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.