[kj] Gigs, less violent...?

iPat pmdavies at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 03:24:34 EST 2005

The Meteors had in their road crew some of the highest profile
football fighters of that time. The lead singer was sent away for
murder wasnt he? I recall them wandering around one gig with a
baseball bat looking for someone who had thrown a plastic glass full
of beer at them on stage.

btw the crass recording [out on cd] in perth of the skinhead/bnp
attack throughout the gig was off my cassette in the mixer. Not only
was it self survival but we were trying to protect the band and the
younger punks the whole night. I was hidden in the back of the Poisen
Girls ambulance and dropped off in Edinburgh so i wasnt hunted down
that night!

the worst security was always in ipswich and Colchester as they used
the squaddies from the local garrison. I recall the end of the Ramones
gig being particularly violent in 78/79. Penetration in Colchester was
dangerous as well.

At a Clash gig they went over the top in Ipswich and a week or so
later Siouxsie and The Banshees came on their first tour which saw a
revenge attack planned although i cant recall what happened as i was
caught up with the band.

i recall a major off at one of the open air gigs in a London park,
maybe Crystal Palace circa 83 a march for jobs do.

Bristol was always dodgy and Birmingham when roadieing.

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