Doing stuff then writing about it- Red Sails

“It’s been so long since we’ve had a gig, I’m gagging to get back out there mate.” – Stewart Fulton 25th April 2016

It’s April 2016 and the boys haven’t had a gig since Christmas.

“It’s been so long since we’ve had a gig, I’m gagging to get back out there mate.” says Stewart.

“I know man, I just want to get our music out there you know?!” Replied Joe

“I know exactly what you mean, going to just google gigs N.I. here” Finished Stewart

45 minutes later Stewart had the boys signed up to play at the Red sails singer songwriter competition on the 28th of July.

“Graeme’s not here then though mate” Questioned Joe

“I know man but it’ll be alright man” Said Stewart.

Jump forward several months and its the day of the big gig. The boys are quite frankly bricking their nags.

“Why did we sign up for this man? It’s going to be brutal!” Exclaimed Joe

“I don’t know, I DON’T KNOW! We need G range here, I’m lost without him” Replied a frantic Stewart.

“I’m a frothing and a foaming with nerves pal, we can’t sing we’re idiots. Can we just Christian Bail?” Said Joe

“I wish we could but we’re here now and these people are expecting us to play man” Whispered Stewart.

At this point Joe turned to face the packed out crowd of about 10 people.

“Ah kak, you’re right man no turning back now”

“Ok this ones called Raul, join in the chorus if you can pick it up!”

And the gig had begun. The boys were 2nd up from a line up of 9. It was pouring down, the terrible weather fit nicely with an even worse performance. The crowd was left nonplussed as the boys belted out their three songs with little reason rhythm or rhyme. By the end people were simple clapping because it was over. The don’t know where they came but it wasn’t first or second. Could have been third but probably closer to last.

“Well man, we didn’t win but at least its over” Said a dejected Joe

“Yeah I guess you could say that, I guess you could say that.”




  1. watchmeblather · August 1, 2016

    interesting blog, sort of like reading commentary on something happening or a blog but i enjoyed it πŸ™‚


  2. ThatSoBeee · August 1, 2016

    You ave an interesting blog and I love it!


  3. Saranda · August 1, 2016

    Liked your writing, it’s different and interesting. Is it fiction? Is it a sort of diary? πŸ™‚


    • goldfishjones · August 1, 2016

      Sort of a twisted diary where the things do happen but some of the conversation has been sensationalised


  4. Rosie Romance · August 1, 2016

    I haven’t read a blog like yours before but it was an amusing read πŸ™‚

    Rosie |


  5. Marta Nightingale Styczen · August 1, 2016

    Somehow, but I can’t explain it, I think your blog is a nice read for a rainy day – like a cool movie.


  6. Lol! Well that didn’t go to well, from any perspective.


  7. VanessaL · August 1, 2016

    hahahah! but you did it πŸ™‚ that’s worth something! Way to go – really enjoyed your writing!


  8. Tshegofatso · August 1, 2016

    This was very interesting to read.

    Sempiternal Adventures


  9. Tshegofatso · August 1, 2016

    This was very interesting to read.

    Sempiternal Adventures


  10. lex · August 1, 2016

    Interesting and super guided post, stuffa likemthis gives reason to keep one diary closer than ever. Dont you think?


  11. Jasmin N · August 1, 2016

    Sounds like that didn’t go well haha πŸ˜€ oh my gosh! Well, there’s always a next one πŸ™‚

    <3: Jasmin N


  12. Joanna · August 1, 2016

    Well, you know how they say… experience it’s the one that matters. Next time maybe you’ll be able to stop the rain and make people clap harder, haha πŸ™‚


  13. Rose Sahetapy · August 1, 2016

    Enjoy reading this post. Hope next time you perfome much better.


  14. Ana De Jesus · August 1, 2016

    Oh dear hopefully the next performance goes better. You live and you learn, life is about making mistakes.


  15. mrpossible11 · August 1, 2016

    Thanks for sharing. I am pleased to read such a write-up on this blog. This blog is a resourceful blog


  16. Liz Mays · August 1, 2016

    Well at least the band went for it and put on a show! Bad gigs are bound to happen from time to time.


  17. Elizabeth O. · August 2, 2016

    You can feel the anticipation and the nervousness of the band as they gear up for their performance. It’s definitely exciting to be able to witness all of this! I love watching gigs from time to time.


  18. Anamika Ojha · August 2, 2016

    Your blog makes a nice read! I liked your writing style. Hope that the next performance would be better!


  19. tingadominga · August 2, 2016

    Love your writing style!


  20. Cristina · August 2, 2016

    Interesting blog…keep it up πŸ™‚


  21. Vlad Vaida · August 3, 2016

    Not sure why but I really enjoyed your writing style. I could just project the image in front of me while reading.


  22. jennifer L · August 3, 2016

    This was definitely a fun read! Love reading other people’s writing styles.


  23. Dreammerin · August 3, 2016

    I enjoyed reading your post. It’s all about…learning from mistakes. You have an interesting blog!


  24. CΔƒtΔƒlina-Iuliana Nini · August 3, 2016

    Cool post …especially on a rainy day !


  25. Ami Rose · August 4, 2016

    Thanks for sharing this. It was fun to read. Love your blog!

    Ami xxx


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