John Cooper Clarke – Dingwalls, Newcastle 19th May 1983

I don’t remember a lot about this gig at the short lived Dingwalls in Newcastle. I’m not sure why I was in Newcastle unless I had just finished University or it was a holiday. I think this may have been the one where he was so late coming on that we would have had to leave before he did to get the train home so we rang my mum to see if my Dad could come and get us afterwards and she said that she would leave the money for a taxi next to the front door (about £5 if I recall correctly) and while we were having this discussion JCC walked past us towards the stage and I said oh got to go he’s coming on!