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BlueMonday84

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I was born in the early 70s so obviously, I couldn't have seen them live. I can't believe the same year Ian passed is the year my sis was born & it just doesn't seem you know, "real" in that time era, you know what I mean? You see b & w videos & it feels all old & literally seedy but, it was not that type of time. I would've given my eye-tooth to have seen them live.

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je vais répondre en Français car mon Anglais est trop restreint pour parler de sentiments.
j'étais jeunes et "con" et je me suis plus défoncé au H plutôt que regarder le concert 
et je le regrette.c'est pour cela que j'ai été revoir New Order au Meervaart.
mais l'ambiance avait changé et ce que Ian Curtis pressentait arrivait doucemement.le marchandising et ce qui suit.
il avait donné son mal en pâture,son corps et son âme."atrocity exhibition"
une manière christique de s'offrir et de montrer; non pas pour être plaint,il ne voulait pas qu'on le plaigne,mais d'être compris et pouvoir exister.
c'est vrai qu'il faut avoir connu la fin70's et les début 80's pour comprendre la"chape de plomb" des années Tatcher....."what you gonna do when novelty's gone?"

Mais IAN CURTIS on stage,c'est inoubliable....on ne peut le raconter,comme on ne pas raconter une crise de délirium,il faut l'avoir vu....

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i 'm lstenning now "decade "and" the eternal"
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were youngs,punks and junks...we were in a'dam for dope.
we were at the melkweg for that
so one of my friends wanted to go to paradiso club
we were,i remember a few parts of the concert,i was stoned
(as tonight)
that's why i've gone to new order concert two years later
in a'dam,at the meervaart
but many dances of I.Curtis,many...

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cheers razor.......

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I note on the site that it's 32 years ago since the ULU gig and the support acts are listed as Killing Joke, ACR and Section 25. I don't know if it's been mentioned at any other time on here, but Honey Bane and the Fatal Microbes played in the bar in the venue (not the main stage) early in the evening.

Not sure if that counts as an official support act, but thought i'd mention it.
 
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I saw them at the Apollo supporting Buzzcocks on the first night (Saturday).

I worked in Macclesfield from '77 to '81 in a Silk Mill and the lad in the local record shop was a big Joy Division fan. He got me interested enough to place an advance order for Unknown Pleasures. I was actually a mod at the time, although I didn't pigeonhole myself musically. (I saw OMD when they supported Gary Numan and I do vaguely remember them introducing their tape machine as 'Winston'). When I heard Joy Division were supporting Buzzcocks I was 'chuffed'. My second favourite punk band with my new favourite band. My seat was right of centre in the stalls, about 15 rows back. I thought Joy Division were great, although the consensus now seems to be they were having an off day. That may have had something to do with the bouncers who were wielding big rubber torches as if they were truncheons, stopping anyone from standing up. This carried on into Buzzcocks' set until Shelley told us all we could stand up and come to the front. Diggle added something like "If you're all sat down we think we're sh**". I know time has a way of embellishing memories but when anyone asks me what my favourite concert was, I have to say this one.

I so envy you! unfortunately I was only a kid then stuck in the wrong country. argh.

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Hi , I am new to this website and would like to say that i saw Joy Division at High Wycombe town hall with Killing Joke in feb 1980, i was a mad autograph fan and tried to meet bands everywhere i went as a punk, we met Ian Curtis who seemed very friendly to us and signed our stuff, he signed one across my back as a rest and made a joke of my hand painted slaughter and the dogs picture on my jacket, Killing joke and other members of Joy Division signed for us as well as they like most punk bands were really nice to us. I did not know much about Joy Division at the time and only had one record of theirs, I did say to Ian Curtis that Love will tear us apart was brilliant and should release it as a single, i would have never known he had problems of any kind that as a teenager i could see on meeting him, i thought he was an odd dancer but then again so was i and a lot of other punks. He was a top bloke in my mind
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Thanx Rocky for your recall of that historic moment
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...welcome rocky & great first post ! do you have more memories to share like a concert review &
anything band related ?........would be highly appreciated.  

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Saw them at rainbow theatre London 4 april 1980 first proper gig. Me and a mate had gone to see the stranglers and joy division were one of the support bands. Don't remember much about the music they played I had never heard of them, just thought they were better than the other supporting bands. What sticks in my mind is the singer who looked like he was being restrained and flailing about. I now know he was having a fit. Bought unknown pleasures and one of the singles shortly after and was hooked and they became my favourite band.
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Welcome to Joy Division Central, hatter68. Thanks for sharing your memories with us. I know Ian Curtis had a lot of fits on stage... poor guy  

Rocky01, welcome to Joy Division Central. Thanks for sharing your memories as well. YOU ACTUALLY MET IAN CURTIS!!! WOW! I AM JEALOUS!!! 

Unfortunately, as I was born in the '90s, I never saw Joy Division live and now I never will... but I absolutely adore their music and I've seen videos of them playing live on YouTube and I think they must have been pretty good. 

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I was lucky enough to see them 6 times. 

Back in 1978, some friends and I decided to be brave and head to a punk club we'd heard of in Liverpool. I used to be able to recall all the gigs I went to back then, but now I struggle. It may have been Magazine headlining, it may have been Rich Kids. It may even have been someone else. But whoever it was, Joy Division were the support band. In fact, if it wasn't for seeing Black Sabbath a few months earlier, Joy Division would have been the first band I ever saw. Anyway, Joy Division came on, and even with my limited gig experience it was plain to see that they were a really good band with really good songs. It probably wasn't apparent what they would become, but they stood out even then.

After this, we went to Eric's pretty much every week and Joy Division were back a month or two later. I can remember Ice Age, Transmission and She's Lost Control from these gigs At some point, I went to London for a week with my parents and scoured the record shops in Portobello Road. I saw Ideal for Living there and snapped a copy up, as they didn't seem to have it in Probe Records in Liverpool. I loved Eric's so much that I actually made my parents come back from London early so I could go again. Joy Division were meant to be supporting John Cooper Clarke that weekend, so we went to see them again. I cornered Ian Curtis in the toilets and got him to sign the record and a piece of paper. It must have been one of the first autographs he had done, he was the first to sign it and he didn't sign near his photo, just in the middle of the sleeve. The other members signed by theirs, maybe I just surprised him! John Cooper Clarke failed to turn up for the gig, so the owner of Eric's gave us half of our money back, so we saw Joy Division for 50p!

A month or so later, they played their first headline gig at Eric's to about 30 people. And played a blinder! I saw a lot of n bands at Eric's, and Joy Division stood out amongst the likes of The Clash, The Cure, Wire and similarly early gigs from the Specials, Human League, Teardrop Explodes and the Bunnymen

I tend to feel a bit precious about Joy Division at times as a result of this.  I tend to think of them as 'my band' and probably come across as a bit of a dick sometimes   But it means something to have seen them go from  such humble beginnings to the status they so deservedly occupy these days
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Hi , i said if i found this i would show you all, it is a ticket from the wycombe town hall gig in 1980, i made it into a bookmark in a moment of youthful brilliance , that went in my school books, i am sure you have all seen one of these tickets before but this is what i did with mine, you will have to excuse the killing joke part but that is who i went to see , sorry how do you get a picture to go on here ?
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Rocky, you'll need to email it to me - see my profile for the email address
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Hi Marko , i could not get it to allow me to add a picture in your profile e mail, you will probably cringe when you see what i did with the ticket , but i was  at school and drew all over my work books with punk stuff
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First post here!! I was taken by a friend of a friend to the "legendary" Preston gig immortalised on CD. Staying at a college friends house in Preston for a few days, aformentioned mate turned up with a ticket for John and the promise of a good night out, went away to the nearest phone box (ahh, pre-mobile days) and got me one too.

If I known who I was going to see then with my tastes at the time I wouldn't have bothered going, but was swept away to the gig on a kind of musical blind date.

I was astounded at what I saw. From my spot I could only really see Ian & Stephen, but it was enough. Didn't know any songs they played, but was blown away.

Of course, listening back to the CD it all sounds a bit of a loose night to say the least, but I really connected with them, and all these years later I still play the music a lot, and occasionally make people jealous by pointing out the fact that I saw the band, even though it was a total accident..............

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Welcome to JD Central, PJay...and thanks for a great story!
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