The Specials – Hastings Pier 16th June 1980

  

  

ticket supplied by Robert Wren

Robert Wren… Hastings Pier gig gets a mention about 21.56 minutes in http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b009pdfz

Martin Curcher… I was there!

Samuel Freeman… Was working in the bar that night it was manic

Stuart Berryman… The Go-Go’s were support along with The Bodysnatchers – they didn’t go down too well. Two things I remember about the gig was Suggs being in the bar (and smiling at my girlfriend!) and the welcoming commitee of local skins waiting for us on the way out.

Lance Collins… I remember that. Was on bar duty and let Suggs in.

Peter Fortsch… I was working with my brother in law and Lance Collins. (bouncers) I had to check for steel toecaps on that night at entrance. If they were worn I confiscated there bootlaces. Lance was on duty one in one out of bar. Chris was on Dance floor. I joined him later and remember us breaking up a fight and ejecting a guy who we handed to Big Basil who removed him. Really enjoyed The Specials

Lance Collins… Peter, I remember it well. I was told by Chris to stay out of the way because I was getting married a week later and he was worried I would get a black eye

Liz Dianto… I was there. Met Suggs in the bar too. I think he had his eye on a girl I remember as Melanie. A sight more attractive than us little skinhead girls haha. Although I believe his girlfriend was in the GoGos

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  1. The Go-Go’s were support along with The Bodysnatchers – they didn’t go down too well. Two things I remember about the gig was Suggs being in the bar (and smiling at my girlfriend!) and the welcoming commitee of local skins waiting for us on the way out.

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