IN?SOME 24 years of living in Bridge View, the only time I wanted to move out was when rowdy teenagers constantly made trouble outside, writes Viv Wilson.
They were more bored than bad, reflecting limited choices of amusement within their home town. Many believe that, as a town, we are failing to provide a proper platform for teenagers. Between the wars, roller skating along The Den was the most exciting activity, particularly when the dander of the protective inspector was roused.
Within the 1990s atmosphere of unfulfilled promises, community college students Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard decided, while lolling around on The Den, to form a band.
Now, world headliners as Muse, the lyrics to some of their early work is thought-provoking and reflects the frustration they felt from not being taken seriously.