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.
MJ Hibbett must have been here
did I really see them on the 3rd Feb too?
Before I worked there, I think there were bands. THIS is why I left the Wonderstuff early, doh... There was a ruckus and the police sent us all home.
"Punktronic excursions in a white noise wonderland", it says here...
First time I saw them and I loved them...
Yeah no Madonna at Brixton for me!
Think the year was originally wrong on this one... this link from gigguide.uk.com has it as 2000, sounds about right to me. The Darkness were also playing this night at the Monarch / Barfly, but I was at this.
He played Pixies songs
AKA Hooverdam. Cosmic Rough Riders headlined, a Poptones night.
Or some band connected with them. They were dressed as KISS I think, did they do KISS covers too? Was this the band that Chris Dale from Atom Seed was also in? Two gigs in one night, very drunk by the time I got to this one...
AKA Camden Crawl... All around Camden, not sure who I saw this year, not much.
MJ Hibbett, Jacques, Spearmint, Baxendale and lots of other bands
At Uncle Bob's Wedding Reception, two gigs in one day (Scalarama was an all day type thing) I remember the new line up of The 'Cocks and the cheerleaders...
Some special Radio One thing, got a nice freebie from friends I was about to start working with at Channelfly. Green Day picked some kids out of the audience and made them play a song.
Friends of friends...
DJing only, not perfoming, at Uncle Bobs...
They did a 10 kebab challenge on stage and Daphne and Celeste were there. And so was I!
Don't recall if they did their "Hamster Dance" single, I do remember an ace cover of "Self Esteem", though I could possiblybe mixing it up with an earlier Helen Love gig... Plus The Fighting Cocks.
Featuring Gene's Mat the Hat
Another "Barfly Sessions" TV thing, free and in the afternoon I think. Pretty poor.
Another Barfly Sessions, evening or just later afternoon this one.
Free instore gig, two free gigs in one day, nice
A birthday night out, just after she was Mercury nominated
Excellent, good to see his Blur bandmates turning out to cheer him on the audience too, Damon was pogoing away like a goodun
Free instore gig and poetry reading...
DJ'ing at Uncle Bob's Wedding Reception
broadcast LIVE on the internets apparently
think I was at this, I wrote about it on popex
Seems I fell down an escalator after this one
Free gig for XFM, who gave me FIFTY tickets to give away...
Not a gig, a weird press conference thing.
Think I was at this anyway, lunchtime gig for Japanese TV, did a few of these...
Plus ...Trail Of Dead, awesome. There was another Trail of Dead show just days before this, not sure it's the Highbury Garage show I'm thinking of buy maybe.
All girl rock
Got in free because of the support, think it was Ben and Jason. Not much copy anyway.
NME Brats show, think they'd lost it by this point...
NME Brats show, lovely write up: [quote]Flash forward a few years to the Beta Band in January 2000, at an NME Brats show. I don't really remember much, other than that I was with a big group of my gigging mates in the upstairs bit, we were all trolleyed o