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Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by Mad Eyed Screamer, 26 Sep 2015.
How the Chameleons never made it commercially is beyond me. Excellent group.
After reading the posts earlier I listened to a few tracks again in the car today and would agree. Swamp Thing and Second Skin are personal favourites. On the ticket office, there’s so many great stories but I seem to recall the usual chaos at Ian Brighwells testimonial when thousands turned up on the day and they were completely unprepared. From what I remember there were long queues standing with a mixture of anger and resignation at the ‘typical city’ planning. It’s a little sad these days when it took me 5 minutes to renew 2 season tickets last week online!
Chameleonvox playing ritz in December.
Tears, soul in isolation
If I'm deaf when I'm old it's because these were played very loud
I was 16 & the kippax was a very scarey place that day, never seen as rammed as it was that hot may day
No danger of going deaf without the" Mighty Lever" on drum's.
They were comparable at the time to the Bunnymen and U2.... Should have been huge.
Yes, it was pay on the day for the Kippax and also The Platt Lane.
I ended up in the corner between Platt Lane and Kippax, having climbed over the fence to relieve the crush. That's how people ended up in there. It wasn't open but police just let people pile in. I always wondered why it was "closed" to City fans that day because that section held several thousand and now I know: it was unsafe!
It could have been our Hillsbrough/Valley Parade.
We were too loyal for our own good n’all. We should have stayed away or caused a few riots. But we just kept on keeping on going. We’re off our heads really aren’t we?!
Football fan's in general exist on hope and dreams. Swales was a master at playing on that. I always remember the headlines every pre season on how we were going to sign all these top players, invest and become the biggest club in the country. Sadly it was always false dawns. Swales was the equivalent of a corner shop owner suddenly put in charge of a multi million pound chain. He was totally out of his depth and we paid the price for decades.