I’ve lost count of the amount of Stranglers gigs I’ve attended now. It started in 1990 and I’ve seen the (on average) at least twice a year. Somewhere in the region of 50 then.
Got the train down and immediately struck up conversation with an old bloke who sat opposite me (I was wearing me Stranglers T-Shirt). “Oh I was a Jam fan” he said. Despite that, we had a good old chat for the entire journey. Much to the annoyance of everyone else in the carriage – I happened to notice we were in the “quiet carriage”.
After having a few delightful ales with friends in Sheffield’s Tap (just outside the station) we made our way to the venue. Not quite a sold out crowd there tonight but pretty packed. The setlist is definitely a fans setlist on this tour. “Four Horsemen” from The Gospel According To The Meninblack and “The Man They Love To Hate” from La Folie being very enjoyable this evening. Even the 80s poptastic “Nice In Nice” sounded good.