Looking back at Christmas gigs over the years
This is a review of the albums that I have been listening to whilst working from home. Albums listened to for week 20 covers from 3-8 August.
The second part of the blog takes in the second half of the year. 2002 shaped up to be a pretty busy year for gigs, so to make it a bit easier to read I decided to split 2002 three ways and keep the festivals on a separate page (4 festivals to cover this time!). … Continue reading 2002 – June to December
The summer of 2001 saw me going to two festivals that year - T in the Park over in Scotland and the second Witnness festival in Ireland. T in the Park took place over the weekend of 7-8 July. This was my first visit to a Scottish festival and it was really good. Very much … Continue reading 2001 – festivals
The new year bring me over to London for the first of two NME gigs in the city at the iconic Astoria venue. I was staying with friends in London that weekend and got them tickets for the second night which was the NME tour show. This was the first time I had ever done … Continue reading 2001
I finally caught the festival bug a bit late. Took me to go to the first really big one, Glastonbury (see previous blog, 1999 - festivals) to really want to experience it again. From 1990 to 1994 the annual Trip to Tipp (Feile) completely bypassed me. This was a three day event at Semple Stadium … Continue reading 2000 – festivals
A new millennium begins and first gig goes to Therapy? who brought their 10 year anniversary tour to the Empire. This was the first time I would get to see the band play here. Support on the night came from American rockers Clutch. Next up was Gomez at the Ulster Hall. Gomez were enjoying success … Continue reading 2000