It was the Manchester Apollo, April 1980. The ticket was £3 face value, I paid £16 . It was all the money I had 🤣. Worth every penny.
The second encore they did was the knife.
As a 14 year old school boy back in 1977 I was looking for a band that I could like. My friends were into such band as The Who , Led Zep, Rush etc. I didn’t want to buy their records and be accused of following the pack , so I bought Seconds Out after it had been reviewed on the Magpie TV programme.
I bought the album without knowing anything about the band or their songs. But after hearing the likes of Squonk and Suppers Ready I was hooked.
I saw them live for the first time on the Duke tour in 1980. I paid £16 for a £3 ticket from a tout but it was the best £16 I have ever spent. It was a magical night.
And after seeing them twice in 2021 they still don’t disappoint.