43 THE POGUES, The Balham Alligators, London Hammersmith Palais, Monday 17 March 1986
Took our lives in our hands for this one, a "St. Patricks Day Special" which was wall-to-wall in rowdy drunken Irishmen! Support acts included The Balham Alligators (very fat and folky), a loud Irish punk band whose name eluded us, and a duo of Irish buskers.
The Pogues played up to the occasion as you'd expect, "Wild Rover" in particular raising the roof! Drunken singalongs and fiddly diddly dancing were the order of the day in a most appropriate way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!