It was a lovely evening weather wise, and what do you wear to see a folk group who sings a hell of a lot of sea shanty type songs? A Hell Bunny sailor dress, obvs. Maybe too obvs, but I liked it.
Anyway, Bridlington Spa is a lovely facility. It's right on the sea front with a fab bar with a glass wall, meaning you can sip your interval drinks whilst looking out to sea. The auditorium is vast, and my one and only issue would be that we had tickets for the back row on the balcony, and our row wasn't tiered meaning visibility problems, so I wouldn't have those seats again, but otherwise all was good.
The support act were a revelation, the Kings of the South Seas. Their music was very mellow, based on old whaling songs and the suchlike. We were so impressed with them we bought the CD in the interval.
Bellowhead though, they were the next level. I have long known that it's a big band with a huge variety of instruments, but until you see them live, on stage, you cannot comprehend the power and the energy of their performance. As if that wasn't impressive enough, many of them would swap instruments for different songs. I can't even play one instrument, I was totally in awe.
By the end, the audience was dancing in the aisles and the energy was raising the roof. After the performance Jon Boden (the lead singer) was out front signing CDs and having photographs. Such a friendly guy.
It was a fantastic evening and a great start to the weekend. I wouldn't hesitate to see Bellowhead live again, and can imagine that the Bridlington Spa will be a frequent feature of our social life.