I remember as a teenager being a Jam fan, maybe fanatic would be nearer the mark,I still remember the words to most of their album tracks. Being a poor lass it took a while for me to get the money together to buy their vinyl as pocket.money didn't come easy in my house and I wasn't as resourceful as some folks, although I did have a paper round. I remember hanging out in the Wig n Pen in Paisley with like minded people, many of them had scooters and I could only dream of having one of those. How times have changed! I am still in contact with many people from those days and the W n P, if truth be told, was a hunting ground for punks, squares n others but i don't remember any fights due to factions but I may have been too drunk to notice them. I also remember the few times I went to the Scene Club in Glasgow. I was 17 and the clothes and style were outstanding, I remember wearing ski pants and wee cute vintage tops my punk pal, who didn't go, blagged from her mum who was a teenager in the sixties. In every day life I probably looked like a bloke most of the time. Harringtons and jeans were my staple diets and with the Specials and ska around I probably looked more like a rude girl than a mod but when I got dressed up to go out I looked and felt like a mod. Getting back into the scene after 30 odd years is scary. So many rules about what you should and shouldn't do but secure as I am I'm gonna do my own thing as that to me is what being a mod is all about. Unfortunately I don't have any snaps of me when I was younger, maybe it's just as well as I think I've probably got better with age ;-). I wonder what other folks experiences have been like?
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