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The band was almost larger than the audience. And we went out there and played our hearts out. At the end of the gig our crew backed our rental truck into the marquee and every penny we made had to go to the replacement of that. I can laugh about it now, but at the time it was almost tragic. We were headlining this tour in Australia and New Zealand. People were booing and throwing things at them, and that was difficult enough.
Anyway, we finally got on stage and we were five songs into the show when David Byrne ran off and refused to come back on.
David had a lot of temper tantrums when he got to be a big star. He couldn't stop it; fame and the whole diva thing was just overwhelming for him. There was meant to be a great big party afterwards and David didn't even show up. It was just this really sad, dismal affair where people got quietly drunk in the corner.
It was awful that everything we'd been working towards ended like that. Will Young Switzerland, Will Young: I don't want to go back to that dark, dark place.
It was horrendous, from start to finish. The journey was awful because I got the wrong gate, then I got on the plane, perspiring, having held up an entire plane of journalists.
And the gig was terrible. I'd just got the record contract I'd always dreamed of, I'd started writing songs, and I'd done the Jubilee gig at Buckingham Palace. I felt like I was singing at a wedding, and not even a good wedding. There were about 30 people there. I remember singing Light My Firesqueezing between the diners in the restaurant and perching down on this woman's lap. I felt like the turn after a conference where the attendees are members of a line-dancing club. Still, everyone was very nice.
I'd never go back there, to that dark, dark time. I think about it quite a lot — when I'm singing at Bestival and the stage is sinking I think: I wanted to write "Which bit of 2-Tone didn't you get?
I thought it was quite funny, and I thought he might see the funny side of it. Unfortunately, he didn't, and about two songs in he opened up his book to show another member of the audience, and the place, which was pretty packed, saw red, because they thought I'd defiled his skinhead bible. Suddenly, the venue was split down the middle: We had Brad from the Specials drumming with us, and he was well worried.
So we had to stay inside the venue for quite a long time. Gigs are meant to be edgy, and I never want to preach to the converted. But when you're in a place where the tumbleweed blows through the car park, you rather wish they were all converted. Joe Jonas, Jonas Brothers Sacramento, California, We played a strawberry festivalwhere they actually judge strawberries, with taste tests and everything. It was also the most awkward gig we've ever done.
We had to perform without any sound equipment.
We didn't get angry and smash the place up, no. But we did get asked to judge the winning strawberry as compensation for the bad sound. The winning strawberry was fantastic.
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Francis Rossi, Status Quo Dundee, You used to get extra money for playing in Scotland because it was so dangerous, although luckily the Scots took to us early on. We were in this brand new room with parquet flooring, and this fight broke out.
I'd never seen anything like it — 1, people, everybody punching everyone else: And we were onstage and there was no way out. Luckily someone told us to get our stuff, get out, and come back in the morning. We didn't argue, we just left. We came back in the morning and these 20 old washer-women were there in a line, on their knees, scrubbing the blood out of this lovely new parquet floor.
Duane Eddy Iowa, We knew something was wrong when we were told to park in the alley and unload our gear for the gig and then when we came out afterwards the police had written parking tickets on the tour van. Then this guy pulled a gun on my drummer and said he'd come to collect his money.
So he got his money. Suzi Quatro New Zealand, We'd been in America with Alice Cooper as special guests on his Welcome to My Nightmare tourthat was 80 shows, then we went to Scandinavia, then we flew to Japan for some shows, then to Australia for a month, then we went to New Zealand — we were on the road for about six months non-stop.
New Zealand was the last port of call and we were flying through the night when I noticed a little spot on my leg — I thought I'd got bitten. Then I woke up and the spot was travelling up my leg in a line: This was the day of the gig. The doctor had to cut me, but I still went onstage with the poison pouring out, in all my leathers! It's called being a pro. The show must go on and all that.
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But this was the only time I ever thought I shouldn't have gone on. It was really painful. I was on painkillers and the dressing had to keep being changed.
Sarah Lee for the Guardian We agreed to do this gig in Italy for a fashion party, but no one there was even remotely interested in anything going on onstage — they were more interested in what they were wearing. There was one really well-built, muscly man wearing a short man-skirt that looked not so much gladiator fierce but gym-trash trying to be fashion.
Luckily I could see the funny side of it. Another time, on the Ta-Dah tour, we were scheduled to play this festival in Germany. We were on before Kraftwerk, and we were not what the minimal house-heads wanted. Everything I said on stage went down like a lead balloon, and I got the feeling nobody understood what I was saying, so I started using the biggest words I could think of.
At the end I said: Obviously, being young, I just wanted to have a good time and hang out with my friends. And the head of our record label, Mushroom, was coming there specifically to see us play, and possibly give us a deal. It was slightly disconcerting knowing the label head was there. He was pushed off stage by a fan who thought he was an impostor because he'd dyed his hair black.
We had four SAS members looking after Rob's security and none of them managed to stop this guy running on the stage and pushing Robbie off the stage into the pit. He was quite shaken up, but he went straight back on stage. He doesn't give up easily. He can be quite tasty, can Robbie: The two families weren't very happy with each other, put it that way. When Canterbury Glass started playing it was clear they'd booked the wrong band — they wanted The Last Waltz by Englebert Humperdincknot heavy rock and blues.
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The band got progressively more freaky and psychedelic, with lots of feedback, and the audience started attacking the stage, dragging leads out of amps. It all deteriorated into a punch-up between the two factions. I kept my head down till the police came. Another time, with Genesis inwe were supporting Lou Reed in Toronto in Massey Halland there were people who wanted to watch Genesis, and people who wanted to watch Lou Reed.
And that deteriorated into a punch-up between the Lou Reed fans who were on downers, and the Genesis fans who were more into Earl Grey tea. They weren't familiar with our work. But then, I don't think anyone in Shrewsbury was familiar with our work. There were four of us on stage, and four people in the audience, including the promoter, who was crying. Shane Filan, Westlife Indonesia, It was an amazing gig, but it ended badly. There was total hysteria and we couldn't leave the stadium until they cleared it of people.
It was like a battle. They were flat-out attacking each other, thumping and kicking. It was unbelievable, about police and security. Eventually, the army got called in. It was like something out of Braveheart. And we were like: No one knew where it was going to go.
Then he told them to fuck off. And eventually they did. A week later, our very tough London promoter went down to Oxford with a bunch of guys, found them, and divine retribution was delivered. They opened the doors early and put me on earlier than I was expecting, so as I started people were still walking in.
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