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Red Hot Chili Peppers at the London Arena. 'Twas ace!
@ the BIC - waaayy too many hippies. I was only 13ish and didnt know who The Levellers were. I still have my doubts.
Kiss AliveII. Yes, I'm that old and yes, it was kick-ass!
First non-parental supervision gig was a couple years later:
Iggy Pop at the Hollywood Palladium. Changed my whole way of thinking!!
Meatloaf. At Wembley Arena. With my mum! For free. Shit seats. I don't think I'd properly gone to a gig until I went to V Festival in 2003.
I remember them doing a 15 minute version of the final bass chords of A Forrest which to my 15 year old ears, was just incredible.... Jesus, amazing gig.
for some reason i was teriffied of going to a gig so i decided to ease myself in gently!
York Fibbers. Was supposed to be the Coral, but they cancelled due to illness. I'd been to the Leeds Festival before this, mind. The first band I properly saw were, I think, The Shining. Ho hum. Still, I got to see Spiritualized that night.
supported by Catatonia, December 1998 at Bournemouth International Centre. Life changing.
Glasgow Apollo, 16/11/83
was both The Smiths :-o
that was a gig
runs away cackling with hands over head to protect from bottles :)
The Manchester Apollo! I can't rememeber when. It eas just after the first album! It was the best gig ever!
Lush at Le divan du monde.
We had to wait one hour outside of the venue because the support art cancelled...
funnily enough, daniel guntrip's first gig was 2 days later on the same tour.
2nd-prince(lovesexy tour amazing!)
4th-rapeman,dinosaur jr,band of susans
jesus & mary chain
my bloody valentine
cardiff ice rink, march '92. don't look for it, it's not there anymore.
at Brixton academy, I have no idea what year it was though, about '97 maybe?
supported by mum and dad and the joel plaskett emergency, 2001
I only went for Feeder...
February '97, Anson rooms, Bristol.
I was 16.
Support acts were 2 then unknowns, Embrace and Travis.
I got the tickets for free.
To make up for it, my 2nd ever gig was Pavement, 5th March '97, same venue.
Leeds Town Country
at brixton academy. oh dear
14/12/1991, age 14.
my friends big brother told us we would DIE in the moshpit
sometime in 2001 I think. My mum loved him and I was very fond of 'Play'.
at my local
Snow Patrol, Editors, and Ed Harcourt.
First proper single-band gig was The Answer in November. Since then, nothing :(
I missed the likes of Sparklehorse, and Biffy Clyro, due to lack of interest, and I didn't wanna go on my own.
at london arena :O
was it the same gig? mine had andrew wk as support. hilarious.
Mine had The Mars Volta supporting. Hell yes.
at the Glasgow Barrowlands way back in 1994
I used to have a piece of Scott Weiland's towel from that night. Ah the joy of being young and naive
at Stirling Castle just after "UP" came out.
Actually I'm not that big of an REM fan but it was a good show and was very much impressed by Mr Stipe's glittery eyes at the time.
but sold them. my brother's obsessed with that band.
at Bham NEC :)
someone i know recently revealed that theirs was crowded house, i thought that was pretty cool...
milton keynes, 1988 i think it was, the Bad tour
when i was about 10
first non-parental accompanying gig was i think pitchshifter
on Clapham Common at the Mayday festival in 1994 I think.
They hadn't even released a single at that point, but, were headlining on the basis of the immense amount of Evening Session/NME hype they were receiving at the time.
A lot of people thought they were called Skunk and Nancy!
.......at the use of 'Weezer' and 'shit' in the same post.
object to my own post too.
at the Corn exchange, Brighton. Support was from The Kills :-)
Originally had planned to see The Delgadoes on the same night instead but swapped my ticket.
...but, then again it sounds like a bit of a win/win situation!
Supported by Prodigy, Manics, Kula Shaker, Charlatans, Chemical Brothers (i think, might be making that last one up).
A good line-up all round really, and a fairly respectable first gig.
.......at the use of 'Oasis' and 'respectable' or 'good' in the same post.
The gig needs to be looked at in context. I was 13, and at that time Oasis meant everything. It was a the gig that essentially got me into music.
Although, I'd got still got the same gig with the same line-up if it was announced today. I'd say that to some degree all those bands have stood the test of time. Yes, even Kula Shaker.
that might have been mine too...though i must have gone on a different day to you, cos I didn't see kula shaker, but i did see ocean colour scene
btw- i've never like oasis, or any of those other bands, not even then!= Cept the prodigy won me over...they were great
Was quite amazing like!
But a few years before that i went to OzzFest '98.
But with the support acts, the first band I ever, ever saw play live was....
I've been crawling in the dark, looking for the answer!
that's when they were good!
Hoobastank though. Ouch.
At Roundhey Park with my sister
My first proper one with my friends was Rage Against The Machine at the Royal Court in Liverpool with Tool supporting them. 1993 i think?
..supported by Ash and Blubber - Norwich Waterfront Oct 1994
that one is pretty damn good!
to appear under the RATM/Tool gig.
That said Elastic/Ash would have been cool too.
Ride on the GBA tour, Liverpool Royal Court. Awesome.
Transvision Vamp - Poole Arts Centre, October 30th, 1989.
14 years old.
She def waved at me. I swear.
..."wow that is heroically bad"
not at all - that was around "Velveteen" presumably? I loved them, and Wendy James herself, obviously.
Was awesome, but I did of course have no point of reference.
Test Icicles and We Are Scientists at KCL a couple of years ago.
Thanks, Mum and Dad. Mind you, some of their instrumental stuff is genuinely ace.
Echobelly @ The Charlotte, Leicester in August 1994. I was 19.
The Corrs at Exeter Westpoint, aged 9...but in terms of slightly more credible (well, at the time anyway) music, it was The Darkness at Plymouth Pavillions, think I was about 14.
Birmingham Hummingbird (now Academy), 1989 I think? We had to leave before the end to get the last train back to Kidderminster where our parents picked us up. Fight the powers that be!
Garbage supported by Moloko at Wembley, 1996
Garbage were wicked and Shirley looked hott!
Queen at Elland Road, Leeds when i was 10.
First parent free gig would have been Inxs at Bradford St Georges hall six or so years later.
Radiohead at Cambridge Junction.
+ Guttermouth (?)
Me and my brother had a box. Noel Gallagher came out and sung 'All you need is Love'. It was ACE.
1996 when Leeds was Radio 1 Sound City.
when they were still good, at the Astoria, May 1997.
They had Redd Kross supporting, who were marvelous.
the flatmates at north london poly.
I truly win.
...'96 @ M.E.N Arena. What a gig ;)
Genesis, Birmingham NEC 1983, I was 15. I have repented many times since!
Ulster Hall, Belfast
Wolverhampton Civic Hall
day of my 16th birthday, 1998.
Supported by the Clint Boon Experience.
Did they cover Baby One More Time?
the Bigger the God at the Zodiac in oxford. Probably '96. Everyone else seems to have seem quite large bands. whats that all about?
at the skittle alley of the Nelson Inn, Cirencester
supported by the Chicks and Johnny Pyro in August '98.
Hair & Skin Trading Co. (ex-Loop) supported by the then-wonderful Rosa Mota... then went to the sunday of Reading 92 the week afterwards...
in the Fleece & Firkin 1995
(if i'm not counting bands that my friends were in and crappy bristol bands. and not counting ashton court festivals).
good gig i was 15 and i stage dived into spiky punks.
(second was Rocket From The Crypt @ Bristol Birekeller).