U.K. Subs 1997 Tour Journal by Nicky Garratt

Day 11

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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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Charlie, Alvin and Kevin came out of the house with stories of a stinking house with dog shit everywhere and the people who lived there rolling joints all night - yes a bunch of hippy drug addicts. This was definitely a low spot in the tour. We left for New Orleans at 10.30am without Dave who did not answer his pager. We contacted Dave halfway to New Orleans from a rest stop and he said he’d meet us at the show.

Kevin did the drive although he was hung over! We were all disappointed in how he was working out. Load in at the club was through a hatch at head height situated off a beautiful tree lined street with huge colonial houses. After the gear was loaded in we checked into a motel. I had a shower then returned to the club. The Opening band “One Common Voice” were good. Anti-Flag went down great - their best show yet with three encores. Kevin however was drunk again. He simply can’t handle the tour! He plugged the speakers into the wrong jack sockets, as he attempted to work with a cigarette in one hand and a beer in the other all night. He then started arguing with the promoter about the lack of beer for the band (Which was really for him), it was very embarrassing. When we went on stage he was still in the dressing room drinking. So when I broke a string I had no guitar! I confronted him and told him he had to stop drinking, he was unable to do so, so I fired him and we sent him home, via Greyhound, that night from the hotel where he was in a pathetic drunken, stoned stupor. Someone tried to break into Alvin’s room during the night.

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