Scottish singer Sandi Thom has threatened to call in health and safety officials after playing a gig in an over-heated hotel with no air-conditioning, insisting she "could not breathe" while she was on stage.
The I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker hitmaker played a show at The Green Hotel in Kinross, Scotland on Saturday (23Apr11), but soaring temperatures in Britain over the weekend (23-24Apr11) left the singer struggling during her set.
Thom called the show "hottest gig I've ever played" and has now spoken of her anger after discovering air vents were allegedly covered with plastic wrap.
In a series of posts on, she writes, "Last night's show in Kinross was possibly the hottest gig I've ever played. To say I was burning is an understatement... And to then discover that the air vents were covered up with cling film was outrageous. I literally could not breathe... For a girl who sings her a** off & plays harmonica constantly I need my air on stage!! I am calling health and safety. It's just not right!"
But Thom is grateful to fans who attended the show, despite the adverse conditions. She adds, "It was rammed (crowded) & the crowd was great so thank you peeps (people) of Kinross. You guys rocked. Just remind me to bring my oxygen tank."