well believe me its a question i've asked myself many times so to clarify things (at least for myself if for noone else)heres a short piece of history as to how it all came about.
A man with a plan and a very scarey fixation with the crow decides to run Derrys first devils night event. For months he works on getting a band together and editing film and all the other bullshit that one would expect for this spectacular event, everything is going great the crowd is bouncing about to their little hearts content as the dj for the night(and one of the instigators of purgatory) plays a mix of good hard rock and metal and some seedy and dark goth.
the band retire to what may be described (very loosely of course) as the backstage area to get ready to play.
SIMPLE TASK hold the button on the smoke machine until there is a little atmospheric smoke just to set the mood, right! sounds pretty easy.WARNING!!!!! WHAT FOLLOWS MAY BE CONSTRUDE AS THE GROSSEST ACT OF STUPIDITY THAT I HAVE EVER WITNESSED.
And yes you've guessed it that fingers still there holding the bloody button dammit!
Ok enough ranting needless to say that night was brought to an abrupt conclusion and the button pusher was shot (sorry fired).
After that (alot of moaning and whining and the occasional threat).Mickey(the dj that night) suggested that we should try it again but somewhere without smokealarms, but we can only crowd about fifteen people into my living room so we went along to the nice people at the castle bar and said can we trash (i mean ) use you place for a night, (after they put their shotguns away we sat down and talked) They agreed and pugatory was born.
Update-4-3-2000 Last purgatory in the castle bar
Update-18-3-2000 First purgatory in the dungloe bar
Update-july-2000 Purgatory closes?
Update-15-8-2000 Purgatory back in the Castle bar.....Wheee!