I wasn't so much scared as in a sort of disconnected state, it was so unreal. We were on a management training course at Aston University, we had spent the whole week since Sunday, cooped up and it was that night, Thursday, that we were let loose on the town. Thing was that all our wives knew that was the day of the night out so as you can imagine, they were very concerned until we managed to call them. No mobiles in those days.
The scary times came later as I remember being quite quite jittery whenever I walked around Birmingham for weeks after that.