YCC Juke Box | I Finally Met New Order [Dec 2015]

in Hidden Tracks

Photography by Edmond Chan.

NO[pukka_dropcap style=”” txt_color=”” bg_color=”” size=””]C[/pukka_dropcap]lockenflap 2015 is over and all I wanted to specifically mention is thein
amous New Order who rocked the finale stage of Clockenflap. They’ve kept fans on this side of the world waiting for three decades. Sod it, they finally came to Hong Kong and they were marvellous live.
New Order’s last show in Hong Kong was held at the legendary canto nightclub Canton Disco back on the 26th April 1985. I was too young back then and missed the show. The only memory I had of their visit 30 years ago was their interview with the TVB Cantonese music programme “Enjoy Yourself 2015-12-04 14.08.35-1Tonight”. I vaguely remember a live clip of their performance. Those were the days when music videos were hard to seek out!

In the ‘90s, fans waited for the return of New Order.

Rumours were running across the city like wildfire. The truth was there had been certain talks and arrangements among some sort of organisers, but the whole thing dropped eventually without any reasoning. It was like a dream came true at Clockenflap this year; everyone has waited for three decades!

I looked forward to seeing their performance, but what I most looked forward to was the chance I got to actually meet with them.