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My child is off to her first gig this afternoon - she's going to see My Chemical Romance in Birmingham with a friend and the friend's dad; I was going to take them myself but he insisted and I know they will be safe, she's a sensible girl and has been drilled on gig etiquette/safety.

 

I've made sure that she has ear defence too - I'm a bit of a crusader on that point - a bad car accident and standing too close to the front at gigs when I was younger has left me very deaf in one ear :roll: I now wear ear defence in any loud situations.

 

I can remember my first gig - Siouxsie and the Banshees at the 100 Club in London... that shows my age :roll:

 

What was your first gig?

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Gary Numan at the Bristol Hippodrome 1980. My first and still one one of my best concert experiences.

Happy days :D

My most recent was The Pogues at Brixton Academy just before Christmas. That brought back a lot of memories too. I hadn't seen them live in just over 20 years.

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:lol: First ever gig was - wait for it....... David Cassidy went on to David Essex then progressed to Roxy Music, The Pogues, Lou Reed, Jools Holland, More and more Pogues (my favourites) The Saw Doctors, M People, The Levellers, Bob Geldof ........... and many more. That's one of the benefits of being a Biker - Rallies equal Bands. Also I used to sing in bands myself until we moved to Lincolnshire last year and am missing it like crazy. :boohoo:
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Big Country at Reading.

I was in the front row & was so badly squashed against the edge of the stage that I got huge bruises all along my hips & tummy.

Still love them - had a good old weep when Stuart died a few years ago. Had seen them many,many times since that first gig too. :cry:

 

My last gig was Kaiser Chiefs a couple of years ago - it was a proper sweaty,get shoved about gig & it took me right back 8)

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Does a festival count as a first gig?? Well I think it was my first - The friday night of Reading Festival August 1987 - The Mission, The Fall, Fields of the Nephilim, All About Eve

 

I honestly can't remember what solo gig I saw first, now that must be a sign of age!!! Although in my defence I've been to far too many to remember...Siouxsie was also one of the first but I can't remember where it was, all I remember was missing the last train home and having to sleep on Liverpool street station. :? From there I went on to see Fields of the Nephalim, New Model Army and the Levellers too many times to count.

 

And now I am too old to go to the gigs for the type of music I like. My last gig (and possibly the best- although isn't your last always your best??) Snoop Dogg. I have chickened out of all the last few gigs I'd like on the basis I'm too old and none of my friends like my type of music. Best friend says I have an inner teenager trying to get out.

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I have only recently discovered gigs, I have been missing out and now want to make up for it! I also have no one who likes the stuff i want to see :( Teenage son was good for a while (Meatloaf, Santana, Alice Cooper) but he's too cool to go with his Mum now so I need to find a new gig buddy :cry:

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I have only recently discovered gigs, I have been missing out and now want to make up for it! I also have no one who likes the stuff i want to see :( Teenage son was good for a while (Meatloaf, Santana, Alice Cooper) but he's too cool to go with his Mum now so I need to find a new gig buddy :cry:

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE....ooh sorry shouted there!

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