During the 80s-90s there was a group of travellers calling themselves the Brew Crew they were called the brew crew cos they were always pissed on special brew, their version of Anarchism was all about robbing and beating people up who they didnt like. One time when I was preparing a meal for the people I was travelling with a handful of these fuckin drunken idiots came over and tried to help themselves to our pot of stew, I leaned over and said 'there is only enough for us five' which there was as we only had a handful of spuds carrotts and a bit of garlic left. One of these fuckers pushed me over whilst I was leaning down so I picked up our wood cutting machete and told him to fuck off, this made him mad he said 'Do you know who we are' I answered 'I dont give a fuck who you are piss and let us eat our tea' they fucked and came back hours later with even more people pissed out of their heads on special brew, they wanted to trash our benders and vehicles and werent about to let this bunch of pricks destroy what we had worked hard for. I stood there like Jack Nicholson mad eyed machete in hand, one of mates had a huge tractor spanner my other three mates held burning sticks, one of the brew crew ran at us and was so pissed that he fell over before he got anywhere near us, we all burst out laughing and they retreated when they saw we werent passive hippy types. One of the main problems with the brew crew was that nobody took them on I mean we werent violent but as we were bought up rough arse manchester we werent about to let these fuckers destroy what we believed in. At subsequent festivals I was harrassed by these idiots that ended up in an ugly altecation which saw me and mate trying to fend four of them off, they only stopped when my mate knocked their biggest bloke out with a single blow, after that they left us alone. When i think back to those days apart from the trouble we had from Thatcher and the Police the brew crew were the biggest source of trouble and it was these scumbags thought originally bought heroin onto travellers site, shame on you.