U.K. Subs 1997 Tour Journal by Nicky Garratt

Day 24

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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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Count JustinWoke up feeling surprisingly well, went into the hotel for a shower then met in the lobby at 10.30 am. We set off for New York at 11.00 am, arrived at Coney Island High club in St Marks place a little late and missed soundcheck. There were two opening bands before Anti-Flag, who had a great show. I met my friend who I used to know when I lived here in the 1980’s and she hung out in the dressing room while we did a number of interviews. For the first time in my life I have been trying to drink a little beer. I’ve never acquired a taste for alcohol, but at some shows the choice was between beer or coke. I managed to finish half a bottle before drinking water. Charlie, on the other hand, was getting drunk again and was already acting like an idiot, by the time we got on stage he was plastered and ruined the gig for us. However the place was pretty packed and we went down ok.

After the show Charlie was acting like a 12 year old again and wouldn’t leave the club, even though everyone else was ready to go, and I wanted to spend some time with someone I’d not seen for years. We were staying at the St Maritz hotel on central park. After baby-sitting Charlie for a couple of hours we finally got away in the early hours of the morning. I shared a room with my friend but Charlie had passed out in the Shuttle. We just threw blankets over him and handed the keys to the Valet. Charlie spent the night in the underground car park.

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