U.K. Subs 1997 Tour Journal by Nicky Garratt

Day 2

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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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Woke up at 8.00 am and re-packed the shuttle cargo hold to fit a few items which didn’t seem to fit last night. Got my juicer out and made a big batch of carrot juice. The promoter showed us were a fruit rat was hollowing out Oranges and Grapefruit on his trees using the overhead cables as a transport system. Nicky teaches Anti-Flag the fine art of cricket. San Diego Showcase Theater Car Park. Pat, Justin, Nicky (bowling), Chris, & Carly.We got on the road at 10 am Dave and I took turns driving, as neither Charlie or Alvin drive. We arrived at the Showcase Theatre in San Diego at 4.00pm but no one was around so we set off downtown to get guitar supplies to fix a few things which went bad last night.

It turned out there was no less than 6 bands playing tonight including, “Me First”, who were a very funny all female band from San Francisco. The “Fuck Boys”, who showed up late and played a short set. and “Youth Brigade” who were added above Anti-Flag. Anti-Flag also played a short set which was a shame as they had driven all the way down from San Francisco. They played well, but their new bass player, Jamie Cock, broke a string on the first number.

Our set was chaos as usual, but fortunately the sound system was decent. Dave broke the bass drum peddle halfway through the set. We went down really well although the turn out was very disappointing, maybe 350 people or so. The set ended with my belt snapping and I finished the set with my pants around my ankles - I’m officially too fat. My ex-girl friend (and Ten Bright Spikes violin player), Lovely Previn showed up and we went back to her cottage around 2.00am and managed to squeeze the huge shuttle into a tiny recess in the alley way at the back of the cottage.

 

 

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