Last week it was mate Paul's birthday. A huge bunch of us tootled off to Portsmouth for a couple of days,mainly to see te play Evil Of The Daleks (exciting eh?). He's seen it on a website and THAT was the thing for his birthday. Me and Rog went down in the car, they went on the train, so we didn't actually see everyone else t'il brekky next morning (fo course we snook off to find a pub, wot you expect). Saturday, they all went on the bus to portsmouth me and the old fella walked (I didn't have the hangover and felt chipper). Of course we went slightly the wrong way and were a bit late for the pre-amble cosy chat before the play (typical). Of course when the bods on stage talked about The Ultimate Adventure being a pantomime , I couldn't help shouting out "Oh no it wasn't", well it got a laff. There were 2 daleks on stage and they wouldn't tell how many there were going to be. there were all sorts there, from little kiddywinks to sad old Dr Who fans (me and the rest of them). After a pub lunch we settled for what was a surprisingly good play, i didn't know what to expect, but I must say I enjoyed it a lot.Of courese there a few script tweaks here and there and Patrick Troughton wasn't there on account as he's been a bit dead for the last few years. Bits were very atmospheric and the emperor Dalek well, the very bestest westest bit (well apart from when Jamie's kilt flew up in the swordfight heh!) All huge abd scary wit wobbly wires and booming voice. Go here. http://www.evilofthedaleks.co.uk/ for a mere hint of the magnificence of it all. Met a few familiar bods, you ALWAYS do don't you? Not seen 'em for years and suddenly there they are, Steve and Paul from Bristol 9 who I'm sure are elsewhere mentioned in this journal and a very old mate who bounced up and recognised us all (That's how fantastic we all look!). Next night Went to see Hawkwind over at Wolverhampton. For aold blokes (snigger), theey are shot hit. It's the best reaction I've heard from a Hawkwind audience for yonks. Tomorrow I may well go and see Space Ritual (hawkwind offshoot), or might just save all my pennies for Saturday, I ss the Bonzo's over at Leicester, even more excititng then a bunch of Daleks.