You may recall we’ve written about how quiet January can be as far as people wanting to have a disco is concerned.
This is, of course, in no small measure due to the weather factor or, to be more correct, the BAD weather factor. And this January is proving to be one of the worst in our memory at least.
You can understand why people may be willing to organise an event and then, on the night, the weather takes over and either prevents people from venturing out or makes them think that, maybe, the fireside has more appeal than the effort to get dressed up and go out in the freezing cold.
Andy did have a birthday event at the start of the month and, although he would never have let the people down, he spent more time watching the weather reports than Sian Lloyd spent presenting them, so he was more than relieved when the day turned out to be relatively fair.
The logistics of getting all his gear from his trailer and car into a hall is something he has down to a fine art, as you can imagine. However, when you have to factor bad weather into the equation, it makes everything more difficult and time-consuming. Add to that, the fact that he often gets soaked in the process, and you begin to realise that it really is a labour of love! He just wouldn’t do it if he didn’t enjoy every one of his gigs.
This Saturday will be the first one he’s had off in some time so he plans to spend it relaxing at home without the need to be checking the skies for signs of more snow and, other than the odd comment about being glad he isn’t on the road in this weather, he’s coping remarkably well with a disco-free week – no withdrawal symptoms so far!
With all the snow we’ve had this week and which has, for now, turned to slush, he’d have needed to hire Santa’s sled to get around, complete with the sure-footed Rudolph and Co to get him to a gig.
We know someone who doesn’t like the snow much either – but then she weighs less than a bag of sugar and has very short legs, so she won’t be getting a call to help out any time soon.
See what happens when she attempts to build up speed for a take-off. Don’t think Santa will be putting her name on his reserve list any time soon. Well done B though, for your great efforts in the snow! Food for thought, Andy?
Maybe there is good reason why January is a quiet month after all…