“What a poor turn-out”
We attended the We Remember, Joe Cocker tribute show at the City Hall ballroom on Sunday, October 14, featuring Paul Fox and his band.
They worked hard and Paul did a good job reminding us of Joe when they reprised songs we will never see the late legend sing live again. I would never have imagined when standing in the Black Swan pub in 1968 watching Joe singing some of the songs featured that I would be listening to them being sung again 50 years later in a ballroom whilst eating a Worthers Original ! (other sweets are available).
However we were disappointed by the amount of fans in the audience. There couldn't have been more than 60 people present in a room capable of seating 500, what a poor turn-out ! Where were the people who were in the audience at the launch of Joe's 'Mad Dog With Soul' DVD at the Leadmill in 2017?
I don't know which venues the show visited before this one or what the attendances might have been, but the band must have thought they would be guaranteed a good crowd in Joe's home town.
Not so I'm afraid!
We feIt sorry for them and hope they weren't too disappointed.