'The Lads' on took our tour to Glasgow and Newcastle for our final gigs at The Stand. Last year my feedback was that my set was a bit too surreal which led me down some dead ends, in need of traditional punch lines. As a result, I covered male breast feeding, spirit animals and how magnesium reacts to heat and turns out the Glaswegian's are sick enough to like it. I've also been working on this idea where I launch the mic stand into the crowd and see if I can win them back but decided this wasn't the night.
The train to Newcastle also gave me some good time to mentor Sunil on his set and I'm pleased to say he did really well that night. It took him a while but he said "thank you". To continue the trend, the gig was packed with people who were so nice I'd let them know my pin number.
P.S. with some time to kill in Newcastle, we ordered a Spiced Pumpkin latte from Starbucks and rolled our carry cases into a screening of Gone Girl; a great new film from David Fincher. If you stay and give the Best Boy his dues, you can see a post-credits sequence where Samuel L. Jackson shows up to recruit Amazing Amy in the fight against Ultron in next year's Avenger's sequel.
P.P.S a Spiced Pumpkin latte starts badly but by the end of the cup it's killed your spirit, hope and joy so it seems alright.