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Date: Wednesday 23 May 1979

Venue: Bowdon Vale Youth Club Altrincham (UK)



01. The kill
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Line-up: Ian Curtis | Peter Hook | Stephen Morris | Bernard Sumner

Concert organization: Factory Records

Opening act: A Certain Ratio
Note: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark were supposed to open for Joy Division show



Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark did not show up at Bowdon Vale [misspelled "Bowden Vale" in the original text] because they thought that the stage really only a low platform in the corner would be too small for a two-piece band, its equipment, and (in their case) fluorescent lights. At one point during Joy Division's set the stage lights went out, sending Ian into a real flap. He had been hard at work learning to play the guitar and when it went dark he could not see the chalk marks he had put on the neck to show him the chords
(Source: Mark Johnson An Ideal for living)