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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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Comments on Saxon [reply]
 
Sep 18th ( RIP Jimi ) 1982, the night that halfway through an excellent show that Biff announced to the crowd that he had heard that Glasgow was one of the Heavy Metal capitals of ENGLAND!!!!! - when he received a halfhearted cheer from the crowd ( probably those that were too drunk to understand what he said and just cheered at anything anyway ), the quick thinking Biff, realizing his F*** up hastily announced that Glasgow was THEE Heavy Metal capital of SCOTLAND. For this he got a big cheer but I think he got the message not to let that happen again or face the wrath of the Apollo crowd much like what happened to Samson on the Blackfoot tour with that fat slug singing for them [reply]
 
I remember enjoying their gig.
Biff was really good with the crowd,,and did the singing contest by dividing up who was allowed to sing and giving each part of the hall different names too.
He had one of those super duper beam torches to point out audience members too!Good gig!
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Another band you could always rely on for a great night out. Saw them something like 7 times in 2 years back then, and still try and catch them in London when I can 'cos they still know how to rock (sorry!) [reply]
 
Saw them a couple of times in the early 80's as support to Nazareth and somebody else and then headlining on the Strong Arm tour (got a free ticket). Never a band I really rated and always thought they were in the right place at the right time otherwise they'd still be playing pubs. There were far better NWBHM bands around at the time. [reply]
 
hi there andy...david here...yeah the apollo...how could i forget or anyone else thats been there...there will never be another place like it...the other venues apart from say the barrowlands will never even come close to it...the apollo still being better and i was only there twice seeing this band(saxon)...i even have the ticket stub with theyre autographs on it...and this gig was way back on the 11th of feb 1984...i also saw motorhead...18th june 1983...was on theyre bomber tour...i was only young and such a long long time ago to...but what i can remember these shows kicked some a**...and i remember the balcony shaking the bouncers the stage(high) lol...etc...only note ill leave on here is...how very sad such a place got demolished...the glasgow apollo...gone but never ever forgotten...(david) from alva near stirling [reply]
 
nothing to do with the apollo...well there is...sort of...i hope at least one person replies to my message...preferably a fem (hahaha)...corrrrr...byeeee :);)
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