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Best gig you have ever been to?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Pingu, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Blur at Glastonbury in 2009 should probably be amongst mine.

    And Eat Static at megadog in 93/4ish. First time combining techno with interesting things for the first time, after trying each separately and not being particularly impressed (well, not at that price). Suddenly, it all made sense.
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  2. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I quite like the lemonheads
  3. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Jane's Addiction at The Institute in Birmingham, 1990, supported by Tragic Roundabout

    Violent Femmes, can't remember where, about the same time

    Senser, Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, 1994

    If we're doing Festivals too, there are loads but I remember fucking loving Senser at Endorse-it in 2006 and Sicknote a few years ago at Boomtown
  4. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I've been ticked off about my earlier response to this thread. I apparently should have said Canned Heat was good but not as good as when my husband's band played at Ronnie Scott's. :oops:
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  5. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Either Bob Dylan in Manchester in 2002, or one of a few storming Oysterband gigs I've been to, most recently them and June Tabor in Exeter Cathedral. It was ridiculously good. :cool:
  6. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    ws that the Acid Daze gig? Probably the best I've seen them too, if so.

    Tho Pink Fairies, on the same day, ar probably the worst band I've ever seen. An utterly shambolic messy performance, combined with a really fucked up PA made it super shit.
  7. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Patti Smith at the Hackney Ocean - maybe 5 years ago - a mate had a mate in the backing band - so we went to the aftershow party - briefly spoke to Patti Smith - she was lovely :cool:
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  8. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    I can't choose between Tool at the Academy around 2000 and Mogwai at The Shephers Bush Empire about 99.
  9. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    The Cure at the Crystal Palace Bowl 1991. Euphoric all the way through. Great gig but also, I was 17. I'd been to gigs but nothing that big or a band I loved so much. Funnily enough I now live about 300yards away.

    Scissor Sisters always give good "live" experience, but a secret gig at the forum was fairly special.

    Pulp are peerless live. Every single one of the several times I've seen them has been a sheer joy (even the last one at the radio city music hall in NYC, where I heads myself leave before Common People because I was horribly, uncontrollably drunk - the bits before the point of no return were magestic, though.).
  10. chintz

    chintz cider driven madness

    So do I but 99% of the crowd were there to see Portishead and were getting impatient with Dando, the more they chucked stuff at him and booed, the shitter he was ( on purpose I am sure of it)
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  11. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    I was gonna mention that too :cool:

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    Teenage Fanclub
    L7 (tampon incident)
    Beastie Boys
  12. spawnofsatan

    spawnofsatan Down by the river

    Acid daze was 87, I whitied out at the back:oops:
  13. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    Probably a Yo La Tengo gig at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco in 2000. One of Ira Kaplan's 20 minute guitar freak-outs made me weep with joy.
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  14. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    U2 August 1993 Zoo Tv Cardiff Arms Park. FACT
  15. spawnofsatan

    spawnofsatan Down by the river

    Ministry Rock City not sure when, but it must have been before the smoking ban as Al Jurgenson flicked a fag into the crowd which hit me in the face:mad:
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  16. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    :facepalm: :D
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  17. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    It was an x-mas gig and I scored some ridiculous acid off a woman who'd painted her tits green ;)
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  18. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Blur 1992 at Glastonbury was petty mental - knew nothing about them but Albarn was a force of nature, climbing right to the top of the lighting rig looking like he was going to fall at any moment, then jumping on the PA, knocking it over and breaking his ankle.
  19. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I would have been at that one too, but cant remever anything about it. Unless it was the one where my acid just stopped halfway through, and what had been a stunningly brilliant light show turned out to be one crappy lazer and some smoke.
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  20. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Yes - this was a magadog - and I had exactly the same experience as you!
  21. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I so love Sick of it All :cool:
  22. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    I think a little more focus is needed in my choices. So:

    Most eagerly anticipated, seeing em in the flesh, blowing me away gigs.

    Pixies, Manchester GMEX 1991.
    Dinosaur Jr., Milan 2010.
    Sonic Youth, Mexico City 2007.
    Fugazi, Manchester Academy 1999.
    NoFx, Manchester Academy 1998.

    Wow! Didn't see that coming, surprise acts.

    Jejune, Manchester Star & Garter 1999ish
    The Rockingbirds, Buckley Tivoli, 1991
    The Levellers, Cardiff Uni, 1992
    Silverfish, Cardiff Uni 1993ish
    The Men They Couldn't Hang, Bridgend Festival 1995ish.

    Atmosphere and showmanship etc.

    James Brown
    The Hives, Mexico City 2007
    The Cure, Mexico City 2004
    Lee Scratch Perry
    Voodoo Glow Skulls, Manchester Academy, 1998.
    The Wurzels
    Steve Earle
  23. Voley

    Voley Peaceful Oat Goblin

  24. Voley

    Voley Peaceful Oat Goblin

    Whoah. That's one fucking confusing quote thing going on there. :D
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  25. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Oh shit I forgot I'd seen JB - yes he was brilliant, an amazing showman and personality
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  26. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Have to mention Drugstore for brilliant fairy lights and red wine presence. And, Joe Jackson just for the most professional live acts ever.

    Now I am going to start a new thread.
  27. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    I'm not a Blur fan but I did go to see them with my sister and I surprised myself by enjoying it quite a lot. Not going to put it in my list of best gigs though.
  28. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    Oops :oops:
  29. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Exactly but you are forgetting one act... Bjorne again!!!! I walked into dancing queen!! :D
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  30. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    *WELL impressed*
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