We played for a 60th birthday party.  It was an interesting night.  We were due to play from 21:00, but the speeches (in Norwegian of course) overran by a long margin and we did not get on until well after 22:00.  The drink probably added to the length of the speeches, and it rather slowed down the comprehension of English style barn dancing.  We finished at about 01:00 and by the time our maxi taxi had transported us and all the gear back to the house it was well after 02:00.  A few drinks later and it was 04:00 before getting to bed.  Luckily the return flight was not until 15:10.  Despite our best endeavours, including asking the Hollies' tour manager, we were unable to locate a drum set for hire in Norway.  So Alan had to carry his copper, Turkish drum in hand luggage.  As we headed off to the gig we passed a music shop with his favourite Gretsch kit set out in the window.