#35. The Grey Horse Pub, Kingston. 15.9.07.

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Free entry to anyone with a Phantom tattoo! Go on... No pain, no gain!

You would have got in for free anyway you idiot!

Bri sets the standard!

Meltdown at the Grey Horse! The Phantoms turned up the heat, or was it more to do with the record breaking 140 strong crowd who packed in to see the band’s 8th appearance at Kingston's No.1 Music Venue. Phans came from far and wide, even sailing up the Thames and jetting in from America especially for the occasion (some even travelled from Feltham to be there)! Nice! The evening got off to a great start with a well attended set by the Woodcut Process, bolstered by the excellent Dave Lambert on harmonica. The Phants then stepped up to deliver what was possibly their strongest ever set-list to the eclectic crowd, ranging from hen parties, our keyboard player's every living relative, giants, sailors and nurses through to the Phantoms oldest phan (74 year old Auntie Jill!) Despite numerous technical hitches (exploding bass-drum pedals and erratic guitar effects pedals) the new songs ‘Let Me Entertain You’, ‘Girls & Boys’ and ‘Suffragette City’ received a rave response from the sweaty masses, as did all the old ones, if the spontaneous stage invasion was anything to go by (note to self - must employ security for the December gig)! Next time round we’ll try and get the air conditioning turned on as well! At one stage it was soooo hot some of us thought we were gonna die of heatstroke! Lucky we had some nurses on hand (so to speak)! Talking of nurses, they were the ones shouting ‘Git yer kit off’ to our lead singer! They were either referring to the extreme temperatures or maybe the drunken laydeez just wanted to see Gibbo naked! Trust me, you don’t want to see that (then again, being nurses, their interest was probably for ‘medical research’ purposes)! This was arguably the best the Phantoms have ever played as a unit! Thanks for all your comments on the message board & hope to see you all back at the next gig on 1st Dec – free entry with a (new) Phant t-shirt!

The Phantoms were: Mark Gibson (lead vocals), Paul Castle (bass & vocals), Simon White (guitar & vocals!!), Brian Spencer (guitar & vocals), Jon Novice (keyboards, guitar & vocals) & Alun Westoll (drums & vocals).
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