I made my way from Leeds City Museum to Wapentake via the Temple of Boom, where Matt was headed a few days later for a gig on the same day as Ed Sheeran would bring the city’s transport to a grinding halt. SPOILER : He survives.
If anyone has had a drink in the Temple Of Boom, please tell us about it.
At this stage I can exclusively reveal a Special Guest.
Despite being in the middle of a heavy week, BRAPA generously gave up his night in front of the Neighbours repeats in his Y-fronts with cans of Northern Monk and joined me in Wapentake to celebrate Richard Coldwell‘s life over a pint.
Si couldn’t be bothered to write this up on his blog, being a Night Off, so I didn’t take a picture of him either.
But despite not being nostalgic types (though Si misses Natalie Imbruglia now she’s left Neighbours. I think), we reminisced about our night out with Richard from here in 2017.
Back then I’d thought Wapentake a bit “specialist” i.e. aimed at the 23-27 year olds.
Tonight it seemed like a pub.
Luke of “Sowerby Bridge Luke” fame turned up as well, and we all had a pint of Nomadic’s Peeler, named for Richard’s stellar career.
Richard would have loved Peeler, a cool 6.1% gem. Well, it wasn’t going to be a 3.8% BBB, was it ?
We had another pint, tried to get the nice people of Leeds CAMRA to disclose the GBG20 entries, and wished Richard was here to finally visit the Duncan.
Then we said goodnight.