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Dire Straits concert at Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen on 07 December 1980 SOURCE

Dire Straits concert
Capitol Theatre in Aberdeen, UK
Sun, 07 Dec 1980

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    Promoting their ‘Making Movies’ album the band appeared in Aberdeen to the apptoval of their many northern fans. Buses were run from the outlying provinces to fill the Capitol theatre to near capacity. The new material was duly played to an appreciative if seated audience; not until their early standards were blasted out did the rush to the stage take place and several encores produced to demand by a boisterous but good natured crowd. Eventually the clamour subsided as the back-catalogue was depleted and people dispersed to catch trains, buses or lifts home. The highlight of the night had to be ‘Romeo & Juliet’ in near total darkness, with the spotlight reflecting off Knopfler’s resonator guitar into the crowd, the silent crowd hanging on every phrase and pause before the band joining in and swelling the sound.


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