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.
and the Bootleg Beatles
Think I have the date right, sure it was the day before Oasis.
Just went for the day, and we picked the worst day by far looks like, Red Hot Chili Peppers disappointed. I remember They Might Be Giants and Echobelly and Ginger Wildhearts playing with a broken arm.
Look at the lineups on the other days :-( I remember picking this day because it was the most rock.
Portsmouth Festival / Heineken Festival, a freebie, Chris Wilson's birthday. The Pogues also played on the Sunday, I think it was without Shane McGowan though. I may have listed Shakin' Stevens on another date, but this is definitely the
Wedding Present + Credit To The Nation + Senseless Things. I know I went, I seem to remember one band did not though. One more band advertised somewhere, ah not SMASH it was Adorable, think it was them that did not show, were they replaced by someone? Not the Walpole Park in Ealing! Just found this advertised in an NME of 9/7/94 too.
possibly at this one, it rings a bell
Aerosmith, who I hardly even remember. Possibly Slayer played this year too? Not a great lineup, though the biggest one ever, over two stages. I enjoyed Wildhearts and Terrorvision. Ginger Wildheart threw his guitar into the crowd at the end of their set.
Caberet, with Nan Vernon, Wasp Factory, Kevin Eldon, George Egg, Rahmond and Mr Timpkins Revue, The Really Band and compere Lee Hurst
Not her from Skunk Anansie, a rock band of this name
First of the Portsmouth Venue Campaign freebies helping out on the door. Plus Gunshot, Attilla the Stockbroker, nad Spot the Poet.
Promoting Amplified Heart according to NME.
Was it the 15th or 16th of this month?
Caberet possibly, with Martin Coyote and Paul B Edwards
I think this was today but possibly the 3rd
I was at this one. These "oasis" are going to do well for themselves I think. Ones to watch.
plus Baby Chaos
Caberet, hosted by Lee Hurst, with TV Smith, Dave Spikey, Pooka, Crisis Twins and almost certainly the Raymond and Mr Timpkins revue. Not sure this date is right, thought they were all on Fridays...
Superunknown warm up show at Shepherds Bush... pretty huge venue for a warm up show now I come to think of it. First gig at the reopened venue I think. Think I won tickets from Radio One.
Not my normal sort of show, but so keen to show how varied my musical tastes were I even bought the t-shirt.
with 60ft Dolls. I spun my car in the snow on the way home.
I did see them twice at the Wedge, was this one of them?