Monday, 8 May 2017

Going 'Out' Out



Get me, a full-time mum going 'out' out! Let's face it, once our little cherubs arrive, the days and particularly the nights out, become less and less frequent; in part because all our friends are also parents and finding a babysitter is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, and partly (or should that be largely) because we're too darned knackered to go out after a day looking after the kids. However, my girls are not so little anymore, and they spend every other weekend with their dad, so when the opportunity to go 'out' out arose, I grabbed it with both hands.
Now, I am a little out of practise when it comes to getting ready to go out, so I confess that I was having a mild panic come 6.15pm, when I hadn't yet started drying my hair, let alone put make-up on or got dressed and had visions of attempting to put my face on in the car (which would have been very bad). By some miracle though, I was ready at 7pm to be collected and off we headed to the coast, or more specifically, The Mariners Bar in Ramsgate.

I realise that by today's standards going out so early on a Saturday night does make me sound like a) a total lightweight or b) a complete lush, but there is a genuine reason why we had to leave so early, even though I am indeed, a complete lightweight. What possible excuse do you need to go out so early on a Saturday night? Well when your man is in a band, you better be getting to the venue early enough to set up and believe me there's some setting up to do.


Don't ask me how long it took them to get to this point, but suffice to say us band WAGS were already half way through our first G&T (OK, it was just the two of us, but I cannot possibly be referred to as a groupie, I'm 46, and WAG is ever so slightly more classy, not much I grant you, but a teeny bit). May I also add, before we go any further, that I only had three drinks and one of those was an orange juice, because I just cannot drink anymore, and more importantly, I did not want to get confused with any of the many groups of cougars. Oh my bloody goodness, I was scared of these women and I am an older woman! I would have been absoflippinglutely petrified if I was one of the boys (particularly poor Keith, whom they seem to love), but they're all big enough to look after themselves (well under normal circumstances, I'll be honest, I'm not sure any man would survive an attack of crazy drunk cougars, just saying). Anyway, I have probably digressed somewhat, which let's be honest, is pretty much what I do every single post, so I apologise. So the boys are all set up and ready and raring to go and the bar is slowly beginning to fill.


It was a wee bit of a wait, down to the venue, not the boys, they would have started straight away, but it was all worthwhile, because once they started playing, the bar began to fill much more quickly and by the end of the night loads of people were up dancing and they had people coming up making requests. Now it's worth pointing out, that during the second set, the boys like to try and get a little bit of audience participation going, which involves my lovely Darren, a shaker and an attractive young lady. I have it on good authority this works really well, I mean who doesn't want to get their hands on a shaker at a gig? However, this time, the rather pretty young lady, was genuinely petrified and refused (I'm not sure if it was the shaker, Darren or the fear of failure which scared her more), she legged it outside with her beer and the poor shaker got passed around a group of cougars, who suddenly were not so brave, before it ended up on table (looking a little sorry for itself) and I'm getting the nod from Kieran, to grab it and well, shake it like a loon, which I did, because I like a shaker, make of that what you will, but it was a whole lot of fun!


Now, I realise I am possibly just a tad biased, but these boys are absolutely awesome. All three are really very talented musicians, who just love to play and their passion for what they do really comes through in their music, and their performance. As I said, I am biased, but the young lad who was trying to pull us WAG's wasn't, and was just loving every song and the boys. Nor were the people outside who came and purposely spoke to the boys to tell them how good they were and how much they were enjoying the evening. In short a bloody good evening was had by all, apart from the 'not shaker girl' although she did come back in eventually and was having a little dance, so I don't think she was scarred for life.

So if you fancy a night out with some live music, you really need to see these boys. You can find out more about them from who they are (hence I have broken my own golden rule and have used names in this post), gig dates and even sample set lists by visiting their very own website TRB Rocks, and if you like what you see, you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram too.

Oh and my night 'out' out? Well apart from being bloody brilliant, I didn't get home until 1.20am and as all us mum's know, that is a night out 😉.




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26 comments:

  1. Ahh! It sounds like you had a great evening with a lot of fun!

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    1. It was brilliant but my goodness my feet were killing by the end of it x

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  2. That sounds like a good night out! My hubby is a bit of musician himself although he's not in a band. We do go and watch some local bands (well I did when I could walk) and he does some Open Night gigs. I think a live band makes an evening a lot of fun. x

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    1. Absolutely Anne, you can't beat a bit of live music. What does your husband play? x

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  3. Sounds like you had fun. Everyone needs a night out but I'm retired and not really going out much at all in the evening. Used to be a great dancer - those were the days.#MMBC

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    1. Carol, you'll have to come dancing with me, although I don't go mad because my feet just kill dancing in heels x

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  4. It sounds like you had a great night out, it's ages since I spent an evening in the pub! I went out so much when I was younger that I don't miss it any more although I do love a good night out with 'the girls'!

    #MMBC

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    1. Girls nights out are a must x

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  5. Sounds like a brill evening, I think it is good to have a break and enjoy oneself haha X #mmbc

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    1. I think it should be law that all mum's have to have a night out at least once a quarter :-) x

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  6. Party for the rest of us. I don't think I've been to more than a shop launch or a charity evening without the children, since becoming a mother. So that is two evenings out. You sound like you had a fun evening. #MMBC

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    1. It certainly gets a whole lot easier as the kids get older, because you tend to be less knackered :-) x

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  7. Definitely sounds like a full night out!! Glad you enjoyed yourself! #TriumphantTales

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  8. Good for you (: Every needs live music and cocktails in there life (: #DreamTeam

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  9. I'm in Kent too, will give them a look! #StayClassyMama

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    1. Ooh another local blogger, that's made me super happy. Yes definitely check them out and if you do go along, let me know :-) x

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  10. Ohhh get you in the WAG circle! Hehe, sounds like you had an awesome night! Will pop over and check them out now :)

    Thanks so much for joining in with #MMBC. Hope to see you next week x

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    1. Haha, well it sounds better than groupie ;-) x

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  11. it sounds like you had a fab night! my sister is a singer in a band so im used to popping down to places and watching these kind of gigs and they're always so much fun!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back on Tuesday.

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    1. It is a lot of fun, and making the most of being able to get along before work takes over x

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  12. A live gig is my ideal night out - sounds right up my street. It certainly sounds like you made the most of your night out. Well done! Thanks for linking up to #TriumphantTales, really hope to see you back on Tuesday :)

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    1. It was a huge amount of fun. See you Tuesday x

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  13. This sounds like a brilliant night out to me. How exciting that you're with the band, too! #mmbc

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    1. It was a particularly fun night x

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