Still my favourite Bruce gig of all attended.4th July, Wembley Stadium, beautiful July day...........Thirty six years, where has the time gone?"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young was very heaven."
I have a triple vinyl bootleg of the show, not close to Nugs quality but listenable.
It was just such a great couple of days.
My first ever Bruce show was a month previously in Newcastle....life changing obviously, I deeply regret not hitting Edinburgh Playhouse four years previously, prior to that I was a metal obsessed child so any shows before 81 weren't in play.
Anyway, after Newcastle a month previously, I was absolutely up for this show.......
I left the night prior on the overnight train from my hometown in the NE. My Dad worked for the railways at that time, so he'd fixed it so I had my own sleeping compartment.
I hardly slept though, like a nipper the night before Christmas.
Arrived in That London early breakfast time, across to Paddington to meet my pals (who'd been the night prior) quick snack then out to Wembley.
Great day on the beer, met some folks from the U.S. including a gal called, believe it or not, Rosie from Long Beach.
Q-ed to get in, no pit in them days, got a great spot quite close.......the show was just awesome, still my first pick of all the shows I've been to.
Afterwards me and my Buddies re-enacted some famous Scotland goals on the Wembley pitch....
Jeez, happy, happy memories......
This is such an often mentioned show... I get the Indy Day opener makes it an outlier and interesting as far as bootlegged recordings go, but with the number of people on Bruce forums who rave about how great it was in person it sometimes feels like half of England was at this show.
Such a shame that based on Flynn and Hal's musings on the NBTB podcast that it is almost certain there are no multi tracks from this show to allow a real high quality Nugs release.