The last Manics gig of 2018, and a night of highs and lows.
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 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 […]
All the gigs of my life: Gig 15 – Manic Street Preachers / Mansun, Saturday, May 24, 1997, Nynex Arena, Manchester
Exactly 21 years ago today, I went to my very first gig at the Manchester Arena. It was a truly monumental night, with my two favourite bands in the world on the same bill: Manic Street Preachers and Mansun.
I’m having some vision issues at the moment which are making typing up long blog posts difficult, so in the meantime, here is a quick roundup of some of the music I’m mainlining at the moment. This really is a pretty exciting time for new tunes.
All the gigs of my life: Gig 10 – Manic Street Preachers, Saturday, April 12, 1997, Royal Albert Hall
“So here I sit in the middle of The Day. The reason I’m still here and not swirling aimlessly around Perth again.”
All the gigs of my life: Gig 7 – Manic Street Preachers, Monday, December 16, 1996, Kentish Town Forum
The triumphant, emotional finale to my trilogy of Manics gigs in London in December 1996.
All the gigs of my life: Gig 6 – Manic Street Preachers, Sunday, December 15, 1996, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
My second ever Manics gig, in which I discovered the true nature of Home, and that Moshpits And Me Don’t Mix.
All the gigs of my life: Gig 5 – Manic Street Preachers, Saturday, December 14, 1996, Brixton Academy
21 years old, in a new country, and here was my favourite band in the world, three nights in a row. Three nights which decided the course of the next 21 years of my life.
Some waffle about new music. Brought to you by the letter ‘P’ rollerskating through the 1980s with Pale Waves, Paramore, Paul Draper, Poliça and the (Manic Street) Preachers.