I can’t remember why we went to see Cheap Trick at the Mayfair – it was a difficult venue to get home from so there must have been a good reason to have to go to all the bother t get a parent to come and pick you up afterwards!
It was probably either because of their single I want you to want me or because we saw them on the OGWT and liked the look of them (particularly the quirky guitarist) The tickets were the princely sum of £1.20 and violin playing (punk) band Bethnal were the support act – the second time we’d seen them as they supported Hawkwind the year before.
Although he guitar played hammed it up for the audience and we enjoyed it at the time I never really bothered with them again – at one point the guitar player threw loads of plectrums into the audience – I still have one!
This was the setlist from the next show – I suspect the setlist in Newcastle was similar:
Come On, Come On
Taxman, Mr. Thief
You’re All Talk
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace
Can’t Hold On
Please, Mrs. Henry
I Want You to Want Me
He’s a Whore
Down on the Bay
Ain’t That a Shame
Clock Strikes Ten