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Thread #84749   Message #1570324
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
25-Sep-05 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Loudon Wainwright
Subject: RE: Loudon Wainwright
How many other performers could entertain you . . . without guests

Er, that session was a joint one with Dick Gaughan who had a number of onstage guests in his set which preceded the LW3 bit (including Martin Simpson, Mike McGoldrick and Andy Cutting, I think - it was way back in May). And BBC4 have not yet seen fit to transmit that section yet. The front-of-house sound @ Bush Hall was (as usual) truly appalling and since it was so much better during Saturday's transmission I can only assume that the fleet of BBC trucks successfully blocking the Shepherds Bush traffic system were concentrating on mixing for that purpose only. During DG's set most of the invited audience appeared to be there solely for LW3 and didn't seem aware of who DG was or be bothered to listen. Out in the bar for the first three of LW's set, it was plainly obvious someone was now actually taking the trouble to mix the FOH sound but those of us who'd come primarily for DG legged it anyway.