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    Following on from the "first gig" thread, what about your most stand out gig and why?

    Mine has to be Morrissey at Wolverhampton civic hall in 1988. His first solo gig. As a massive Smiths fan I had to be there. it was a free concert and admission was gained by wearing a Smiths t-shirt. I slept outside the venue and queued for a day and a half. There were thousands locked out but I was one of the lucky few!


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    More a mini-festival than concert, my favourite was this. Ian Dury and the Blockheads in support justified the admission price alone. Famously, the collective moon stomping actually registered on the Richter scale!

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    For me it was a gig by the Floyd at the Sunday Lyceum where a support act didn't show up so they did an extended set.
    A great live act from that era was Ten Years After but they never did much on record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy20 View Post
    Following on from the "first gig" thread, what about your most stand out gig and why?

    Mine has to be Morrissey at Wolverhampton civic hall in 1988. His first solo gig. As a massive Smiths fan I had to be there. it was a free concert and admission was gained by wearing a Smiths t-shirt. I slept outside the venue and queued for a day and a half. There were thousands locked out but I was one of the lucky few!
    The Who, Wembly Stadium 1979, unfortunately a year late for Keith Moon, but awesome performance all the same. Also on the bill were AC DC, The Stranglers and Nils Lofgren.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy20 View Post
    As a massive Smiths fan I had to be there. it was a free concert and admission was gained by wearing a Smiths t-shirt. I slept outside the venue and queued for a day and a half. There were thousands locked out but I was one of the lucky few!
    Follow that!

    Here are some standouts:

    I saw Pink Floyd doing Atom Heart Mother in Hyde Park, which was in July 1970, quite a while before the record was released.

    One of my school mates drove three of us up to London (we lived in Hemel Hempstead) to see Hawkwind at University College - this was before they were at all well known, maybe just before the release of In Search of Space, or soon after.

    In 1971 I saw The Who twice, first in July 1971, about a month before Who's Next was released, but shortly after Won't Get Fooled Again came out, so it was the first time that I'd heard Baba O'Reilly, Bargain, Behind Blue Eyes; but one of my friends had bought Won't Get Fooled Again and I can remember them playing the B-side, Don't Know Myself. I saw them again at The Oval cricket ground in September the same year, which wasn't so good because the support bands were America (who I couldn't stand) and The Faces (who I could barely tolerate), and we had to leave while they were still playing Magic Bus in order to get the last train back to Hemel.

    I stood next to the speakers right next to the stage (in Watford Town Hall) when I saw The Groundhogs shortly after they had appeared on the Old Grey Whistle Test doing Garden and Eccentric Man from their album Thank Christ For The Bomb (if you've never heard it, you're in for a treat), so this must have been 1970. My ears were still ringing the next day, and I still have tinnitus to prove it. I saw them again in 1994 at a pub in Leeds when I did even more damage to my ears, and this is why I have noticeably different levels/tones of tinnitus in either ear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    More a mini-festival than concert, my favourite was this. Ian Dury and the Blockheads in support justified the admission price alone. Famously, the collective moon stomping actually registered on the Richter scale!
    Just watched and sung along to that, brilliant stuff. Madness were always just fun fun fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    I saw Pink Floyd doing Atom Heart Mother in Hyde Park, which was in July 1970, quite a while before the record was released.

    One of my school mates drove three of us up to London (we lived in Hemel Hempstead) to see Hawkwind at University College - this was before they were at all well known, maybe just before the release of In Search of Space, or soon after.
    I was at both! If I remember rightly the Floyd gig was a free concert. I went to UCL so got to all the Saturday gigs. I think that would have been in a tatty old building called the Gymnasium. The Garage was opposite, just as tatty and housed the bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Follow that!

    Here are some standouts:

    I saw Pink Floyd doing Atom Heart Mother in Hyde Park, which was in July 1970, quite a while before the record was released.

    One of my school mates drove three of us up to London (we lived in Hemel Hempstead) to see Hawkwind at University College - this was before they were at all well known, maybe just before the release of In Search of Space, or soon after.

    In 1971 I saw The Who twice, first in July 1971, about a month before Who's Next was released, but shortly after Won't Get Fooled Again came out, so it was the first time that I'd heard Baba O'Reilly, Bargain, Behind Blue Eyes; but one of my friends had bought Won't Get Fooled Again and I can remember them playing the B-side, Don't Know Myself. I saw them again at The Oval cricket ground in September the same year, which wasn't so good because the support bands were America (who I couldn't stand) and The Faces (who I could barely tolerate), and we had to leave while they were still playing Magic Bus in order to get the last train back to Hemel.

    I stood next to the speakers right next to the stage (in Watford Town Hall) when I saw The Groundhogs shortly after they had appeared on the Old Grey Whistle Test doing Garden and Eccentric Man from their album Thank Christ For The Bomb (if you've never heard it, you're in for a treat), so this must have been 1970. My ears were still ringing the next day, and I still have tinnitus to prove it. I saw them again in 1994 at a pub in Leeds when I did even more damage to my ears, and this is why I have noticeably different levels/tones of tinnitus in either ear.
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    Another stand out for me was Donington Monsters of Rock 1988. I wasn't a massive rock fan - more of an Indie fan but what a weekend.
    Iron Maiden, Kiss, Van Halen and a memorable set from Guns'n'Roses.
    I was in the thick of it for the Roses and witnessed the pile up of people when sadly 2 lost their lives. I got separated from my brother and never saw him again all day - no mobiles back then! As I left the gig at the end of the night a copper on the door was asking if anybody had lost touch with anyone as there had been 2 deaths. I said yes and was led off to a police tent to try and identify the bodies. After giving a description of my brother I was spared actually looking at the bodies but they were there covered by sheets. Quite a harrowing experience but one I'll never forget.
    My brother was already back at our tent drinking so no harm done - we had a good night after all.


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    Have a few favourite gigs but the best ones were,

    Sonic Youth - Royal Court, Liverpool 7/9/90;
    ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Manchester Uni, 30/11/2000;
    At The Drive-in - Manchester Uni, 3/12/00;
    and any of the 16 Half Man Half Biscuit gigs I've been to.

    The sheer energy and noise of the first three and the sheer brilliance of HMHB.
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