My first Swindon gig, and it was my then favourite band The Fall, a band whom I slavishly bought and hung on every utterance from vocalist Mark E Smith. Queued up with fellow Fall devotee Doug; first in the queue, and first in! Raced up to the venue to discover Mark E Smith sitting on the front of the main hall stage scribbling notes (lyrics, maybe?) onto a pad. We were too awestruck to talk to him, but instead just basked in the great man's presence.
Support Moskow were a derivative Goth local band, who were OK but not really my cup of tea. The Fall, however, were lumbering giants, and played a shuddering set of angular, acerbic post-punk mainly based on excellent current album "Hex Enduction Hour", particularly memorable being "Deerpark."