Penetration Peterlee Leisure Centre July 14th 1979

Penetration Peterlee Leisure Centre July 14th 1979
penpeterlee This gig was one event during a weekend of activities held in Peterlee, as part of the Peterlee Festival. Penetration played two shows at Easington Leisure Centre, an afternoon and an evening show. Support came from local heavy rock band White Spirit, who were up and coming at the time, and were soon to find fame as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. White Spirit featured Janick Gers who went on to play guitar in Gillan, and then Iron Maiden, who he plays with to this day. A strange pairing of acts, who both put on a great show. I went along to the afternoon concert, which was full of young punks. Penetration played a blinding set, as usual. I found the following entry on a message board, which I thought was interesting “…. a bunch of Hebburn Punks went to this gig. We got the bus from Newcastle but it broke down on the way. We thought we would never make the gig. However, the bus company sent another bus. We commandeered the top of the bus and changed the number and location to the 999 to No Place. We thought it was pretty appropriate considering, it was pretty cool watching peoples faces as we approached bus stops. Sean Halligan”

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Barry Wilson on December 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I was at the Peterlee Concerts as part of the Organisers. We didn’t know what we were letting ourselves in for. Loved the Bands for me especially White Spirit. But the door was equally interesting as the amount of knives, knuckle dusters and alcohol collected in was enough to keep an army. We were just glad that we were advised strong doormen recommended. And a full Rugby team came. Happy Days.


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