The Age

Sticky Carpet – Entertainment Guide

Author: Patrick Donovan

Punk is alive and well in Richmond. There were amazing scenes outside the Corner Hotel last weekend as a couple of hundred kids who missed out on tickets to The Living End’s Saturday afternoon underage show hung around and danced in Swan Street. And it’s not just the kids going troppo over the End. About 350 adults missed out on Friday night’s show for which the queue snaked 150 metres down a side street. Those lucky enough to get in saw one of the country’s finest live acts in peak form. The boys didn’t even need to sing: at the first strum of the anthem Prisoner of Society the crowd screamed the lyrics for them. The End’s Second Solution/Prisoner of Society single has now gone platinum, with more than 70,000 copies sold. It will probably be their last show at the Corner before they move on to bigger venues.