The description of the Hardrock as a "concert theatre" is a bit rich! I can remember it when it was a bowling alley.
That long low room led to problems when there was a good crowd in. When the Faces played there a year or so after this their drummer, Kenny Jones, passed out from the heat and had to be taken to hospital.
No such problems at this gig. The audience consisted of a load of "heads" who had probably picked up on the band from John Peel standing at the back and a bunch of teeny girls at the front (Donna and Rubber Bullets had both charted before this gig). Somewhere in between were me and my mates including one Jon Ormerod, later better known as the Postman of this parish.
Artefact added : 1st February 2011