What an extraordinary night! Meltdown - Cardiff's amazing melting pot for music shares a 20th birthday party with award winning No-Fit-State Circus...
The evening began with a couple of songs from the River Ghosts
(a band from the earliest days of Meltdown) followed by a few more songs from those stalwarts of skiffle and busking Railroad Bill
and a hat-juggling act from the circus. After that came Sild
a duo who play beautiful Welsh-Estonian folk music. We then saw Bryony Black - an amazing hoola-hoop artist, followed by Fernhill
- led by the vocals of Julie Murphy
(I don't know why she didn't take her coat off though...) followed by another circus act - a graceful girl on a trapeze.
Then came the moment I was waiting for... the re-united Howling Sleepers
- one of my favourite bands of all time. They had reformed especially for the event, having last played together 11 years ago. During their set, I danced my feet into the ground - in my characteristically energetic style.