Radiohead in 100 gigs

Everywhere Forever

14. Edinburgh, La Belle Angel, 14 February 1995. Thom & Jonny (Kind of) Plugged In

The tickets for these acoustic gigs, previews of the new album (The Bends) that was finished and announced just before Christmas, are available free to W.A.S.T.E. subscribers. I phone the hotline the day before and leave a message as instructed. Julie from the management calls me back; I’m on the list. We get the bus… Continue reading 14. Edinburgh, La Belle Angel, 14 February 1995. Thom & Jonny (Kind of) Plugged In

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15. Wolverhampton, Civic Hall, 13 March 1995.

12 March I take the train to Manchester with Rebecca. When we get to her place, Val has a special promo copy of The Bends on vinyl, dispatched from Caffy. My immediate reaction is that it’s a masterpiece. It’s so different from the first record but more recognisable as the band I’ve come to know.… Continue reading 15. Wolverhampton, Civic Hall, 13 March 1995.

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16. Sheffield, Hallam University, 14 March 1995

The discovery that we have to catch the last train back to Manchester from Sheffield tonight puts me in a bad mood. The last train is at 10.45pm, I'm convinced there will be a race to catch it even though the venue is pretty close to the station. Rebecca leaves early to interview Marion. Val… Continue reading 16. Sheffield, Hallam University, 14 March 1995

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18. Preston, University of Central Lancashire, 18 March 1995

I wake up early, flushed with excitement and pack my rucksack. I’m learning to travel light. I’m reading 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez for my English Lit course. I get through a lot of it on the train to Preston. I’m early when I get there, so I go for a cup… Continue reading 18. Preston, University of Central Lancashire, 18 March 1995

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19. Middlesbrough, Town Hall, 19 March 1995

We keep putting off our departure from Manchester and when we eventually get on the road we get diverted onto the Motorway (which we’d been avoiding as it didn’t make for easy going in the little Metro), but we still manage to arrive in Middlesbrough by 3.30pm. Outside the Town Hall we find the tour… Continue reading 19. Middlesbrough, Town Hall, 19 March 1995

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20. Manchester, University, 20 March 1995

Wake up with a strange introspective feeling about last night. I shouldn’t be so paranoid. We go and pick up more fanzines from the printers and then get the bus to Piccadilly, where we bump into Lisa Abuse. She’s up to her neck in exams and isn’t coming to the show. Val, Rebecca and I… Continue reading 20. Manchester, University, 20 March 1995

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22. Northampton, Roadmender, 23 March 1995

Fatigue and traffic queues. Another one-way city. We have trouble parking when we reach the Roadmender. The others are conferring about directions when I spot Jonny walking across the road some way in front of us. He’s got shades on and big expensive-looking headphones. Eventually we park in a multi-storey then go for a wander… Continue reading 22. Northampton, Roadmender, 23 March 1995