Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Park … and the Pavilion

Some snapshots of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark playing live over a 34 year period….well I saw them once at the start of that 34 year period with no camera or phone and at their Bournemouth gig this week, where I took some photos – snapshots indeed.

My Vitriol on Islington High Street

This illustrates that gig night is not always all about the music. A lovely old venue with a bit of history, like the Islington Assembly Hall, in an area of diverse eateries, pubs and bars makes it all more of an adventure….but hey, it’s not every week you get the chance to see the elusive ‘My Vitriol’.

“Oh no, they’re playing the NEC.” Birmingham’s premier gig venue revisited.

Looking back at my occasional visits to see bands at the NEC Birmingham in the 80s and 90s and in recent years.