A couple of weeks into June 2003, Phono Paul was asked at very short notice to organise a Black Sheep event at the Phono for Friday the 4th of July, based on the success of the various Black Sheep Bank Holiday Specials earlier in the year. Given the short notice, and complete lack of experince of ever running the goth event on a Friday, no-one had the faintest idea how things would work out, what followed was three weeks of frenetic flyering of every venue in Leeds and beyond, advertising what was to become "Friday Flock".
In the event, Friday Flock turned out to be the most successfull Black Sheep ever, with the club packed to only just below capacity - at times the column in the middle of the dance floor entirely vanished behind a sea of bodies. The pictures below attempt to capture something of the atmosphere of what really was a superb event.
Awaiting the Flock.
The first guest DJ, Tracey from the now sadly defunct Harrogate club nights - Mad Goth Woman at the helm!
Spooky contemplates what is to come...
The event attracted quite a few people from the Leeds music scene - here's Paul chatting to Vivian from Little Match Girl.
To the darkened floor once more and ever onwards...
Come to Black Sheep, join us in the eternal woolly darkness, learn the wisdom of the ancient oracle of Shaun, and you too can see sights like these...
Legend has it that there is an Official Seating Plan at Black Sheep, this is the Trad Goth Wing
And this is The Cyber Wing.
They came. It flocked!
In the manor of the Trad Goths.
Back in the Cyber Wing.
All Hands On Deck! Captain on the Bridge!
Flocking and Flowing.
Kenny dancing to Evanescence.
Beware Neo-folk, it can take over your brain...
Random Dancing Goths, including Pyromancer in the dark red shirt attempting not to crash into anyone else, or the column...
Urban Canibal - Maniac on the Decks (and thanks for playing the Timewarp!) :-)
Pyromancer attempts to dance.
Return to the Bar!
Round and round the column...
Strobes in action!
Vivian from Little Match Girl, dancing to "Burn Me Up".
Yes, but after all that, was it really Goth?
And so it ended. Ta to Paul and all at Black Sheep for yet another bloody good night out!The Gothic Revival - Home