I was thinking about the number of Ppruners with a deep love of music and thought, "Mmmmmmmm, what truly wonderful gigs have you been to, maninblack?"
The thought changes over time but here are some suggestions.
The Skids.......Sheffield Poly, 1982 The Stranglers with The Electra Strings......Albert Hall Ry Cooder.......Wembley Arena, 1988 Lindisfarne......Newcastle City Hall Christmas 1982-84 The Green Hornets.....final gig, Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
i am unfortunately still a gig 'virgin' whats wrong with me? lack of money i spose .
I can tell u one gig i am dying to go to tho...
The radio 1 Foo Fighters gig in august. Only 1000 tickets and can only win them!. ****** not much chance then Dozza
Played with OASIS at The Princess Charlotte ( Leicester ) 1995. Partied with them after also. Got to talk to them about the press and the "madmen image"...off stage they were the nicest people you could meet (not joking). Also played with Madness about 5 years ago at Sheffield ( also good, well humoured people).
Alex Harvey Reading Festival 1977 - very simply unreal.
The club in Plymouth where I used to roadie. We had all these new (at the time) bands like Dire Straits, The Boomtown Rats, and The Stranglers before they were famous. Then there was the night that the managemant went to close the bar, and Lemmy persuaded (!) them to leave it open for a little longer!
Blindman's Holiday: Brisbane, late ''80s. An a capella group of 4 women singing various ethnic songs. Eastern European were the best. Sublime...
Steeleye Span: Brisbane, mid '90s. Love their music.
The Jews Brothers Band: Thredbo world music festival, late '90s (twice). A kiwi group doing klezmer. They're brilliant! Flew one of the band members back to Sydney. Then I went to see them again at a Sydney gig.
Carmina Burana: Albert Hall, London ~2000/01. 300+ pc choir/orchestra. Stunning.
Tallis Scholars: Allegri's 'Misere', Brisbane, early 90's. Beautiful, etherial music.
Mediaeval Baebes: London, 2000 (or 2001?). Gorgeous babes with lovely voices, even if they're not as scholarly accurate as some traditionalists want. Who cares when they're all so gorgeous with a simple, elegant & sexy presentation.
Motorhead.Been to their gigs since '79 and still can't get enuf. Even better now the Bomber lighting rig has been reintroduced. Going to see 'em in October at Manch Apollo, taking No.2 son along and time off afterwards to recover.
You lot talking music? *snaps to attention (lunar landing of the dentist convention)*
Oh man... I would have loved to see a few of those!
I'll chip in with the Business, in a far-off place called Köping. Rowdy crowd, terrible accoustics, drunken singer - but I had a blast. Thought I got out of it well until I saw my eyebrow in the mirror the day after. Those were the days!
And a newer band, the Dropkick Murphys, opening for... eh, whoever... at KB in Malmoe. Five people there who knew the band, three hundred standing around wondering what on earth we were doing while we had a great time dancing. Singer ended up on the floor with the mike for the latter part of it - and it was not a cordless mike.
The Oyster Band, every time they play anywhere. Everyone just joins in, it seems.
But the all-time top scorer was the two times I caught Laurel Aitken. Never thought a small old man could fill an entire stage like that!!!
Bad Manners, again at KB in Malmoe. They can really get the crowd going.