Over the years it has been a tradition of mine to get to a concert any time in December and all the more merrier when it is closer to Christmas. With no Christmas shows or gigs this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this blog is just a snap shot of gigs that I have been to over the years.
Disclaimer: one of these gigs I didn’t attend personally but sat at home on New Year’s Eve to tape U2 live from Dublin. Couldn’t go to the show but this was a close as I was going to get.
A very Therapy? Christmas
Therapy? headlining the Ulster Hall three times in the month of December over the years – 1992, 1993 and 1995. The 1995 show was supported by Ash and it was also Fyfe Ewing’s (Therapy? drummer) last show with the band.
Ash remain the only band that I have went to see on back to back gigs – 2001 at the Ulster Hall. The 2000 gig in the Limelight was supported by Snow Patrol.
And So I Watch You From Afar Christmas shows
And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA) have done three Christmas shows in three different venues in Belfast.
Dublin Christmas gigs
A few of the Dublin gigs I have attended over the years. I only came across the U2 tape recently and thought it would be nice to be included here. The band did a four night residency at the new Point Depot (now the 3Arena) in Dublin. The New Years Eve gig was broadcast on Radio 1 and I sat up and taped it.
London Christmas gigs
A visit to my friend David who lives in London and we went to see all these bands over the three days. Two trips to Wembley Arena and the last gig at the Royal Albert Hall.
Other Christmas gigs 1992 – 2019
The last batch of tickets are from 1992 to 2019. Some amazing shows amongst this lot.
Just want to wish everybody that has followed the blog a very happy and safe Christmas and hopefully a more positive New Year too.