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Prodigy gigs in Coventry recalled in tribute to frontman Keith Flint

Felix Nobes 6th Mar, 2019 Updated: 6th Mar, 2019

IMAGES of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint performing in Coventry are being posted on social media in tribute after his death.

The dance music pioneer died on Monday aged 49 after being found dead at his home in Essex.

Many in the city are reflecting on several unforgettable Prodigy raves in the city in the 1990s.

The legendary group performed at venues such as the Eclipse and Tic Toc nightclubs.

Coventry history group The Coventrian shared videos from their 1991 appearance at the Eclipse, which closed in 1993.

Bright lights, vibrant outfits and manic dancing, the video is a full 27 minutes of nostalgia.

A poster from the rave in 1993 at the Tic Toc club – now the Kasbah in Primrose Hill Street in Hillfields – also emerged on social media.

Many on Facebook and Twitter shared their memories of the raves and Keith.

Greg Middleton on Twitter posted: “Prodigy is a huge reason I got into dance music and the club scene.

“First saw them at Tic Toc Coventry early 90s and their stage energy was powerful and infectious, with Keith front ‘n’ centre.

“RIP Keith Flint, you will be missed.”

Tom Dunmore Tweeted: “The Prodigy defined my 90s.

“First time I saw them (92) they played so loud they blew the electricity at the Coventry Tic Toc.

“I was hooked: many euphoric Glastos and Brixton all-nighters ensued. Thanks for the memories, Keith. RIP.”

@blip6919 Tweeted: “Never forget the Tic Toc (Colosseum) Coventry, one of the best nights of my life. Best wishes and RIP man.”

Cynthia Cadden Green commented on the footage from the Eclipse saying: “Loved raving to this back in the day. Real shame.”

Nav Kohli also said: “I was there. A true pioneer, innovator and legend.”

Emma Francis Brogan even questioned whether the Eclipse rave was the one in which her dad joined in the dancing on stage.

Wendy Wadsworth also said: “Saw Prodigy at Tic Toc club in Coventry in 1993. Fantastic.”

Samantha Gough said: “Great nights with no knives those days!”

A popular Prodigy tribute band from Southam – which has performed around Europe and the UK for 14 years – have also paid an emotional tribute to the ‘iconic frontman’.

A Facebook post reads: “Keith Flint was highly influential. The performance, the look the everything that embodied the whole package was just untouchable and completely original.

“To follow in the footsteps of Keith Flint is not to be taken lightly. The man just never seemed to disappoint and every live Prodigy show was full of energy, wall shaking chaos, indescribable rave rock madness that if you’re well into it, is you’re best friend.”


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