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You drove in a military tank to a concert in Spain – is that trash or a true story?
Trash and truth often go hand in hand as we all know, but here the story is slightly different. We played at the great sports hall of Bilbao back in 1978. In the middle of the concert something showered against the glass walls of the building. It sounded like a rain storm, only the sky was crystal clear. Suddenly, an entire unit of police came from the left and right of the stage. We were ordered not to end the concert. It was very inspiring to play a good gig with the police helping you pressing the keys. The hall became unruly. No one informed us of what was happening; we ended the set and started again from the beginning, continuing nervously. After a frightening hour we were permitted to leave the stage. We learned that we had been caught in the middle of an uprising of Spanish separatists. What thought was rain was actually been the rifle shots hitting the windows. With weak knees we were brought back to the hotel in a bullet-proof military vehicle.