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Norwich  UEA
Thin Lizzy / FM / The Treatment

3 December 2012

FM Tour Diary: Norwich UEA - 3 December 2012

It's a dreary, rainy morning here in Stansted. I meet Jem for a coffee.

After our day off we're raring to get back into the tour and today we're going to rock up into Norwich. Seeing as a certain Mr. Overland was brought up in nearby King's Lynn I guess you could say this is a hometown show for our illustrious man with the golden vocal chords.

We leave our hotel in Stansted at 12.30pm. The roads in Norfolk are notoriously bad so we're giving ourselves plenty of time. I suppose though as our minibus only does 62 mph the slow roads aren't that much of an issue.

Richard and Woody are travelling to Norwich by train to join us. They've been in touch saying the trains are all screwed up and they've been transferred to buses so they're running late. It's no big deal as no noise can be made in the venue until 5pm, it will be a line check only for us tonight methinks.

Scott Gorham stand-in Merv the Swerve joins the Lizzy boys on stage again at soundcheck so he's made up yet again. Lizzy finish, our gear goes up and one of my rack toms has done a disappearing act… Not to worry, it soon turns up again. There is in fact only time for a quick line check.

It's an early curfew so unfortunately our set has been cut from 40 to 30 minutes. After long deliberation it's decided That Girl and Only Foolin' are the casualties that have to go. It's an 8.30pm kick off tonight and the venue is packed.

8.30pm arrives and we're off! It's sounding good where I am, everyone else seems happy. The crowd are with us and we deliver a 30-minute action-packed set which is seemingly over in a flash. We leave the stage with the crowd's cheers still ringing in our ears. Back in the dressing room everyone is well happy, we've definitely hit our stride now and nothing can faze us. We have a happy FM camp.

We get into the bus and head back to the hotel in Stansted, we have a nightcap in the bar and it's time to hit the hay.

62 mph!!! Lost and found...

Photos courtesy of PJ