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And then he walked along the edge of the Circle

This is the place where we will post your stories about the Green's Playhouse, The Glasgow Apollo and Satelitte City (The Wee Apollo). As it develops we will break the stories up into sections such as Myths, Gigs I missed, Meeting the Bands, Where are they now etc. No story too trivial and we will only edit out bad language!

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I saw The Stones in 1982 (although I could swear it was a Friday) and they are still easily the best band I have ever seen Live. Unbelievably superb....Mick Jagger wearing a Scotland top would you believe. Scotland were playing England that weekend and seconds before the Stones took to the stage The England Team (I can remember Viv Anderson and Trevor Brooking leading them) walked out one of the side doors to take their seats in the stalls. They were quickly recognised and were about to be lynched when the lights dimmed and the Stones appeared on the stage. They were very lucky believe me. 

I also remeber the audience being a mixture of old hippies, young punks and all sorts in between.  About four rows in front of us were about half a dozen couples all done up in ball gowns and dicky bows. 

A great and unrepeatable night.
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I RECALL THIS ONE HELL FIRE IT WAS THE STONES, AT 1'ST I THINK IT WAS TO BE OUTSIDE BUT WAS MOVED TO THE APOLLO.THIS GIG WAS ONE I HAD ALLWAY'S DREAMED OF THE ROLLING STONES IN EUROPE, AN LUCKY ME THE APOLLO THEATER. I'VE SEEN MICK & THE BOY'S 3 TIMES IN THE U.S. IN BIG OUT DOOR VENUES,NOT A ONE WAS AS GOOD AS THAT GLASGOW SHOW BACK THEN.
LONG LIVE THE APOLLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A wis at this. It was all top seekret, so the tickets were printed with the "The Concert" printed with where the bands name would be. It was only announced days before the event and of course the tickets were snapped up. I only got a pair of tickets because I worked in the Royal Bank in Renfield Street and we were The Apollo's bank, so they handed us in some tickets and I was licky enough to get 2.
To be honest I don't remember the detail. I think I was struck more by how significant it was to see The Stones at such a relatively intimate gig. (Brought home weeks later when I saw them from half a mile away in Round??? Park Leeds).
I was young. and the Stones were more a reputation than a great love to me. The biggest impression on me that night was the theatricals of Mick Jagger. To be honest, I didn't know what to make of him. I'm sure at one point he appeared singing in one of the boxes. He seemed like this huge elastic performer who made the Apollo seem so small. He had so much energy he didn't just cover the whole stage he covered every inch of the hall, such was his energy.
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it was roundhay park, me and pals queued boozing through the night before. [reply]
 
Yes I remembern it like it was yesterday. I was about 15 rows from the front. and the England team were two behind me all suited and booted up for the night. I was running around with the Calton Tongs  (local gang from East end of Glasgow) I was only 16 @ the time. I was with 2 mates but our bottles crashed when we realised the row in front of us was taken up by about a dozen of the Cumbie,  our rival mob from the Southside of the city. It turned out they were only out for a good time like ourselves and once I passed them some joints they were cool lol. Well Mick ran on stage with his Scotland top on and his american football trouser thingys and the place erupted. I think it was the first time I had seen a cabless mic, and he ran around and in and out of all the boxes at the side. I saw them again twice at Hapden and St James park at the Urban Jungle tours, but nothing like that night in 82 at the Apollo. Man I miss that place badly. [reply]
 
I saw the Stones at the Apollo twice, once in 1971 & again in 1973, I still have the ticket stubbs !! First time the Groundhogs were support and next time Billy Preston was supporting and playing with the Stones. I remeber not being able to talk about the gig on the way home, it had been so loud I was almost deaf!! But it was F****** Amazing , only way to describe it. [reply]
 
Got my ticket stub for "THE CONCERT" 27.05.82. Limited to 2 per person. By time I got there it was upper circle, but was row B 25. Sat behind a sound crew doing a recording, brilliant view. Remember Mick Jagger going off stage and turing up in one of the boxes to side, girls in the box didn't realise Jagger was behind them for a few seconds. Not sure but think some of the England footie squad were there as it was a few days before the home internationls....could be wrong there. My brother never forgave me for not getting him a ticket. [reply]
 
Saw them in 1971, 73 and 76. 71 they were superb, so tight, great sound, at their peak but they played for less than hour. Forty minutes is what I remember although somebody else said it was a bit longer but that's what I remember. We were two or three rows from the front and my mate caught the basket Mick threw into the crowd then had a finger nail torn out as somebody tried to rip it from his hand. Nice. I'd seen Deep Purple the previous Friday and they were so much better that loads of the crowd were shouting for them at the end.
73 we were again close to the front but the sound was the worst ever from a major band. An unbelievably loud wall of fuzz and feedback. Shocking from a band like them. I've got some bootlegs from that tour so I know how well they were playing then but I could barely make out a single tune. So disappointing.
76 we were in the balcony, they played well, sound was great but our musical tastes were diverging by that time so that's the last time I saw them.
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