Thanks to an old friend Karen, i was both surprised & shocked when she sent me these photos about 30 years after the event ! I’d totally forgot they’d even been took! Thanks for these great memories Karen 🙂
Their first UK tour. The Palais was an old dance hall, nice little venue. I saw some film crew in the venue, probably from local tv station “Central TV”, as they featured on the Nottingham news due to all the B.S. surrounding WASP. I wonder exactly what was shown on tv ?
When we got there, we couldn’t find our seats, row T, as they’d been taken out to make extra room for the sound desk. We were given new seats in row K, which was fantastic 🙂 The reason why one ticket is white & the other is “aged” is the original was stuck behind the new seats. Didn’t see this for years until i started scanning my tickets !
I’d wanted to see the Scorpions for ages. Unfortunately, the Royal Centre was the only place i could get to.(we hadn’t started going to Sheffield yet & i’m sure that would have been better ) If i’m honest, i’ve always thought that venue is rather lifeless. But beggars can’t be choosers, so have to make do. It was a cracking set list including all the classics from over the years. When i think about it nowadays, it was pretty much a perfect set list :
Bad Boys Running WildBlackout, Loving You Sunday Morning, Make It Real, Lovedrive, Don’t Make No Promises (Your Body Can’t Keep), Coast to Coast, Always Somewhere, Still Loving You, Rock You Like a Hurricane,Can’t Live Without You, Coming Home , Another Piece of Meat ,The Zoo ,Can’t Get Enough ,Dynamite
The first time at Rock City & there were certain nerves involved lol. The place has changed over the years. Back then, there used to be a food bar. Also, this show was kinda being filmed as there were screens it was projected onto. It was an in house system. I’ve often wondered if the shows were actually recorded…
Oh how times have changed. I planned to try tape the gig but i forgot an important thing : batteries ! Back then, there were no garages selling all sorts of stuff & as it was a Sunday, most shops were shut! A disaster. Even worse, i knew a mate who was seeing all the shows & this one he decided he wasn’t taping. So this was the show where i got into Snakebites. Not conventionally though : i’d have a pint of cider, then a pint of lager, then a pint of cider…i was young & couldn’t hold my drink (yeah, i know, that’s not changed!) so got pretty pissed up 🙂 It was a good show though !
Went on a bus trip. I remember i’d only started working this year & straight away i was asking for time off to go to a gig….that’s happened a lot more in the years since then 😉