Johnny Rotten at Daddy's Dance Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark in July 1977.
The Sex Pistols started their Scandinavian tour by flying from London at 10.40 to Copenhagen, Denmark. Well, not Sid, 'cause he had forgotten his passport, had to go back to his flat to get it and take another flight' said a fan. The Daily Mirror reported that the band throw chairs around at Heathrow and threatened photogaraphers. The band played two shows at Daddy's in Copenhagen.
None of the two gigs were sold out. On the first night John's vocals couldn't be heard over the rest of the band and he almost lost his voice screaming. They re-arranged the equipment for the second night, but it wasn't much better. Most of the audience were sitting down at tables. No fans spoke to the band before the gigs and Sid told Sounds magazine "absolutely everything in Copenhagen made me sick."
Photographer Jorgen Angel recalls, "I took this shot of Johnny Rotten in July 1977 at the first show of what allegedly was a secret Scandinavian tour. The Sex Pistols did two nights in a small club, Daddy’s Dance Hall, in Copenhagen, Denmark. I love this shot because this punk, supposedly insane in his straitjacket, looks like a sweet boy, and though he is completely still, this shot has all his energy in it."
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