October 1997, and my newest obsession were on tour again! And I literally could not wait to see them in London. So I zoomed up to Manchester one Saturday to see them there first.
What could be more appropriate, at the end of the most surreal week in UK history, than to spend an evening having my mind expanded by people banging on dustbin lids?
All the gigs of my life: Gig 21 – Manic Street Preachers, Saturday, August 23, 1997, Reading Festival (Day 2)
A triumphant end of an era for the Manic Street Preachers.
A slightly rocky start to my first ever Reading. When would I ever learn that Moshpits And Me Don’t Mix?
The Pet Shop Boys are where everything begins for me, when it comes to music. I don’t remember the exact date, but it was some time in the middle of 1988 that I borrowed my mum’s cassette of “Actually”, and suddenly, music became the most important thing in […]
Day two of V97, and my plan was to return to see a couple of my faves: Placebo and headliners the Prodigy. However, things did not quite go as I’d intended, and the day turned out to be something of a Festival Learning Experience.
My third Mansun gig, and my first ever UK festival. This was a special event indeed.
All the gigs of my life: Gig 17 – Suede, Wednesday, June 25, 1997, Ilford Island (“Filmstar” video shoot)
I don’t have a ticket stub for this gig, as this was not a ticketed gig. This was a special invitation from Suede’s fanclub to be a part of the filming of the video for “Filmstar”. And it was a joyously, dementedly wonderful night.
In June 1997 the Pet Shop Boys unveiled “Somewhere”, a three week residency at the Savoy Theatre. So of course I went along to see them!
A very very late report on a very very wonderful gig. I had planned to go to three Manics gigs on their arena tour in April and May, but I missed them all due to illness. So I was very determined to make it to this one, especially […]