in Royal Festival Hall - 1984

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Late Summer 1984 and the RFH played host to Marc Almond's first ever London solo concert and (I think) one of the first "rock" concerts at the venue. It was a brave move. The audience were dressed entirely in regulation goth black and red. The (largely grey haired) ushers were terrified. The show was introduced by transgender entertainer Lana Pillay and the "security staff" kept telling the excited audience to sit down when enthusiasm got the better of them. I remember Marc (in lurid pink sequin dinner jacket) even had to warn people that the show would be stopped early if this continued! …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 30 November, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Marc Almond Rock Concert performed by Marc Almond

Experience Information

Date/Time 1984
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:25:25 +0100
Approved on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:46:03 +0000