At fairly short notice I was amazed to see that Bob Dylan was coming to Bournemouth – I had to buy a ticket – sat in the BIC with Bob onstage and it’s still hard to believe he’s here.
Rock-tober is over and it’s gig 83 of the year for this grey-haired gig goer: a mid-week trip to The Engine Rooms to see The Hunna.
The Damned original line up gather in Hammersmith for two nights of gritty punk nostalgia. The grey-haired gig goer returns to see them in Hammersmith after 42 years….wearing the same badge.
Dismiss any thoughts of 80s pop band plugging away – last two albums from the 2007 reformation of the original Blow Monkeys are top drawer.
My gig going tonight strays into the traditional heavy rock scene – never thought when I was a dismissive punk influenced youth that one day I would be at a Deep Purple gig, lapping up Smoke on the Water along with the hairies.
An old school rock star that I feel I’ve grow up with, but at a distance: Billy Idol.
A packed venue. A room full of exuberant youth – there was even a collective scream when the band took to the stage. Inhaler are on their way and the grey-haired gig goer is there to see them off.
A surprise trip to Basingstoke to see 80s synthpop legend Howard Jones.
Evan Dando returns to the UK with the latest incarnation of The Lemonheads. A grey-haired gig goer gets a chance to see the 90s long-haired grungy rocker, 30 years after the first time and it is a massive disappointment.
Right up there with my top gigs of the year: The Enemy reunion tour hits Bournemouth. So much energy in the room.