Its Saturday lunch time, Annette and I jump on the scoots and head for The Bungalow Bar for Paisleys first ‘ride out’. We turn into Shuttle Street , 12 scoots waiting , not bad I thought, its only 12 ride out not till 1pm. Inside the Bungalow things are going nicely , first band , Modlife Crisis doing sound check. I can hear more scoots arriving , smell the two-stroke .’Not bad’ I thought to myself, think we will get the 30-50 scoots that was hoped for.
Its now 12:40 in the afternoon and over 65 scoots taking over Shuttle Street , Wow.
Modlife Crisis playing away in the background, great sounds and what a turn out . Nearly 90 scooters lining both sides of Shuttle Street.
The ride out is under way thro the streets of our historic town , people stop and gaze in awe as 90 lammys and vespas weave thro’ Paisley.
That was fun and an amazing turnout for the rideout, we arrive back at The Bungalow, set up raffle table and get the afternoon fund raising under way .
Its 2:30pm and Modlife Crisis take the stage , kicking off with a great version of Teenage Kicks and play a 60min set with covers from The Who, Small Faces, Paul Weller to name a few.
Next up is young up and coming band ‘Soldier On’ bringing us a fantastic mixture of original and 60’s covers, what a band led by a charismatic front man who had the crowd on their feet.
Now the highlight of the day , the wonderful Redstarts, a 3 piece band from Edinburgh , who gave us delights ranging from Frankie Valli , The Night to Frank Wilson , Do I love you and other crackers from The Who and The Rolling Stones.
Now its raffle time , signed Secret Affair goodies , The Purple Hearts and Paul Weller stuff among many more , what a success.
We head home after a great day and count the money raised for March of the Mods 2014, Glasgow , in aid of the Teenage cancer Trust.
£450 in four hours , yes £450 , what a result , roll on 21st march in The Classic Grand for the big one………..
Massive thank you to Ewan Eadie for writing this blog for his event at #Modstuff Paisley for #MOTM.
And what a great start to Glasgow’s total for next year, bring on 2014