The re0imagined 'SALUTE 2020' is now little over a week away .
This will be my last Salute.
Two nights in a hotel and 12 hours in a van(6 hours each way - less if we are lucky) plus the rigours of the show itself are no longer as easy as they used to be- nor are they as much fun.
Time was when I did 26 shows a year before the internet and, like horseshit, I was never off the road but the world has changed since those 1990s days.
I've done 28 Salutes as a trader plus a couple as a demonstrator and its enough.
It's the travelling that gets you.
After this I'm sticking to shows closer to home, maybe even do some as a demonstrator again - which would be nice.
Now don't misunderstand I'm still selling soldiers and there and back in a day shows such as York and Partizan are still in my sights but long journeys and bloody hotels are off the menu.
Been there done that.