Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Oct 25th 99
Hannah Tobin

On Monday 25th October I went to see Raul Malo ( and Jaime Hanna with Kim
Richey) at the Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry. It was absolutely
brilliant!:-)
I arrived 20 minutes before the show began and I saw Jacky and Krisia from
the list with their family and friends. It was great to be able to finally
meet up!:-)

I then took my seat in the hall. I had a perfect position-second row from
the front. The stage had two arm chairs, table, books and drink on. It
looked like a 1950's living room. There was even a standing lamp!:-)

Kim Richey came on first and did her spot, which lasted about half and
hour. I had never heard her songs before, and she was a great singer! Kim
began an on-going joke about going to a motorcycle museum during the day
with Raul and the others. She wasn't really interested in bikes and said
the museum was full of them:-)
I know the one well, and it is very big!<G>

It was then Raul's turn to take to the stage. He walked on with his guitar
and sat on a bar stool. He chatted to the audience for a while. I remember
one story he said (about the museum!:-) was that they were in the taxi and
asked for the 'Warwick Arts Centre', which in their accents sounded like
Worwick Arts Centre. Raul said the driver didn't know what he meant, but
then had to correct him when he realised!<G>
Raul then said about the different way in which we say Birmingham.
He'd asked for this town too in the taxi,
and found out how we pronounce Birmingham.
We say it 'Burmingum' and Raul did an impression of it!
It was really funny!LOL

Jaime and Dennis then came on stage and the show was in full swing!:-)
It was wonderful!
The songs worked perfectly in an unplugged situation-including
Dance the night away and 'bring me down!:-)

 I've got another little story to tell about after the show..:-)

My dad had asked a work friend at the Arts Centre if she could get me back
stage for Raul to sign a poster I had. I couldn't believe it when she did!
Me, and my mum and dad, were walking back stage and we waited in the band
room!!!! I was so nervous. It was just us three in there, waiting for Raul
to come and see us!
LOL I waited for about 5 minutes, then I could hear him
and the friend saying we're in here! Then he walked in with Jaime!!! I
couldn't believe it! I can't really remember what I said or what they said,
it all happened so quick!LOL  All I seem to remember is that, I gave Raul
my poster to sign and I was holding lots of leaflets they gave out to us
..and they all fell on the floor!! Raul even bent down to help me pick them
up-it was so embarrassing!LOL I then properly gave him the poster and they
fell on the floor again!!! I think Raul was laughing about it all!:-)
I then went up to Jaime, who was very nice as well, and he signed my
leaflet!:-) It was just so strange because it was only us 5 in the dressing
room!! That was my first real Maverick meeting, and it certainly was
memorable-although I would rather forget the embarrassing moments!<G> I
loved the show though, and it was great meeting up with fellow
Mavfilers!:-) I just wish I could've stayed longer after the show had
finished..
Hannah, Coventry, England
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