See previous award for
SLF are the first act to
receive TWO Heroes Awards. This was to acknowledge their part in the
40th anniversary gigs.
Only one problem.....the
plan had been to present on the night to the band but for one reason or
another, our paths didn't cross (by about a minute!). We then agreed to
present the award to the band at Cambridge the following week, but
circumstances intervened (Jake was ill so the gig got pulled). So, we finally caught up with the band on
their Spring 2010 tour in Oxford (where incidentally Penetration were
also on the bill) where they proudly accepted the award and were
particularly thrilled at receiving the award twice.
I don't think we truly got
to express how touched we were to receive a second award ! Surely, that
should go to the magnificent Mr. Stopps ? Anyway, we were truly honoured
and it means that (as the originals and pulling rank !!) Ali & I no
longer have to argue over whose mantelpiece gets to flaunt it !
Thanks a million, once again.
SLF accepting the Friars
Heroes Award, Oxford, March
Picture: Mike O'Connor
SLF's history at Friars