Thank You for Being There

Three days of magical awesomeness that raised 8k for great causes

Lordy Lordy Lordy.
Specialized The Big One 7 breaks records across the board.
What a fantastic stunning event. Simply The Best
What a time of joy, fun and the finest people.
The acts smashed it every time. Every single time. Seeing people like the legendary Dave Barker and Susan Cadogan commanding the audience out of the palm of their hands, Madness’ Lee Thompson being the unrivalled highlight on sunday day time. Seeing seas of bodies dancing from front to back of venue,the seas of smiling faces is a hell of picture to take away.
Thousands raised. Friends made.
King Hammonds masterful show with his Rude Boy Mafia who were tight as owt ( the best Ive ever seen em) was sublime The Crombies well…awesome. The Pressure Tenants…oooooffff what a finish . The 8 group saturday smash out finale and stage invasion was off the scale.6 brass , a multitude of singers, 4 keyboard players on 2 keyboards lol….sensational. all the bands were sensational.all. Our international friends Rude Boy George ( NYC) The Crombies ( Chicago) and The Funaddicts ( Australia) were amongst the highlights of many highlights, the whole of the wonderful hard grafting team at Specialized as ever, worked their arses off. I love you all. Not enough words for you all this of course includes Wolfman Radio ( Wolf, Emz, Lee, Phill) who broadcast for three full days day and night plus live stagecam! Around the world we go and the Wolfwear shop superbly stocked n run by Emz, Josh & Maria. The brilliant Audio n stage team of legends of Paul, Steve, Dave, Clive, Jon- lethal boys.
Jenny, Dave, Nelly and co.who ran hospitality like a mean , lean green room machine and a special mention for me brother Paul Ayriss who has moved us on so far forward and Kat & Dev for all they do and huge shout for Mick & Ruth for their dedication the cause and filming the event, Gerard Mcnamara
for his huge photo shifts.To Jeff Barber for his Remembrance service and a great bugle by Steve Bourne. Thanks to Phil Smith for his graft , support and excellent quiz and Steve Burdett. Cheers to Kevin Scottie Hunt for raising money in his pants lol and being a great great supporter and Specialized activist and of course ghecwonderful Michelle Mcguffog and Neil McGuffog for stirling work as they always do and reminding us every time why we do what we do and finally to Mim Hennessy-Mann and Ronni Vickrage Scott Allright the tattoo team who worked non stop and donated 300 quid!
You beautiful people who made it what it was, who came to dance, who helped raise money, who helped make it the best Big One ever with again record re-bookings today. I salute you.
Much love all and thanks
Paul Willo.
Xxx

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