Gigography of Paul Clarke for 2003

Gigography 2003

Getting there with Paul's gig history now, all the gigs I remember going to, from 1987 up to about now. It's a natural progression from my Best Gigs Ever post. Well that's the theory, so there's A LOT missing. I have added details from the big bag of old gig tickets that I gathered while I was in London, + a box of old concert tickets + stuff from Mum and Dad's loft. Also got lots of gaps regarding bands seen at festivals, they'll probably stay missing, it's so hard to remember. There's a lot missing where I've lost tickets or never had them, most of the guestlist ACTION during my NME and Popex years + that. Yeah I know it's a bit nerdy, let's let that go though, I'm enjoying remembering these things. At least I've not started scanning the tickets in yet Of course I have scanned the tickets now...

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Damon Albarn @ Neighbourhood

Democrazy, bit worthy really, and not that thrilling, but nice to be somehwere trendy for a change... Did not go to many gigs out in West…

Mon Dec 22 2003

Travis @ Alexandra Palace

plus Kings Of Leon who were OK, Travis a bit boring. VERY annoyed by the Carling-ness of it all and so we left early to get a proper drink. I was…

Sat Dec 20 2003

Suede @ Astoria

Last gig ever! They announced they were splitting up before this gig came around. Played some great sets, the gig seemingly got chopped short, we…

Sat Dec 13 2003

Electric Soft Parade @ Barfly

Fri Dec 12 2003

Tokyo Dragons

plus Renegade Playboys, midweek rock night at On The Rocks, Kingsland Road. Went along as The Darkness had played here recently and g this kind of…

Tue Dec 09 2003

Turbonegro @ Mean Fiddler

Whole lot of sailor hats in the audience, great…

Mon Dec 08 2003

Belle & Sebastian @ Astoria

Karaoke as a warm up act? Or was it Franz Ferdinand? We went in late and missed all that, but a friend of a friend did get up and sing "Lazy Line…

Wed Dec 03 2003

stellastarr* @ Islington Academy

plus The Ordinary Boys and The 22s. Looks like everyone was there to see the Ordinary Boys, but I thought they were a bit, um, ordinary...…

Mon Nov 24 2003

Bruce Forsyth @ Theatre Royal Haymarket

Charity comedy gala thing, cool as, lots of names present, including Ian McKellen. Search the blog, I must have written this one…

Sun Oct 26 2003

The Darkness @ Hammersmith Odeon

The Darkness on the turn I would say, possibly the last good…

Wed Oct 22 2003

AC/DC @ Hammersmith Odeon

Special gig, celebrating the reopening / refurbishment of the venue. We had to queue all day for tickets. Support from Hundred Reasons. Tickets were…

Tue Oct 21 2003

Duran Duran @ Forum

Celeb-tastic, we were sat just a couple of rows behind Stephen…

Sun Oct 12 2003

Limp Bizkit @ Finsbury Park

plus Cooper Temple Clause and…

Sat Sep 06 2003

Darkness album launch @ The Cross

With free bar and rock karaoke! Just found invites and a promotional sick bag, was I that…

Wed Jul 09 2003

The Darkness @ HMV

Ace in-store gig, then a free barbecue on the roof…

Mon Jul 07 2003

Kelly Osborne @ Electric Ballroom

plus Har Mar Superstar. Another Glastonbury…

Wed Jun 25 2003

Glastonbury 2003 @ Glastonbury

Suede, REM, Radiohead, and The Darkness opening the main stage on the Friday…

Wed Jun 25 2003

REM @ Brixton Academy

Glastonbury warmup, had a great…

Tue Jun 24 2003

VH1 Divas @ MGM Grand

Chaka Khan, Celine Dion, Mary J Blige, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Jewel, Lisa Marie Presley, Ashanti, Shania Twain, Pat Benatar, Isley Brothers, Queen…

Thu May 22 2003

Plans and Apologies @ Bull and Gate

Friend from…

Tue May 20 2003

King Adora @ The Garage

+ Saint Rose + Corporation:Blend. King Adora were dreadful, Corporation:Blend were managed by a…

Wed May 14 2003

Blur @ Astoria

Last of a five night residency. Would you adam and eve it PHIL DANIELS showed up! Not sure he did Parklife though was it only "Me White…

Mon May 12 2003

Bearsuit @ Bull and Gate

Some sort of twee indie bear themed evening. Last minute addition to the bill were The Futureheads for some reason. I am sure MJ Hibbett was here…

Sat May 10 2003

Ricky Gervais @ Crown & 2 Chairmen

Excellent little pub warm up for his Animals shows / DVD... Sharks and Nazis! Not sure he had done much stand-up before this gig. Seems strange…

Sat May 03 2003

Athlete @ Astoria

ZZZzzzz. Don't think I like Athlete much, but I do remember one quite good gig they did in Deptford when I lived…

Wed Apr 30 2003

Stephen Malkmus @ Royal Festival Hall

and Graham Coxon and Super Furry Animals and more. Think I spent quite a lot of this one just hanging out in the bar…

Sat Apr 19 2003

Paul McCartney @ Earls Court

Mothers Day present for Mum and Clare's mum, we went with them and Dad and Emma. Jim missed out as he has been to more gigs with us before... A good…

Fri Apr 18 2003

The Darkness @ Astoria

Was this the Carling "Homecoming" type event? I saw The Darkness a…

Sat Apr 05 2003

The Darkness @ 93 Feet East

BANG Magazine launch party, free booze! Plus another band, was it The Libertines…

Tue Mar 25 2003

Def Leppard @ Brixton Academy

support from The Darkness and Ricky Warwick of The…

Thu Feb 27 2003

Snooker @ Wembley Arena

Jimmy White beat Peter Ebdon. Sure we went to a couple of days of this, Nic and I went to two sessions, Clare and Emma had tickets for more of…

Wed Feb 05 2003

Love with Arthur Lee @ Royal Festival Hall

Love, but really just Arthur Lee I think and all new younger supporting band. plus My Morning Jacket, but I don't think we saw…

Mon Feb 03 2003

The Music @ Brixton Academy

Fri Jan 10 2003