Yesterday, I was just leaving the drop-off area at Stansted when I took a call from my friend Luke. Unfortunately his wife was ill and he invited me to take her ticket for a concert that evening at the Corn Exchange. In fact, he didn't even know what the concert was! (It turned out to be Newton Faulkner.)
It was only when Luke knocked at the door, that I realized that this was a group outing that Jo had organized. So I had to be Jo for the evening: vivacious, curvaceous, aristic, and everyone's favourite girl from Essex! Quite a job for a skinny, computer geek from Berkshire! However, I like a challenge.
It was a fun concert: Newton is amazingly (depressingly) talented - playing virtuoso guitar, singing, playing foot keyboard and triggering samples, all at the same time. It was very impressive, and given that he's by himself, he really got the whole crowd going.
We ended the evening with Vicky's favourite: a jug of Long Island Iced Tea at the Maypole. A nice evening.