U.K. Subs 1997 Tour Journal by Nicky Garratt

Day 1

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01. A Massive Return
02. Set List

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01. Day 01
02. Day 02
03. Day 03
04. Day 04
05. Day 05
06. Day 06
07. Day 07
08. Day 08
09. Day 09
10. Day 10
11. Day 11
12. Day 12
13. Day 13
14. Day 14
15. Day 15
16. Day 16
17. Day 17
18. Day 18
19. Day 19
20. Day 20
21. Day 21
22. Day 22
23. Day 23
24. Day 24
25. Day 25
26. Day 26
27. Day 27
28. Day 28
29. Day 29
30. Day 30
31. Day 31
32. Day 32
33. Day 33
34. Day 34
35. Day 35
36. Day 36
37. Day 37
38. Day 38
39. Day 39
40. Day 40
41. Day 41
42. Day 42
43. Day 43

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Alvin & Nicky outside shuttle at the start of the tour.I got up at 7 am to take care of a number of loose ends in the office before finishing loading the equipment, while checking it out thoroughly, by 1 'o clock. Alvin, Charlie and Chick, (New Red Archives general manager), came back from the cafe and we were ready to go to San Mateo to pick up Dave. Chick was going to lend a hand on the first four dates as our roadie situation was as yet unresolved.

Anti-Flag were still waiting for their van to be fixed at the garage so we set off with, myself driving, to Dave’s place. After picking a load of lemons from the trees outside his house, Dave took the wheel on the haul down to Bakersfield. Charlie seemed to be almost over the flu, but Alvin was still suffering.

The club was a small long bar with open double doors at one side where the underage kids could watch from. This was a warm up show added at the last minute, there were no lights and no stage, but we were received enthusiastically despite the feeble PA giving out halfway through the set. We played a fairly shaky set but managed to finish without too many mistakes. Merchandise did brisk business even though Anti-Flag didn’t make the show. We loaded up, which seemed to take forever, and went back to the promoters house in the suburbs. Charlie, Alvin, Dave & Chick slept in the house while I slept in the Shuttle, parked in the drive way, (mostly to avoid the cigarette smokers), at 3.45am

 

 

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