Getting there with my gigography now, a list of every gig I've been to, from 1987 up to about now.
It's a natural progression from my Best Gigs Ever post.
Well that's the theory, but there's A LOT missing.
I have chucked in details from the big bag of old gig tickets that I've had since I've been in London, but there's not much from before that - got to get a box of old concert tickets and things from Mum and Dad's loft.
Also got a bundle of gaps regarding bands seen at festivals, they'll probably stay missing, it's so hard to remember, and 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 slide though, I'm having fun remembering these things.
At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned in the tickets now...
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.
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 one of those years to see the gigs from that year, though you're more likely to have arrived at those pages than this by googling for gigography...
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 Supergrass at South Parade Pier is on Song Kick now.
This could turn into an valuable archive...
See links on individual pages to my Folkestone gig history.
Plus my first time (of many) of seeing Atom Seed. Happy new year! Pretty sure we slept at Waterloo station after this gig and got a train back in the morning. I think one of the other bands on the bill were New England, no-one of note afaik.
Was on a Nixdorf training course in Hounslow, turned up too late for support band Wolfsbane, and anyway we had no tickets, but got given some by someone outside, I am sure it was Tommy Vance. Apparently we saw Jonathon King there too.
Was on for two days. Instead of getting a hotel overnight we went to all night cinema at The Scala (when it was still a cinema) and saw Akira, Heavy Metal, Fritz The Cat, Swamp Thing and probably more...
Snuck in, and got thrown out again before the gig started. Went home, having not seen the gig.
Festival in Guildhall Square, Firework Party, The Rubber Bishops (Bill Bailey + Kevin Eldon, Midway Still, Alan Parker, Atilla The Stockbroker, Eat, Back To The Planet, Mega City Four, Trevor & Simon +
No idea of the date of this but possibly this year. Mark Lamarr supported, maybe the fiirst thing I went to at this venue.