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Bluehamster tells us: "This morning I found myself filling my mug not a teabag, but with Shreddies." Tell us of the times when you've convinced yourself that you're losing your marbles.

(, Thu 21 Jul 2011, 12:59)
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Pulled off by a farmer...
During my years as a pub/club singer I regularly forgot things when travelling to gigs, I'd turn up without a mic stand etc...

One particularly bad night, in the early days of sat nav, i had a gig in the arse end of nowhere, lots of winding badly lit country lanes etc.. my sat nav directed me to a complete dead end, and i, like a prize dick decided to turn around using a field..
as my front wheels sunk in to said field, i stopped and tried to reverse.. damn front-wheel drive, i was stuck as fuck!

panic set in as i had about 20 minutes to get to the gig, i tried everything from taking my parcel shelf out from the boot and using it for traction under the wheels.. (melting a nice groove in it!)

My Dad was with me (a usual occurrence, as he regularly "supported" me... or as i call it, got pissed every weekend at a different place, with free ride home)
He rather helpfully noticed a sign with the name of the farms field i'd dug myself in...
a quick phone call to directories we got the number.. i explained to the farmer and he drove to us in his tractor a few minutes later...
Hooking my car up quite easily, he pulled me off!
only the massive iron hook was now completely stuck in my front tow loop thingy!.. we ended up driving slowly to the farm where he set about the hook with a lump hammer, hitting my front headlight with amazing precision.. eventually he brought a hacksaw and took the tip of the hook off, freeing my car! (I actually gave him £20 for the bother i'd caused)..

I arrived at the gig half an hour late .... set my gear up ... only to find i had no minidiscs (all my backing music!) .. i was adamant they were sat in the field after i'd been in the boot!

I ended up playing an hour of acoustic guitar (pretty much all the songs i could think of, I never quite gained my composure!)

I never got rebooked, no idea why?

(when i got home that night, i found my box of minidiscs on the kitchen table!)

sorry about the length, i rarely have anything to post here though...

I still regularly forget things, My Mrs usually has to do a quick trip home for small things like.. my laptop or Amp!
(, Mon 25 Jul 2011, 17:41, 2 replies)
You got towed out of the field AND the farmer pulled you off!
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 17:19, closed)
Arse end of nowhere?

Eeeh, do you remember when Charlie said that in 'Lost' ? They went fucking mental in Clitheroe, front page of the local paper rant mental.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 20:54, closed)

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