Motorhead, Tank , @ De Montfort Hall,Leicester, 8-4-82

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I’m unsure which night was the school bus trip & which was the one my dad drove us to. But, i remember hanging around afterwards & joining a line to meet/get autographs from Motorhead. Strange how things can stand out : I remember i got along to Fast Eddie & his pen stopped working. He squiggled on his boot & got it working again…20151229_131217ย 20151229_131248

Oh yeah, another memory is that whilst at this show i got my first proper boot to the head (actually, my nose & i thought it might have been broken)

Motorhead, Tank , @ De Montfort Hall,Leicester, 7-4-82

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Motorhead was the first band that i saw more than once on the same tour. My dad drove us to one show & the other was a school bus trip. I remember my dad saying ” Why would you want to see them ย more than once ?” Even back then, i just KNEW it would be worth seeing more than once. I mean, you go one show & what if you catch the band on an off night? Or at another venue, the crowd is so much better than others ? Already i was questioning it all….

Iron Maiden , The Rods, @ De Montfort Hall,Leicester 5-3-82

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At the time, Maiden were my favourite band. This show only solidified things for me! The energy up on stage, they’d got the front man they needed, the brilliant crowd. I couldn’t believe they kept coming back for encores. This show was the one i got a really sore neck due to headbanging ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maiden went on to be the band i’d see most live shows of…

Monsters Of Rock, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Blue Oyster Cult, Blackfoot, Slade, @ Castle Donington 22-8-81

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Myself & my sister went on a bus trip to this one. I’d have been 15 at the time. I found it all very exciting. Slade were brilliant, they threw hundreds of loo rolls out into the crowd & rocked. Blackfoot were a great southern boogie band. BOC were as boring as fuck. Whitesnake were pretty good. AC/DC were a disappointment. There were so many long gaps of silence between the songs & no talking to the crowd. Actually , we didn’t see all of AC/DCs set as my sister wanted to get to the bus in case they left without us lol P.S. Another memory i have from the day is that whilst walking around the festival, we bumped into Athula. He was a chap working at the same hospital as my sister. To think that some years later they got married & are still together is great ๐Ÿ™‚