Very fortuitously all my vintage clothes are stored in Clare’s attic – in the very house in which I have been staying since I was discharged from hospital in June. So when I got a call from a magazine wanting a very specific creative using a vintage T-shirt, (under wraps for now), I hopped up the loft ladder for a quick forage.
And imagine my joy when I came across a stash of my band T-shirts from 1989 to about 1992. The Cure, The Wedding Present, Cud, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Wonderstuff. I remember all the gigs as if they were yesterday.
The Cure was at Wembley in the summer of 1989, with lil’sis and my American exchange, The Wedding Present at Northampton Roadmenders in maybe 1990. The Wonderstuff with Clare herself at Brixton Academy in October 1989. I wore the T with a micro black lycra skirt, purple wool tights & Woolworths’ black slip-on plimsolls. Frankly, I’m surprised, given my very tender years, that my parents even let me out of the house.
(And here are the gig tickets I found earlier in the year from the same period.)