Gigography of Paul Clarke for 2003

Gigography 2003

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.

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Damon Albarn

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Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn

Democrazy, bit worthy really, and not that thrilling, but nice to be somehwere trendy for a change...

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Mon Dec 22 2003
⬅️ :: Goldie Lookin' Chain ➡️

Mon Dec 22 2003

Travis

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Travis

Travis

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.

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Sat Dec 20 2003
⬅️ :: Damon Albarn ➡️

Sat Dec 20 2003

Suede

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Suede

Suede

Last gig ever! Played some great sets, the gig seemingly got chopped short, we left to the ghostly strains of We'll Meet Again... I hope we do.

UPDATE: we did, Suede reformed.

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Sat Dec 13 2003
⬅️ :: Travis ➡️

Sat Dec 13 2003

Electric Soft Parade

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Electric Soft Parade

Electric Soft Parade

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Fri Dec 12 2003
⬅️ :: Suede ➡️

Fri Dec 12 2003

Tokyo Dragons

Tue Dec 09 2003

Turbonegro

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Turbonegro

Turbonegro

Whole lot of sailor hats in the audience, great gig!

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Mon Dec 08 2003
⬅️ :: Status Quo ➡️

Mon Dec 08 2003

Belle & Sebastian

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Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian

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 Painter Jane with the band.

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Wed Dec 03 2003
⬅️ :: Status Quo ➡️

Wed Dec 03 2003

stellastarr*

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stellastarr*

stellastarr*

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... stellastarr were OK, not quite as convincing as on record though.

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Mon Nov 24 2003
⬅️ :: The Levellers ➡️

Mon Nov 24 2003

Bruce Forsyth

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth

Charity comedy thing, cool as, lots of names present, including Ian McKellen. Bruce Forsyth | Search the blog | Search for Bruceyness, I must have written this one up...

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Sun Oct 26 2003
⬅️ :: The Mavericks ➡️

Sun Oct 26 2003

The Darkness

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The Darkness

The Darkness

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

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Wed Oct 22 2003
⬅️ :: Bruce Forsyth ➡️

Wed Oct 22 2003

AC/DC

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AC/DC

AC/DC

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

Tickets were a tenner, same as when AC/DC last played the venue...

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Tue Oct 21 2003
⬅️ :: Level 42 ➡️

Tue Oct 21 2003

Duran Duran

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Duran Duran

Duran Duran

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

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Sun Oct 12 2003
⬅️ :: AC/DC ➡️

Sun Oct 12 2003

Limp Bizkit

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Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit

plus Cooper Temple Clause and more

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Sat Sep 06 2003
⬅️ :: Fun Lovin' Criminals ➡️

Sat Sep 06 2003

Darkness album launch

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Darkness album launch

Darkness album launch

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

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Wed Jul 09 2003
⬅️ :: Tony Hadley ➡️

Wed Jul 09 2003

The Darkness

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The Darkness

The Darkness

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

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Mon Jul 07 2003
⬅️ :: Polyphonic Spree ➡️

Mon Jul 07 2003

Glastonbury 2003

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Glastonbury 2003

Glastonbury 2003

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

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Wed Jun 25 2003
⬅️ :: The Darkness ➡️

Wed Jun 25 2003

Kelly Osborne

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Kelly Osborne

Kelly Osborne

plus Har Mar Superstar.

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Wed Jun 25 2003
⬅️ :: Glastonbury 2003 ➡️

Wed Jun 25 2003

REM

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REM

REM

Glastonbury warmup

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Tue Jun 24 2003
⬅️ :: Kelly Osborne ➡️

Tue Jun 24 2003

VH1 Divas

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VH1 Divas

VH1 Divas

Chaka Khan, Celine Dion, Mary J Blige, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Jewel, Lisa Marie Presley, Ashanti, Shania Twain, Pat Benatar, Isley Brothers, Queen Latifah, Sharon Osbourne and ONLY STEVIE BLOODY WONDER!

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Thu May 22 2003
⬅️ :: REM ➡️

Thu May 22 2003

Plans and Apologies

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Plans and Apologies

Plans and Apologies

I was at this one, see more in my gigography.

Tue May 20 2003
⬅️ :: VH1 Divas ➡️

Tue May 20 2003

King Adora

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King Adora

King Adora

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Wed May 14 2003
⬅️ :: Plans and Apologies ➡️

Wed May 14 2003

Blur

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Blur

Blur

Last of a five night residency. Would you adam and eve it PHIL DANIELS showed up!

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Mon May 12 2003
⬅️ :: King Adora ➡️

Mon May 12 2003

Bearsuit

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Bearsuit

Bearsuit

Some sort of twee indie bear themed evening. Last minute addition to the bill were The Futureheads for some reason.

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Sat May 10 2003
⬅️ :: Blur ➡️

Sat May 10 2003

Ricky Gervais

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Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

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 now but we heard he was doing this gig somehow and got tickets for it no problem. I remember talking about it online, probably on popbitch a few days later and someone saying "it's no big deal, they're still advertising it". Was definitely a big deal to us at the time. So pretty much Ricky Gervais first gig I would say...

Shark would have found Anne Frank like THAT!

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Sat May 03 2003
⬅️ :: Reef ➡️

Sat May 03 2003

Athlete

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Athlete

Athlete

ZZZzzzz

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Wed Apr 30 2003
⬅️ :: Ricky Gervais ➡️

Wed Apr 30 2003

Stephen Malkmus

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Stephen Malkmus

Stephen Malkmus

and Graham Coxon and Super Furry Animals and more

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Sat Apr 19 2003
⬅️ :: Placebo ➡️

Sat Apr 19 2003

Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

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...

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Fri Apr 18 2003
⬅️ :: Stephen Malkmus ➡️

Fri Apr 18 2003

The Darkness

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The Darkness

The Darkness

Was this the Carling "Homecoming" type event?

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Sat Apr 05 2003
⬅️ :: Paul McCartney ➡️

Sat Apr 05 2003

The Darkness

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The Darkness

The Darkness

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

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Tue Mar 25 2003
⬅️ :: The Darkness ➡️

Tue Mar 25 2003

Def Leppard

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Def Leppard

Def Leppard

support from The Darkness and Ricky Warwick.

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Thu Feb 27 2003
⬅️ :: Turin Brakes ➡️

Thu Feb 27 2003

Snooker

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Snooker

Snooker

Jimmy White beat Peter Ebdon

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Wed Feb 05 2003
⬅️ :: Bowling For Soup ➡️

Wed Feb 05 2003

Love with Arthur Lee

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Love with Arthur Lee

Love with Arthur Lee

plus My Morning Jacket, but I don't think we saw them.

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Mon Feb 03 2003
⬅️ :: Snooker ➡️

Mon Feb 03 2003

The Music

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The Music

The Music

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Fri Jan 10 2003
⬅️ :: Love with Arthur Lee ➡️

Fri Jan 10 2003