Re: Audio of Legendary Secret Gig with Kurt and Dave in Edinburgh
Originally Posted by Simon
Yeah, here is a bit more background
It's very sad that people were there, got in and then nobody could be sure it was not a joke so they left. Although then again conversely in retrospect now we as FF fans would know to just fucking stay because Dave could be up to anything lol
But back then there was real precedent for them to be careful:
"As it toured Europe during late 1991, the band found that its shows were dangerously oversold
, that television crews were becoming a constant presence onstage, and that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was almost omnipresent on radio and music television"
You really can't under emphasise the word dangerously there - some of those EU shows were utterly insanely wild both on and off the stage. So it's highly understandable they worried a few thousand people could blow up into an utterly uncontrollable mess (baring in mind this was not a sanctioned and secured gig).
It is hella cool to have a part of it saved though. The whole thing reminds me of the Sex Pistols last UK gig at the Ivanhoe’s club in Huddersfield Christmas day 1977. They sold tickets that gave you a phone number to ring before the gig to get the location - and it was a Christmas benefit for striking firefighters with donations at the door. A matinee in the day for the kids and then a night gig for 18+.
Of course they has even more to worry about than the crowds - they were literally on the MI5 watch list