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Post by dste » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:37 pm

Realised today that I went to my first gig twenty years ago. It was 9th July 1996 at Nottingham Rock City and it was Fear Factory supported by Drain and Manhole though Manhole left the tour a day or two before due to a member of the band being arrested.

Have seen quite a few bands since then including the likes of Metallica, Guns n Roses, Aerosmith, RATM, AC/DC, The Offspring, Green Day, Def Leppard, Deftones and so on.
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Post by IronMaidenRule » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:13 pm

I have seen the mighty Iron Maiden 4 times:

Clive Burr MS Benefit Gig - London 2002
Death On The Road - Birmingham 2003/4
A Matter Of Life And Death Tour - Sheffield 2006/7??
The Final Frontier Tour - Sheffield 2011/12?

Metallica at the Sheffield Arena in 2013/14 on the Death Magnetic Tour was very disappointed
Went to Ozzfest 2002 and saw Ozzy, Black Label Society and Slayer.
Thin Lizzy twice, this is when they were fronted by John Sykes in the 2000's
Heaven and Hell at the Sheffield Arena, that was Black Sabbath fronted by Dio, but they chose a different name.
A Swedish band called Wolf twice
Smaller bands Evile and Epica at a venue called The Corporation in Sheffield
Diamond Head, Airbourne, Machine Head and Iced Earth as various support acts.
None descript gigs for myself that I went with friends to at Birmingham Academy included Less Than Jake and Stone Sour....weren't particularly bothered about them, more of a night out.

Then there is the few gigs I have played myself, including supporting Anvil...best gig of my life!!

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Post by shiftytigger » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:41 pm

Not that many

Stone temple Pilots - gig rescheduled due to death of Kurt Cobain. Coincided with release of Purple and was a good mix of their heavier stuff (!) and acoustic stuff. One of my favourite gigs for atmosphere and quality.

Wildhearts - Wolverhampton 1994-95 ish - great sounding gig but spent quite a lot of time having my freshly dyed flowing locks fondled by a girl I met there. Did get to enjoy about 70% of the set so not all bad

Drain/Manhole/Fear Factory - left about 25% into FFs set as they sucked. Manhole kind of blew goats too but Drain at least put on a good show.

Slipknot - Wolverhampton - the gig that got them banned from Wolves. Kicked ass and the support band seemed ok.

Republica - as a chaperone to a friend. Not a big fan but they sounded as good live as could be expected.

FAT - Woody (of madness) was in this band that appeared at Exposure rock cafe in Merry hill , then Birmingham. Helped them by moving equipment from the van at birmingham as we all got up and started the mosh pit and chatted to them after the Merry hill gig so they asked if we were going to brum and we did. Great guys , shame they didnt go far.

Silverchair - Xposure rock cafe Birmingham. Before they made it big they toured their album Frogstomp around smaller venues. Sat and chatted to lead singer before gig. Surprisingly good and very talented. Show was too short - left with so much free stuff , signed set list etc but left em on a bus.

Dog eat Dog - merry hill - place filled up with so many skaters etc it was a really good show.

Apes Pigs and Spacemen - Merry hill , good show but where did they go?

Im sure there are more but my old brain is struggling to remember
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:50 am

Perhaps sensing this question would one day be asked, I've been keeping notes of every band I've ever seen, and giving them ratings out of five too (based on enjoyment rather than performance). This is handy.

2001


CAST (4/5) - Chavasse Park, Liverpool

GORILLAZ (4/5) - Manchester Academy

STEREOPHONICS (3/5) - Manchester Evening News Arena
-Feeder (3/5)

SPIRITUALIZED (4/5) - Manchester Apollo

MERCURY REV (5/5) - Liverpool University
-I Am Kloot (5/5)

GOMEZ (5/5) - Liverpool Royal Court
-Gelbison (3/5)

THE COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE (3/5) - Liverpool University
-The Rain Band (0/5)
-Medium 21 (0/5)

JJ72 (4/5) - Liverpool University
-Melaton (0/5)

MOBY (3/5) - Manchester Evening News Arena
-Lamb (2/5)

PLACEBO (5/5) - Liverpool University
-Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster (5/5)

SPACE (2/5) - Liverpool University
-Amsterdam (4/5)

MANIC STREET PREACHERS (3/5) - Manchester Evening News Arena
-Ian Brown (2/5)

THE FLAMING LIPS (5/5) - Manchester Academy
-Badly Drawn Boy (4/5)
-British Sea Power (4/5)

RADIOHEAD (4/5) - Manchester Evening News Arena
-Asian Dub Foundation (1/5)

RYAN ADAMS (4/5) - Liverpool Royal Court
-Jesse Malin (4/5)

THE RAPTURE (4/5) - Liverpool University
-The Von Bondies (3/5)
-Franz Ferdinand (5/5)

YO LA TENGO (5/5) - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
-Gorky's Zygotic Mynci (5/5)

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS (5/5) - Keele University
-Dead Meadow (3/5)

BRITISH SEA POWER (5/5) - Keele University
-Agent Blue (2/5)

BEASTIE BOYS (4/5) - Manchester Evening News Arena
-Talib Kweli (3/5)

THE CHAVELLES (3/5) - Frog, London

WILLY MASON (4/5) - Liverpool Masque Theatre

KIMYA DAWSON (4/5) - Zanzibar, Liverpool
-Schwervon! (5/5)

NINE BLACK ALPS (2/5) - Carling Academy, Liverpool

STEREOPHONICS (1/5) - Old Trafford Cricket Stadium
-Pixies (5/5)
-Goldfrapp (4/5)
-Tim Booth (0/5)
-The Stands (0/5)
-22-20's (0/5)

SPIRITUALIZED (4/5) - Liverpool Philharmonic
-The Stands (0/5)

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS (5/5) - Preston Students Union
-Bravecaptain (3/5)

GIRLS ALOUD (2/5) - Liverpool University

PART CHIMP (4/5) - Heaven & Hell, Liverpool
-I Like Mike (5/5)

I AM KLOOT (4/5) - Liverpool University
-Cranebuilders (2/5)

MOGWAI (3/5) - Carling Academy, Liverpool
-The Magnificents (2/5)

THE KILLS (4/5) - Carling Academy 3, Liverpool
-Gin Palace (3/5)

LOU REED (4/5) - Liverpool Philharmonic

CARLING WEEKEND LEEDS 2005 - Leeds
FRIDAY
-Echo & The Bunnymen (4/5)
-Adam Green (5/5)
-This Et Al (2/5)
-Marilyn Manson (3/5)
-British Sea Power (5/5)
-The Duke Spirit (2/5)
-Iggy & The Stooges (5/5)
-NoFX (4/5)
-Buck 65 (5/5)
-VHS or Beta (2/5)
-Hot Chip (2/5)
-Alkaline Trio (2/5)
-Art Brut (4/5)
SATURDAY
-Pixies (5/5)
-Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (3/5)
-Queens of the Stone Age (4/5)
-The Coral (2/5)
-Elbow (4/5)
-Dropkick Murphys (5/5)
-The Wedding Present (4/5)
-Goldie Lookin Chain (4/5)
SUNDAY
-The Go! Team (5/5)
-The Raveonettes (5/5)
-Sleater-Kinney (4/5)
-Arcade Fire (4/5)
-Hot Hot Heat (3/5)
-The Kills (2/5)
-Dinosaur Jr. (4/5)
-Mystery Jets (4/5)
-747's (3/5)
-Clor (3/5)
-Youth Group (2/5)
-Last People On Earth (3/5)
-Louie (3/5)

PIXIES (5/5) - Manchester Apollo
-The Futureheads (0/5)

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS (5/5) - Manchester Academy 3
-Clor (4/5)

65DAYSOFSTATIC (2/5) - Manchester Academy 3
-The Mirimar Disaster (1/5)
-The Lucida Console (1/5)

ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI (5/5) - Liverpool Masque Theatre

SIGUR ROS (5/5) - Liverpool Philharmonic
-Amiina (4/5)

THE DECEMBERISTS (5/5) - Manchester Academy 3
-Two Gallants (2/5)

CHEAP THRILLS @ ZANZIBAR - Zanzibar, Liverpool
-Ji (1/5)
-They? (1/5)
-I Like Mike (4/5)
-Ridgevex (1/5)

SECRET MACHINES (4/5) - Manchester Academy 3

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN (5/5) - Carling Academy, Liverpool
-Brakes (3/5)

BEXY SITCH & THE CREEPY CRAWLIES (3/5) - Bumper, Liverpool

TREVA WHATEVA (3/5) - Liverpool Masque Theatre
-Rothko (3/5)
-Trio Gitano (4/5)
-Michael Forrest (4/5)

THE FLAMING LIPS (5/5) - Manchester Apollo
-The Go! Team (5/5)

THE DRESDEN DOLLS (5/5) - Manchester Academy
-DeVotchKa (5/5)

GUILLEMOTS (4/5) - Carling Academy 2, Liverpool
-Joan as a Policewoman (3/5)

XANDER & THE SMOKING PYLONS (4/5) - Hannah's Bar, Liverpool

CHICAINE (2/5) - Keele University
-Simon Webb (0/5)
-The Modern (3/5)
-Kamikaze Pilots (2/5)

SEMIFINALISTS (4/5) - Carling Academy 3, Liverpool
-Hot Club De Paris (3/5)

MINOTAURS (3/5) - ??

XANDER & THE SMOKING PYLONS (4/5) - Hannah's Bar, Liverpool

02 WIRELESS WEEKEND 2006 - Leeds
-The Who (3/5)
-Super Furry Animals (5/5)
-The Flaming Lips (5/5)
-The Zutons (3/5)
-Eels (5/5)
-The Answer (0/5)
-The Hair Band (0/5)

THE PIPETTES (5/5) - Carling Academy 2, Liverpool
-Young Playthings (3/5)

BEXY SITCH & THE CREEPY CRAWLIES (3/5) - Bumper, Liverpool

BULLAMAKANKA (3/5) - Crosby Social Club
-Chief (3/5)

MATHEW STREET FESTIVAL 2006 - Pier Head, Liverpool
-Tabby (1/5)
-Shack (3/5)
-The Wonder Stuff (2/5)
-Lightning Seeds (4/5)
-Dr. & The Medics (3/5)
-The Proclaimers (4/5)

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE (5/5) - Carling Academy 2, Liverpool
-Neon Hearts (1/5)

PETER BJORN AND JOHN (2/5) - Carling Academy 2, Liverpool
-Loney, Dear (4/5)
-Rebbeca (0/5)

THE KINETIC FALLACY (4/5) - Church Street, Liverpool

THE FLAMING LIPS (5/5) - Manchester Apollo
-Deerhoof (4/5)

MUSIQUE D'AILLEURS: REGGAE, AFRICAN & LATIN @Bumper - Bumper, Liverpool
-Exhibit feat.Sasha (5/5)
-Foe (4/5)
-Talib (3/5)

IAN BENNETT & THE BROTHERS OF SOL (3/5) - The Pilgrim, Liverpool
-Kid Electric (3/5)
-Kibbo Kift (3/5)

IAN BENNETT & THE BROTHERS OF SOL (4/5) - ??, Liverpool
-(support band) (3/5)

MY DEVICE (4/5) - ??, Brighton

DANIEL JOHNSTON (5/5) - The Comedy Store, Manchester
-Adem (5/5)
-Jeffrey Lewis (5/5)
-Former Bullies (3/5)

BLONDE REDHEAD (4/5) - Manchester Academy 3
-Maps (2/5)

DEERHOOF (5/5) - Liverpool Masque Theatre
-Kit (4/5)
-Danananaykroyd (1/5)
-Stig + Arms (4/5)

ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI (3/5) - Manchester Academy 3
-Caribou (2/5)

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (4/5) - Carling Academy, Liverpool
-Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster (4/5)

ANGUS & JULIA STONE (3/5) - Manchester Academy 3
-Paris Motel (4/5)

SCOUT NIBLETT (5/5) - Manchester Academy 3
-Pocket Knife (0/5)
-Liz Green (3/5)

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (3/5) - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
-Atlas Sound (1/5)

CHAS & DAVE (4/5) - Mersey Tunnel Entrance, Liverpool

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (4/5) - Liverpool Echo Arena
-Glasvegas (0/5)


2009


ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS (3/5) - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

BEATLES DAY CONCERT (4/5) - Liverpool Echo Arena
-Ricky Tomlinson, Julia Baird, The Backbeat Beatles, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Ray Ennis (Swinging Blue Jeans), Tony Crane (The Merseybeats), Tommy Scott (Space), Mick Head & John Head (Shack), Ian McNabb, Greenbank School Choir, Connie Lush, Nigel Clarke (Dodgy), Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook), Liverpool Ukelele Society, Lee Curtis, The Hang Project, Simon Aldred (Cherry Ghost), The Rhythm Kings, Buzzcocks, The Farm, Mike Byrne

CORNERSHOP (4/5) - Carling Academy 2, Liverpool
-Fronteers (0/5)

MATHEW STREET FESTIVAL 2009 - Tithebarn Street, Liverpool
-The Cocabelles (4/5)
-The Elementals (4/5)
-Wrecked Career (3/5)
-Global Pulse (3/5)
-The Amnesiacs (4/5)
-Emily & The Faves (4/5)

YO LA TENGO (3/5) - Manchester Academy
-Euros Childs (2/5)

THE FLAMING LIPS (4/5) - Manchester Academy
-Stardeath and White Dwarfs (3/5)

SPIRITUALIZED (5/5) - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall


2010


THE MAGNETIC FIELDS (5/5) - Manchester Cathederal

SA-DA-KO (3/5) - The Fox & Hound, Southport

THE JEZ GREW EXPERIENCE (4/5) - Stamps Too, Waterloo

THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS (5/5) - Carling Academy 2, Liverpool

STUCK IN D'80s (5/5) - Norbreck Hotel, Blackpool


2011


GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR (4/5) - Manchester Academy


2012


ABSOLUTE BOWIE (4/5) - Carling Academy 2, Liverpool


2013


SPACE (5/5) - The Factory, Manchester
-(support band) (4/5)

THE AMAZING KAPPA BAND (5/5) - Cavern Pub, Liverpool

THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE (4/5) - Cavern Club, Liverpool

DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS (5/5) - Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
-Amsterdam (4/5)

ERIC CLAPTON (4/5) - Manchester Evening News Arena
-Carl Williams Jr. (3/5)

BRENDAN BENSON (5/5) - Ruby Lounge, Manchester

DEAF SCHOOL (4/5) - Sefton Park

EELS (5/5) - Liverpool Academy

PETER GABRIEL (3/5) - Manchester Evening News Arena

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS (5/5) - Manchester Academy



2014


THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW (5/5) - Liverpool Echo Arena

SPACE (5/5) - 02 Academy, Liverpool
-Republica (5/5)

THE CLONE ROSES (4/5) - 02 Academy, Liverpool

HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT (5/5) - The Ritz, Manchester
-Broken Men (2/5)

FRANK FLIGHT BAND (4/5) - Ship & Anchor, Southport



2015


GIGANTIC INDIE ALL-DAYER - Manchester Academy
-Inspiral Carpets (2/5)
-Pop Will Eat Itself (5/5)
-Gang of Four (4/5)
-Hurricane #1 (3/5)
-The Primitives (3/5)

THE WEDDING PRESENT (5/5) - Manchester Academy
-Badly Drawn Boy (3/5)
-Cinerama (4/5)
-Emma Pollock (3/5)

CHAINSAW HAIRCUT (4/5) - The Liver, Waterloo

DEAF SCHOOL (5/5) - The Kazimir, Liverpool
-Gentle Scars (3/5)



2016

GIGANTIC INDIE ALL-DAYER - Manchester Academy
-BMX Bandits (4/5)
-Jesus Jones (2/5)
-The Wonder Stuff (5/5)
-Bentley Rhythm Ace (5/5)
-The House of Love (2/5)
-The Darling Buds (3/5)
-Credit to the Nation (3/5)
-CUD (4/5)
-The Frank & Walters (4/5)
-Jack Adaptor (4/5)
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Post by Sel Feena » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:16 am

Started going along to gigs recently, and it can make for a good night. Think the most enjoyable one I've seen was Chvrches at O2 in Brum. Did see Imagine Dragons at Barclaycard Arena and that was a terrific show. Looking forward to seeing Chilli Peppers and Babymetal in December, and just booked tickets for Leann Rimes this morning too.
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Post by thingonaspring » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:31 am

Wow, that's way too organised @Twoheadedboy :lol:
I started a vague list of "bands I've seen" at some point but wouldn't remember when/where most of them were - so I gave up :D

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:15 pm

I've been anally retentive from a very young age :lol:
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Post by Bub&Bob » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:15 pm

My first ever gig was Deacon Blue 1990, my second was Inxs 1990 and third was Simple Minds 1991.... but I soon sorted myself out! Probably the band I have seen the most is The Mission (20+ times I reckon), and am seeing them again on 8th October. Have seen The Cure, The Wonder Stuff, Morrissey and Lush multiple times, loved the Lush comeback gig a few months back.

Wish I had done a list as can barely remember but Inspiral Carpets, Curve, New Model Army, Suede, Sleeper, Dinosaur Jnr have also been seen a few times.

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Post by The Beans » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:00 pm

Too many to list but the band I've seen live the most is Iron Maiden (seven times). After that it's Wolfsbane and The Wildhearts (three times for each). Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine would have been three times too but the bus broke down for one of them and we never got there.

Best gig that I thought would be rubbish but was really good: Del Amitri.

Support Band that I'd never heard of that turned out to be really good: Stereo MCs.

Band I've seen most times by accident: Saxon.
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Post by flatapex » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:59 pm

for years I only watched local friends (most of which had friends or friends of friends in them), think i saw one godawful emo band about 3 or 4 times because the singer was a friend of a guy i trained at work.

My gig history improved massively once I met my best friend of nearly 12 years

Seen the following:
The Fallout Trust (underrated and now forgotten)
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Nine Black Alps (great)
Weezer (legendary)
The Futureheads (twice)
Pixies
Manics
Foo Fighters
The Subways
Maximo Park (twice)
The Enemy
Kid British
Saint Saviour (boring)
Bill Ryder-Jones (met him, really cool guy)
The Stranglers
The Pogues
The Killers
Teagan and Sara (twice)
The Modey Lemon (awful)
The Naked and Famous
The Streets (crap)
Kooks
Mystery Jets
Lancashire Hotpots
Beady Eye
White Lies
Katy B (drool)
loads of German bands that I can't remember
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Post by flatapex » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:03 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote: SPACE (2/5) - Liverpool University
-Amsterdam (4/5)


PIXIES (5/5) - Manchester Apollo
-The Futureheads (0/5)
I was at the pixies gig at the apollo :D

Also very jealous that you got to see Amsterdam live (please tell me they performed 'and it hurts' one of my favourite songs of 1999, and also a right pita to try and get a copy of)
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Post by Sputryk » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:13 am

Not sure I can remember them all, and there had been a rather barren spell for a number of years, but:

The Beach Boys - 50th Anniversary - - soooooooooo overjoyed to witness my musical heroes live, and still walking on Cloud 9 even now some 4yrs on. Phenomenal. 8)
Brian Wilson - Pet Sounds; SMiLE - - disappointed that he cancelled his 2015 tour as a consequence of the film of his life taking over, as I had tickets just three rows from the front. But to witness my musical hero perform these legendary albums was enthralling
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - just simply love this unfairly maligned group. Caught them first at Whitby Goth Fest, then at least once on every tour thereafter
Zappa plays Zappa - ( ' ) [apostrophe tour] - fantastic performance, really want to see them again but they seem to only do London, now
Journey, three times
Foreigner (as support on a Journey tour)
Styx (as support on the same Journey tour)
John Parr (as support for Journey's first tour) - really rather good. Did you know he wrote the 'jingle' for Gillette - 'the best a man can get' - originally as a full-length song?
It Bites - twice, Bradford St Georges and Manchester Apollo. Am enjoying the new music, but it isn't really the same without Frankie.
Frank Dunnery - thrice, including The Duchess in Leeds which is one of my favourite performances - just Frank and his guitar; plenty of fun to be had, and you really could not hear him for us fans singing along to the fantastic Still Too Young to Remember; the look on his face as a consequence - FAB!
Joe Satriani - witnessed on every tour up until his Colossus, after which I didn't fancy attending alone. Sensational guitarist.
Steve Vai (as part of a G3 tour hosted by Joe Satriani)
Ryuichi Sakamoto - wasn't sure what to expect, but after the hugely strange and unnerving opening sequence morphed into a thoroughly satisfying performance
The Sweet
The Damned - both spoiled, once by a near riot (NOTHING to do with the band who actually tried to keep order), and once by the failure of the keyboards just before Eloise (which still got performed, and so proved a unique if awfully flawed rendition)
Marilyn Manson - didn't really know what to expect; brother and his then-girlfriend were fans and I was taxi, but have grown to enjoy a lot of his music as a consequence
The Human League - tore the roof off when Electric Dreams got performed!
Howard Jones - enjoyable, but he chose to perform a subdued remix of New Song which took the shine of the show.
Queen [forget the name of they American who took Freddie's place] - excellent
Elton John - very good performance; the support act (Two Cellos), too which also got to join in on some of Elton's work.
Status Quo - several times, including The Duchess in Leeds for which I have a fully signed ticket (one of only to in existence, the other owned by my younger brother!)
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:51 am

Sputryk wrote: Zappa plays Zappa - ( ' ) [apostrophe tour] - fantastic performance, really want to see them again but they seem to only do London, now
On my bucket list... Think I listen to Zappa more than anything else these days, I was 8 in 1993 so no chance of seeing him obviously - but this'll do :)

Can't remember if Amsterdam played And It Hurts... Just remember they made Space look crap that night. Saw them again a couple of years ago in the Anglican Cathedral supporting Dexys Midnight Runners, that was a great evening :D
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Post by the_hawk » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:41 am

Wow, just wow THB....THAT LIST!

I'd love a big list of every gig & football match I've ever been to.

I think my favourite festival was Leeds 2000, some great live bands here...

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Post by flatapex » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:03 am

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:

Can't remember if Amsterdam played And It Hurts... Just remember they made Space look crap that night. Saw them again a couple of years ago in the Anglican Cathedral supporting Dexys Midnight Runners, that was a great evening :D
I am trying to track down a copy of that song, my only hope appears to be a low volume compilation. d'oh
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