The Guardian's article which
that the gig was in June 1989.
Date: Spring /
early summer 1989 *
Venue: Goods Shed, East Anglian Railway
Chappel and Wakes Colne Station, near Colchester, UK
Attendance: about 100
- The first ever gig by Damon
Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree at a joint birthday party for Damon, his dad
According to Dave, the band wasn't yet called Seymour (some sources suggest the name The Beads).
- According to 3862 Days,
the band performed a short set beginning with "Long Legged".
- "We were extremely energetic,
pushing the drum kit over and smashing guitars. We went down very
well, they absolutely loved us," recalls Dave.
- The audience sat
in a tube carriage.
- 20 years later, in
2009, Blur returned to
play at the same venue.