I had an amazing year of gigs in 2018, which is pretty impressive considering how many I missed due to ill health (never going to get over missing the Manics’ Resistance Is Futile tour, quite honestly). Here are my top 5 of the year. The top 2 sit comfortably amongst the best gigs I’ve ever been to in my life.
The best Suede gig I’ve ever been to. An exhaustingly uplifting, riotously emotional triumph.
A hot and sweaty celebration of Suede in the 21st century.
A slightly rocky start to my first ever Reading. When would I ever learn that Moshpits And Me Don’t Mix?
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.
What an introduction to the world of Suede live: a fan club only, B-sides only gig.