35 years after punk, council officials are trying to ban Matt Cardle
Story filed by Brad O'Mance on May 18, 2012
Maybe it was the tight yellow trousers, the rampant over-sexualisation of that condom photocall or the furiously political Biffy Clyro cover, but a local authority in Lincolnshire has banned Credibility Cardle singing in the area.
In a modern day equivalent of acts like The Kinks and The Sex Pistols being banned for being too rock ‘n’ roll, too dangerous and too groin-spasmingly sexy, “authorities” in Boston refused to grant a license for Cardle’s gig at the Boston Town Football club on May 26.
Obviously mindful of that time Sid Vicious attacked someone with a bicycle chain at the 100 Club, authorities claim the ban is down to “serious concerns regarding public safety”.
According to the Boston Standard, however, alternative venues are now being investigated, as concert organiser and town chairman Mick Vines explained: “We are currently looking at two alternative venues in the Boston area. So I would ask people not to panic until tomorrow night as we have until then to get a venue.”
Although he added, ominously, “if we don’t, it will have to be cancelled.”
WHAT ABOUT THE FANS?