Joy Division concert

11th April 1980: The Factory I, Manchester

Supported by Minny Pops

   
Ian Curtis on stage - with Twinny, Terry Mason and Bernard in the second photo
All stage photos on this page (C) Reynard Toombs and reproduced here with permission

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Alan Wise "no encore"
The original Factory reopened for a few Friday dates. Joy Division were booked only 10 days in advance and attracted a crowd of 900 people despite minimal advertising. 

There had been several incidents that evening and the atmosphere wasn't good when Joy Division entered the stage. 

However, according to most reports the set was nothing less than brilliant so the atmosphere improved considerably.
"Rob Gretton* came out after Joy Division went off and said 'Joy Division will not be coming back again tonight, and if you bastards throw a bottle at me there definitely will be hell.'

So, Pils bottles flew from everywhere at him. Joy Division came back out and the club erupted when they did 'Atrocity Exhibition' as the encore."
[Nick Wraith, June 1982]

* It was actually Alan Wise. See photo left for him giving the announcement.
Deborah Curtis went to the concert and found out more about Ian's relationship with Annik, specifically their living arrangements during the recording of Closer - Peter Hook, Substance Book
 
All stage photos on this page (C) Reynard Toombs and reproduced here with permission