Theatre Seven, Shrewsbury, Thu 25th March 2010 (27/03/10)

Roger Green:

I knew things would end up all muddled when my mate Richard said he was coming along to this one. A native of Shrewsbury, he would be the "tour guide". The place is real ale heaven, there is little doubt about that. If only it could be like this back home. We started off at 3.30 in the Loggerheads, then headed to the Coach And Horses, Admiral Benbow, Three Fishes and The Salopian. I also wrote down "Montgomery" in my notebook. This may or may not be the name of another pub - or possibly just a subject of conversation. This was another early show. So early that we were still outside when HMHB started, but I managed to get the titles of the first two tunes from fellow punters. I'll venture that this is the first time that the word "mountain" has appeared twice in the setlist.

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Fuckin' 'Ell It's Fred Titmus
When The Evening Sun Goes Down
Outbreak Of Vitas Gerulaitis
Lock Up Your Mountain Bikes
Running Order Squabble Fest
("My my, Hay-On-Wye")
Bad Losers On Yahoo Chess
Bob Wilson Anchor Man
Lark Descending
Monmore Hare's Running
Look Dad No Tunes
Restless Legs
All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit
Petty Sessions
For What Is Chatteris?
PRS Year Book / Quick The Drawbridge
Irk The Purists
1966 And All That
24 Hour Garage People (crisps now £1.72)
Vatican Broadside
Evening Of Swing
Everything's AOR
National Shite Day
The Trumpton Riots
We Built This Village

The encore was

God Gave Us Life
Joy Division Oven Gloves
River Deep Mountain High

So that's two gigs in places whose football team has played in the Football League AND in the Conference. On that basis, I look forward to seeing them back in Doncaster very soon.