WOMAD was HUGE as ever, and I came away from a hundred hour week 5kg lighter and culturally enriched.
I have a new favorite artist in the form of Ash Grinwald, an amazing blues / rock singer who had the whole site pumping during his set.... simply stunning!
I must have walked a million miles around the Brooklands Park / Bowl site over the week and ended up installing over 100 light fittings and associated cables making the place look pretty.
Once rigging was done, I was given one of the smaller stages to drive and had a ball lighting the various acts that took the stage during my shifts...
I am glad that I had an extra day following pack out to catch up on some sleep and get some R+R lol... a roadies life is a hard one, and certainly not something I wish to do full time !
Went to Palmy on Saturday morning with 543 after first bringing a very late 530 into Whareroa. The locos off 530 then went back with 543.
I crossed 540 at Whareroa (5108+7307) and found 542 at Wanganui (5074+7186), and also had to wait there for 560 (4438+4571).
I ended up in the hole at Rangitawa while I waited for a tamper/regulator combo to womble past, before being parked again at Feilding while I waited for 200 (4029) to do its thing, and frigging HUGE trunk train right behind the Overlander being pulled by 30's 30105 and a bumblebee (300071 I think).
Finally at Palmy I had a quick stroll about the depot and headed for home in a bright red corolla, stopping to Ev's brother Rhys for a quick chat and some dodgy back room dealing :-)
Late shift this week so will hopefully have something more substantial for my next post..