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Ah! Gig-going! Saw this category and thought “umm well, where do I start?” I could give a run down of past gigs I have been to (too many!), I could give a little of my gig-going history as others have done or stick to the “Member Advice” side and give tips and advice on the subject. So what ... Read review

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Community Level 8blurbubble

blurbubble

You can't beat a live vibe

AdvantagesGreat atmosphere, see your idols

DisadvantagesCan be expensive, may get a bum view!

"...give a little of my gig-going history as others have done or stick to the “Member Advice” side and give tips and advice on the subject. So what shall I do?! I know! A bit of everything! I’m the grand old age of 34, pushing 35, now and I started going to gigs at the tender age of 13 when I hit Punkdom. The first band I ever saw live were The Undertones in about 1979/80 – taken to and from the concert by parents, went with best friend and, afterwards, ..." Read review
27.09.2001

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Community Level 8SusanLesley

SusanLesley

The best gigs EVER

AdvantagesThe atmosphere at a live gig is unique

DisadvantagesCan get stuffy and claustrophobic at times

"I have been to many, many gigs in my time ranging from Queen to Alvin Stardust and Bowie to Glen Campbell, I even saw the Carpenters, so it was quite a struggle to keep this opinion short enough to actually submit. I have chosen these particular ones for all sorts of reasons and I have tried to explain those reasons to you. I hope you enjoy reading about them – I’ll try not to go on TOO much! My next problem was how to present the list ..." Read review
26.09.2001

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Top Gigs of the New Millennium

AdvantagesSeeing so many of my heroes live :)

DisadvantagesThe cost

"The year 2000, in my life marked the greatest line-up of gigs to hit these shores in a long time. In the space of a year I watched in awe a selection of my favourite bands ever, perform across the British Isles. As ever I have trouble deciding on bands, gigs and albums in order of preference because I love them all. So the old chronological order will be present this time. Counting Crows (16th February 2000) This was the 3rd time seeing this ..." Read review
26.09.2001

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See If They Really CAN Sing Live

Advantagessee op

Disadvantagessee op

"I have been to several concerts over the years. First of all, I was dragged by my parents to see a load of acts from the sixties. In the 1980s, I got my own back a bit, by dragging them along to see Five Star, The Housemartins and Wet Wet Wet in Nottingham. I went to Madonna's concert in Roundhay Park in Leeds, on the Who’s That Girl tour, which I think was 1986 or 1987. I paid around Ł30 then, it was open-air and packed, but I enjoyed ..." Read review
27.09.2001

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Community Level 1Pandorasbox

Pandorasbox

Gig Survival guide...

AdvantagesYou'll have an amazing time

DisadvantagesPossibly cost

"So, gig going eh? Personally I have been to a few in my time, and now consider myself to be one of the regulars. Rock gigs are where you'll find me though, so hopefully I can give you first timers a few tips :) I always buy my tickets on the Internet, using ticket providers such as ticket master and aloud - this way you can purchase the required amount of tickets quickly and easily. The tickets usually arrive within a week afterwards, however if ..." Read review
11.04.2003

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