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Not going to pizza-round the bush; Part 1

Jheeeeez, its been a busy ride since the last blog. Let me fill you in.

So, last time we spoke, we'd had the trailer renovated. The new, more professional set-up meant that we could hit the ground running when it came to events. First up? The most interesting task of them all. Feeding 50 hungry Worcester Warriors, plus staff. For those of you not accustomed to the rugby world, there is no sight quite like a post training lunch. Imagine feeding time at the zoo, but you've got the gorillas, hippos, ostriches, hyenas, cheetahs, lions, tigers all in the same enclosure, with one food source. Disturbing imaging right? Fortunately for us, our club captain GJ Van-Velze, and club legend Ryan Bower, were both injured at the time and volunteered to get everything going whilst we were training. Cut a long story short, the boys somehow managed to keep everyone happy with some assistance from our Club chef Jerry, and I took some tips from them that day that we took into all our other events going forward.

Little more than a week later it was back to my first rugby club for a colts end of season dinner. Coincidentally it was also Al's first gig, which led to a comical first half an hour. We both trialled some movement patterns (its not the biggest of spaces) and after a few high speed collisions we took a bit of wisdom from GJ and Bowser. I stuck on the creation station (never called it that before but after having just typed it I bloody LOVE IT), and Al was chief pizza turner. It seemed like the best use of his talents. 50 odd pizzas on the night, a few business cards handed out, and one very happy former coach of mine. Another win.

Fast forward a few weeks, the season ended, which meant we both had a chunk of time off. With no gigs booked in that time, I decided it was a perfect opportunity to do a bit of market research.