The Specials played in New York last night. Janette Beckman
, who last photographed the Specials on their 'Seaside Tour' in 1981, when she was terribly young, gives her review.
"The Specials played to sold out crowd at Terminal 5 in NYC last night. Quite a few sentimental old souls had a tear in their eye as the band was just as brilliant as in the old days - in spite of not having Mr Dammers. The crowd went wild - I observed some serious skanking and a few fights going on. The skinhead look has always been a good one and pork pie hats and suspenders were definitely the thing last night."© Janette Beckman