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 Placebo. Not sure I actually went to this, I remember feeling really ill at Gorkys Zygotic Mynci | the previous day's gig, think I was out for a few days with something like flu or glandula fever...
I won tickets from Radio One, I think Sparklehorse supported and Mark Linkous played the gig in a wheelchair, unless my brane is playing tricks. Just found a ticket that says Strangelove supported too.
Did they have the Bootleg Beatles again? Or am I misremembering the [year=1994]Southampton gig[/year]?
A radio one show, was billed as Longpigs and Fluffy and Menswear were surprise headliners. The glory days of britpop! They got in big trouble for swearing live on the radio. Think I have the day right, let me know if you know better...
Some ill advised comments about swastikas saw the band fall right down before the signed goodies I got this day became worth anything... here's to a revival!
I was in the venue to see the band eating their tea, lucky me, Johnny Dean ate oddly.
Straw Donkey tour? Think I have a poster somewhere.
Just found a ticket for this so I know it was at the Pyramids not The Joiners like olvergray.com/giglist.html says... I also saw Echobelly at The Joiners in 1994. Aha just found a flyer and a pass for this gig, [[Longpig
I loved Thurman and I went to their album launch party, which I assume was a gig too, at Madame JoJo. Up in that London, think I must have gone up on my own.
All girl rock, loved them at the time, they basically played gigs in their pants
think I worked at this one
Britpop, I thought they were the greatest at the time but it's not all aged well
I went ironically i think... just found the ticket block bb row f seat 44! No Robbie at this one, and they played a cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit with real instruments...
Third gig, when they were still called Manson, and when they were still good.
and the Bluetones, great gig, some sort of warm up for something I suppose.
Colin "Gem" Archer who went on to join Oasis. I loved Heavy Stereo, nice bit of glam rock. Plus Embassy and Thermal, I think Thermal were local heroes...
Carter USM, PWEI, Teenage Fanclub, Dodgy, The Charlatans, Gene, Lighting Seeds, Skunk Anansie, Reef. Think I was at this...
Britpop, happy days.
Think the lighting rig fell into the crowd at this gig, oops...