Fringe - Oban Live - Oban alive
The town was buzzing as thousands of people emptied on a high on both Friday and Saturday nights into Oban.
We can not underestimate the quality of the trad bands who played at Oban Live and the bonus for Oban was that most of them went onto play elsewhere in the town.
In many pubs and venues there were other bands that joined in so those people who mistakenly decided against a day or two at Oban Live were instead treated to some great parties in the town.
Friends and I even managed to get a sing song going in the Lochavullin - starting with the Flying Pickets and ending with In the Jungle. There was live music everywhere.
The ‘official’ after party was in Skipinnish - Oban’s only proper nightclub. To be honest it was more like a wed- ding dance than an after party with so many good friends out and about in the town in a great atmosphere.
Special mention must be made to mine host Claire MacDonald and the exceptional Duncan Campbell on the door. Claire manages the Skipinnish as though she is letting people into her living room, a warm smile curating the suitability of revellers who come through the door.
Sadly the old legs didn’t get me to the Oban Inn, or anywhere else for that matter, but I understand staff did a similar job in welcoming guests into the town’s oldest and newest public house and music venue.
What a party Oban - we did ourselves proud and we can’t wait until next year.
Speaking with Daniel Gillespie from Skerryvore and one of the organisers of the event - it might not be too long until next year’s dates are announced. But more about that next week.
Oban Live - Oban alive.