We have had a great week of workshops so far this week, but it was nice to be back in rehearsals last night for a very special night!
Firstly, so many people in the band were back from holidays and work commitments, that it felt like the first day in school after the summer holidays – lots of hugs, laughs, stories and catching up. Generally, a great vibe all around!
More importantly, we entered full-on Thin Lizzy mode, with a series of different things on the go, all at once, which made for a hectic rehearsal room. Firstly, we finally got to unpack the first batch of costumes, and see them for the first time – there were a lot of oohs and aahs, as well as come concern – ‘Are we wearing that?’ As it turns out, we have less than half the costumes so far, with two full dance wings and the drummers’ costumes still to be completed.
With this in mind, we remind you all of the Fund It website, where people can donate to making the project happen to the highest standard – we need your support on this, and donations can be as little as €5!
With the costumes put away, it was down to the music, and we had to do a little work to re-configure our PA to make it easier to rehearse along with the Thin Lizzy tracks. This involved the usual array of ladders, cables, and a bit of grunting, but we got it sorted in jig time!
With this done, we got cracking on the music! We have been exploring some ideas around putting percussion to the tracks we will play over the last 3 weeks, but last night, we worked through the full arrangement of Jailbreak – it sounded pretty good, and we have plenty of time to nail it ahead of August 20th, which is the day that ‘The Boys Are Back In Town!’
The Boys Are Back In Town’ is supported by Dublin City Council Events Department.