This handily timed, well-priced gig gave me a chance to take the natural next step to seeing The Housemartins and The Beautiful South. No Jackie Abbott tonight due to illness but Heaton carried on regardless.
Some 38 years after seeing The Cure for the first time, in Birmingham, an older and greyer haired gig goer returns to the city to see another epic show.
The grey-haired gig goer is in Southampton to hear the unique sounds of Future Islands and experience the deep growls, dancing and high kicks of their frontman Samuel T Herring.
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.