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Have teased a commemoration of the 20th anniversary. Fingers crossed that it's the footage

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Not a 100% sure what you're getting at here tbh but it sounds like something good so fingers and toes firmly xed.

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Low Down Low wrote:
15 Nov 2021, 12:31pm
Not a 100% sure what you're getting at here tbh but it sounds like something good so fingers and toes firmly xed.
Arms Aloft in Acton Town was set up by members of the Fire Brigades Union and other trade unionists who wanted to memorialise Joe Strummer and the Mescalero's support for the FBU at Acton Town Hall on the 15th November 2002.
They filmed the whole gig on the night Mick joined Joe onstage. It's had a very heavily cut release back in about 2008.
Hopefully someone has been able to negotiate some kind of longer cut.

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I've seen a couple of videos on YT, but I don't think I've seen the entire show.



Sittin' at home, and I'm so excited
Goin' to the party though we weren't invited

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white man wrote:
15 Nov 2021, 1:37pm
Low Down Low wrote:
15 Nov 2021, 12:31pm
Not a 100% sure what you're getting at here tbh but it sounds like something good so fingers and toes firmly xed.
Arms Aloft in Acton Town was set up by members of the Fire Brigades Union and other trade unionists who wanted to memorialise Joe Strummer and the Mescalero's support for the FBU at Acton Town Hall on the 15th November 2002.
They filmed the whole gig on the night Mick joined Joe onstage. It's had a very heavily cut release back in about 2008.
Hopefully someone has been able to negotiate some kind of longer cut.
Ah ok, get you now. Would definitely be great to get something for the 20th.

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Sparky wrote:
15 Nov 2021, 1:41pm
I've seen a couple of videos on YT, but I don't think I've seen the entire show.



I managed to download a good quality clip of the whole encore from Facebook a few year ago, but it wasn't from that camera angle. I'll see if I can find it

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Best bootleg I've ever heard. Pro footage is honestly my white whale.
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I’m not sure how to post a picture, but it looks like they announced a show to commemorate the 20th anniversary (feat. Rotten Hill Gang, Tymon Dogg, Ray Gange, etc.) You can see the poster on their Facebook page (apologies if this is posted somewhere and I just haven’t seen it yet).

https://www.facebook.com/ArmsAloftInActonTown/

Wish I could predict whether or not Mick would make another surprise appearance because I could justify the international flight if so…

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I’d guess it’s down to the pandemic if Mick appears. November’s a ways off.

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amj241 wrote:
19 Feb 2022, 8:30pm
I’m not sure how to post a picture, but it looks like they announced a show to commemorate the 20th anniversary (feat. Rotten Hill Gang, Tymon Dogg, Ray Gange, etc.) You can see the poster on their Facebook page (apologies if this is posted somewhere and I just haven’t seen it yet).

https://www.facebook.com/ArmsAloftInActonTown/

Wish I could predict whether or not Mick would make another surprise appearance because I could justify the international flight if so…
Thanks for posting. Gonna have a think about it too.

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Low Down Low wrote:
20 Feb 2022, 5:30pm
Thanks for posting. Gonna have a think about it too.
No problem! I saw it and was surprised no one had posted it here yet so figured I’d share.

Teddy’s right that November is far off and who knows how the pandemic will be. Guess I’ll keep it on the back burner for now and see where we are closer to the event!

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white man wrote:
15 Nov 2021, 5:03pm
Sparky wrote:
15 Nov 2021, 1:41pm
I've seen a couple of videos on YT, but I don't think I've seen the entire show.



I managed to download a good quality clip of the whole encore from Facebook a few year ago, but it wasn't from that camera angle. I'll see if I can find it
Found it

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white man wrote:
21 Feb 2022, 10:34pm
white man wrote:
15 Nov 2021, 5:03pm
Sparky wrote:
15 Nov 2021, 1:41pm
I've seen a couple of videos on YT, but I don't think I've seen the entire show.



I managed to download a good quality clip of the whole encore from Facebook a few year ago, but it wasn't from that camera angle. I'll see if I can find it
Found it

That makes me so incredibly happy & so fuckin’ pissed at the same time…

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white man wrote:
21 Feb 2022, 10:34pm
white man wrote:
15 Nov 2021, 5:03pm
Sparky wrote:
15 Nov 2021, 1:41pm
I've seen a couple of videos on YT, but I don't think I've seen the entire show.



I managed to download a good quality clip of the whole encore from Facebook a few year ago, but it wasn't from that camera angle. I'll see if I can find it
Found it
Thanks for sharing that. So wonderful and yet so sad all at the same time.
Sittin' at home, and I'm so excited
Goin' to the party though we weren't invited

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All true. Miraculous and devastating. I selfishly wish someone could have turned up the amp Mick plugged into.

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