Oh, and by the way, by popular demand we’re changing the back from “Stradbally” to “Electric Picnic.”)

Time to pick a T-shirt!


(That way you can only vote once.) To log in, choose the “Log in” link at the bottom left.

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Okay, here are the four designs we’ve picked out. Here’s #1:

tshirt design #1

And here’s #2:

tshirt design #2

Here’s a variation on the ‘believer’ theme, #3:

tshirt design #3

The design is a little small, so here’s a closer shot of the design of #3:

detail of tshirt design #3

And finally, a totally different look, sorta Ramones-ey, #4:

tshirt design #4

(Okay, so Raymond’s name is misspelled. We’ll fix that if this is the one you guys want.)

So what do you think? I know which one I like, but I’m not going to tell you. The back of all these shirts will be the same:

back of t-shirt

So there you have it. It’s up to you. Vote early, vote often. No! Don’t cheat. In fact, I think the poll software is clever enough to only let you vote once, so you better choose carefully!

Which is your favo(u)rite t-shirt design?

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