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The Specials: 02 Academy, Birmingham

Simon Witter, Daily Telegraph, 27 April 2009

FROM AGING ROCKERS who won’t let it be to '80s ravers going to pilled-up, Facebook-coordinated reunions, everybody these days is raging against the dying of the light, growing old disgracefully - and none more so it seems than old rude boys. Within minutes of the Specials hitting the stage, 2,000 middle-aged moonstompers are going so berserk that fainter souls have to flee the dancefloor, bruised by their elbow-flailing intensity.

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