Archive: September 2003

September 14, 2003

Well 11 Sept 1973 was my first ever gig so what better way to celebrate 30 years of gig going by booking a trip to see the legends The Sex Pistols on the last few dates of their USA tour. It was a very hectic trip that went like this Sept 1 Arrive San Diego then drive to San Fran. Sept 2 Chuck Prophet + Jonathan Richman at Slims in San Francisco. Sept 3 Sex Pistols at Warfield , San Francisco .Sept 4 Drive to Las Vegas. Sept 5 Sex Pistols at Hard Rock Hotel,Las Vegas. Sept 6 Sex Pistols at Greek Theatre,Los Angeles. Sept 7 Sex Pistols at Street Scene ,San Diego. Sept 8 Sex Pistols at Marquee,Tempe,Arizona. Sept 10 Beach Boys at America West Arena , Phoenix Arizona . Then back to London for Rolling Stones shows at Wembley Arena. The Sex Pistols were fantastic. Short 60 mins set of the finest rock n roll ever. Everything from "Never Mind The Bollocks" etc. Well worth the trip , that band and those songs mean so much to me even today . While i was there a few people helped me out so big thanks to Memphis Linzy , Helena , Mick , Simon and of course The Sex Pistols esp Glen Matlock. (See aftershow page for the aftershow news.)See www.sex-pistols.net for full reviews and some of the photos that i took at all of the shows. A few of these photos also appear in the December 2003 issue of MOJO music mag which has done a 2 page article on the Pistols tour.