My top 5 memorable moments of //TreasureTracks// 2012
5. Discussing the idea with Nic Jeffs on a windy May afternoon as we strolled along Brighton beach and her not thinking (or at least not telling me) that I was bonkers
4. Exploring the contents of the Booth museum with scientist- in- residence, Lee, who showed me the skull of a man who had been killed by firing squad back in the early 1900s. (what a flirt!)
3. Voicemails from audience members on their treasure-hunt to find their ticket for TT4. “Hi Catherine…. I’m in the phonebox…. emm there’s a smell of wee, ok, bye” – I never said the adventure would be a walk in a rose garden now did I!
2. Performing a gig in my pyjamas surrounded by cake
1.Discovering that an entirely new and very tiny world existed on my street*
*Late on a wet June evening, I saw a light on in the sleepy London Road Station. Normally I wouldn’t notice such a thing, but my TreasureTrack curiosity was on high alert. I followed my instinct and my nose led me to a door inside the back of the station which said “BMRC”- Knocking gingerly, I was greeted by about a dozen men who were hard at work making and fixing tiny tiny engines for the Brighton Model Railway Club. Explaining what I wanted to do, Big Dave gave me a complete tour of their model railways workshops, including the camouflaged outhouse, which you can see if you stand on the platform and look very closely. Wow, talk about discovering a hidden gem, this place is simply unique, incredible. I left feeling dazed and bewildered and very smily. I told Big Dave I could try and boost the numbers of the club for him, maybe get some girls interested- he said he’d love for girls to join, as long as they’re interested in models… Train models that is. chuckle chuckle
And that is that.
THATS ALL FOLKS! FIN! FINITO! THE END! ADIEU!
GOODBYE //TreasureTracks// and GOODBYE 2o12!
But before you go…. what were your favourite memories of the shows? or moments? If you were to host a secret gig in your town, where would it be?
Do you know what’s on your street?
There could be a whole world you never saw before