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Just joined up again....

Was lucky enought to see The Specials back in Oct 1980 at the Hammersmith Palais. (Noted the photots in the sights sections). Recall hearing loud amplied swearing and my ears ringing for days afterwards and thinking what a band to see live.

I recall bunking off school one day in December 1980 and waiting outside the BBC in White City all day as the band filed in seperately to film Do Nothing for TOTP. Rod was the only one who didnt sign my school book!. Still go the book!:->)

Saw them again in May 1981 at the Rainbow Theatre which turned out to be their last london gig for 28 years I think?

Was a gutted 15 year old when they split up.

Over the years I listened to the records and then replaced them with CD's but kept listening. The words and meaning still not lost in todays world.

Never thought I would get to see them again. And then behold 2009 and I became 14 again. Alright 6/7 is as good as we are going to get. Met up with friends who had also been there and were excited as I was.

Saw them at Brixton and Margate that year and then at the RAH in 2010.

The performances were awesome and I got to meet some of my hero's for a catch up and find out what happned..:->)

This year 2011 Brighton, Brixton and Alexander Palace were attended by different groups of my mates. Some who I haven't seen for over 25 years.

Performances now much more polished of a band who have been playing regular together. The attitude is there. Excellent as was the sound and the gig CD's.

Also saw Roddy's band is September. What a performer he is!

So Im real happy and looking forward to some more (smaller) gigs in te future and hoping at 45 I can keep up and dance in the mosh a litte bit longer...and dare I suggest maybe some new material.?
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Hello dlon - good to have you on board.

Great bit of history in your post and look forward to seeing more.

I'm the same age as you but unfortunately never got to see them the first time round but was gutted when they did split.
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Wow, that's spooky - I too was at every gig you mention (bar Margate)

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Hi Dave, lucky you doing all that in the early days! I agree with you though Rod is a great performer Very Happy
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Hi Dion
A really interesting read, nice one
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Welcome dlon.

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