Thomas had written during the week to confirm the practice session, even though it was effectively me him and Andy the singer.I dutifully packed the car with all that I needed for that evening and Thomas then called me during the day to say that the rehearsal was senseless.
I decided to use the time usefully and played the set-list a couple of times that evening, trying to make an impersonal score of my performance.
Most of the songs I haven’t played for probably four or so weeks and was expecting a disaster. Some songs were, but the majority I only made brief errors, for example in a bridge or solo.
That said there were a couple of songs which were worse than bad.
And so I took a couple of hours time on Saturday to play the set-list again and was pleased to note that I was more or less up to speed on all the songs. The two new ones still need more practice and I find myself avoiding the “Bayern” song like the plague but fear it will be a song which will be played at our upcoming concert and so will have to be learnt.