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Dire Straits: Whitla Hall, Belfast

Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 22 December 1979

IN THE foyer they flog T-shirts, programmes and all the paraphernalia of a rock band's promotional department bar embossed wellingtons and inflatable underwear. Rumours that future Dire Straits' gigs will see the distribution of tuinol, sleeping bags and copies of Rolling Stone should be taken with a pinch of salt and a large measure of tequila.

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