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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 08 Jul 2008, 18:00

Great thread! Cool

Mine was Yazoo, * dons Dame Edna glasses and wig * who've spookily just had a revival tour, darlings. That was back in 1982 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. I was only 14 so I had to go with my Mam 'cos it would be a late journey back on the train Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 08 Jul 2008, 19:23

Travis supported by doves - Newcastle Arena
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Wed 09 Jul 2008, 11:17

chan wrote:
Travis supported by doves - Newcastle Arena
Should really have been the other way around!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Thu 10 Jul 2008, 07:26

ChrisMcW wrote:
chan wrote:
Travis supported by doves - Newcastle Arena
Should really have been the other way around!! Smile

True true that Wink My first gig was a norwegian rock band called Madrugada back in 2001 or something
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Fri 11 Jul 2008, 04:05

The first show I saw was by a Canadian band called Red Rider. They were playing an amusement park and all the shows there were free at the time.


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Mine was Yazoo, * dons Dame Edna glasses and wig * who've spookily just had a revival tour, darlings. That was back in 1982 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. I was only 14 so I had to go with my Mam 'cos it would be a late journey back on the train Embarassed
Nice one. I never got to see them back then, but I hope to make up for that (better late than never!).
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Fri 11 Jul 2008, 19:40

ChrisMcW wrote:
chan wrote:
Travis supported by doves - Newcastle Arena
Should really have been the other way around!! Smile

Really should have been.
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Sat 12 Jul 2008, 00:24

Bloody hell this is a hard question as I was brought up watching bands who played at the Wigan Casino (rock night) before the Soul Brothers did their thang from 1,0am till fook knows when.....

I got to see many a decent up and coming band from Judas Priest to the Scorpians and even the likes of Motorhead , the Britsh Lions, Slaughter and the dogs, The Adverts,
BUT the best of all live bands at a small venue had to be Slade,,,,,,,who had done Glastonbury the year before and they stole the show..and where nothing less than fantastic.....


I suppose the one which stands out for me is the last gig Thin Lizzy played at the Empire Liverpool just before PL died,,,,,,,,,,or was it the time we got to see DEVO instead of The Tubes when Fee Waybill broke his ankle in Glasgow after falling off stage.

Then after that we used to follow the Acrobats of Sa round the north west to obscure places like the Shi toal at Chorley and then the Beer Engine pub/club at Wigan which has now gone posh and is called
something else......






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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Fri 18 Jul 2008, 10:09

I think my first real gig was a German band called "Wir Sind Helden" in 2004 or something. They played near, so we went there.
My first live music experience was a festival. Forestglade Festival, my sister's friend was being stupid so she's asked mum whether she could bring me instead... I was 11 at that time. They had bands like Placebo, some German bands, Cypress Hill, BRMC (in the afternoon, sunshine, it was terrible)
...my mum would probably say that, considering my addiction to live music, it's gone downhill since then Wink
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Sat 02 Aug 2008, 20:26

U2 in Roterdam 1987
Was absolutely blown away by it!
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Sat 09 Aug 2008, 18:50

The Cure at Birmingham NEC in 1992.
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 09:46

ok please dont laugh... 2001... green day Embarassed

im ever so sorry elbow fans... im so embarrassed pale
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 10:54

I wouldn't really be too apologetic about seeing a band like Green Day at the age of nine...

It could have been worse.

it could have been Steps.

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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 11:08

MagicalTrevor wrote:
I wouldn't really be too apologetic about seeing a band like Green Day at the age of nine...

It could have been worse.

it could have been Steps.

I ll get me coat
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 11:23

LOL! We all gotta start somewhere bluefield.

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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 11:31

Nah it was Rory Gallager my ears just stopped hissing this year, gigs used to be really LOUD
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 14:02

According to my mum it was Rod Stewart, but i'm convinced it was Blur...
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 14:15

hhhhhmmm yeah right dikky... sing along "maggie may" Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 14:41

I ain't got no shame in my Rod the Mod love, many a drunken night has resulted in a Maggie May sing along Cool
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 12 Aug 2008, 17:12

Dikky wrote:
I ain't got no shame in my Rod the Mod love, many a drunken night has resulted in a Maggie May sing along Cool

did you know that on top of the pops... John Peel mimed the mandolin to maggie may?

u gotta love trivia!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Wed 13 Aug 2008, 08:15

That is quite possibly the greatest piece of trivia i have ever heard.
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Wed 13 Aug 2008, 15:55

i thankyou Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Thu 14 Aug 2008, 08:03

No, i thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 14 Apr 2009, 15:37

The Charlatans at King Georges hall In Blackburn , 1990
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 14 Apr 2009, 16:23

Eddie and the Hot Rods, supported by Ultravox in 76 or 77 at the Rainbow in London.
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PostSubject: Re: First Gig ?   Tue 14 Apr 2009, 16:43

I think it was Alice Cooper at Empire Pool Wembley in 1975, "Welcome to my nightmare" tour complete with snake and array of horrible other stuff ! affraid

Great showman and brill concert.
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