[kj] Gigs, less violent...?

iPat pmdavies at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 04:35:36 EST 2005

> The closest I got to a violent gig was Crass playing at Stonehenge - must've been summer 80. We were daytrippers to it. While we were there the heckling started. There was a punk band playing whose name escapes me just now - young boys - I think they sang a song about a tube train - moorgate disaster. Lyric snippet 'vicarious living kills your boredom' and Steve Ignorant and the others were standing around.We came home at the end of the day, but heard that Hell's Angels had ridden their motor bikes over punks tents in the night etc. There was some bottle throwing while we were there.

Flux of Pink Indians.
the ironic thing about the Angels action was that they were afraid the
punks were taking over their event. Ironically Crass's drummer Penny
Rimbaud was one of the people who origionally initiated Stonehenge
after the Windsor free festival was smashed by the state. There were
some serious injuries after that night.

re Goth son, they really do exagerrate, as we all did at that age. I
can recall the Stranglers throwing a pigs head from the stage at
Cambridge in 78. Was it real blood, fresh from the butchers? I dont
know but teh legend grew to the extent that im sure the carcass was
found hanging from a lampost somewhere! ; ). A week later the Clash
gig was a riot and the place banned gigs.

BBC2 filmed Sight and Sound at Colchester but edited out the running
battles with the NF at the back of the hall. Jimmy Purseys pained look
was on all the music papers as he played King Canute.

Maybe the arrival of e's was partly responsible for the change?
live for today, live for tomorrow
"Truth is a pathless land. Man cannot come to it through any
organisation, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual,
nor through any philosophic knowledge or psychological technique. He
has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the
understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and
not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection..."

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