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I should have checked in as Debert Grady and told them I want to stay here Forever and ever and ever Smile

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This is a great thread - thanks....... @ Shaunius - what are "Amsterdam snacks?" Laughing
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HIGHS

THE GLASGOW GIG THE WHOLE BAND WERE RIGHT UP FOR IT WHICH WAS REFLECTED BY THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE CROWD . TERRY COMENTED ON A COUPLE OF OCCASIONS THAT WE WERE THE BEST CROWD OF THE TOUR SO FAR AND OFFERED TO PUT US ON THE GUEST LIST FOR ALL THE OTHER GIGS . Cool

TERRY STAYING ON STAGE FOR CONCRETE JUNGLE , HIS VOCALS ALONG WITH RODDY,S WAS GREAT IT REMINDED ME OF DANCE CRAZE ALL THEM YEARS AGO .

GANGSTERS WHAT A START HAD YOU PUMPED FROM THE START .

THE CD RIGHT AFTER THE GIG LISTENED TO IT ON THE WAY HOME SOUNDED GREAT .

LOWS

THE END OF THE GIG Sad

ONLY SEEING THEM THE ONCE THIS TOUR Mad

THE REALIZATION THAT THEY MAY NEVER TOUR AGAIN Crying or Very sad
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all highs no lows!!!!!!!!!!!

time of my life and the inclusion of International Jet set that was so well done,well nuff said
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I was lucky enough to see them at both Coventry and Ally Pally.

My highs (was a challenge restricting this to just 5 things!)

1) Getting my photo taken with Neville before the gig at the Ricoh Wink

2) The opening back-drop - how powerful was that? 30 years wrapped up into 2 minutes, an imagery depiction of our lives coming full-circle.

3) Doesn't make it alright and feeling the love from EVERYBODY!

4) Catching up with, what seemed like, 100 friends at the pre-parties

5) Little Bitch! No explanation needed Wink


My lows

1) The price of the drinks at the Ally Pally!!!!! Shocked

2) The absence of the Skinhead Symphony

3) The pick-pockets (I wasn't a victim, but knew a few people who were)

4) Getting far more drunk than I would've liked at the Ally-Pally pre-show so that I couldn't remember much of the gig (not sure how that happened considering how expensive the drinks were!!)

5) Still on a downer at the thought that there's no more Specials gigs in the foreseable future to look forward to Crying or Very sad
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Highs:
1. International Jet Set and Pearl's Cafe added to the setlist
2. DJing at the Cardiff and Brixton pre-shows
3. Doing the 2 Tone Trail in Coventry and meeting Sugarman on Albany Road and Neville on the way to the Canal Basin.
4. Meeting up with lots of forum members
5. Roddy's brothel creepers

Lows:
1. I was hoping for more 'More Specials' tracks and 'Why?', especially after he mentioned that they'd play both albums on the tour at the Dave Haslam interview in Manchester.
2. Being skint for most of the month after spending so much money going to 4 gigs in a week.
3. The t-shirts on the merchandise stall. A real lack of imagination show in the designs this time 'round.
4. Used condom stuck to the outside of the bathroom window sill if the hotel in Coventry Shocked
5. The missing 2 Tone Trail plaque at the Binley Oak.
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Highs

1. Playing with The Specials.
2. Terry dedicating Enjoy Yourself to my dad.
3. Watching from the stage each night.
4. Man at C and A
5. The bands public thanks to myself, Tim, Nik and Drew.

Lows

1. Having flu at the Ally Pally gig
2. Going back to day job after 2 months away.
3. Can't think of any more.
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Liam

I forgot to mention your More Specials T.Shirt, that was the 2nd best thing about The Specials at The Ricoh Smile I loved International Jet Set and Pearl's Cafe too Smile people don't dance to those songs for some strange reason Confused It's all a load of B***** and B***** to it all Laughing
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I think this Forum is therapy Cool my down time.... there was no way I could swing/$$$/for this... BIG UP TIME..... Talking to Paul - hearing his beautiful voice...outside in a cool and dark quiet morning, hearing all about the journey and just how much this Band means to both of us.
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marigold wrote:
I think this Forum is therapy Cool my down time.... there was no way I could swing/$$$/for this... BIG UP TIME..... Talking to Paul - hearing his beautiful voice...outside in a cool and dark quiet morning, hearing all about the journey and just how much this Band means to both of us.


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I'm still gutted over missing Jerry's Spatial AKA, It's a pity The BBC didn't record the set and their is little or nothing on Youtube Rolling Eyes "Where "Pathways meet" some day I hope Wink Smile

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mingjon wrote:
Highs

1. Playing with The Specials.
2. Terry dedicating Enjoy Yourself to my dad.
3. Watching from the stage each night.
4. Man at C and A
5. The bands public thanks to myself, Tim, Nik and Drew.

Lows

1. Having flu at the Ally Pally gig
2. Going back to day job after 2 months away.
3. Can't think of any more.



Thanks for sharing Jon, nice one. Was awesome to watch you, watching us Very Happy Cool

I really really need to do mine, keep putting it off lol...just too much to capture Shocked
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I bet J.D. has It recorded though Paul : ) ....... I can imagine his archives!
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