After last year's gig we was more than jacked up for this, Springboard has always been one of our favorite shows to play and tonight was no exception!
Dan and James were otherwise engaged for the day at a friends wedding but by the time the band arrived Hallgate Tavern was heaving to the rafters watching our good friends Pastel Jack, who put on an awesome show before we took to the stage!
Tonight was our first hometown show as a 3 piece, so we felt we had a lot to prove to the hometown crowd!
We opened the set with 'Devastated by Reality' a song we haven't played in ages. Felt good to blast some vintage XIII out, we followed up with 'Reign of the Insane' was great to see the crowd singing along to both the opening songs.
'Snakebite' was up next, one of our new songs which will be on album number 2, the crowd, for this stepped it up a gear, chanting and pits were on the agenda for the second half of the song, which considering we've only played this song once or twice in Hull before was an awesome feeling. The crowd didn't hold back for the rest of the set, 'Fuckin' Scum' as always went down a storm as did 'Down 'n' out' and 'North of 'Nowhere'. We chose the songs we though would get this kind of reaction, a 40 minute onslaught of riffs which according to the feedback we got from the crowd didn't disappoint.
We closed the set with 'Longest Day' and 'Triskaidekaphobia' probably the fastest song we've ever written, just to give the crowd one last chance of going mad, which they did!
So another year at Springboard another ace gig with an even bigger crowd than last year! Gig of the year by a long shot!
Thanks to Darren Bunting and Music H.Q for organizing this monster of a day!