This gig was definitely a defining moment in the life of The Kiffness. I have only had dreams of gigging with Goldfish – they are pretty much my musical role models. And at Assembly – wow, what more could a guy ask for. Woke up one morning and checked that I got an email from Dave from Goldfish asking us if we’d be keen to open for them. At first I was like, ‘naaah’. Jokes, I was like ‘KIIIIIFF AAAAAAH’. I couldn’t believe it.
So it was an epic gig. Awesome crowd. Okes were jamming. Although the start of the gig was quite funny – We started off with ‘Raba Do Ba Day’ which starts off pretty chilled. Actually it’s lank chilled blues, and I was just jamming some blues trumpet. Very mellow. So some dude shouted ‘GET OFF THE STAGE!!’. Haha. I don’t blame him, coz he probably thought our whole gig was going to be like that. So I decided it was time to bring the beat in. And then he was like, ‘Ah man, this is actually kiff. I wish I didn’t tell them to get off the stage.’ Well, I’m not sure if he really said that, because the music was now pumping, and I couldn’t hear anything. But that’s what I imagined he said.
The sound was flippen awesome. The subs in Assembly are crazy. They reach frequencies that elephants can’t even reach. If the bass was 1dB louder, I think people would start pooing in their pants. There were 8 massive plasma screens behind us, so the visuals looked awesome. I was so stoked to check the Goldfish dudes after our gig. They seemed to enjoy it. And then to top it off, Goldfish’s gig was mind blowing. Man, what a kiff night.