I don't think we have a thread for this, presumably because non of us have been to many! Just booked Sam Fender in Birmingham in March - very excited to see him perform.
Josh Ritter was great. Lovely, intimate venue, 150 people who knew his music and were really enthusiastic. He was on excellent form just him and his guitar and his personality. Set list was a mix of stuff from his new album, which I wasn't very familiar with and old favourites.
I know I am not comparing apples with apples, but Bruce is going to have to go some for this not to be my gig of the year!
Sadly the one photo I took is crap, so not going to post it.
You’ve got 3 months to get pit-fit!
Didn’t get to the Bath show as had to go to a funeral…..
Saw Suede at Birmingham Symphony hall on Tuesday and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! High energy 90 minute set. We usually sit in the circle at SH but, as we were going with our son, we booked ground floor seats. On the way there Adam told us that Brett gets everyone standing, which I wasn't too keen on as I have a dodgy knee at the moment! However, it was fine - the joys if aging!
I cant quite believe we have just done this, but we have booked to see Josh Ritter in Copenhagen in April! Never previously travelled outside of the UK to see any artist other than Bruce.
Most recent gig - not the greatest show tbh. Introduced me to a new venue tho’: Thekla in Brizzle. Around 400 capacity I’d estimate,
on a boat on the waterfront.
@louisa blinding night and awesome gig.
@walkerinthesun wasn't aware of further dates in May?
I'll need to rein it in then, I have tge Bruce shows and also a trip to Brighton for my mates 60th (at which Prowesy/Amsterdam/Pele.......some version thereof are playing).
I'll probably need to skip May on that basis.
First gig in nearly three years last night.
Saw the previous night and can confirm he plays a belter of a gig. But then he’s been doing that for a while now…..
Right, this is a tough one. Band name and, for an extra point, the guitar player?
In the overall scheme of things, I've not been to that many gigs in that London.
Outside of many,many Bruce gigs (and I'd have to say, the Empire Pool in 02 and the Millennium Dome in 07 are both in my top 5 Bruce gigs) from memory, the only other gigs I've been at in London were Marillion half a lifetime ago and Runrig at The Greyhound (I believe a legendary pub rock venue, no longer with us)....1989 I think.
I'd say Glasgow usually have the "best" audience vibes, but I possibly say that as my favourite venues are therein.
Much preferred the show in Brum. Smaller venue, relaxed good-natured banter back and forward, less headcases. Really good vibe, which makes all the difference. Some folks on here might even suggest it’s cos the people are nicer……🤔
The Selecter were pretty good tbf. Last time I saw them was 1979 down Tiffany’s, on the 2-Tone tour with The Specials & Madness. Great night once you got through the massive ruck outside. I think you mean Brian has ‘filled out’ a bit.
GA don’t seem to translate the quality of the records into the live show imho, which may well be what you were hinting at in your previous comment. Not bad, but not as great as you’d hope. Maybe if I’d got into the mosh pit……..
OK...for some reason I thought Pauline Black was dead.....why did I think that?
And Brian Fallon looks awful!!
Chris Farren, The Selecter & The Gaslight Anthem.
I'm lost with all three of them.....
OK, I didn’t take the 1st one, but I do feature.
Great gig at Celje Castle last night. Beautiful medieval setting, great show. Mi2 rocked, as they always do.