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Ingliston '82
Post by DeadGrateful on Mar 14th, 2010, 4:06pm

Managed to make all the tours from '81 through to 'Turn It On Again' in Herning (bar the 'I.T.' tour...bahhh!) but my favourite has to be Ingliston in 1982; it was in the days when big bands used to include Edinburgh in their itineraries as a matter of course, rather than making us trek all the way through to G*****w. Ingliston was a big cowshed (really!), but they still managed to get the likes of Queen and Rainbow.
I started the evening at a party about a mile down the road, split after an hour, joined the group I was going with at the gate, and picked my way through the cowpats to the middle of the hall. On comes the band to 'Behind The Lines', and they went through much the same set-list as the 'Abacab' tour the year before, with one obvious exception. Yeah, we'd heard the rumours, but it wasn't until we counted the 12-strings on-stage that we sussed it properly. And I reckon my head came as near as it's ever come to exploding, somewhere between 'Walking across the sitting room...' and '....the New Jerusalem'. Then walking back to the party, boring the a**e off everyone about how brilliant it was, and coming back down to earth with a bang, attempting to prop up a friend who'd necked a half-bottle at the party, and followed it with a pint of milk 'to settle his stomach', most of which was on the floor. Aah, happy days!
Re: Ingliston '82
Post by Tangent on Mar 16th, 2010, 05:34am

I remember it a bit differently:

The sound was awful. Not the bands' fault, it was the 2 second delay echo you got as the music rebounded off the cowshed walls at the back. There was no attempt at deadening the effect, as the whole place was just bare walls. (Strangely enough, I saw the place on BBC1's "Bargain Hunt" yesterday, and it brought back all those memories!

Visually, though, the show was a stunning as any Genesis concert, and of course, all the negatives were redeemed by "Supper's Ready. My one and only Genesis gig, they played it!.

I had one treasured momento of the concert, for many years, the Tour Book. I parted with it a couple of years ago for a very worthy cause, & for a very special friend. kiss
Re: Ingliston '82
Post by Mike_TGA on Feb 19th, 2015, 04:10am


A ticket from the 24th


A ticket from the 25th



Re: Ingliston '82
Post by alanh on Feb 21st, 2015, 06:55am

Hi there

I still have a recording from that gig somewhere I think. Sounded like a typical night in Edinburgh to me. Scottish audiences always are enthusiastic.

Alan H
Re: Ingliston '82
Post by Backdrifter on Feb 10th, 2017, 08:49am

on Mar 14th, 2010, 4:06pm, DeadGrateful wrote:
Ingliston was a big cowshed (really!)

On that same tour, I went to the Shepton Mallet Showering Pavilion gig. It too was, essentially, a cow shed, a big concrete building used for agricultural shows (and I think it still is). I remember there were still bits of straw on the floor. At the time this venue suddenly had a flurry of gigs but soon reverted to country shows and agricultural fairs.

Similarly to the above comments about Edinburgh being a fixture on tour itineraries, the Westcountry also was. Bristol Colston Hall was a regular venue, as was Cornwall St Austell Coliseum where Genesis also played on the 1982 tour. Now you occasionally see gigs at the Truro Hall or Bristol but rarely do any high-profile bands play the Westcountry.

As already mentioned, for me the 82 gig was notable mainly for my one and only time of hearing SR in its entirety. And the very deliberate contrast of their then launching straight into Misunderstanding! The other main thing for me was, having not gone on the Abacab tour, experiencing varilites for the first time. It seems silly saying it now we've all become inured to them but at the time, the impact of seeing whole banks of lights sweeping and changing colour was simply stunning.
Re: Ingliston '82
Post by kayley10 on Feb 28th, 2017, 11:13am

The thief of bagdad hides in islington now...
Re: Ingliston '82
Post by TimD on Feb 28th, 2017, 11:21am

Same tour they played Leeds Queens Hall - basically an unused former bus depot, a big shed with poor acoustics. Great to stand close up front though. Saw Rush, Hawkwind, Black Sabbath there too.

Also went to Deeside, a cold ice rink! ..and of course a very wet Milton Keynes.

Arenas (with seats) as such weren't in abundance in the UK early 80s.