I've just been thinking - it's been quite some time since I've seen any of the Bay City Rollers anywhere. I think the last time must have been when I saw Les with his legendary 'Bay City Rollers' group at the Fairfield Hall, in Croydon. (not really the BCR at all though) It was an ok concert but it did have a tinge of sadness in it. Firstly I saw someone who is no longer a friend. That was very sad because I couldn't even talk to this person and really wanted to. I miss her friendship and as an original BCR fan in the 70's I did cherish other Roller fans at that time. We have such shared experiences which make us different and unique and give us a hidden bond or tie to each other. But I passed her and went up the stairs feeling the hostile stares and glares of hatred from her and her friends. Also Leslie was not the person I thought he was in the 70's when I was an innocent BCR fan. He has some attitudes that I have found to be - well let's just be diplomatic and say a little disappointing and a bit surprising, especially with the fact that he has travelled all over the world with the BCR and I would have thought come into contact with different varieties of people, people of all colours and creeds. But regardless of this I was determined to go to this concert. Another source of sadness was that as I sat there I couldn't help feeling like Les is better than this. I would have probably been better to just remember the Rollers as they were in the 70's. The concert just didn't seem to do the name 'Bay City Rollers' justice. it all sounded so amateur and I don't know, a bit 'cruise shippy'. I couldn't help feeling that Les was like someone who had gotten trapped in the past and didn't know how to get out of the trap. But I could've been wrong. I don't know, it just seems that there must be more to life than just regurgitating old 70's songs over and over and over again. When I first learned of this concert (the same day as the concert incidentally) my intention was to go to it, then never go to a BCR concert again. (By BCR I mean to any of the original BCR members' concerts whether they were with a group or solo) I had the intention of going to this concert then not ever going to see any of the Rollers (whether with a group or solo) again. But right now, I'm not too sure about that decision. I'm beginning to feel a little nostalgic all over again! Though I said I would'nt, I may be tempted to go to see the Rollers again. I must admit, I would love to see the original line up again, just one last time! If the Once in a lifetime tour comes around again in 2014 well who knows. If Les is there or better still, all of the original Bay City Rollers get together for that, then I will definitely dust my tartan scarves off, pull out my best BCR badge and make sure my backside is there!!!