masters of rock

docneesonThis article's a little different.  My wife and I attended the 2007 Best Breast Ball last Saturday night: a very special night organised by Greg & Debbie Castle to help raise funds for the Breast Cancer Institute.  Debbie is battling breast cancer as she has done over the last four years.  It was a heartfelt night described by my wife as "personal and purposeful" and it was an honour to attend. 

The band The Squid Munchies kept the dance floor packed all night and the crowd went absolutely crazy when Dave Faulkner, lead singer of Hoodoo Guru's took to the stage.  I've never been this close to such an energetic performance in my life: he went flat out from start to finish.  Dave was followed by Doc Neeson (pictured), ex-lead singer of The Angels who was equally amazing.  The entire crowd jumped and yelled "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again!" and "We Gotta Get Outta This Place!" like never before.  What touched me was that Doc said in 1999 he was in a car accident suffering spinal injuries and that this was the first time he'd performed in 7 years.  I was amazed!  As a performer myself, I can't imagine what it must have been like to lose his ability to perform.  It was INCREDIBLE being present at such an amazing event in his life: his emotions showing.  He is a skilled artist who hasn't lost a thing in 7 years : he had the crowd in the palm of his hand.  Being that close to him, seeing the passion in his eyes, I could see why he is so successful - a true MASTER of rock!

For information on how you can support Greg & Debbie and the Breast Cancer Institute please click the following: Best Breast Ball.