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. This 2005 Manics tour has some legendary status amongst their fans. Not promoting any album, just the “Past, Present and Future” of the band, it was a glorious celebration of… Read More All the gigs of my life: Gigs 96 and 97 – Manic Street Preachers, Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th April 2005, Hammersmith Apollo
Seeing out my gigging 2004 in the best way possible: a Manic Street Preachers winter tour. It was a year and a half since I’d last seen the Manics, at Move festival and the HMV signing of summer 2003, and my life had changed drastically in that time. 2004 had been a year marked by… Read More 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
A summer seaside frolic with My Boys. June 2004 stands out in my memory as a bright and shiny month. On the 1st of the month I had my final exam for my psychology diploma, and my mind was full of plans for an exciting future pursuing a career in the field (which, alas, never… Read More All the gigs of my life: Gig 89 – Manic Street Preachers, Saturday, June 12, 2004 Seaclose Park, Newport (Isle of Wight Festival)
A sweltering night of shouting along to Manics rarities whilst squeezed between racks of CDs.
A rousing, fun, singalong celebration of everything we love about the Manics.
This was the final night of the Manics’ Forever Delayed tour in December 2002. And it just happened to be one of the best nights of my life.
The second night of 2002’s Christmas Manics weekend. A much smaller venue, and a much grumpier Wire.
Christmas 2002. The most wonderful time of the year, and the most wonderful time to be a Manics fan.
Day two of 2001’s Manics Weekend is one I will never forget, but for all the wrong reasons.