All the gigs of my life: Gig 4 – Take That, Wednesday, October 04, 1995, Perth Entertainment Centre

There is a kind of narrative that the journey of a music fan starts with generic chart pop and gradually develops towards Proper Music like rock and indie. There are a lot of problems with the narrative, in particular its inherent sexism – it’s no coincidence that Proper Music generally means ‘music made by and largely listened to by men’. As such, I take a little bit of pride in the fact that I took an uncharted turn on this journey and, less than a year after the Manic Street Preachers became my favourite band, they were joined at the top spot by Take That.

My ticket, with the originally scheduled date.

Oh – and apologies in advance for illegal overuse of exclamation marks in this post – but what can you do when it’s TAKE THAT!!!!!

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