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    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 8th Oct 16, 12:18 PM
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    What was your first gig?
    • #1
    • 8th Oct 16, 12:18 PM
    What was your first gig? 8th Oct 16 at 12:18 PM
    Just booked tickets to go and see the Bros reunion tour next year I was only 7 when they were first out so although I was a full on Brosette (My favourite outfit was Bros jeans, Bros t-shirt and the chunky shoes with the Grolsch tops given to me by my older brother) I was too young to go to the gigs. That got my friend and I talking about our first gig and I wondered what everyone else's first gig was? Mine was Take That when I was thirteen at Newcastle City Hall.
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    • missbiggles1
    • By missbiggles1 9th Oct 16, 12:38 PM
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    Really great act people have seen here, let alone as a first gig! Where do you find out about upcoming gigs these days? Think I feel a midlife crisis coming on...
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    Most people have websites with details of future tour dates and venues will have info on upcoing events.
    • Loanranger
    • By Loanranger 9th Oct 16, 2:39 PM
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    I regret not seeing the Beatles and The Who.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 9th Oct 16, 4:36 PM
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    Drove down from Dundee to London with a mate to see Pink Floyd perform The Wall at Earls Court.
    Fantastic concert, we were seated underneath the plane that crashed into the wall during the concert.
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    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 9th Oct 16, 8:01 PM
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    I think every issue of Look-in featured the Bay City Rollers. I was getting a bit sick of the sight of them.
    Originally posted by zagubov
    I always remember Flintlock featuring a lot! Thank goodness for Smash Hits!
    • Geordiegal
    • By Geordiegal 9th Oct 16, 8:20 PM
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    Tina Turner at Newcastle City Hall in 1984 when I was 15. I think me and my pal were the youngest there!
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 9th Oct 16, 8:24 PM
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    Spandau Ballet, 6 March 1987, Sheffield City Hall - ticket £9.50. Last time I saw them on 6 March 2015, ticket £66!!!. Coincidentally saw Gary Kemp reading last night at Letters Live in London.
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    • missbiggles1
    • By missbiggles1 9th Oct 16, 8:41 PM
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    I regret not seeing the Beatles and The Who.
    Originally posted by Loanranger
    I saw the Beatles at the NME Poll Winners concert in 1966 and the Who three times - once in their guitar smashing days, once in their prime at Charlton football ground and once on a cynical come back tour at Birmingham NEC.
    • koexelek
    • By koexelek 9th Oct 16, 8:45 PM
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    Rush ( in Birmingham)

    Went on to see them many more times over the years
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    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 9th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
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    Sam Fallow
    First gig I ever attended was Mike Harding at the Palace theatre in Manchester (circa 1977). We were well into comedy in them days.

    The best I never saw was Bowie.

    The best I did see was John Martyn on 4 occasions. Each a precious memory. Hazy, but precious.
    • hayday75
    • By hayday75 9th Oct 16, 10:13 PM
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    My first gig was Inxs at the London Arena November 1990.
    I was in the third row .
    It was great.
    Last edited by hayday75; 09-10-2016 at 10:15 PM.
    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 9th Oct 16, 10:37 PM
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    I think it was Gilbert O'Sullivan in the Empire. We had good seats and i think they were £5.
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    • blobby8
    • By blobby8 10th Oct 16, 12:03 AM
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    The London Rock and Roll Show.

    Bill Haley & the Comets
    Little Richard
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Chuck Berry
    Gary Glitter !
    Bo Diddley
    Screaming Lord Sutch.

    Long time ago.
    • robin banks
    • By robin banks 10th Oct 16, 2:03 PM
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    robin banks
    November 1985. Big Audio Dynamite, Rock Citeh, Nottnum.
    "An arrogant and self-righteous Guardian reading tvv@t".

    wtf is all that about?
    • mattytun
    • By mattytun 10th Oct 16, 6:04 PM
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    Big Country Hammersmith Odeon, London 1989
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    • Pobby
    • By Pobby 10th Oct 16, 6:09 PM
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    1965, Hammersmith Odeon .Dizzy Gillespe and supported by Jimmy Smith.
    • Ames
    • By Ames 10th Oct 16, 10:00 PM
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    Spandau Ballet, 6 March 1987, Sheffield City Hall - ticket £9.50. Last time I saw them on 6 March 2015, ticket £66!!!. Coincidentally saw Gary Kemp reading last night at Letters Live in London.
    Originally posted by MrsShazbat
    I love Letters Live, I've seen it three times. The last time was in May when Bruce Robinson had the audience in stitches because he messed up and then got the giggles. I think we preferred his bit to Benedict Cumberbatch.

    I'd like to buy the books, some of the letters are fantastic, but they're too expensive.

    ETA: just realised the first one's out in paperback, yay.
    Last edited by Ames; 10-10-2016 at 10:16 PM.
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    • TE1979
    • By TE1979 11th Oct 16, 3:01 AM
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    My first gig - I was on an acid trip watching a local band playing at the rugby club. Brings a smile to my face every time I think about what I saw on that trip.
    • charlies-aunt
    • By charlies-aunt 11th Oct 16, 10:58 PM
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    Alvin Stardust in 1973 ......
    The best things in life aren't things

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