U.K. Subs 1997 Tour Journal by Nicky Garratt

Day 9

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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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Dave ended up doing a mammoth drive and stopped at 7.00 am which gave us a great start. Anti-Flag were behind us the whole way with (mostly) Carly the merchandise girl driving. We are now paying Carly to do our merchandising as well. New roadie Kevin took over driving at 7.00 am (After a cigarette - he and Carly are the only one’s who smoke). Kevin is already feeling sick. The dust storms are behind us now, but we keep seeing dust devils moving across the fields. Just before the San Angelo exit Anti-Flag were pulled over by the cops, we kept going. The temperature continued to drop as we traveled further into Texas and it became quite chilly.

The Orbit room is typical of the small clubs in this region. It didn’t seem very full until Anti-Flag were finishing up. They played well, but again the guitars were too low out front. When we played the room filled up nicely and we had a great gig. Alvin was on form again, but for the second night in a row he fell on his ass. I ended up in the roof rafters of the building playing upside down. At the end Matthew McCoy an ex Subs drummer played a couple of numbers. He’s a great guy and a good drummer, but I felt the set went a little flat when he was playing because we were playing old songs which kind of bore me. Got to the motel at 4.00am. I slept in the Shuttle.

Charlie, Nicky, Alvin, & Dave, on the road.

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