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copyright holder. If you know who it is please
|Thanks to Simon Calkin for the scan.
Simon Calkin writes: I worked on the Joy
Division/Buzzcocks gig at Bangor University.
Everyone in print says it was 19th October (even
Deborah Curtis) but it wasn't the 19th, but 18th.
I've still got the ticket (see scan) despite not
needing it to get in (as I worked on the gig,
humping PA and lighting gear around).
I'd never heard JD until that night,and they blew
me away and the Buzzcocks off-stage. They played
with a very simple lighting setup (red wash, blue
wash or white wash) because during their set one
of the lighting guys was re-patching the lights,
as the hall's electricity supply would not support
the full lighting rig, which was designed for use
in much larger places.
The hall was used as a cafeteria during the day,
and the soundtrack to me having my tea was JD
soundchecking. Their soundcheck was a waste of
time, as they suffered from a poor sound balance
during their live set ... This didn't stop JD
blowing the Buzzcocks away though.