most embarrassing gigs you've been to (landfill, nu-metal, cheese etc) with excuses that dig a deeper hole and least embarrassing
8 of each
most embarrasing for me-
sleeper- oxford brookes 97. i was young and enjoyed it, didn't know any better.
good charlotte- hurricane festival 03. walked away quickly, was rubbish. went because there were other good bands.
evanescence- fuji rock 03. she had an impressive voice, but not my thing. again, went because there were other good bands.
the bravery- oxford zodiac. no excuses, paid money, enjoyed it, old enough to know better.
hard fi (twice, oh dear)- liverpool hmv instore, love music hate racism hackney). read they were good, they weren't. to be fair, didn't pay for either of them.
joe lean and the jing jang jong- oxford academy. worst band i've ever seen. paid because the cribs were playing.
the ting tings- same gig as joe lean. i enjoyed it, lord help me.
calvin harris- hyde park 09. better than i'd have expected, paid because other good suff was on.
ali farka toure. twice. royal festival hall.
gil scott heron. twice. jazz cafe camden.
royal trux. the point oxford.
ruben gonzalez/ ibrahim ferrer. liverpool philharmonic.
ennio morricone. lisbon forest.
sa-ra. hammersmith apollo.
x-102 (underground resistance). sonar barcelona.