X-Directory at Coburgs. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
MUSICA BUMPER crowd of 200 punk-loving pogoers made sure of a raucous atmosphere at a concert celebrating the music of the Sex Pistols and the controversial era from which they emerged.
Coburgs in Ryde was packed for the gig featuring top tribute band, The Sex Pistols Experience.
Island rockers, the four-piece X-Directory, led by singer and guitarist Alan Bebbington, were the warm-up band.
When the Experience hit the stage, even creaky old punks were inspired to test if they could still pogo like they used to in 1976.
The band, whose singer is a spitting image of Rotten, sneered, snarled and spat out the lyrics to classics, Anarchy in the UK, Pretty Vacant and God Save the Queen, which, like a terrace chant, was accompanied by the revellers.
Promoter, Steve Robson, said: "It was one of the busiest Fridays we’ve had since Coburgs opened. There was a great buzz about the place and it was a very good night."