Gigography of Paul Clarke for 1999

Gigography 1999

Getting there with my gigography now, all the gigs I was at, from '87 up to about now. A natural progression from my Best gigs of all time 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 + stuff from Mum and Dad's loft. Also got lots of gaps regarding bands seen at festivals, 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 and Popex years + that. Yeah I know very geeky, 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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Delirious? @ Shepherds Bush Empire

Ha, AWFUL christian rock. I was accompanying a friend who was reviewing or…

Mon Dec 20 1999

Blur @ The Brighton Centre

Fri Dec 10 1999

David Devant and his Spirit Wife @ Mean Fiddler

Sat Nov 13 1999

Super Furry Animals @ Brixton Academy

Wed Nov 03 1999

Camdemonium @ Dingwalls

Camden Crawl type thing, can't remember where we went or who we saw right…

Thu Oct 21 1999

Bernard Butler @ Sound Republic

Free gig, recorded for XFM. Beset by tech problems, I think Bernard kicked the barrier down in…

Thu Oct 07 1999

Arab Strap @ Uni

Seems the venue of this one is wrong. I don't remember this Arab Strap gig, so don't remember where it was, + have found no record of it now. I can look in my big stack of NMEs, though sure I'd stopped buying it by this point. I was in London, so probably there. I get a vague feeling it was…

Thu Sep 23 1999

Robyn Hitchcock @ Dingwalls

Wed Sep 22 1999

Reading Festival 1999 @ Reading Festival

Blur headlined, not a very strong lineup I don't think. I was working mostly, + managed to lose my first mobile phone that work lent…

Fri Aug 27 1999

Blur @ Goldsmiths College

Reading warmup, got very drunk on vodka red bulls, fell in a bush,and you can see me on the South Bank Show Special that was filmed there. Off to Reading the next day. Definitely one of my favourite ever gigs. I heard about tickets somehow and Clare (who was a student at the time + lived in New Cross went + got the tickets. Was a lot easier than a warm-up gig like this might have been these days! I was working at nme.com at the time and was heading off to Reading the next day. Not sure if I lost my laptop or phone at the gig or if I lost them at the festival over the next few days. One or the other thoug, was a chaotic time. We had a few drinks before the…

Thu Aug 26 1999

V99 @ Hylands Park

I remember Mel C and James Brown, but no-one who was any good. Did not pay to get in, I think I was back working with NME again. Maybe the time we slept in the portacabin thing…

Sat Aug 21 1999

Suede @ Sound Republic

XFM related…

Sun Aug 08 1999

Comedy @ Walpole Park

Ed Byrne and Rob…

Thu Jul 29 1999

Art @ Wyndhams Theatre

A play, a birthday treat, long parkrun, had Art Malik in it + it was Frank Skinner's first…

Mon Jul 26 1999

Glastonbury 1999 @ Glastonbury

I only remember REM I hope i wrote more on popex at the time that I can find later... Was this the one where Stewart Lee's gig was a bit ruined by a heckler laughing sarcastically? I think I watched more comedy than music at this…

Wed Jun 23 1999

Super Furry Animals @ Astoria

Lunchtime recording for Japanese…

Sat Jun 19 1999

Supergrass @ Shepherds Bush Empire

MTV Five Night Stand... wish I could find more details of these online, I know the support acts were good…

Thu May 13 1999

Pavement @ The Scala

MTelevision Five Night Stand... wish I could find more details of these online, I know the support acts were good too. setlist.fm says Ocean Colour Scene played this night + Paul Weller joined them, was it the same…

Wed May 12 1999

Suede @ Shepherds Bush Empire

MTelevision Five Night Stand, would have been a few other bands on the bill... broadcast on MTelevision from May 17 to May 23,…

Sun May 09 1999

Bowlie Weekender @ Camber Sands

Belle and Sebastian etc, the forerunner to All Tomorrow's Parties. Got very…

Fri Apr 23 1999

Gene @ Forum

A work freebie from NME, we nearly didn't get in because I couldn't prove I was who I was claiming to be (I wasn't). I basically put a bribe in the charity collection bucket and they let it…

Thu Mar 25 1999