The doors were due to open earlier than i’d ever noticed before & my journey wasn’t very good due to traffic. Got to multi storey & was gonna do my usual thing where you pre pay the parking (so when you leave, you don’t have to stand in the queue to just pay), but, in the words of the guy on the desk ; ” I don’t know what i’m doing ! “. Eventually gave up as time was getting towards 5.30. I was *amazed* to see only 2 people outside the venue! I had my suspicions & sure enough, once inside, the balcony was closed. So straight to the position under the stairs it was. The first band, ” The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing” were different. But if i’m truthful, they didn’t do a lot for me.
Funniest thing was after their set, i realised a chap stood next to me was someone i knew…even though we’d not seen each other before. That was well funny. Fortunately by the time Killing Joke were due on stage, the place had filled out very well. They received a heroes welcome. Interestingly, Jaz said tonight was the 15th time they’d played Rock City. To my shame, i’d never seen any of those previous gigs ;-( It was a top gig & everything i expected it would be. KJ are still so unique after all thse years.