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.
XFM Xmas party, watched support act The Darkness then went mad on free cocktails, don't remember the headliners.
plus The Crimea seemingly...
plus support from Jesus and Mary Chain's sister. Think I went to both gigs they did here, 2 days in a row.
Played a couple of Smiths songs, average apart from that.
Were you at this gig? Did you see an inflatable lady crowdsurfing? That was mine, I won it in a raffle in the Good Mixer just before the gig.
Setlist: "Bareback", "Black Shuck", "Best of me", "Love is only a feeling", "Get your hands off", "Givin' up", "Stuck in a rut", "I believe in a thing called love", "Love on the rocks with no ice"
Another fan club job I think. Not in the fan club, but someone got me in.
I was on a big fat freebie and very much enjoyed The Datsuns doing a set in the backstage bar.
SOLD OUT in advance, we only just squeezed in, debut single out this week.
Fan club gig, played the new album, then a hits set, then a "wheel of fortune" set including best songs "My Dark Star" and "The Living Dead"...
Have I misdated this one? I was at David Bowie this day...
Arthur Lee, magic. Hmm, did we go in 2002 or 2003?
Yes of the Beach Boys, one to tick off the list. He was a bit unsteady on his feet but he had great support in recreating the perfect sound.
I dragged Neil and Camilla, of The Face and Popbitch along. IT WAS ME THAT MADE THE DARKNESS POPLIAR!
Spandau Ballet, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Howard, Toyah and China Crisis. Don't laugh!
Two gigs in one night, get me...
From the brief time when I preferred them over The Darkness...
MTV2 thing. Plus Cooper Temple Clause.
The Clive Burr benefit gig, went with Ralph.
Back at Uncle Bob's apparently..