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.
My favourite band of the time, one of my few visits to Kent "before".
Before I lived in New Cross, didn't really know where it was. We thought we could get a tube there (it was not running) and walked back to Waterloo after...
I went in late on a whim, missed the support, who might have been Deus.
Feet First's tenth birthday party, billed only as "special guest band". We convinced ourselves that this was going to be the secret Seahorses show (John Squire's new band). It was not. Ah well I'd quite often go to Feet First in these days any
Twice in one week? A friend at the time liked them...
A trip back from London for the night to see Devant. Plus Posh. Got my video signed this night, wonder if I still have it...
I bootlegged this gig, the audio's complete with a trip to the toilet part way through... If only anyone still had minidisc we could listen to this again!
At Blow Up, the Wag Club, Wardour Street.
The Auteurs, messing about
Was it Sigur Ros supporting at this one? Just around the time I moved to London, was this really my first gig of that era?
Got a ticket for this somewhere.
Local. My birthday. Plus Cloudburst.
plus Linoleum. Had to walk back from Southampton after being stopped with no lights on my bike, then head to Phoenix Festival the next day.
Clare was at this one, I was not in London yet. Rescheduled from the 4th of July for some reason.
with Feeder and Stout
Was this the gig where they were still called Manson, and had at least one extra band member?
A local band for local people
I left after the support The Frank And Walters to go to a local gig, I was "getting in" with people and trying to be a face on the scene to help with my fanzine...
Part of the ace monthly cabaret night
Oops, why was I here, when the Super Furries were down the road? I was working it, but still could have planned that better...
Ew, nudiness on stage.
Miles Hunt's band
plus Space and Loopy
plus Definition of Sound
plus Thighpaulsandra and Melanie Garside
Plus Sugarcane apparently.
I saw them in Manchester around this time too, maybe at the Night and Day?
Bit dancy for me. Plus Ruby.
Another two gigs in one day, I also saw The Wurzels at the poly...
slightly rubbish goth
I did a full circuit of the circle line as an opportunity for a sit down amid a day of comic shopping.
and Bennett I think
So who was it actually played the Pyramids this night? I know I was at the Mike Flowers Pops one, I remember holding the door open to a radio reporter so they could report from the gig using the payphone in the lobby, as their satellite phone wasn't worki
A Portsmouth Venue Campaign joint, so I must have been working / volunteering at it.
plus Silverjets and Glider
Can't remember what, but I know I was at something at the Wedge this night, while Placebo were at the Joiners. Maybe it was a caberet.
I went to a little run of these gigs at the university, I think they might even have been free, though someone had to sign us in.