Gigs

I have no idea how many gigs I’ve attended in my lifetime. I do know that I have tickets for them all, stored away in a drawer, all the way back to the first one (Simple Minds). I’ve sporadically written up attendance at some of the more recent gigs, but by and large I’ve not bothered, mostly because in the warm afterglow of a gig, EVERY gig is pretty damn good! It’s a common enough experience, you go and see a band you like and (for the most part) you have a great night hearing your favourite songs played REALLY loud and get this amazing feed of energy and vitality from the crowd. Sometimes it’s almost completely overwhelming and you …

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Upcoming

Anyone used Upcoming? The end of the year is already starting to fill up, with concerts, birthdays and whatnot. So far (and I’m missing some birthdays off here): 24th Sept – Will and Fran’s Wedding Reception 29th Sept – Dad’s Birthday 1st Oct – Glasgow Blogmeet 8th Oct – The Go! Team at QMU 10th Oct – Tour of the Necropolis as part of the Block architectural festival 5th Nov – Susan & Ian’s 1st Wedding Anniverary 30th Nov – Lee Evans in the Big Red Shed 12th Dec – Foo Fighters in the Big Red Shed 16th Dec – Company Xmas night out 19th Dec – Björn Again in the Armadillo Add in a couple of weekends of Christmas …

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Concerts

Clair has been recalling all the concerts she’s been to, so you can blame her for this. One habit I’ve always had is to keep the tickets for all the concerts I’ve ever attended (not in chronological order). R.E.M. at Balloch Park. Jools Holland in the Armadillo. Crowded House in the Big Red Shed. The Silencers in the Barrowlands (twice, supported by the Humpff Family both times), the Royal Concert Hall, and the Albert Hall (Stirling!). Martin Stephenson and the Daintees at Queen’s Hall (Edinburgh), King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, and Strathclyde University Union. Bon Jovi at Ibrox Stadium and Gateshead. Aerosmith in the Big Red Shed. Billy Joel in the Big Red Shed. Kings of Leon at the Carling …

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