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The Point - Cardiff 
22nd-Jul-2007 10:03 pm
Adventure before dementia
I hate to have to write my first sentence, as I have just read bendy1's report - but I left Mum and Dad's at 12.45pm on the Saturday and was parked in Cardiff at about 3.15 - 134 miles later.  The journey was clear and dry - with the only problem is that "route-master" lost in on the outskirts of the city ... How are you meant to read the instructions, the road signs and drive when you are travelling by yourself??

Anyway I got to The Point and there was such a small queue - met up with some that I had met in London in May and we all started wondering whether James would be playing to a very small audience!!

When I had been there about an hour Steve and some of the other "lackies" arrived ... and then about 1/2 later we got to see James arrive ... looking really relaxed and happy.

A short time later Dan arrived - so it was good to see that James was having the same support act that he had at Union Chapel.

Then .... the Heavens opened!!  Yes - we had all been too positive about the weather - so then we all huddled under umbrellas, as people like myself hadn't brought one!!  As it was a standing venue, I didn't want to fight my camera and a brolly ... and the camera was essential.

We were eventually let in at about 6.45pm and I managed to stand behind a couple of people who were in wheelcahires - one of whom I had been sharing a brolley with earlier.

Dan came on at about 7.15 ... and sang some songs - he was saying that he couldn't sell any CD's as he now had a contract - so was pleased for him.

Then ... a  short gap ... and JAMES!!!

And - boy was he hot!

I know I absolutely love that guy - but he was amazing, and as you can see by the couple of pics, he was hot!!

I am no good at reports - you will have to look elsewhere for the details - he comes within a few feet of me and my brain turns to mush ... in the best possible way.

He sung a couple of songs that he had written while he has been over filming Torchwood, a few old favourites (including Patricia) - but neither of my 2 favourites - but who cares ... It was great.  I had an amazing time An hour of watching and listening to James - singing, and talking.  He had his guitar (which he described as his absolute best friend) damaged in transit ... and when he started it sounded like he was trying to blow up the amplifier ... But, as you can see the overall effect on me was ... 


Here are a couple of pictures - non-edited, as I have only just got in from Mum and Dad's ... I also have a lot on film which have to be developed - so hopefully will post again next week.

James finished by saying that he hoped to come back in October ... So does that mean more filming, as well.  Just hope that if he does he doesn't pick the weekend that my brother and sister-in-law are having their joint 40th birthday party ... or maybe I could just persuade them to hold the party in Cardiff!!!

Hate to finish by saying that I was back at Mum and Dad's by midnight!  .... 

But overall my day was just WOW!!!!
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23rd-Jul-2007 06:56 am (UTC)
Ohhh yes - ... as I said ... WOW.

I had a great time - and really think that James enjoyed himself - which is important as well.
23rd-Jul-2007 06:51 am (UTC)
Good grief I'm glad you got there safely - I've just read Bendy's report!!
23rd-Jul-2007 06:57 am (UTC)
Yes - as I said to her ... I knew she would hate me!!! Yes - I had an easy day - with a brilliant time
23rd-Jul-2007 08:24 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you didn't have a hard time travelling ! Saturday was announced overall so rainy and with so much trouble on the roads. And it's wonderful to see that James was in splendid form ( I've read a few reports here and there already ), I like your pics ! The third one is sexy ..mmm. Happy and sweaty James is a lovely visual. ;-)

If he comes back in October in the UK , I will be there !
23rd-Jul-2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
Yes - he really seemed like he was enjoying himself, which was great to see and made the evening even more special
23rd-Jul-2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
I've read that it wasn't so easy to get there. Glad to hear you managed. Would be a shame to pay for it and not able to make it because of the weather. :)
23rd-Jul-2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yes I was really lucky - James mentioned some that had problems - but when I read bendy1's report ... !!!!

Still - James was amazing - I am still buzzing!
26th-Jul-2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed the concert and especially getting the chance to take piccies very near to the front. Don't we love him for needing his guitar stabilized with his leg up while playing "patricia" ;) So many nice pics came out of that :D I was missing a few songs too, but he evened it out with playing "finer than gold" in the encores. Glad to have you in my friendslist now. Do you also post at the CDS?
26th-Jul-2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
Yes it was great - only my second one, as Union Chapel was my first.

CDS ... ? So I presume I don't post there as I can't work out what it stands for ... !!!
26th-Jul-2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
I thought I had seen your name there too. But to be honest i often get a bit confused with all the spike or james somethings ;) It a very nice fanboard, i think Spangel is overweighing the others, so some other Spuffy-Shipper wouldn't be bad lol CDS stands for cold dead seed - you should have seen the face of the bouncer at the Soho revue bar when my friend explained to him what it is and means ;) - so here is the link, take a stroll around. I don't post there very often either, more of a lurker, but they are always nice and funny.
26th-Jul-2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I shall go and have wander round! Thanks for the link.

Yes - I can imagine the bouncer's face - lOL
26th-Jul-2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
And PS there are at least 5 friends in your Flist that I see posting there regularly. :) That's probably why I thought that you where a member there too.
26th-Jul-2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
Oh - good - I can keep an eye on them there!!
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