3 February 1983
22 years old
Drove to The Astor. From the foyer heard the end of Machinations (Boring). Saw lots of people – Debbie, Davin, Peter Roadie, Mike A, Gary Gray (Cowboys), Julian and others. C went downstairs to the front and I upstairs with Julian. I took a whole roll of 36 B&W exposures. The gig was good-ish but disappointing. The sound was atrocious. Half heartedly hung about afterwards. Saw Kira, also Dorian Gray people, Glen, Robyn’s ex. Also Robyn (Monash). Finally saw them. Not so impressed. Richard Butler was somewhat snobby too, not as expected. The only nice one was the keyboard player who was dying for me to ask him for his autograph. He was sweet. John Ashton was OK too. Came home and checked out our autographs. Phil Calvert was very nice to C, he kissed her, to his fiancé’s despair.
This picture was taken at a later pub gig I think, when I was near the front. Here is Richard Butler striking a Jagger-like rock star pose.