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Peterborough around 2002, Some comedy metal/core(?) band suddenly finishing a song to reveal Campbell shouting "..SONGS ABOUT WANKING" into someone's ear. Whole room lol.

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oriflame wrote:

diamond darrell getting shot cracked me up

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Kingmob wrote:
Pandasrule wrote:

The singer from Oi Polloi making a standard issue anti-capitalism speech at trashfest before setting fire to a mcdonalds cup. In his head the cup went up like a firework and provided the perfect intro to the song, in reality the mcdonald's cup wasn't flammable so he stood there with a lighter for the best part of a minute trying to singe it and failed miserably.

They usually have a tiny wee cocktail stick sized American Flag. That seldom lights properly either. I've seen up to seven punks stood holding lighters aloft attempting to get the little bastards to catch.

We played with Oi Polloi last summer at the Island of Punk, as you could imagine there were lots of dogs on rope around. Some of the drunk street punks found it hilarious to keep throwing dog toys on stage whilst the band was playing so there was an almost constant 3 legged dog stage presence. At point one of the dogs ran on stage it knocked over the drummer's beer. Despite them being in the middle of a rager, without even a hesitation the drummer straight up stopped playing in the middle of the song to bend over pick up his beer and spent the end of the song shooting the dog killer looks. I can't remember if there was any cocktail flag burning but with the wind that day I can't imagine it would have been too effective.


Bands coming down to Margate and then almost getting their head kicked in by various mental Thanet landlords and their friends was always a good one.

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eyeheartdoom wrote:

Bands coming down to Margate and then almost getting their head kicked in by various mental Thanet landlords and their friends was always a good one.

thanks, that happened to me. just ask Chris Thrash.

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Pags wrote:

...usually what would happen is the boys from the estate opposite would climb over the walls so they wouldn't have to pay to get in...

Not quite a gig story but this reminds me about the time a band I was in were practising in a youth club on a pretty rough estate in Tonbridge when mid-song loads of teenage chavs start climbing in through a window!  We stopped playing and watched as about 15 of them climb in, one of them asked us if we knew "Hotel California", we informed him we didn't so they all left, some through the window, some used the door...

Can you really be sure of the goddamn time of day?

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hellfist wrote:
eyeheartdoom wrote:

Bands coming down to Margate and then almost getting their head kicked in by various mental Thanet landlords and their friends was always a good one.

thanks, that happened to me. just ask Chris Thrash.

What band? Maybe one of the ones I am thinking about.

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it was Asshole Parade/Eotcp, asked the guy for the 'money' and he launched over the bar and decked me. Pissing and moaning about using his four gang or summat. Total cock. Black leather waistcoat. But no ponytail.

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hellfist wrote:

it was Asshole Parade/Eotcp, asked the guy for the 'money' and he launched over the bar and decked me. Pissing and moaning about using his four gang or summat. Total cock. Black leather waistcoat. But no ponytail.

Was that in the Lido?

Be polite
In the pyramid you hate

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dunno, could have been, on the sea front? it was 10 years ago!

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I once saw a kid using gas powered hair straighteners on his fringe in a 'mosh pit' circa 2005.

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Ashley J Wheat wrote:

I once saw a kid using gas powered hair straighteners on his fringe in a 'mosh pit' circa 2005.

I'm curious, what show?

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hellfist wrote:

dunno, could have been, on the sea front? it was 10 years ago!

Almost definitely then.

everyone who's played the Lido has a story to tell - legendary place!

I'll drink enough of anything to make this world seem new again

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tetsuo wrote:
Ashley J Wheat wrote:

I once saw a kid using gas powered hair straighteners on his fringe in a 'mosh pit' circa 2005.

This never happened, did it?

I'm not into that.

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windofpain wrote:
hellfist wrote:

it was Asshole Parade/Eotcp, asked the guy for the 'money' and he launched over the bar and decked me. Pissing and moaning about using his four gang or summat. Total cock. Black leather waistcoat. But no ponytail.

Was that in the Lido?

That would've been the Ship, just along the road from the Lido.  That night was also the debut of Chris Thrash's old band Cut Your Own Head Off although as I recall they didn't have a name at this point so they were billed as Power Violence!

Can you really be sure of the goddamn time of day?

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Conor wrote:
tetsuo wrote:
Ashley J Wheat wrote:

I once saw a kid using gas powered hair straighteners on his fringe in a 'mosh pit' circa 2005.

This never happened, did it?

It actually did!

A little bit embarrassing (in younger days) it was at the first Give It a Name all dayer thing in Ally Pally.

That show actually sucked, and I think it's about that time when I decided that Kerrang wasn't the thing for me.

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xmilox wrote:

That would've been the Ship, just along the road from the Lido.  That night was also the debut of Chris Thrash's old band Cut Your Own Head Off although as I recall they didn't have a name at this point so they were billed as Power Violence!

yep, thats the place. Billed as 'Power Violence' haha. LOL. Can't remember that. Someone warned me at somepoint about keeping an eye on our shit etc.

so if I recall on that tour i had fights in:

Margate
Southampton (big ruck in a kebab shop)
Nottingham

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Marvgadgie wrote:

Boston has had it's moments ...


Mero from Knifed vs Boston was legendary.

I'd imagine he still has the bruises to prove it too.
The vast majority of Knifed gigs were played while laughing at the chaos.

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Gaz from dead sea fucking scrolls stripping down to a thong that he found in a service station toilet when they played at the fenton was just awful

this songs on the house,and this ones for you, i don't like the way you're treating me, I WANNA FIGHT.

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ponte_ricky wrote:

Gaz from dead sea fucking scrolls stripping down to a thong that he found in a service station toilet when they played at the fenton was just awfully sexy

Nous ne voulons pas d'un monde ou la certitude je suis un pomme de terre de ne pas mourir de faim s'echange contre le risque de mourir d'ennui
T-I-M

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martin einon falling off a table he was dancing on at the Joiners arms in southampton and breaking his arm. Oh the irony!

the `total Chaos` DJ nights in Bristol in the early 90`s. Hardly anyone ever went but highlights included the DJ dylan drinking his own pint of piss with the cunning wisdom that "i`m so pissed its probaly alcohol now"

Same `Total Chaos` nigths in the Ropewalk pub where the locals downstairs would be cutting up Coke on the bar and generally being some of the most horrendous fuck ups going. The landlord was was Merv from Chaotic Dischord. The entire gig room upstairs was held up by scaffolding which we only found out after using the place  for several years. We always wondered why the other side of the downstairs bar was closed off from view and the dance floor seemed to bounce!

The Doctors from Swansea shooting up speed in the bogs at the ropewalk. Amazing

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Screamer in london - somewhere in Hackney? Woman kicking the singer in the bollocks and then later throwing a table at him. He punched her and all hell broke loose.

Demented are go, Screamer and others at Marvs birthday gig in Nottingham Old Angel in the late 90`s when some twats kicked some punks in, round the corner in a chippy. Entire pub empties out to "sort it out" then being confronted by about 40 proper Nottingham football hooligans in the street. Huge fucking scrap ensues with no cops turning up for 10mins at least. Whilst everyone is having a standoff, the singer from Demented are Go who`s still wearing his stage makeup (including elf like ears!) wrapping his Elvis belt buckle round his fist and shouting come on you cunts and going for the biggest nutter he could see.  Surreal. Totters from Dumbstruck charging about with a bottle of Vodka in his hand trying to punch with the other (can`t spill booze right!) and me shitting it so gettign a tyre level out the van and telling anyone who came near me to fuck off (it worked!). Pete from Spite and totters got nicked by the filth. Mental.

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when rob and i put on stapleton at the brudenell, probably 3 years ago, a taxi driver walked in, climbed on stage and repeatedly leant into the mic asking for 'martin' (or a name of equal measure) - while stapleton were on stage. ridiculously good.

not that many of them have had a bat.

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shibby jay wrote:

Send More Paramedics playing to a room with probably twice as many people in there as there should have been...

Capacity - 125.
People there that day - circa 250+ including bands.

Also, basement show in Hungerford. Might have been Fighting Shit. Gaz getting down to his boxers, then having the back of them power wedgied over his head, the waistband getting torn and turned into some kind of singlet.

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hellfist wrote:

so if I recall on that tour i had fights in:

Margate
Southampton (big ruck in a kebab shop)
Nottingham

I recall the Southampton kebab shop incident. Sparked off, I believe, by some member of Asshole Parade shouting at some rugby player type in the street. Although I was never 100% sure how it all managed to kick off in there!

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no, it was me!

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