If you were in Dublin last night and into a bit of live Rockabilly, the Thomas House Music Bar was the only place to be. Like four possessed lunatics out for the night The Polecasts stormed onto the tiny stage to a packed house and delivered a blistering set like their very freedom depended on it. The lucky Thomas House regulars were treated to a rapid fire set including favourites such as ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’, ‘Jeepster’, ‘Rockabilly Guy’ aswell as the Buzzcocks ‘What do I get?’. It certainly looked like the band enjoyed themselves as much as the rest of us. Nice one lads.
We had just witnessed The Polecats play a stormer of a gig in The Grand Social that evening. The place was hoppin’. The band were on fire although I suspected they had just fallen off a ferry. The crowd were up for it. The temperature was up to 90 in the intimate music venue. At the end of the gig, one of the band made an announcement that they were playing a secret gig in a not so secret location…??
Before the song was even finished, I legged it down stairs, around the corner and over the halfpenny bridge, up Christ Church hill and into the Thomas House. The place was buzzing with hushed whispers. I settled in for a pint at the bar and waited…
Half an hour later, the band arrived and started to set up. Shortly, I found myself downstairs in ‘the music venue’ in front of the stage, camera in hand among a wild but mostly celebratory crowd. After a few sound problems, the Polecats launched into their second blistering set of the night. Somehow, I managed to knock off a couple of shots of Boorer and co. This one I like alot, as it captures him in full flight with the infamous white falcon, although I coulda used a better camera.