Getting there with Paul's gig history now, every gig I've been to, from '87 up to about now.
It's an obvious step from my Best Gigs Ever post.
Well that's the theory, but there's A LOT missing.
I have added details from the big bag of old gig tickets that I gathered while I was in London, + a box of old concert tickets and things from Mum + Dad's loft.
Also got a bundle of gaps regarding festival lineups, they'll probably stay missing, it's so hard to remember. There's a lot missing where I've lost tickets or never had them, most of the guestlist actions during my NME + Popex years and that.
Yeah I know it's very nerdy, let's let that go though, I'm having fun remembering these things.
At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned the tickets now[^So I've lost the bag of tickets before I scanned them all in!]...
Just one day out of life! My first proper concert. With support from Hue & Cry + The Bhundu Boys, so not the rumoured Wet Wet Wet. My first concert, went with Lee, a friend from school, and some friends of his dad. Sounds a bit weird now. Got the t-shirt, programme, every bit of junk going... do I still have the t-shirt? Was an unofficial t-shirt from outside the ground, and I cut the sleeves off at some point. The ticket feels like…
My first gig was in 1987, from then until 1990 it was mostly rock, either around Portsmouth or on trips up to London. Then in 1991 things got more indie, and in 1994 things really seemed to kick off. I did my fanzine $OLD OUT from 1995 to '96. In 1996 I moved to London (first Waterloo, then Putney in 1998, Ealing in 1999, New Cross in 2000, and Stoke Newington in 2003) and in 2005 I moved back out again, to Folkestone (so that's where the list slows down again). Click on a year to see the gigs from that year.
LOTS missing, it's surprising how many gigs I remember I can find no mention of online.
Lots of Under Neath What, Atom Seed and David Devant (favourite bands of various times) to hopefully be unearthed, and what of the classic Supergrass at South Parade Pier?
It's documented nowhere
Of course that gig is on Song Kick now, the internet has overtaken me.
This could turn into an valuable archive This did not turn into an archive of value to anyone...
See links on individual pages to my Folkestone gig history.