Hugh was onstage for around 1 hour as support to Wilko Johnson. Packed out crowd and a solid performance from Hugh. Thrown Away gets the electric treatment and Getting Involved is added to the set.
A warm up date for their “Live at Leeds” gig the following day.
Having first seen the Manics 25 years ago at Leeds Town and Country Club (just over the road). I was feeling a little nostalgic and pretty old! Bit of an unusual setlist “Horses Under Starlight”, “Forever Delayed” etc but plenty of classics thrown in. An acoustic “Stay Beautiful” sounding great (if a little nostalgic) with the crowd joining in with the “why don’t you just…FUCK OFF” to which James Dean Bradfield comments “How childish were we?!” very, did we ever grow up?
Here’s one of me and Cap from around 1997 I believe whilst he was promoting his “Mad Cows and Englishmen” album.