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.
Democrazy, bit worthy really, and not that thrilling, but nice to be somehwere trendy for a change...
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.
Whole lot of sailor hats in the audience, great gig!
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.
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...
The Darkness on the turn I would say, possibly the last good gig...
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...
Celeb-tastic, we were sat just a couple of rows behind Stephen Fry.
plus Cooper Temple Clause and more
With free bar and rock karaoke! Just found invites and a promotional sick bag, was I that bad?
Ace in-store gig, then a free barbecue on the roof too.
Last of a five night residency. Would you adam and eve it PHIL DANIELS showed up!
Some sort of twee indie bear themed evening. Last minute addition to the bill were The Futureheads for some reason.
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...
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...
Was this the Carling "Homecoming" type event?
BANG Magazine launch party, free booze! Plus another band, was it The Libertines again?
plus My Morning Jacket, but I don't think we saw them.