As the UK was covered in a thick blanket of snow, MADHEN were trying to get to Barcelona for a corporate event for Pfizer.
Wednesday 13th January 2010 and Matthew is supposed to be flying out from Gatwick, the rest of the band from Heathrow (after a change of flight from Luton). At 6am it says Matthew’s flight is cancelled as Gatwick is closed! Luckily the lovely Petra (from WRG Creative Communication Ltd) had already anticipated problems and emailed us all a few days in advance with details incase of flight cancellations or changes etc. Matthew’s flight was then said to be going ahead, so he made a 2 hour trip to Gatwick only to receive a phone call from Petra as he arrived at the Terminal, to say his flight was now cancelled! The rest of the band’s Heathrow flight was also cancelled. It was a good job that we were flying out a day early. New flights were booked for the whole band for the following morning from Heathrow to Barcelona and this all went to plan.
We were performing in the beautiful National Museum of Art of Catalonia
We had played a Scizzor Sisterz (Scissor Sisters Tribute) gig here a few years back and it really is a beautiful venue.
After a brief soundcheck we were ready to rock and had a great gig with the crowd from Pfizer.
We were joined onstage with DJ Justin Charles
The following morning it was back to Barcelona airport to get flights back to the UK for a gig later that night in Hertfordshire. Who says life is dull?