1993 Gigography of Paul Clarke

Gigography 1993

Getting there with my gigography now, every gig I was at, from 1987 up to about now. It's an obvious step from my Best gigs of all time post. Well that's the theory, so 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 + things from Mum + Dad's loft. Also got lots of gaps regarding festival lineups, they'll probably stay missing, it's so hard to remember. There's a stack missing where I've lost tickets or never had them, most of the guestlist actions during my NME and Popex years and that. Yeah I know it's a bit nerdy, let's let that go though, I'm having fun remembering this stuff. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned the tickets now...

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Annie Hates Cordial @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Good local band. Plus The Priscillas and…

Tue Dec 28 1993

Alone On The Red with Six

Thorngate Theatre, Bury Road, Gosport. One of these was a friend's band, but I can't remember which band and I can't remember which friend. Probably Chris…

Thu Dec 23 1993

The Kinks @ Mayflower Theatre

Ray Davies was his own support act, busking Kinks numbers…

Sun Nov 07 1993

Dogs D'Amour @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Very poor this time round, the crowd were not with them at all + it made the atmosphere bad. I think these might have been the support, and it seems they were local. This flyer was saved with the ticket in my photo…

Tue Aug 24 1993

Heineken Festival @ Southsea Common

Kirsty MacColl + Tom Robinson. Honestly, I went to some better gigs than…

Thu Aug 19 1993

Firework Party @ The Wedgewood Rooms

plus Annie Hates Cordial and Savage Henry. Local! Firework Party were reckoned as ones to watch, to make it nationally, but not sure how far they got. One of them was in my class in infant school. I really liked Annie Hates Cordial too. Don't remember the other…

Sat Aug 07 1993

Suicidal Tendencies @ Brixton Academy

I drove my van into London for this gig, I almost never did this... ST played their encore first, + part of the gig from the top of a step ladder. Support from My Sister's Machine, according to an ad in Kerrang, don't remember them…

Fri Jul 23 1993

Gladiators @ Birmingham National Indoor Arena

Yes the Television programme with Ulrika Johnson + all the gladiators in it. Think we were the only people there not accompanied by children or…

Wed Jun 23 1993

Run To The Sun

A custom car rally, intended to be a cruise from various points in the country ending up at Trevelgue park in Newquay. I think we just made our own way there. Also went to this in 1991 or 1992 I think, so I have a sticker + a ticket for 1993 here. Not exclusively VWs, more other custom cars so a small VW contingent. I have a t-shirt still somewhere from the 1991 or 1992…

Fri May 28 1993

Bottom @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, the first of the Bottom tours. Hung around after hoping to get autographs, but no…

Tue May 25 1993

Big Top Frenzy @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Festival in Guildhall Square, compered by Mark Lamarr. Firework Party, The Rubber Bishops (Bill Bailey + maybe Kevin Eldon?), Midway Still, Alan Parker, Atilla The Stockbroker, Eat, Back To The Planet, Mega City Four, Trevor & Simon + more. Steve Coogan attended one of the nights of this, I didn't see him though. Possibly I only went on the Sunday? How did I have this down as 1990…

Sun May 23 1993

Sheep On Drugs @ South Parade Pier

Power broke down during their set. They're not really acoustic unplugged types, + they stormed off. I really liked them, like the album, liked to dance to them, I was a member of "The Drug Squad" fan club, so they weren't good live. Still entry to Chaos (club night) after which I'd go to…

Sat May 08 1993

Henry Rollins @ South Parade Pier

Some rubbish spoken word thing. He is frightening so we laughed at his jokes anyway. I didn't appreciate Black Flag until a decade or more after this, I might have been more in awe if I…

Thu May 06 1993

Volksfest

Not a gig so a VW show, did I go in the VW Beetle or did I have the VW Camper by this stage? Don't think there were live bands at this one. A two day event over Sunday + Monday (bank…

Sun May 02 1993

Poison @ Hammersmith Odeon

plus…

Fri Apr 23 1993

Little Angels @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Secret thank you thing as "Jammy Little Devils" to make up for cancelling a gig at Portsmouth…

Sun Mar 21 1993

Red Letter Day @ Portchester Youth Club

No alcohol please! Not that I was drinking then. A gig at the youth club connected to my old…

Wed Mar 17 1993

Amazing Windmills @ The Wedgewood Rooms

plus The Firework Party + Hooch. LOCAL! Someone from Firework Party was in my class at Primary…

Wed Mar 10 1993

Molly Half Head @ The Wedgewood Rooms

I remember going clearly, so don't think this can have been the first of my trips to the Wedgewood Rooms, can…

Wed Mar 03 1993