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First Gig, Last Gig, Best Gig..

Discussion in 'Music' started by Panja, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    My first concert was in 1974 when a mate of mine couldn’t go to a Slade
    Concert so gave me his ticket for The princely sum of 50p. I thought they were great live, and although I didn’t have anyone to compare them with at the time I still remember it as being a lot of fun.

    Last gig was Vintage Trouble in Melbourne. For those that haven’t heard of them yet, imagine James Brown having Led Zep as his backing band and you’re not far off.

    Best gig. I was lucky enough to be at Live Aid and that day will never be beaten, but as a single event I’d have to say my favourite gig was Radiohead in Birmingham during the OK Computer tour. They played Creep for the first time in an age and it was superb.

    Next..
     
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  2. Marty_LFC

    Marty_LFC Origi 90+6

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    First gig (but I can't remember it) was Hall and Oates live in Manila. I got the pleasure of seeing them as an adult, and I'm glad I did.

    First gig that I can remember paying for myself was Alicia Keys in 2004. Big stadium tour for her first album. Fun show.

    Last gig was Jason Mraz at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Probably the most beautiful venue for a show I've ever been to.

    Here's a couple of snaps I took...

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    Favorite gig was also Mraz, but this time in Madison Square Garden in 2012. Musically, I prefer his smaller theater shows, but having followed him since I was a young teen, to see him perform at the pinnacle of entertainment was something else, and to hear the crowd sing every word to all of his songs was an amazing experience.
     
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  3. Burg

    Burg ‘Absolute stick of a boy’

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    First: Mumford and Sons @The02, 2012

    Last: 1975 in January

    Best: Arctic Monkeys @The02, Sept 2018, or Sigur Rod @Hammersmith in 2017
     
  4. Steve - Wfc

    Steve - Wfc Registered User

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    First: Spice Girls 1999

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    Best: Peter Andre 2003
     
  5. miss_lfc

    miss_lfc Registered User

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    First gig was Paul Weller in 96.
    Last gig was Catfish and the Bottlemen 2019.

    Best gig is a hard one but I think I’d have to go with Coldplay or Kasabian.
     
  6. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    No sitting on the fence with two choices @miss_lfc , pick the best. You'll be wanting to pick eleven songs in your ten favourites next..
     
  7. Andy-gers1

    Andy-gers1 Mike <3 Shane
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    First gig - Stereophonics

    Last gig - Elton John

    Best gig - Imagine Dragons
     
  8. miss_lfc

    miss_lfc Registered User

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    :laugh:

    Ok best I’ll go with Coldplay :-)
     
  9. PorkchopExpress

    PorkchopExpress The Blackfish

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    First - Warped Tour 2001

    Last - Some local artists in a park near my house including Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club and Ash.

    Best - Supervillains, The Beat, Reel Big Fish @ Hard Rock Orlando
     
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  10. RedDevilsShinja

    RedDevilsShinja End Forced Debt + Fiat. Return to Gold

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    First Gig: RHCP with my Mum and Dad way back in 02 or 03, they were ****ing awful, saw them again at Leeds 16, they were shit again, yeah this band sucks live, a real shame too as I love them on record :cry:

    Last Gig: Technically Download festival so the last live band I've seen was Tool, but for a bands own individual gig Catfish in April or whenever it was.

    Best Gig: Either Tool at Download this year or The Lucid Dream at Kendal Calling (a psych rock band), TLD, went into this gig a bit blind as I had only listened to Compulsion Songs a couple of times and there was nothing else on that appealed to me, but ****, it was like having a religious experience and very very intense. Having said all that Tool was amazing, best sounding band I've ever seen live, tightest band I've ever seen live the show was unbelievable, just about as perfect of a set I've ever watched. So yeah I can't differentiate between the two of them but they're the stand outs

    Anyway this is The Lucid Dream for anybody who wants to check them out, records don't do them justice to their live show.


     
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    AlissonWonderland Slumdog Mignolet

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    First - Coldplay X and Y Tour (Think I was 14)

    Last - Courteeners @ Heaton Park last month

    Best - The Enemy, Kasabian and Oasis @ Heaton Park
     
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    RedDevilsShinja End Forced Debt + Fiat. Return to Gold

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    I'm so ****ed off that The Enemy split up, they were one of the few Indie bands that I genuinely loved.
     
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    Habbinalan Registered User

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    First - Colosseum (with Chris Farlowe on vocals) and Uriah Heep topped the bill at the Kendal Pop Festival in 1971.

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    Last - Anyelleti y Toby at El Tabano in Trinidad, Bolivia. Last August. Can't remember going to a gig in Cambridge for a while.

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    Best - Toss up between The Ruts 1979, The Ramones 1977 (both in the Corn Exchange) and The Specials in a marquee on Midsummer Common in autumn 1980. On balance, I'll go for the Specials because that was where I was introduced to Rico's music and also we got a mini-riot thrown in.

    The Specials and the story of the UK's most remarkable chart-topper


     
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  14. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    I thought I was doing well with Slade as my first gig..:laugh:
     
  15. miss_lfc

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    Their first album was superb. 12 years ago almost to the day it was released!!
     
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    AlissonWonderland Slumdog Mignolet

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    Yeah fantastic mate. Such a shame they weren't around for long. I know Tom did solo stuff for a while but never really listened to it.
     
  17. Joga bonito

    Joga bonito "play beautifully"
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    Best gig:
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    2) Coldplay, Wembley Stadium
    3) Mogwai, O2 Academy Bournemouth
     
  18. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

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    First: Marilyn Manson in 2003 at Braehead Arena, Glasgow

    Best: Rage Against The Machine at TITP, in 2008.
    Also have to mention Green Day’s “Bullet In A Bible” gigs at Milton Keynes, in 2005. Along with Muse at Wembley, in 2007.

    Last: Jonsi and Alex Somers, with the London Contemporary Orchestra, at the Barbican Hall, last week.
     
  19. Pubclown

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    First gig - Pet Shop Boys at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool 1989 ish

    Last gig - Muse at the Emptyhad in June

    Best gig - Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium 2007. Half of Led Zeppelin came on stage, the support was Supergrass and the gig was so good it was released on DVD
     
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    I'm seeing Yellowman in Brighton tonight - he's past his prime for sure, but a legend nonetheless.

     

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