I need to check the Buzzcocks anthology book cos I swear the last time I was at the Leadmill was back in 1996 when Buzzcocks was touring their “All Set” album. But the venue seems different in appearance but then almost 20 years have past.
Arriving in Sheffield in the afternoon we grab a couple of cheeky ales in Sheffield Tap where we meet Johnny and Anna. We then check in to the Travelodge to freshen up and then rejoin Johnny and Anna in the excellent Shakespere’s pub (decent selection of ales at very reasonable prices). A quick trip to Pizza Express (needs must) and we’re heading towards the venue via the Rutland Arms (again another quality pub).
In the venue we catch the end of the support (seemed good – wish we’d caught the full set really). Lammy manages to bag a vinyl copy of Open Season on the merch stand – well worth £15 of anyone’s hard earned.
Sometime around 9.30 BSP make their way onto the stage it’s another quality gig – It’s a bit mental down the front but it’s all in good spirits. The usual singing of “Remember Me” with a complete randomer occurs – Bizarrely, whilst pogoing, Cath Aubergine comments on my Stranglers T-shirt.
Friday we’re BSP-ing again – Next up Cambridge.