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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 £30 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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Community Level 5tracy2002

tracy2002

Tips for a Great Gig

AdvantagesSeeing your fave bands and maybe finding a new group to enjoy

Disadvantagescan cost alot in the long term

"Well, if you have read any of my other ops you will by now know that going to gigs, festivals and concerts are one of my favourite past times when possible! Heres just a few of the gigs I have been to and what prices they were at that particular time and at what venue: Oasis - Wembley Stadium - July 2000 (standing/unreserved seats) £27.50 Mansun - Norwich UEA - October 2000 (standing) £10.00 Texas - London Wembley Arena - February 2001 (seating-reserved) ..." Read review
18.01.2003

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Community Level 3cherub3001

cherub3001

Rock, Roll and Body Odour...

Advantagesgreat fun, atmosphere, generally cool!

Disadvantagessweaty!!

"The first gig i ever went to was to see The Offspring at Wembley Stadium and ever since then going to gigs has been an addiction!!! It was nearing my birthday and so decided that i could use that as an excuse to get my mum to phone up and pass over her credit card details to the box office! We were very lucky to get tickets though as many gigs sell out within a matter of hours and we were booking just a week before the event!! Of course, if youre ..." Read review
11.09.2001

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Community Level 5PrincessGem

PrincessGem

Get in there quick...

Advantagesnothing beats the thrill of seeing a band live

Disadvantagesyou ALWAYS end up behind the tall person!

"Ok, so I've been to the odd gig I'd rather forget (*coughwestlifecough*) but in the past few years I've been lucky enough to go to some unforgettable gigs and see some amazing live performances (and some less than amazing ones, too). And I've learned a bit along the way which I think I should share. I grew up in a musical household, and I'm very musical myself. My dad spent the first 18 years of my life trying to impart the wisdom that the guitar ..." Read review
18.05.2004

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Community Level 4anna_mcnally

anna_mcnally

Going on your own really isn't that bad

AdvantagesYou get to see the bands you love without anyone telling you, halfway through your favourite song, that they think the guitarist is 'quite fit'.

DisadvantagesAmusing yourself in between bands - no matter how much you want to see them there's still half an hour or more of twiddling your thumbs.

"Going to gigs is what I do. I used to travel up to London with my friends after school and then run for the last train home (we never missed it, even managing to fit in a few after-show parties as well!) but then when I moved to London for university I started going to gigs on my own. When I tell people that I do this, they look at me as if I'm mad. I never intended it to end up this way but I'm not going to miss out on some brilliant gigs just because ..." Read review
31.10.2001

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Community Level 4Eddie45

Eddie45

Gigs are Great

AdvantagesWicked nights outs

DisadvantagesYour ears ring for days!

"Gig going Tickets I've put this section first for a good reason. When you and your mates read in the paper or in a music magazine about a gig happening near you, everyone says "Oh yeah. We've gotta go to that". Lo and behold 24 hrs before the gig everyone forgot to get tickets! Fair enough you can get tickets on the door but you can get tickets in advance by paying a booking fee (anything between 30p and £.50 -> in my experience). If you're ..." Read review
11.09.2001

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Community Level 6Bryn_Pearson

Bryn_Pearson

Have a folking good time

Advantagesmore intimate than mainstream gigs

Disadvantagesharder to find.

"The world of the big gig, the stadium event, the hugely expensive ticket and the long drive have a certian appeal - I know, I've been to a few. There's ntohing quite like seeing a professional musician perfform live. However, the money making machine and the bland clone bands have largely put me off that sort of thing. There aer other forms of music out there, other niches and other ways of having a really good live expereince. This op pertains ..." Read review
26.06.2002

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Community Level 2thisnamesux

thisnamesux

Mosh Mosh Mosh

AdvantagesGreat fun, great atmosphere!

DisadvantagesGetting there, no money!

"Going to gigs is now one of, if not my most preferred past time. I’ve been going to gigs most of my life (Such as Eric Clapton, ZZ Top etc… with my parents) but in the last year I have started going with my friends and my girlfriend. My most favoured venue is The London Astoria, simply because it’s so easy to get to and very small – the atmosphere is great! When you go to gigs, you can expect to get very hot, sweat a lot, ..." Read review
28.09.2001

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Community Level 4barefoot777

barefoot777

90s Music

Advantagesvery interesting for coutries outside of EC

Disadvantagesnot very often occasiona

" Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Goldie "YOU only have to listen to his breakbeats. Sometimes the break covers the entire frequency of a track, from the deepest bass to the highest treble. And the break moves and lives, expands, contracts, explodes, somersaults. It seems to talk to you and travel across feelings, ideas and emotions. Africa Bambaata talked about looking for the perfect beat, ten years on and Goldie talks about making the perfect beat."[Tony ..." Read review
10.02.2004

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Community Level 2jaffa38

jaffa38

North Wales Bluegrass Festival 2002

AdvantagesBluegrass Bluegrass

Disadvantagesnot for smoking

"The setting for this festival is in the Town of Conwy in North Wales ,the festival has two main areas for Bluegrass music 1. A Marquee in the festival grounds which is boarded over to stop you sinking in the soil and has plenty of seats and a large standing area to appreciate the music or have a danve if you wish 2. The concert area in the Town Hall - this area has plenty of seats in tiered rows (seating only ) Both Venues have bars with the ..." Read review
26.04.2003

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Community Level 2jg0123

jg0123

Gig Going Great Fun

AdvantagesGreat Atmosphear, Great fun and music at the same time

DisadvantagesCan Get A Bit Crowded And Hard To Breath

"Gigs are great fun for every1 dosent matter if ur old or young or even if ur not into the music its the experiance. The gigs are great especialy if you go crowd surfing. The advantages of going to a gig are .Good for socialising and meeting new people .Get the comfort of listening to music while you have a great time .Crowd surfing is one of the funest things you can do there that is whre people lift you up and the crowd pass you backward or fowards. The ..." Read review
07.01.2006

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