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« Reply #75 on: Nov 20th, 2013, 3:27pm »

I was there with three friends. Should have been four, but one couldn't make it. We were late arriving due to an accident on the M6/M1 junction which delayed us for over an hour. There was no-one hanging around looking for spare tickets (I vaguely recall that the box office still had them and people didn't want to chance a resold ticket) so after half an hour standing around with no joy we gave up and went in, having missed one, possibly two of the support acts. I still have the spare unused ticket, which I guess must be a pretty rare thing.

Looking back, how crazy to hold an outdoor gig in October! For some reason it did not occur to me in advance that this was going to be a cold wet day. We stood about half way up the slope, not in the mudbath.

At the time it was not a huge deal to me. I'd only been into Genesis for about three years at that point and had seen them live 2 or 3 times. I'd seen Gabriel twice I think. I do remember the show in great detail though. Remember thinking at the time that they shouldn't have played Solsbury Hill or Turn it on Again as they broke the set up too much. A full version of Moonlit Knight would have been much better.

I've listened to the tapes many times and I'd love to see film of it, but I can understand why the band might not want to release it as to be completely blunt it wasn't their greatest musical performance. I'd love them to agree to show it as a one-off at a fan convention some time, that would be fabulous. How about an outdoor show in Milton Keynes with a couple of tribute bands as support? smiley
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« Reply #76 on: Dec 1st, 2013, 3:46pm »

I was there. Hamburg 10th September, Birmingham 20th September, Leeds 23rd September, Milton Keynes 2nd October. A great few weeks.
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« Reply #77 on: Dec 1st, 2013, 3:49pm »

on Dec 1st, 2013, 3:46pm, misteroman wrote:
I was there. Hamburg 10th September, Birmingham 20th September, Leeds 23rd September, Milton Keynes 2nd October. A great few weeks.

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« Reply #78 on: Dec 1st, 2013, 4:39pm »

on Dec 1st, 2013, 3:46pm, misteroman wrote:
I was there. Hamburg 10th September, Birmingham 20th September, Leeds 23rd September, Milton Keynes 2nd October. A great few weeks.

Where was the Leeds show? I can't think of it having a suitable indoor venue in those days. I was at Birmingham and also Deeside Leisure Centre, near Chester. Great show but very cold as it took place on a covered ice rink!
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« Reply #79 on: Dec 2nd, 2013, 04:34am »

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Sounds like we were at most of the same gigs then. I was at all of those apart from Leeds but I did do both nights in Brum.


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« Reply #80 on: Dec 2nd, 2013, 04:51am »

on Dec 1st, 2013, 3:46pm, misteroman wrote:
I was there. Hamburg 10th September, Birmingham 20th September, Leeds 23rd September, Milton Keynes 2nd October. A great few weeks.

I really wish I had gone to one of the European shows and seen them play Supper's Ready in somewhere such as Brussels. The year before I went over to see them in Leiden but on the 1982 tour I only saw them in Birmingham, Hammersmith Odeon and Milton Keynes.

Mind you, seeing the full lighting set up squeezed into Hammy Odeon was a sight to behold wink

By the way, the Leeds concert was in The Queens Hall wink

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« Reply #81 on: Dec 2nd, 2013, 04:56am »

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I have some photos from the Leeds gig and some great ones from Hamburg too including some excellent shots of King Crimson who opened for the band at that gig taken by my good mate and fellow TWR founding father, Ted Sayers.



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« Reply #82 on: Dec 2nd, 2013, 10:30am »

on Dec 1st, 2013, 4:39pm, SteveTheBoater wrote:
Where was the Leeds show? I can't think of it having a suitable indoor venue in those days. I was at Birmingham and also Deeside Leisure Centre, near Chester. Great show but very cold as it took place on a covered ice rink!


The ice rink still exists, but isn't used for gigs these days. Back then, Billy Joel and Blondie were a couple of others who graced the thermal mat!
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« Reply #83 on: Dec 2nd, 2013, 5:11pm »

The Queens Hall was a horrible place but in the early 80's all the big rock bands played there. Thin Lizzy, Sabbath, AC/DC, Rush, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Motorhead to name but a few.
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« Reply #84 on: Dec 2nd, 2013, 7:49pm »

on Dec 2nd, 2013, 10:30am, foxfeeder wrote:
The ice rink still exists, but isn't used for gigs these days. Back then, Billy Joel and Blondie were a couple of others who graced the thermal mat!


I also saw Rush on the Permanent Waves tour at Deeside, another cold but enjoyable. Always preferred Bingley Hall Stafford, especially as a standing venue. Shame they stopped using it. Much easier to get home from. We got stranded on Chester Station after the Genesis gig and my Dad drove from Stoke to pick us up. He wasn't happy :/
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« Reply #85 on: Dec 3rd, 2013, 04:16am »

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I saw both Genesis and The Jam at Deeside in 1982 and the venue burned down shortly afterwards I remember - possibly a disgruntled Genesis fan getting revenge for such an awful venue wink


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« Reply #86 on: Dec 3rd, 2013, 05:47am »

Yes, I was there at six of the best with my then girlfriend Nikki. Cant remember what she was wearing but I don't think it was white stilettos! I recall we were sitting on the bank under a blanket drinking champagne sheltering from the rain. I still have that blanket, its like a religious artefact, the shroud of Suppers ready! Its no wonder I'm sleeping in the bed alone these days you might be thinking!!
It was a wonderful day although I did have to see Peter at the Hammersmith Odeon the following year I think it was to satisfy myself that he could actually sing in tune.
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« Reply #87 on: Jan 10th, 2014, 4:08pm »

add another to the list. travelled down on my honda xl125 so at least i got out of the car park easily. first time i heard suppers ready live can still remember some of it. still got the water damaged programme and ticket, though i still have the tickets from most of the concerts i've been to starting with slade in 1974 though that's another story.
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« Reply #88 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 4:51pm »

Yep I was there too. Went with friends from Cheltenham.
Memories. Singing along to most of songs. A few mistakes by the band most memorably PG missing a cue for the big moment in The Cage. Somehow it made it all better, gave the show a sense of us all being there for the occasion . We didn't need the support acts though. It just made a the day longer I don't think anyone in the crowd was remotely interested. I remember watching PG in his old man mask thinking he'd never make the mike in time as he crept towards it , but it was perfectly timed. I remember my friend ( whose name I have forgotten ) saying "there's only one thing that can better that" at the end " and that's for Steve Hackett to come on " and as I was shaking my head replying " it won't happen " he did! A real I was there show .

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« Reply #89 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 9:10pm »

on Mar 4th, 2014, 4:51pm, thefarmer wrote:
Yep I was there too. Went with friends from Cheltenham.
Memories. Singing along to most of songs. A few mistakes by the band most memorably PG missing a cue for the big moment in The Cage. Somehow it made it all better, gave the show a sense of us all being there for the occasion . We didn't need the support acts though. It just made a the day longer I don't think anyone in the crowd was remotely interested. I remember watching PG in his old man mask thinking he'd never make the mike in time as he crept towards it , but it was perfectly timed. I remember my friend ( whose name I have forgotten ) saying "there's only one thing that can better that" at the end " and that's for Steve Hackett to come on " and as I was shaking my head replying " it won't happen " he did! A real I was there show .



Yes - it was quite astounding that all 5 made it on stage together!! shocked

I fear now that if anything like that were to happen again - the tickets would be like Goldust!!
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