The Tour of Infinite Possibility is over, and so the story ends? Well not quite. Rachel Auty has poem’d about Life After TIP…..
Life After TIP
12 gigs, 12 towns, 4 days
Impossible in so many ways
Who can make this idea come true?
Hope & Social, that’s bloody who!
So Yorkshire hosts the Grand Depart
And a cultural festival brings music and art
Hope & Social wanted to Be Part Of It
So a bonkers idea they had to submit
What would they do? What would it be?
The Tour of Infinite Possibility!
Around Yorkshire they’d go, touring the land
With a cycle powered stage and a people powered band
No musical skill would be needed here
Just come, have fun, play/sing, drink beer!
A Band Anyone Can Join would be totally aces
Rolling into such beautiful places
Momentum built and sign-up got busy
The project logistics made us feel dizzy
And just when it all seemed a bit too much
It suddenly felt… close enough to touch
And so it began, 12 gigs in 4 days
Simply incredible in so many ways
Music and fun on 2 crazy weekends
So then it was done and the story ends?
Everyone touched will never forget
The warmth they felt, the people they met
Hope & Social made magic and so much more
And it ran through our hearts, right to the core
We built a mountain, and a big one at that
And right at the top, we stopped and we sat
Then we strapped in tight as we boarded the ride
And roller-coastered down the other side
So ‘Life After TIP’ feels, well, a bit strange
No quiche, no car parks. So much change
But I’m so proud to say ‘I was there’ all the way
And in my heart, some magic will stay
Amazing what a great bunch of people can do
And to all those who joined us, it’s a big thanks to YOU!
Magic happened in Yorkshire this fine June
And here we still stand with our hearts out in bloom
With huge thanks to:
Event Equipment Hire, Isophase Sound, Firefly Solar, Shot By Sodium, Constant Security, Jack, Ros, Fletch, Tim, Lynn, Jules, all the amazing volunteers and Zoe, Harry, and Josh from Backstage Academy. Thanks also to the local Yorkshire councils, communities and businesses that assisted along the way, plus Yorkshire Festival and Grassington Festival. And of course ‘the team’ for whom the journey has been just that little bit longer, Helen, Kate, Ben, Rachel and the wonderful guys of Hope & Social plus their unofficial extra member Craig on sound.