Date: 12th August 1989
(Originally released on VHS video)
The first massive gig the Roses ever played, and some would say their best. 4,000 people packed into the Empress Ballroom, which was usually used for press conferences and trade fairs, and danced the night away, after the band’s crew had kicked open the doors, prompting a massive rush in.
The crowd got seriously overheated, and John, Mani and Reni threw ice pops into the crowd when they came on stage.
During the day, Blackpool was flooded with people wearing flares and Reni hats, enjoying a day out, which they continued in the Ballroom, bringing beachballs in to chuck around. Ian later on said that Blackpool was the moment he knew the band had made it.
Also known and released as The Flashback', an unofficial bootleg CD by Skin Up.
1. I Wanna Be Adored
2. Elephant Stone
4. Sugar Spun Sister
5. Made Of Stone
6. She Bangs The Drums
7. Where Angels Play
8. Shoot You Down
9. Going Down
10. Mersey Paradise
11. I Am The Resurrection
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