Friday, December 04, 2009

Surprise, Surprise: The diatribe related here a couple of days ago regarding my disapproval at how we were treated at Motorhead's Bournemouth show did not rest as a Blog entry. For whatever reasons I cannot now remember, I decided to cut, paste and adjust it here and there, and then email it on to our local Bournemouth Daily Echo, who printed a slightly edited version on the 'Letter's Page' yesterday.
Agreed, we pay our ticket price, we watch the show, and yes these people need to tidy up the hall and go home, but never in 43 years of going to gigs have I had 2 or 3 so-called 'security' people employed by a venue standing over 6 or 7 punter's until they moved on. The biggest annoyance was when one of our little group, MHB and long-time friend and brother Eddie Evans, who was in a wheelchair flanked by his carers; was also hussled on - how about asking if his carers needed a hand getting him in their car rather than standing there with a bully-boy attitude?
As the song by our one and only Motorhead says, Just 'Cos You Got The Power, That Don't Mean You Got The Right!