15 April 2015
Minny Pops live transmissions 2015 Pt 2 
Minny Pops live transmissions 2015 Pt 2

Minny Pops leader Wally van Middendorp confides:

"I went away: it was neither a holiday nor a vacation. I waited for delayed trains, leaving my station late. I wanted to visit my parents and ended up stranded in the town where I was born. I reconnected with some old friends; I did not remember their names or the names of their wives and children. I got lost but managed to return and arrived seven days ago at Liverpool Street Station. At 6.48am, to be precise.

I did not quite know what to do. I have been thinking, thinking, thinking about my next steps. Move sideways, forwards but never backwards. I am still struggling with the concept of time, but I have managed to get a better grip on it since I started wearing a watch. And I no longer want to waste any precious time, time.

I am looking at my diary and see that I need to get ready; ready to get on to a stage, ready to perform, ready to enjoy myself. I will go out there to entertain you; I will go out there to embrace you."

Live adventures to come in 2015 include:

20 May 2015
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB
Minny Pops will be onstage at 8.28pm, supporting Agent Side Grinder.
Tickets are 7.00 GBP
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Minny Pops live transmissions 2015 Pt 2

23 May 2015
Gothic Pogo Festival X
Werk II, Leipzig, Germany
In their first-ever live performance in Deutschland, Minny Pops will headline the Saturday night of this four-day festival.
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7 June 2015
Tuesdays Post
The Others, 6 & 8 Manor Rd, London N16 5SA
Pay on the door

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