Roksnaps are photograph’s taken by fan’s which captured the atmosphere of concert’s in the North East during the late ’70s and early ’80s. It was a time when rock and metal ruled the city hall’s up and down the country. We had the main venues of Mecca in Sunderland, The Mayfair and City Hall in Newcastle.
The gig’s were packed with horde’s of mostly young lad’s from town’s across the North East. T-shirt’s, programme’s and autograph’s were hunted down to collect as souvenir’s – and some people took photograph’s on the night. One fan who kept his photo’s and shared them on this blog was Dave Curry…
Found out these pic’s I took was from a Motorhead concert at Newcastle City Hall on 30th March 1981. The camera I used was a Pentax MX with a 80-200mm zoom Hoya lens. The pictures were from seat W31 so a fair distance away from the stage.
I used 400ASA film uprated to 1600ASA but even with the aperture wide open the shutter speeds were still around 1 second or so. I’ve just found some ticket stubs in the loft. I didn’t take any other photos from concerts. But from the Motorhead gig I remember the place was loud and bouncing.
Dave’s ticket stubs for Motorhead.
Interview by Gary Alikivi March 2019.
Roksnaps #1 Feb 18th 2018.
Roksnaps #2 Feb 22nd 2018.
Roksnaps #3 Feb 17th 2018.
Roksnaps #4 April 4th 2018.
Roksnaps #5 June 20th 2018.