The La Folie UK Tour 1981.

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Re: The La Folie UK Tour 1981.

Post by PaulinLondon » 22 Dec 2010, 23:24

nickinblack wrote:Just to add to this thread.I saw them at the Birmingham Odeon on this tour.First time I'd seen them sat in the stalls at the Odeon.You'd got a better chance of getting right down to the front if you were downstairs.I'd been upstairs before.You had to run the gauntlet past the bouncers first,mind. :grin: The stage was usually completely invaded during the encores. :grin: The bouncers couldn't keep up. :grin:
Golden Brown wasn't a hit at the time of this concert,but I remember being thrilled to bits with the new album,even if Pin Up jumped no matter how many times you took it back to the shops.I was a massive fan of Let Me Introduce You To The Family and still am and thought at the time at last The Stranglers would have another top 20 hit after a string of undeserved flops,but it wasn't to be.Little did I know what was round the corner with Golden Brown.
Remember seeing SLF at the Birmingham Odeon in November too and meeting the band afterwards,which was great.Didn't get to meet The Stranglers at this gig though. :( Remember my friends and me sitting/standing next to
a couple of attractive girls the same age as us 15 or 16,one being keen on Hugh and the other JJ.Still remember trying to chat them up and discussing the age of Jet.None of us could believe he was in his forties and old enough to be our Dad.Now I'm much older than he was and I could never imagine myself doing what he did then ! Needless to say the gig was a good one,remember buying the La Folie tour t/shirt-the one with the heart on it.Didn't wash that well if I remember correctly or was it I just put on weight quickly :smile:,who knows.Great music and great times for me.
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Post by Alexinblack » 01 May 2013, 20:15

Been reading through all these stories and each and every one of them are really good, would have given anything to have seen the band on this tour or and any MK1 tour.

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Post by zamaguire » 02 May 2013, 20:21

Ah yes, Belfast my first gig.

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Post by stubsinblack » 02 May 2013, 23:48

After Lancaster in '79 and '81, Manchester on the first leg of this tour was the thrid time I'd seen tham. I also managed to get to Leeds on the "Second Coming" tour in early '82. The intro to Baroque Bordello at Mancheter was staggering - made me literally go weak at the knees - an effect I've never felt at any gig before or since. Other memories from that one were the amazing bass intro to Let Me Introduce You....; the one and only time (in what must be twenty-odd gigs by now) I've ever seen them do Princess Of The Streets and the first time I saw GB live. The Leeds gig was nothing special to be honest. It was a pretty crappy small venue - notable only for the opening "Sewer" and a decent version of WWTW.

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Post by Cells&Plasma » 03 May 2013, 09:52

stubsinblack wrote:After Lancaster in '79 and '81, Manchester on the first leg of this tour was the thrid time I'd seen tham. I also managed to get to Leeds on the "Second Coming" tour in early '82. The intro to Baroque Bordello at Mancheter was staggering - made me literally go weak at the knees - an effect I've never felt at any gig before or since. Other memories from that one were the amazing bass intro to Let Me Introduce You....; the one and only time (in what must be twenty-odd gigs by now) I've ever seen them do Princess Of The Streets and the first time I saw GB live. The Leeds gig was nothing special to be honest. It was a pretty crappy small venue - notable only for the opening "Sewer" and a decent version of WWTW.
Princess was not performed on any La Folie Tour.....you are getting mixed up with The Feline Tour. :roll:
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Re: The La Folie UK Tour 1981.

Post by Alexinblack » 03 May 2013, 19:08

nickinblack wrote:Just to add to this thread.I saw them at the Birmingham Odeon on this tour.First time I'd seen them sat in the stalls at the Odeon.You'd got a better chance of getting right down to the front if you were downstairs.I'd been upstairs before.You had to run the gauntlet past the bouncers first,mind. :grin: The stage was usually completely invaded during the encores. :grin: The bouncers couldn't keep up. :grin:
Golden Brown wasn't a hit at the time of this concert,but I remember being thrilled to bits with the new album,even if Pin Up jumped no matter how many times you took it back to the shops.I was a massive fan of Let Me Introduce You To The Family and still am and thought at the time at last The Stranglers would have another top 20 hit after a string of undeserved flops,but it wasn't to be.Little did I know what was round the corner with Golden Brown.
Remember seeing SLF at the Birmingham Odeon in November too and meeting the band afterwards,which was great.Didn't get to meet The Stranglers at this gig though. :( Remember my friends and me sitting/standing next to
a couple of attractive girls the same age as us 15 or 16,one being keen on Hugh and the other JJ.Still remember trying to chat them up and discussing the age of Jet.None of us could believe he was in his forties and old enough to be our Dad.Now I'm much older than he was and I could never imagine myself doing what he did then ! Needless to say the gig was a good one,remember buying the La Folie tour t/shirt-the one with the heart on it.Didn't wash that well if I remember correctly or was it I just put on weight quickly :smile:,who knows.Great music and great times for me.
How did it end with those girls? :grin:

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Post by nickinblack » 05 May 2013, 11:48

Ha,ha.They were more interested in JJ and Hugh than us. :wink:
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Post by Alexinblack » 05 May 2013, 13:09

nickinblack wrote:Ha,ha.They were more interested in JJ and Hugh than us. :wink:
Shame that mate ha ha.

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Post by clutchingmyteddybear » 05 May 2013, 15:35

[quote="PaulinLondon"][quote="nickinblack"]Just to add to this thread.I saw them at the Birmingham Odeon on this tour.First time I'd seen them sat in the stalls at the Odeon.You'd got a better chance of getting right down to the front if you were downstairs.I'd been upstairs before.You had to run the gauntlet past the bouncers first,mind. :grin: The stage was usually completely invaded during the encores. :grin: The bouncers couldn't keep up. :grin:


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The odeon downstairs always had bouncers along the front third nearest the stage. We used to ask someone from thIs section to bring tickets back and we would be allowed to the front. Oh happy days
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Post by MiB81 » 06 May 2013, 19:38

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Post by MiB81 » 06 May 2013, 19:55

Ah, to be back there again.
That age, and that band.
I might stick the Apollo CD on tonight (wonder if it's on Spotify?)
I remember tape-ing this from Radio Clyde when they first broadcast it,
that tape became a treasured possession at the time, but I'm sure I ended up wearing
out the tape what with all the regular plays.
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Re: The La Folie UK Tour 1981.

Post by Alexinblack » 06 May 2013, 20:31

Listen to quite a lot of the Glasgow gig from 81 such a great set list, no Heroes, Peaches, SBC, Grip in those sets either.

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