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
However, according to most reports the set was nothing
less than brilliant so the atmosphere improved
|"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
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.