"I heard reports after I had got out of the Mod scene (maybe 85ish) that a band that had had a big hit with 'Jesamine' in 1968 were causing all sorts of trouble at football grounds and even harassing Mods."
"heading north to a scooter rally in scarborough
we had just crossed the humber bridge and were riding through the port city situated there
when all of a sudden one of those modern versions of a goth brandished a huge metal ro and knocked…"
"One time we were driving down to Ayr on the scooters and a bunch of skinheads came out of nowhere and started pelting us with potatoes. We told the rozzers about the assault and they told us we had came across the infamous potato skins ha ha."
"another time in another seaside resort outside a garden centre some skinhead hurled lumps of grass at us .
one of my mates got hurt and we went to the police
but they wouldnt do anything
" turf war " they said it was "
Yeah I live just outside Reading, but I go to school there :p Quite a lot atm, the museum's doing a mod exhibition (which I volunteered to work in in briefly- it rocked :D ) and loads of stuff seems to be going down as well as the usual nightclubs and stuff- heres the link :) http://www.readingmuseum.org.uk/events/details/95/ there's a lot more stuff about individual events, if you want me to send you more info- ben sherman's widow is speaking at some exhibition and loads of private showings of mod-related films are going on too :) x
It's usually not bad, varies from month to month. Sometimes it's heaving, sometimes we have a quiet one. Been a difficult year for us tho, if I'm honest. If you're thinking of heading up, come for Double Sight, our weekender. That'll be more than worth the travel - www.facebook.com/doublesightweekender, got people coming from all over Europe. x