Wednesday, 26 January 2011

84 THE FLATMATES, Buy Off The Bar, Bristol Western Star Club, Friday 3 July 1987

Set off a bit later tonight for the 2nd night in my Subway Records Bristol double-header, to avoid being tempted to have a bevvy. Got to the club at 10, meeting other Swindonians who'd made the trip down. Met up with the Flatmates beforehand and got stuff signed and bought merch!

Buy Off The Bar were from Holland and were almost as bad as their name; plus they played for far too long!

The Flatmates didn't come on until nearly 1 am, by which time the place was a total sweatbox, with condensation dripping from the low ceiling. Their fast, furious and fun set of ramshackle melodic punky pop didn't help matters there, but left us all hot and happy!

Had a quick word with Sarah Flatmate afterwards, to cap a sauna-like but fun gig!

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