Posts by stuartkel

    I saw them twice on the 1980 tour in Southampton, the first was the cancelled Bournemouth gig where the venue was slightly smaller and my mate managed to get two tickets for the back of the stalls. Both times they opened with Deep in the Motherlode.

    The difference in atmosphere between the two gigs was extraordinary. The "Bournemouth" gig was subdued and most remained seated for the majority of the performance. The official Southampton gig was electric with a good old fashioned rush to the front when the lights dimmed. This probably went a long way to explaining why that show got the second encore (The Knife) which the first didn't.

    They were my first and second genesis gigs respectively, but far from my last!