Crazy, rainy night. The Avengers and the Nuns were the opening acts. Never seen so much shit thrown on a stage in my life — bras to umbrellas.
The Sex Pistols play “No Feelings” live at the last show in 1978 at The Winterland in San Francisco.
“On 14 January 1978, during the tour’s final date at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, a disillusioned Rotten introduced the band’s encore saying, “You’ll get one number and one number only ’cause I’m a lazy bastard.” That one number was a Stooges cover, “No Fun”. At the end of the song, Rotten, kneeling on the stage, chanted an unambiguous declaration, “This is no fun. No fun. This is no fun—at all. No fun.” As the final cymbal crash died away, Rotten addressed the audience directly—”Ah-ha-ha. Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? Good night”—before throwing down his microphone and walking offstage.
He later observed, “I felt cheated, and I wasn’t going on with it any longer; it was a ridiculous farce. Sid was completely out of his brains—just a waste of space. The whole thing was a joke at that point…. [Malcolm] wouldn’t speak to me…. He would not discuss anything with me. But then he would turn around and tell Paul and Steve that the tension was all my fault because I wouldn’t agree to anything.”
On 17 January, the band split”