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    Seeing as we've had first record bought and 12th birthday #1 we may as well have a First Gig Attended theme. So here goes,

    The Jam - Royal Court, Liverpool, 25/9/82. A Saturday I believe.

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    Earliest one I can remember is Patti Smith at the Grugahalle in Essen in about 1977.
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    Somewhat embarrassingly, I believe it was Showaddywaddy at the Bristol Colston Hall, probably around '79.

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    12th March 1972 Deep Purple at the Fairfield Halls,Croydon as part of their Machine Head world tour.

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    Pretty Things at the 100 Club, late 1964.

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    R.E.M. at murrayfield
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    I'd seen lots of local bands around town before this but my big gigs stared with :-

    Yes at the Kings Hall Belle Vue Manchester 10/09/1972

    Followed swiftly by:-

    Deep Purple at Free Trade Hall Manchester on 25/09/1972

    I also had my first drag of a spliff when it went along the row at the Yes concert.

    My second drag was when it came back. I was 15.

    I still have the ticket stubs for these.
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    Dr Feelgood ,Guildford Civic Hall, early 1976..Cant remember if I had a splif not
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    My first experience of live music was at the Reading Festival in 1995 - first band I saw was a Geordie punk band called China Drum who were great and who I've seen many times since. Also saw Smashing Pumpkins, Neil Young (with Pearl Jam as his backing band), Green Day, Foo Fighters (only their third ever UK show), Soundgarden, Ash, Teenage Fanclub, Hole and loads more.


    First gig proper was Blur at the Bournemouth International Centre in Dec 1995.

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    Pink Floyd at the Empire Pool, Wembley 1973, a group of us applied for tickets but I was the only one that got one, so I had to go on my own. I wasn't quite 16 at the time.
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