Bands, Beers, Bikes and Boats its all been happening in sunny San Antonio this week!
Whilst veteran space rockers Hawkwind were all about their Silver Machine, yesterday it was the turn of an alternative form of transport with the return of HRH’s metal fuelled adventures on the high seas with a Pirate themed boat party. Such was the demand to take part in this long-standing Ibiza tradition that a second sailing had to be added. With the boat cruising around the waves of San Antonio Bay, the HRH RTX crew were most certainly rocking. For most a dose of sun, sea and sangria was enough to cure their hangovers.
Hawkwind recently arrived on the White Island as part of their milestone 50th anniversary tour. On Friday night the band proved that after all this time they’ve still got what it takes, and a full house was in attendance to witness their rare appearance on Ibiza. And what better setting than Eden’s main room. Led by founding member Dave Brock, Hawkwind delivered a retrospective set that covered all of the bases. Highlights included the epic Spirit of the Age, Utopia along with their nod to Lemmy with The Watcher. It goes without saying that long-standing drummer Richard Chadwick is one of the most talented sticksmen we’ve witnessed and kept the rhythm tight at the back throughout their 90-minute set.
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons
Gin Annie & Falling Red
Footprints in the Custard
On the other hand, party metal outfit Footprints in the Custard, who played well after the watershed on Thursday night, delivered an X-rated show that would even make their esteemed peers Steel Panther blush. The band certainly went for a less is more approach to their onstage attire with mankini’s being the order of the day. Being the last band of the evening the cheeky (quite literally) chappies even had the gusto to thank Phil Campbell (who had appeared earlier in the evening) for supporting them. When FITC are in town you should expect the unexpected and anything goes.
Outside of Eden, the talking point has been the 2020 lineup for HRH Road Trip, which was announced earlier this week. With the likes of Reef, Joe Lynn Turner, Skindred and many more already announced it looks like next year’s event is going to be a hot ticket for sure. For booking information and further details please visit www.hrhroadtrip.com.
WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY – Adam Kennedy