This weekend was my annual gig, the Sky-Festival, actually more of a jam for me + some heavy friends from the past (though we never played together). We dedicated our set mostly to Cream, who were favorites of ours back in the days.
Hadn't played the songs in 35-40 years, but strangely I remembered them all: Sunshine of Your Love, I'm So Glad, Strange Brew, Crossroads, Born Under a Bad Sign and Spoonful. (We played some other stuff too though - both soul and country).
I played my '52 RI Tele through my new Blues Junior Ltd. Ed. in relic'd tweed. Holy Mackerel what an amp! I wish I'd used my 60's Classic Tele though, 'cos we played between 2.00 and 3.30 Sunday morning, and it was chilly and damp and the maple fretboard was getting pretty sticky.
The reason we played so late was that we were at the very end of a long playlist, which was probably good 'cos most of the other bands are gigging bands - one even professional. We had a great time though, and I slept on the stage (outside, but with a tarp over it) in a sleeping bag ... But not until I finished my set ... Hee, hee!
One thing I gotta mention: One of my 'heavy friends' - who also brought his own band - (mostly) played a Shadows Custom Signature Burns Ltd. Ed. guitar in Fiesta Red - and man!, what a TWANG!!! He also had a '52 RI Tele '89 model, but the Burns beat it in the twang department. In fact , I don't think I've EVER heard a more twangy guitar sound in my life - at least not in person. He played through a MusicMan 210 'Sixty-Five'. (He played Pipeline, Ghostriders, Ebb Tide a.o.) Absolutely amazing - and beautiful - tone!!!