Full Pot …

One of the unsung heroes of DSB was driver and roadie Alan ” full pot ” Pearce ..we loved him like a brother and he was an integral part of everything we did….he was someone we all probably confided in individually with out ever knowing everyone else had talked to him about something as well …he was a cheeky bastard and would find humour in almost everything ……
He was the one I remember who gave me some acid to take before a gig ..I took it and not much happened and so I unwisely thought egged on by Alan ” this is shit better take the other half ” and of course it wasn’t shit and I remember being led on stage by Alan through the crowd as the acid took its hold thinking..”fucking hell…what are all these people doing here ” and Alan sort of shoving me on stage laughing hysterically…..I spent part of that performance under the pa rig staging pulling all sorts of mad faces thinking the audience must be really glad to be witnessing this piece of performance art as I morphed from this incredible creature into that…..Alan asked me later ” Dave ..why did you spend some much time under the rig ….no one could see you …I nearly crawled in myself to see where you’d gone ” …jeez……

At the end of the gig still tripping but wanting to come down quick…Alan provided the whisky that did the job …he was always there when you needed him…
Alan passed away last year aged about sixty four …..Paul reckons we’ve found a few new photo’s and I’m sure there will be some of Alan ” full pot ” Pearce so we’ll stick some up..
Dave.