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Frank Turner UK tour - Oxford

Oxford Town Hall was the last gig of Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls' September UK tour.

The town hall is an amazingly beautiful place, completely different from the minimalist places I'm used to from Scandinavia. There were worries about how the sound would be in such a venue, but either way, it was visually stunning!

Iā€™m pretty sure the sound will still be traveling around the room two weeks from now!
— Graham Kay - Sound

The soundcheck was quite late, so most of the day was spent either running around shops getting "thanks for a great tour" presents for the crew, and sitting around backstage.

Nigel Powell: "And if you look at the sun, you'll probably go blind". Ben Morse: "....."

Hats! I do love them!

Koo Koo Kanga Roo and their biggest fan.

This being the last day of the tour, the boys prepared a few surprises for the show, such as a guest appearance during Koo Koo Kanga Roo's gig.

The _almost_ birthday boy!

Of course, the Koo Koos had equal shenanigans in mind...

A good gig was followed by lots of hugs, goodbyes and see-you-agains, it's always sad knowing you might not see people again, at least not for a very long time.

Frank Turner UK tour - Cambridge

Spent most of the day in Cambridge at the venue doing absolutely nothing except read and eat cookies. Productive. Also, apparently Cambridge is pronounced CAMEbridge! Even though there's no E! And it runs over the river Cam - pronounced CAM, not CAME. None of the boys could explain this, so I'm still puzzled as to why. I feel so Norwegian.

Two guys from Sound Attak interviewed and filmed Nigel for a YouTube- tour of his drumkit:

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Was very excited to see "the other big university-city" in England, upon visiting Cambridge. For a number of reasons I didn't get to do much sightseeing there either, but what I DID see, was absolutely beautiful.

Not sure, Nige?

Portable tumble dryer!

Soundcheck

Soundcheck

Tarrant Anderson

Tarrant Anderson

KOO KOO KANGAROO TIME!! One of the highlights of every single night on this tour. 

Koo Koo Kangaroo are two deliciously insane guys from the US who have about the most brilliant lyrics and songs I've ever heard. The boys adore them, and though the audience tends to look shocked and appalled at the start of every set, during their limited time on stage they always manage to win the crowd over and make everyone join in on the spectacle.

Nigel and the Koo Koos

Nigel and the Koo Koos

The boys waiting for their cue to go on stage:

Another good gig, and amazing crowd! 

Sadly, this was my last night in the UK this time. Now home to shoot some other gigs, before rejoining the band in Oxford next week.