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Concert/gig attending thread.....

Occurred to me the other day that I hadn’t been to a gig since June 2021. Had several booked that ended up cancelled.

Next up is Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan (ambient electro instrumental stuff) in Feb, then Self Esteem in March who I am randomly seeing three times next year as since booking those tickets she’s also announced as supporting at Pulp and Blur dates I’ve got in the diary. Feels weird to say I’m seeing both of those within 7 days in 2022, hot on the heels of a Suede gig on March.

As well as Pulp at Finsbury Park, I’m also seeing them at the Neighbourhood Weekender, which has what I’ll call a mixed lineup.
 
Good to see you 😃

Getting back into the swing of sweaty gigs is a bit of a mind****. I suspect my daughter’s last lot of Covid might have come from the Shinedown gig (the timing was right).
On the other hand I’ve now done **** loads of gigs in the last 18 months and stayed negative. Went to one pinball event and loads of us became positive.

Unless you’re going to live live a hermit it’s just a risk we now have to take.
 
We can’t live worrying about catching Covid and missing out on the stuff that makes us feel alive.
Hence why I was in the sweat pit, acting as a barrier to a man standing on two other mens shoulders during a bit of a mosh. Where a large number of men lose their shirt and just sweat on you. Good to be back.
 
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One thing I’ve never understood is why people stand at the back at gigs. Such a different atmosphere.
Just got the one gig left this year but I’ll be chucking the kids into the mosh pit for skindred on Tuesday. 🤘
If deodorant was compulsory I’d agree.
 
I’m actually relatively neutral about sweat at gigs. I kind of associate great gigs with sweat literally dripping off the ceiling. (Kind of grim when you think about it). Punk gigs are especially smelly.

My bugbear is ever since the smoking ban the stench of farts are overwhelming at times. 🤢
 
My concern about a gig so close to Christmas was about getting covid and it ruining a 3rd Christmas in a row. My Dad is very vulnerable and any signs of someone being ill would have my folks not come over.
My sister tested positive on Christmas Eve, but the other siblings were all negative. So most of us got together.
On Boxing Day my Dad tested positive, the next day my mum and yesterday I tested positive. Quite likely the bustard gave it to me.
 
Good thing that gig built up your immune system. Hope you all make a quick recovery.
 
Went to see culture shock a few months back with my wife , my best mate and his partner who were paranoid about getting Covid . My mate and I went down the front and literally spent an hour dancing with our faces pressed against someone's bare sweaty torso . The wives stood at the back . My mates wife caught Covid there (well went down with it a couple of days later ) . My mate and I were fine !
 
Culture Shock! Assuming it’s the Dick Fish one, they are one of my all time favourite bands.
 
Bit confused that there were women at a crusty punk gig. 😂. There again the last time I saw the Subhumans there were young people there.
There’s also a pub literally at the bottom of my road that seems to specialise in old punk bands.
 
The New Cross Inn.

It’s got Peter and the Test Tube babies playing tonight. Lots of punk/rockabilly bands throughout the year.
I suspect the bar subsidies the gigs.
Some weird choices though such as a Flock of Seagulls. All of which are now shockingly bald.
 
The New Cross Inn.

It’s got Peter and the Test Tube babies playing tonight. Lots of punk/rockabilly bands throughout the year.
I suspect the bar subsidies the gigs.
Some weird choices though such as a Flock of Seagulls. All of which are now shockingly bald.
Thanks I'll check it out next time I'm down there . Peter and test tubes should be good
 
The New Cross Inn.

It’s got Peter and the Test Tube babies playing tonight. Lots of punk/rockabilly bands throughout the year.
I suspect the bar subsidies the gigs.
Some weird choices though such as a Flock of Seagulls. All of which are now shockingly bald.
In fact I'm sure I went there 'back in the day'
 
Saw the test tubes loads of times back in the day, coming from a place close to Brighton I got to rub shoulders with them a little bit too.
Trapper was a legend as ware Oggins and Derek, great days indeed.
 
Mixed day.

In what was a truly terribly kept secret Puscifer have finally announced they will be playing Download on the Thursday. I’ve got no feel for where they would fit on the bill. Headline in the avalanche tent?

In ****ter news I bought tickets for limp Biscuit purely because they were playing a relatively small venue. The dates been moved twice and now because Brixton academy is still closed it’s been shifted again to a Monday night in bloody Wembley. In what world is that comparable? You can’t even have a beer there as the bloody toilets are all cubicals so the queue takes most of the bloody evening 🤬

But, Puscifer. Yeah!
 
Ear splittingly loud set from Osees last night at Chalk Brighton.

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Good mixture of ages in the crowd too from crowd surfing teens to oldies like me.
Friends were there and says it was a good one. I nearly went - but have seen them a lot over the years and lot of other tickets demanding my money currently .
I remember them playing the Hare And Hounds Brighton up by the fire station bsck in about 2012 - when they were still Thee Oh Sees and had the lineup with a female keyboardist. For some reason the upstairs gig room wasn’t available so they played in the corner of the main bar area 👌😁 cue lots of puzzled looking casual bar drinkers as all hell let loose
 
I did Bearded Theory with my daughter this weekend. We had an absolutely stonking time in the sun. All styles of music present from 80s acid House, through folk, dub, reggae, jazz, rock, metal, fusion, indie, trance, blues, it really was a heady mix.

Highlights were Viagra Boys, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Primal Scream, The Undertones, Trojan Sound System, Flogging Moggy, Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Echo and the Bunnymen and Elvana, an Elvis impersonator singing Nirvana and Elvis songs fused together. It really shouldn’t work but ended up with Elvis surfing the crowd on a dinghy whilst 20000 people were bouncing up and down to Lithium. Like I say, it shouldn’t work but was an amazing audience experience!
 
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I did Bearded Theory with my daughter this weekend. We had an absolutely stonking time in the sun. All styles of music present from 80s acid House, through folk, dub, reggae, jazz, rock, metal, fusion, indie, trance, blues, it really was a heady mix.

Highlights were Viagra Boys, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Primal Scream, The Undertones, Trojan Sound System, Flogging Moggy, Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Echo and the Bunnymen and Elvana, an Elvis impersonator singing Nirvana and Elvis songs fused together. It really should work but ended up with Elvis surfing the crowd on a dinghy whilst 20000 people were bouncing up and down to Lithium. Like I say, it shouldn’t work but was an amazing audience experience!
Nice 👌 Not done Bearded Theory but always looks decent. Bobby Gillespie and the Scream still filling his pension pot playing every festival possible 😂 They still put on awesome rock n roll show considering Bobby can’t really sing or dance bless him but somehow it works 👌 , seen them quite a few times over recent years here and there.
Would love to catch Bunnymen , never have.
 
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