On Saturday Selina, Graham and I went to Wembly Arena to see the headline act Alice Cooper. It started promptly at 7.00 with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. New York band. I have never heard of them, they did a reasonable 45 minute set. I was a little worried about the quietness of the gig. At the back of the standing area you could actually order beer and hot dogs without having to shout.
I need not have worried, when Motorhead started at 8.00 It was like your whole body was picked up and shaken with every drum beat. The sound resonated through your skull shaking your brain. Wow it was fantastic.
Next it was Alice. What a show, definitely a grotesque rock opera, with infanticide, beaten abused women, blood spaying out of cut arteries and the hangman’s noose at the end.
The mix of people at the show was fabulous. From the young to the aging rock aficionado like myself. I was down near the front, 4 rows back slightly left of center. The crowds at these events are getting very civilized, no crowd surfing and no mosh pit. One guy started to push and shove. He was soon picked on by security and stopped.
Even all the people selling rip off T shirts outside the event had somehow been banned. Ah well I have a new expensive kosher T shirt, so I can feel smug.
Next morning, the ringing in the ears. Believe Graham had a head ache from the brain being knocked around by the sound.