Wapentake

The watering hole of choice for any classic rock fan, you had to queue to get ins any time after 7.30 during the weekend. Your webmaster was there virtually every night of the week for many years. Manageress Olga Marshall (sadly, no longer with us) looked after her regulars like a mother and the bouncers were a decent bunch. The DJs (Paul Unwin was a regular) knew exactly what people wanted. I remember hearing Van Halen's "Eruption" there for the first time and sneeringly saying "that can't be a guitar" (cough).

Regular table football contests were held there and they were amog the first to offer electronic Table tennis" then Space Invaders. Although not a weekly or monthly venue, bands did play the Wapentake from time to time, including local legends Haze and even rock monsters Def Leppard.

the Wapentake

Gigs

(44 entries)
bandsupportdate
Berlin20/07/1978
Next27/07/1978
Next14/09/1978
Def Leppard08/02/1979
Fixer06/09/1979
Geddes Axe31/01/1980
Heritage13/03/1980
Madison Blooze Band09/06/1980
Heritage23/06/1980
Madison Blooze Band21/07/1980
Alibi11/08/1980
Madison Blooze Band08/09/1980
Haze15/09/1980
Child’s Play16/09/1980
Crafty Avenue22/09/1980
Madison Blooze Band16/10/1980
Fallen Angel10/11/1980
Alibi13/11/1980
Vixen17/11/1980
Tokyo04/12/1980
Madison Blooze Band08/12/1980
Crafty Avenue15/12/1980
Haze05/01/1981
Madison Blooze Band23/02/1981
Alibi09/03/1981
Haze30/03/1981
Madison Blooze Band13/04/1981
Tokyo27/04/1981
Renegade18/05/1981
Deeta 06/07/1981
DeetaRam27/07/1981
Asphyxia07/12/1981
HazeWapentake04/01/1982
Haze08/07/1982
Antonio & the Ice Cream Men28/07/1982
Deeta26/08/1982
Phoenix Rising09/09/1982
Geneva07/10/1982
Phoenix Rising18/11/1982
Graffiti23/11/1982
Phoenix Rising16/12/1982
Deeta03/03/1983
The Enzymes06/04/1985
Def Leppard05/10/1995

Gigs

(44 entries)
bandsupportdate
Berlin20/07/1978
Next27/07/1978
Next14/09/1978
Def Leppard08/02/1979
Fixer06/09/1979
Geddes Axe31/01/1980
Heritage13/03/1980
Madison Blooze Band09/06/1980
Heritage23/06/1980
Madison Blooze Band21/07/1980
Alibi11/08/1980
Madison Blooze Band08/09/1980
Haze15/09/1980
Child’s Play16/09/1980
Crafty Avenue22/09/1980
Madison Blooze Band16/10/1980
Fallen Angel10/11/1980
Alibi13/11/1980
Vixen17/11/1980
Tokyo04/12/1980
Madison Blooze Band08/12/1980
Crafty Avenue15/12/1980
Haze05/01/1981
Madison Blooze Band23/02/1981
Alibi09/03/1981
Haze30/03/1981
Madison Blooze Band13/04/1981
Tokyo27/04/1981
Renegade18/05/1981
Deeta 06/07/1981
DeetaRam27/07/1981
Asphyxia07/12/1981
HazeWapentake04/01/1982
Haze08/07/1982
Antonio & the Ice Cream Men28/07/1982
Deeta26/08/1982
Phoenix Rising09/09/1982
Geneva07/10/1982
Phoenix Rising18/11/1982
Graffiti23/11/1982
Phoenix Rising16/12/1982
Deeta03/03/1983
The Enzymes06/04/1985
Def Leppard05/10/1995