Last ever Tonys
As well behind with many things, if dont do it here it never get done so all a bit its rough and ready...
Anyway looking back at it the last nite at Tonys was a very good un, think somewhere about 3-400 turned up for this final nite.
Popped in to an earlier all-dayer at Lowton which meant we were well up in the mood.
Having a laugh we were talking about what memorabilia we were going to rob, then later saw 3 or 4 people carrying out one of the red easy settee things that used to line dancefloor, cracked us up as had visions of a well smart front room, with one of these right in middle, just think about what they might find when checking out whats fell down the sides.
(later found out had actually paid for it beforehand so wasn't a case of check out their neck)
Someone counted up at least 70 odd from North Wales Coast lurking around, which is a bit scary, (the counting that is!) but gives an idea of how things are.
One of our lot almost (or did he make it? never saw the final result) won the privledge of being the last ever person to get chucked out of Tonys, a shocking tale involving Ribenna and all sorts.
Sounds billed line was as below
Bob Hinsley Mick H Carl Willingham Pip Kev Murphy Pete Coulson Mark Morgan Plus Regs
And Upstairs Banging Away
Dave Hawkins Eddie Barton Davie Brown Paul Baldwin
All was as it always is at Tonys, always to me had its own sort of taste and the djs all dished out what the crowd wanted. From latest sounds, revivals and those Tonys regular always hears.
8 come and that was that, no more Tonys, after so many years of regular events has to be a shame, many mentioned it was a shame that recent nites couldnt have had more nites like the last one. Still live goes on, know the promoting team reckons the new venue at LUX Club Wigan (memberships were handed out on the nite) is going to be a winner.
Did have up a few years ago video clips from the Grey Whistle visit in early 80s, shout if needs dictate and will dig.
After event thoughts
Still smiling at the thought of those carrying the settee down the road as the sun rises over ...............
No more doing the 5 times around the one way circuit.
No more early morning walks round Blackburn trying to remember where car is parked.
What is playing that track from four heartbeasts film about , not one of my favs by a long way
Best quote about Tonys "You know what you are going to get and thats what you get...simple!"