Button badge goodness: Cocteau Twins

These badges all date from 10 December 1984, which – no coincidence – is when I saw Cocteau Twins play live at Edinburgh Playhouse. These were all on sale at the merchandise stall, along with a T-shirt design I bought but has long ago passed on to T-shirt heaven, through wear and tear.

Cocteau Twins 1984 badge set 1

^ Cocteau Twins 1984 badge set 1

There were two separate sets of 1″ button badges available, along with a more expensive enamel/metal badge, which was particularly beautiful.

Cocteau Twins 1984 enamel/metal badge

^ Cocteau Twins 1984 enamel/metal badge

I used to have the accompanying paper merchandise stall flyer that documented all the available merch along with prices, but it seems to have disappeared over the years. If I come across it again I’ll scan it and post it here for reference.

Cocteau Twins 1984 badge set 2

^ Cocteau Twins 1984 badge set 2

Update

Courtesy of my good friend and fellow gig-goer, Lieutenant 030, here we have the merchandising flyer as mentioned above… happy days!

Cocteau Twins December 1984 UK tour merchandise flyer

^ Cocteau Twins December 1984 UK tour merchandise flyer

3 Responses to “Button badge goodness: Cocteau Twins”

  1. I managed to see Cocteau Twins three times, but only t-shirts ever came with me away from the merch table. I don’t recall see any buttons or badges. That enamel “Lullabies” badge is particularly nice. On the other hand, I did get to have a word with Ms. Frazer after the first show, so there’s that.

  2. admin says:

    Three times is pretty good – well done!

  3. lieutenant 030 says:

    I am sure the gig on the 10 December 84 was at the usher hall, Edinburgh, with Dif Juz as the support act. I remember meeting the Cocteau’s before the gig and having a tough time trying to persuade them to autograph my copy of Treasure, which they eventually did, a treasured item. i still have the badges that you have illustrated but I can’t remember the middle badge from set 2, I may have been short changed

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