Familiar sounds replayed from my youth by From the Jam and The Selecter. Always a great pleasure. This time in Bournemouth.
My gig of the year so far. Delivered in every way and I was amazed at how good these old boys are.
A chance to see Guns N’Roses live in the UK, maybe the last chance. Axl Rose struggles to hit the highs but no one really minds.
How do The Kings of Leon sell out two nights at London O2 Arena? Somehow they do and I’m here for the first of those.
An irresistible orchestral performance of Lexicon of Love by ABC, to celebrate its 40th birthday and my gig buddy Dave’s 60th.
The songwriting genius that is Elvis Costello puts the hits through the mangle – not all survive but I’d still go and see him again tommorrow, given the chance.
An extraordinary show with an inflatable monster and rainbow, a flying bird toy and a bubble that the lead singer performed a significant part of the set from. All is normal for a Flaming Lips show it seems.
The long wait for The Killers UK tour is over and the crowd are on the pitch ready at the home of Southampton Football Club: Killers do Saints as I hit the bar.
The synth-pop duo that were a backdrop to the late 80s and early 90s are back out on a big tour, tonight visiting Bournemouth. A curious grey-haired gig goer is there near the front.
A rare foray into 70s heavy rock for the grey-haired gig goer. Whitesnake – the Farewell Tour – with Foreigner and Europe providing some solid rock supports. Quite a trio.