It’s October 2005, and there’s just one question: What the hell am I doing at an Alabama 3 gig?
All the gigs of my life: Gig 100 – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Thursday, August 25, 2005, Alexandra Palace
My 100th gig saw me revisiting a band who’d been there at my very first.
A night of fun and frolics from the Scissor Sisters.
My second and so far last gig from the Prodigy.
All the gigs of my life: Gigs 96 and 97 – Manic Street Preachers, Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th April 2005, Hammersmith Apollo
My first gigs of my 30s saw me carrying on where I’d left off in my twenties, with another duo of shows from the Manics.
All the gigs of my life: Gigs 94 and 95 – Manic Street Preachers, Thursday 9th and Friday 17th December 2004, Wembley Arena and MEN Arena
Seeing out my gigging 2004 in the best way possible: a Manic Street Preachers winter tour.
My first time seeing the Prodigy, who just turned out to be one of the greatest live bands I’ve ever seen.
All the gigs of my life: Gig 92 – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Wednesday, November 10, 2004, Brixton Academy
A dazzling and quite literally dizzying gig from Nick and co.
A glorious gig from the glorious Delays.
All the gigs of my life: Gig 90 – David Bowie, Sunday, June 13, 2004, Seaclose Park, Newport (Isle of Wight Festival)
My last David Bowie gig – and the UK’s as well.