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Post by tania64 » 03 Jul 2017, 5:55am

Hi everybody, I'm writing from Italy. I've been a great fan of The Clash since 1979 when I bought the first record (give'em enough rope). I had the occasion to see them playing on 1st June 1980 in my city. The morning after I was walking with a friend in the centre of the city when we met Joe. He stopped and he talk with us and offered us a beer. As you can imagine that was one of the most exciting moments of my life.

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Post by revbob » 03 Jul 2017, 6:31am

tania64 wrote:
03 Jul 2017, 5:55am
Hi everybody, I'm writing from Italy. I've been a great fan of The Clash since 1979 when I bought the first record (give'em enough rope). I had the occasion to see them playing on 1st June 1980 in my city. The morning after I was walking with a friend in the centre of the city when we met Joe. He stopped and he talk with us and offered us a beer. As you can imagine that was one of the most exciting moments of my life.
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Post by Heston » 03 Jul 2017, 6:51am

tania64 wrote:
03 Jul 2017, 5:55am
Hi everybody, I'm writing from Italy. I've been a great fan of The Clash since 1979 when I bought the first record (give'em enough rope). I had the occasion to see them playing on 1st June 1980 in my city. The morning after I was walking with a friend in the centre of the city when we met Joe. He stopped and he talk with us and offered us a beer. As you can imagine that was one of the most exciting moments of my life.
Welcome, I bet that was amazing.
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Post by deny » 03 Jul 2017, 7:08am

I bet that was great!

Which city and what did Joe have to say?

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Post by tania64 » 03 Jul 2017, 8:24am

The city was Bologna, unfortunately we didn't talk a lot with him, only to thank him for the gig. We were very young and shy :scared:

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Post by JennyB » 03 Jul 2017, 9:12am

Very cool. Welcome to the board!
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Post by matedog » 03 Jul 2017, 10:13am

tania64 wrote:
03 Jul 2017, 8:24am
The city was Bologna, unfortunately we didn't talk a lot with him, only to thank him for the gig. We were very young and shy :scared:
Bologna is the one where Topper didn't show up until the eighth song or so, I believe. That's a hell of a show to have seen. Any of those late spring 1980 shows were incredible and I'm super envious of those who were able to see them.

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Post by tania64 » 04 Jul 2017, 2:47am

matedog wrote:
03 Jul 2017, 10:13am
tania64 wrote:
03 Jul 2017, 8:24am
The city was Bologna, unfortunately we didn't talk a lot with him, only to thank him for the gig. We were very young and shy :scared:
Bologna is the one where Topper didn't show up until the eighth song or so, I believe. That's a hell of a show to have seen. Any of those late spring 1980 shows were incredible and I'm super envious of those who were able to see them.

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Yes it was! They said he was missing but someone told that probably he was stopped by the police. At the beginning it started raining and Joe said something like "God stop the rain" and in fact it stopped.

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Post by Flex » 04 Jul 2017, 7:57am

Awesome, and welcome!
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