- 28 Jun 07
Therapy? have led the tributes to Len Allen, the man behind Dublin’s legendary White Horse pub and Attic venue who lost his eight-year battle against cancer on June 2.
“We all have many great memories of the man and his great spirit and kindness,” say the boys on their website. “Len put on Therapy? in the early ‘90s when other venues wouldn’t have us, and gave a platform to many bands on the punk and hardcore scene. When we became a four-piece in ’96, it was Len’s venue that we chose to play our first gig. We pass on our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”
The hotpress newsdesk remembers one particularly raucous Therapy? gig in The Attic where the crowd had to be asked to stop pogoing because chunks of plaster were falling off the White Horse ceiling directly below.
Another person who remembers Len fondly is publicity man Buzz O’Neill.
“I could tell a hundred tales of the goings on in the White Horse, but none of them would do justice to the character of this man,” he reflects. “I have hundreds of great memories of sitting down after work supping pints, and talking about all manner of nonsense, from his beloved Shamrock Rovers, to his gra for Luton Town, to music – he liked it loud!”