Saturday, October 08, 2005

Gigs in the Taunton & Bridgwater area Saturday

Rolling Stones show doesn't go a bomb
The Rolling Stones stopped their show early Thursday night at UVA's Scott Stadium. Sixty minutes into the show Thursday night, Mick Jagger made an unexpected announcement. He stepped to the microphone and announced to the 55,000 fans on hand that the band was taking an intermission at the request of stadium security. Jagger said the Stones would be back in around ten minutes.

Shortly thereafter, the stadium lights came back on and bomb sniffing dogs were brought onto the stage. According to witnesses, the band was escorted out of the stadium. The band was seen getting into vans and being driven away from the stadium under police escort.

Security cleared out those sitting on the stage, those sitting in the first thirty rows on the field and those in the first ten rows in the stadium sections closest to the stage. Dogs were seen sniffing on the stage, in those aforementioned areas of seats and backstage.

In an official press release, Carol Wood, Assistant Vice President for University Relations states, “a bomb threat was phoned in at 8:56 p.m. to 911. The threat was specific to the stage area in Scott Stadium. Every action was taken to ensure the safety of those in attendance. The crowd of approximately 50,000 was cooperative and worked with the police and concert staff throughout the sweep, which lasted for about 45 minutes. Once the police declared the area safe, the concert resumed. The band said it would not cut the concert short, and completed the entire repertoire. The show finally concluded without further incident at about 12:15 a.m”.

Local Stuff!

Live music in the Taunton & Bridgwater areas today
Mandy Jay @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
The Edge @ Vintage, Wellington
Mojo @ The Westgate, Taunton
Live Music @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton
Chris Rainbow @ Green Dragon Wellington
Steve Summers @ Princess Royal, Taunton
Dirty Money @ White Hart, Taunton

Fancy a wax Beatle?
Three wax heads of The Beatles, made for Madame Tussauds and used on the cover of the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, are to be auctioned.

Auctioneers Cooper Owen expect the busts of John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison to fetch up to £80,000 when they are sold later this month.

Also included in the sale is a waxwork head of Sir Paul McCartney that was not used in the album cover photo shoot.

Have a great day

The Editor

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