Half Man Half Biscuit – The Junction, Cambridge

After a lazy morning I headed off on the lengthy trip to Cambridge to see the mighty Half Man Half Biscuit again, stopping off briefly to don my DPAK and swap cars, then back on the road for the last hours driving. We arrived 30 minutes after the doors opened to find only a dozen or so people in the venue, however it soon filled out as it got nearer to the start time of the only band tonight. They really should wash the floor in The Junction more often as it was rather on the sticky side, although it did mean you were unlikely to slip over at any point, or be able to move your feet at all really.

Just after 20:30 the band took the stage, and after the obligatory preliminary faffing launched into the set with Restless Legs. The mix was fairly poor tonight, with the vocals getting lost beneath the guitar and bass. However this didn’t prove much of a hindrance as pretty much everyone knew every word of every song anyway, and sang along enthusiastically.

Two hours later it was all over bar the queue for the ticket machine in the car park, and a rather wet drive back again.

Setlist (to be decoded later):

Restless Legs
Lock Up Your Mountain Bikes
Fuckin’ ‘Ell, it’s Fred Titmus
Bad Losers on Yahoo Chess
A Lilac Harry Quinn
San Antonio Foam Party
Irk the Purists
Uffington Wassail
Bob Wilson – Anchorman
Outbreak of Vitas Gerulatis
Running Order Squabble Fest
Petty Sessions
The Light at the End of the Tunnel (is the Light of an Oncoming Train)
All I Want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague Away Kit
Bottleneck at Capel Curig
Look Dad, No Tunes
Ballad of Climie Fisher (start)
Monmore, Hare’s Running
Twenty Four Hour Garage People (the Pringles cost £1.61)
National Shite Day
Trumpton Riots
For What is Chatteris…
1966 and all that
Vatican Broadside
We Built this Village on a Trad. Arr. Tune

Evening of Swing (Has been Cancelled)
Joy Division Oven Gloves

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