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The hall was full, 5000 people

The concert was on June 21st 1980 in the Laugardalshöllin sports hall like most major concerts in Iceland. It was part of the Icelandic Arts Festival which is still held biannually. The hall was full, about 5000 people. The warmup band was Utangar?smenn ("The Outsiders") who were very big at the time. The band I play in now (not then), Fraebbblarnir, was supposed to play too, but at the last moment, the organisers decided they weren't "politically relevant" enough. Fuckers.I went backstage to meet them. There was a queue a mile long for autographs. The first thing I saw was Joe, signing tits, arms, tickets and whatever like he was on an assembly line. "You look knackered, mate", I said. "You speak English?" he said. "Thank god. Sit down and have a cigarette. I'm not signing any more."

So we sat there for about half an hour, chatting about the Icelandic music scene and whatnot, sharing his cigarettes, beer and whisky, until it was time for the Clash vs. road crew football (soccer) game, an after-concert fixture. I sat on the sidelines and drank whisky with Mikey Dread who was the soundman for the gig, I believe. Now, the band were pretty uniformly useless at football, especially Mick, who pranced around in high heeled, white cowboy boots and fell over a lot. The band went on to beat the roadies for the first time in living memory, so I was well chuffed.


CLASH in Laugardalshall on June 21, 1980





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London kaller a Clash

Visir March 1980

Long article about the Clash





Review of London Calling

Timinn Lon Calling
16 March 1980





The Clash a listahatio?

Timinn
May 1980





Clash kemur

Visir 7 june 1980





Alpyoutonskald vilja hlaupa i skaroio fyrir The Clash

Timinn 8 june 1980





Photo

Dagbladid 11 June 1980 photo





Besta Clash

helgarposturinn
13 JUNE 1980





Clash

MBL
15 june 1980





The Clash

Timinn
15 june 1980





Rottaeker rokkarar

thjodviljinn
20 JUNE 1980





Lauger dalsholl er ari stor

Visir
21 JUNE 1980





Islenskir unglingar hressilegri aharfendur en vio bjuggumst vio

MBL
24 june 1980





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Reykjavik - Laugardalshöllin sports hall





Photos

Júlíus Ólafsson · Here are a few pics from The Clash gig in Reykjavik, 21.6.1980. They were taken on stage by the singer of the support band and he was kind enough to let me post them here.





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