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Franz Ferdinand, Los Bitchos – Alexandra Palace, London

My first ever gig at Alexandra Palace, one of the largest indoor venues in the UK, which is probably why read more

October 20th, 2022 Posted in Gigs

Sultans of Ping FC, Big Boy Foolish – The Institute, Digbeth

It’s great to get a real ticket, right? This plopped on my doormat SEVEN DAYS after the gig. I didn’t read more

October 15th, 2022 Posted in Gigs

Darling Buds, Theatre Royal – Academy 2, Islington

Bought this ticket back in April 2021. The gig was originally meant to be a pre-Christmas gig on 17 December read more

October 8th, 2022 Posted in Gigs

Maximo Park, Pip Blom – Roundhouse, Chalk Farm

The first time I’ve been to the Roundhouse since I saw Lush here in 2016. And that really doesn’t feel read more

October 7th, 2022 Posted in Gigs

Steve Hackett – Regent Theatre, Ipswich

It’s still exciting to get a real ticket at a gig, even if it says “Unknown Customer” My 8th Hackett read more

October 4th, 2022 Posted in Gigs

The Divine Comedy – Barbican Hall, Barbican

A gig I booked in March 2020! Covid was upon us and we were two weeks away from lockdown, but read more

September 2nd, 2022 Posted in Gigs

Fightmilk, Bitch Hunt, Sassyhiya – The Shacklewell Arms, Dalston

My first trip to the Shacklewell Arms in Dalston, which I would sum up in two words as “overcrowded dungeon”. read more

March 25th, 2022 Posted in Gigs

Altered Images, The Metatrons – Chinnery’s, Southend

2022-03-19 Altered Images (orig 2020-03-22) I bought this ticket in June 2019. It’s been a long journey! A great night read more

March 19th, 2022 Posted in Gigs

Franz Ferdinand – Concorde 2, Brighton

Whenever I’ve seen Franz Ferdinand live I’ve usually been right at the back behind a 6’6″ audience – or so read more

March 11th, 2022 Posted in Gigs

Tapeworms – Hot Box, Chelmsford

Another new venue for me and, like the last one, we’re underneath some railway arches. Hot Box is a smart read more

February 11th, 2022 Posted in Gigs