Sad as it may seem I’ve spent the last couple of days
cataloguing all the bands I’ve ever seen live. There was a reason behind it as
Delphine knew that I kept diaries of “Things I Do” and was interested to know
what gigs she saw with me when she lived in the
Now admittedly I could have just gone through the diaries for the years that Delphine and I went out but I’m an anal bastard sometimes and decided to do the whole lot. It produced some interesting stats (well, interesting to me anyway and as this is my LJ….well, you get the idea I’m sure …:p).
I’ll post up an A-Z of bands I’ve managed to see live over the next few weeks. Some you will certainly of heard of, others you certainly won’t have. It’s a mixed bag and I’d certainly forgotten a number of the bigger bands let alone the obscure crap one-offs.
All told I’ve been to 426 Gigs since my first back on
I’d hate to know exactly how much money I’ve spent on live music over the years but then again music, live and recorded, is one of the most treasured features in my life so the money spent has (generally) been worth every penny. Certainly the good outweigh the bad, and even the bad generally have fun times attached to them because of the friends I went with or met through gigging. This list doesn’t include the bands I had tickets for but, for whatever reason, I never made it to the gig. I hate that and have missed some cracking bands that I actually HAD TICKETS FOR!!! Like The Pixies back in 1991 whom I never got to see in the end and also Bauhaus and Marilyn Manson gigs (although I have seen both on other occasions). Still, life is life. 991 Live performances later…hmmm…. I wonder who will be my 1000th live act?
It’ll certainly happen within the next month or two as I
have quite a few gigs already lined up :)
Alanis Morissette (2)
Alien Ant Farm
Alien Sex Fiend
All About Eve (6)
All Living Fear (3)
American Head Charge
And The Generals Ran Forever (2)
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Apes, Pigs & Spacemen
Apollo 440 (2)
Atari Teenage Riot
Australian Doors (3)