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Offline Gower Flower

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So when did you see them for the first time?
« on: Saturday, March 15 2014 11:14AM GMT-1 »
Alas, we are all mourning the loss of Spiers and Boden as a duo.  :(

But let us look back and remember the time we first saw them.  :D For me, it was at the Gower Folk Festival, 2005. What a revelation! Happy memories. Would anyone else care to share theirs?
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Offline maureen

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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, March 15 2014 12:29PM GMT-1 »
I didn't see them until 12 Dec 2008, when they were supporting the Oysterband at the Forum in London.
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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, March 15 2014 12:34PM GMT-1 »
You know what, I honestly have no idea! :laugh:

There must have been a point when I did see them for the first time but it was that long ago I really have no memory of it. It must have been good though, give how often I've seen them since. I consider myself very lucky and fortunate to have had the chance to do so.

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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, March 15 2014 12:36PM GMT-1 »
I didn't see them until 12 Dec 2008, when they were supporting the Oysterband at the Forum in London.

I remember that one, it was the one and only time I bunked off work to go to a gig!  :o

Well it was S&B and the Oysters, how could I not go?!

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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, March 15 2014 12:52PM GMT-1 »
They came to play in Anstey (my village) as part of the 'centre stage' productions that support village halls, can't remember what year it was, must have been a long time ago, the hall is not very big, you wouldn't fit their audiences in there nowadays!!
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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, March 15 2014 02:33PM GMT-1 »
The Arts Centre at our first Sidmouth, not sure of the year - 2013 or 2014?

Offline brianleach

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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, March 15 2014 03:10PM GMT-1 »
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2013 or 2014

Time travelling??

Offline DawnG

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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, March 15 2014 03:42PM GMT-1 »
May 16th 2007 at Norden Farm!

Offline AnnieD

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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, March 15 2014 03:48PM GMT-1 »
2002 in the Club Tent at Cambridge Folk Festival.
Had heard good things about them, so we checked them out. Best thing we ever did  :)

Offline AnnieD

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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, March 15 2014 03:49PM GMT-1 »
They came to play in Anstey (my village) as part of the 'centre stage' productions that support village halls, can't remember what year it was, must have been a long time ago, the hall is not very big, you wouldn't fit their audiences in there nowadays!!

We saw them in a village hall in 2003

Offline crossstitchgill

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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, March 16 2014 01:10AM GMT-1 »
Ooops! I realised my mistake as we were on our way up the M11 to see Faustus at Cambridge so couldn't do anything about it! A bit of a serious senior moment! It should have been 2003 0r 2004.

Offline Vivienne

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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday, March 16 2014 12:57PM GMT-1 »
The first time I remember seeing them was at Gosport and Fareham Easter Festival, supporting Broderick in their album launch.  I think it was the year they started out or maybe the following year.

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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday, March 16 2014 04:45PM GMT-1 »
Oxford Folk Festival 2008 (?), and then again at Towersey 2011. To my shame, this is actually the only two times I've seen them.
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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday, March 16 2014 05:38PM GMT-1 »
Oxford Folk Festival 2008 (?), and then again at Towersey 2011. To my shame, this is actually the only two times I've seen them.

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Re: So when did you see them for the first time?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday, March 16 2014 08:05PM GMT-1 »
October 2007 at Oswestry Ironworks. Small venue. We were sitting at the one of the very few tables, but as more and more people came in, the table was moved further and further forward. Eventually, we were so close to John and Jon, that they put their pints on the other side of the table. I remember that it was a very late night, mid week, and we had taken Douglas...

The venue closed at the end of last year.