There is usually something special about weddings in Essex. I’m sure that if the Archers’ soap was set in Basildon rather than Ambridge then this event would have been right at home. Or perhaps an Alan Parker film would be nearer the mark. A noisy, exuberant crowd with a large measure of good will and quite a few rough edges.
To be honest the band has pretty much grown out of that kind of gig – certainly out of the small stage which we just managed to cram ourselves onto. I’m firmly of the opinion that we can graduate to the next level of function gig with a much higher technical specification. There are obvious rewards in pursuing this type of gig – and probably a few new and interesting downsides as well.