Hello folks – I’m still getting familiar with my role as mayor but one thing I’ve been thinking about is how we can occasionally take Citizens of Boomtown out of cyberspace and into the real world…..what can we do about real world meet-ups and gatherings?
I have a few ideas which I want to mull over for a bit longer but to test the water, there’s an opportunity for a get-together that may just fit the bill. This is the upcoming Great British Alternative Music Festival being held over the last week of September (30 Sept to 3 October).
It seems that some citizens have been going to Skegness for this punk, new wave and ska festival for quite a few years and because it’s the last time the Rats will be playing in the UK this year, I decided I was going to check it out for myself.
For those of you who haven’t been before, the long weekend is hosted by Butlins, so all the accommodation, food, drinks etc are catered for and – crucially – we’re all in the same place. Seems like an ideal opportunity for a gathering of the fans.
So, are you were going or thinking of going? What other bands from the line-up are you looking forward to?
I’ve spoken to Jules and she’ll also be building up to Skegness on her Bob Geldof Facebook page and I’m sure there will be talk of it on The Rats’ other social media outlets. So hopefully, together we can build the anticipation to fever pitch and have a great rat-fuelled weekend!
Jules has shared some of her photos from last time (thanks Jules!!) and if we have as much fun as the band seem to be having, I'm not sure where we can go wrong!!