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Never mind the Buzzcocks
Inspired by last night's Buzzcocks gig, a quick poll:

Have you ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have fallen in love with?

Yes
23(79.3%)
No
3(10.3%)
Maybe
3(10.3%)


* * *

Time may not have been kind to their looks, but the Buzzcocks still know how to play a great set. The sheer energy alone would have carried the crowd along with them -- they barely even paused for breath between songs. And while from our vantage point at front-centre we couldn't see the crowd pogoing along, we could certainly feel it, and it felt like they were having a good time.

The two support bands were amusing, the first (whose name escapes me) because they were so young and so earnest, the second (Miss Machine) because their lead singer was so obviously utterly wasted, skipping and stumbling around the stage in her fishnet stockings and doing her best to trash the microphone stand.

Couldn't help wondering what Pete Shelley was thinking as he watched the support bands unobtrusively from the crowd.

* * *

It was good to spend some time with daneel_olivaw before the gig -- and dinner was lovely even if a bit rushed! Also good to spend some more time with him and hoiho after the gig. I confess I'd been worried that there'd be a bit of awkwardness, but in the event everything seemed to work out okay -- and it was great to see the boys getting on so well with each other.
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julietk From: julietk Date: April 22nd, 2003 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Am v jealous of you getting to see the Buzzcocks! Glad it was a good evening.

Poll: that particular song always reminds me of one individual in particular (has done since first year, so you can probably work out who that would be!)
lnr From: lnr Date: April 22nd, 2003 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember bopping along to it with baby-goth Tom shortly before I got off with him in my 4th year. Having the goth night and the indie night sharing a club was fun for those of us who like both. Doubt he'd remember it, but I always will. He might not have turned out to be all that special to me in the long run but it was a good night.
j4 From: j4 Date: April 22nd, 2003 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember dancing to it at PANIC, so many times, always trying not to look at J-P, but ending up looking anyway, just in time to see him looking at somebody else.

<sigh>

Great source of inspiration for angsty poetry, anyway.
julietk From: julietk Date: April 22nd, 2003 05:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I had a couple of similar moments (with different object of angst, of course) at PANIC/Acetone/Safari.

Hey, talking of clubbing: Jan, do you want to come down for Stay Beautiful on Saturday? It might be the last one (venue problems), so am determined to go despite the fact that I will have spent most of Saturday lugging boxes from Paddington to Bermondsey. At least all the boxes are labelled, so I'll be able to find my nice boots :-)
j4 From: j4 Date: April 22nd, 2003 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)
do you want to come down for Stay Beautiful on Saturday?

Oh! Would love to, but I fear it may be logistically impossible, as lnr and I will be in Keighley that day. I suppose if we got the train (instead of driving as planned) we could then train down to London... hmmm. Will think about it though!
julietk From: julietk Date: April 22nd, 2003 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, go on go on, it's v good fun. With the nice music & the pretty people.

You're welcome to sleep on our floor, also, as long as you don't mind being surrounded by boxes & being politely kicked out after breakfast on Sunday morning in order for us to get to the unpacking.

go on go on! :-)


marnameow From: marnameow Date: April 22nd, 2003 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Do come! If Juliet's floor isn't enticing enough you can stay in my house, which is *just around the corner* from her new house.
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j4 From: j4 Date: April 22nd, 2003 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)
You forget that they also had a very cute bassist.

Dammit, August, I'm trying to give the impression that I occasionally manage to go to gigs without having to letch at the band! :-P

She was very fit, though. And those strong bassist's hands. Mmmmm.
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j4 From: j4 Date: April 22nd, 2003 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
If you two can't play nicely, I won't let you play at all. ... Besides, I thought he was being quite interesting. ;)
addedentry From: addedentry Date: April 22nd, 2003 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Your mother wants to know...

Were they kind to their fans? - by which I mean, did they play each and every 1970s two-minuter without dwelling on the later songs?

You could have asked Pete Shelley what he was thinking about the support bands. My best friend did precisely that in a north London dive last month and apparently progressed into a nice chat.
j4 From: j4 Date: April 22nd, 2003 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your mother wants to know...

Were they kind to their fans?

Well, I didn't recognise all the songs, so I suppose some of them might have been later stuff. I did recognise a large number of songs from the Greatest Hits album, though.

You could have asked Pete Shelley what he was thinking about the support bands.

Yeah, I could have, but he looked like he was appreciating the downtime -- and probably wouldn't have appreciated being hassled by a geeky kid in tartan tights who clearly wasn't old enough to remember punk.
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