Anthrax at IJsselhal, Zwolle, The Netherlands – 11th of October 1987.
Anthrax's career accelerated with their third studio album “Among the Living” and was critically acclaimed by media and public. And this was noticeable, the intensive touring over the years catapulted the band from a small club attraction to arena and stadium stars. The IJsselhal with a capacity of 7.000-seats was completely sold out. And this pandemic was spreading out the whole European tour. Guitarist Scott Ian was in an extremely good mood during our interview. And at the insistence of some journalists he even went outside to go skateboarding. We all had a ball, and the great atmosphere got continued later this evening. And that was also partly because of my reporter colleague Donald Wever. He had smuggled a hip flask with an unknown substance of liquor inside the venue. Which was consumed among the present fellow journalists, some meet & greet fans, during the concert of Anthrax. The drinking party that started backstage got a bit out of hand, after the liquor….the beer followed. And for some it got really a bit too much. But that didn't spoil the fun. And during our interlude… I sometimes noticed that some band members of Anthrax were wondering what was happening on the side of the stage during their performance.