We’ll come back / welcome back

On this date in 2005, we find ourselves as part of the welcoming committee for Columbia University students.  With Katrina on our mind, we open with “It Ain’t My Fault” and encore with “Ooh Poo Pah Doo.”  The following year we’re at Indian Summer in Glasgow, where the destruction is more theatrical.  During the Gang of 4’s set, Andy Gill switches guitars for “Anthrax” and smashes it–we bring home a few of the pieces.   (Reminds me of 1980, when I saw Go4 play with the Buzzcocks at Irving Plaza.  At some point during the Buzzcocks set, John Maher loses a stick, which sails into the audience, right into my hands–I held on to that one for . . . hmm, I wonder if I still have it.)  Later during “He’d Send in the Army,”  Jon King takes a baseball bat to a microwave oven, but we don’t want to be greedy in our souvenir-gathering, so leave that behind.