So くど loves going to gigs, then?

He was enjoying some lovely barbecued steak one sunday afternoon when someone asked him berapa ratus gig have he been to. He’s been to a few, but he’s sure the number’s not in the hundreds. He used to make a record of the gigs he went to in his filofax but the list stopped in mid-2000. He also used to write little gig reviews for ROTTW and they’d give him a free copy for his trouble. Now, with this blog, he prefers to write his reviews online.

25.03.89 EUROPE / dare -the brighton centre
25.11.89 AEROSMITH / balaam & the angel -king’s hall, belfast
18.12.90 IRON MAIDEN / anthrax -wembley arena
04.08.91 SEARCH -stadium negara, KL
28.10.92 METALLICA -whitley bay ice rink [mini review]
27.05.93 RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE / TOOL / wool -the mayfair, newcastle
25.10.93 VAI / the wild frontier -city hall, newcastle
10.12.95 JOE SATRIANI /? -wembley arena, london
07.10.96 METALLICA / corrosion of conformity -newcastle arena [mini review]
23.11.96 DEF LEPPARD / terrorvision -newcastle arena
04.04.97 M NASIR -royal northern college of music, manchester
15.04.97 LIVE / catherine wheel -the civic hall, wolverhampton
24.09.97 NO DOUBT / symposium / the vandals -brixton academy, london*
15.10.97 JEWEL / simon warner -the irish centre, birmingham
17.10.97 BUSH / 3 colours red -aston villa leisure centre, birmingham*
04.12.97 BLACK SABBATH / fear factory -NEC arena, birmingham*
01.03.98 DEFTONES / will haven / dubwar -the civic hall, wolverhampton*
22.04.98 TURA SATANA / will haven / psycore -JB’s, dudley
21.05.98 SOULFLY / LIMP BIZKIT / cold -the civic hall, wolverhampton*
28.11.98 SEPULTURA / psycore -rock city, nottingham*
06.04.99 SILVERCHAIR / FUEL / fungus -rock city, nottingham
18.05.99 SYSTEM OF A DOWN / spineshank / static-X -rock city, nottingham
20.05.99 SOULFLY / kill II this / medulla nocte -the foundry, sheffield
08.09.99 MEGADETH / earthtone 9 -rock city, nottingham
05.12.99 LIVE / muse -town & country club, leeds
27.04.00 PANTERA / powerman 5000 / satyricon -the apollo, manchester*
04.06.00 PEARL JAM / the vandals -MEN arena, manchester*
15.06.00 SLAYER / entombed -rock city, nottingham
17.10.00 DREAM THEATER /porcupine tree -the octagon, sheffield
31.10.00 THE SMASHING PUMPKINS / catherine wheel -the apollo, manchester* [review]
14.08.01 U2 / kelis -NEC arena, birmingham*
22.08.01 STONE TEMPLE PILOTS / boyhitscar -rock city, nottingham*
21.11.01 BUSH / vex red -rock city, nottingham
05.01.02 SHEILA MAJID -planet hollywood, KL
30.01.02 STAIND / puddle of mudd -nottingham arena*
04.03.02 TRAVIS / doves -sheffield arena*
08.05.02 BOB DYLAN -newcastle arena*
09.07.02 HOOBASTANK / ? (re-scheduled date?) -rock city, nottingham
10.07.02 OASIS / ? -newcastle arena
07.09.02 KORN / puddle of mudd / trustCO. -london arena
02.11.02 A HUNDRED REASONS / sparta / kinesis -the octagon, sheffield
06.11.02 FOO FIGHTERS / cave in -newcastle arena
03.04.03 PLACEBO / the faint -the octagon, sheffield
12.04.03 LIFEHOUSE / ?(some woman!) -academy, manchester
19.12.03 METALLICA / godsmack -earls court, london [mini review]
27.04.04 DURAN DURAN / scissor sisters -sheffield arena [review]
05.05.04 BRITNEY SPEARS / jc chasez / wicked wisdom -the NIA, birmingham
06.06.04 INCUBUS / a hundred reasons -newcastle arena [review]
29.06.04 G3 -royal concert hall, nottingham [review]
15.09.04 RUSH -NEC arena, birmingham [review]
12.10.04 AVRIL LAVIGNE / simple plan -sheffield arena [review]
29.11.04 THE DARKNESS / ASH / do me bad things -newcastle arena [review]
02.05.05 CREAM -royal albert hall, london [review]
05.06.05 AUDIOSLAVE / and you will know from the trail of dead -the civic hall, wolverhampton [review]
23.06.05 JIMMY EAT WORLD / apartment -the octagon, sheffield [review]
04.02.06 THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS / tower of london -the foundry, sheffield
09.03.06 KELLY CLARKSON / the faders -sheffield arena [review]
12.05.06 ERIC CLAPTON / the robert cray band -sheffield arena [review]
13.05.06 RADIOHEAD / willy mason -empress ballroom, blackpool [review]
30.05.06 RODRIGO y GABRIELA / sam sallon -rescue rooms, nottingham [review]
17.06.06 FOO FIGHTERS / queens of the stone age / motorhead / angels & airwaves / the subways / juliette and the licks -hyde park, london [review]
18.07.06 GUNS ‘N’ ROSES / bullet for my valentine -sheffield arena
23.08.06 PEARL JAM / paddy casey -point theatre, dublin [review]
15.11.06 MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE / cry for silence -rock city, nottingham [review]
18.11.06 MUSE / the noisettes -sheffield arena [review]
26.11.06 TOMMY EMMANUEL / gareth pearson -memorial hall, sheffield [review]
01.12.06 TOOL / mastodon -nottingham arena [review]
18.12.06 IRON MAIDEN / trivium / lauren harris -sheffield arena [review]
14.03.07 DEFTONES / mnemic -rock city, nottingham [review]
13.04.07 THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW -sheffield arena [review]
22.04.07 BITTERSWEET / they will kill us all / killeur calculateur -jam asia, kuala lumpur [review]
18.06.07 PEARL JAM -wembley arena, london
08.09.07 THE POLICE / maxïmo park / fiction plane -twickenham stadium, london [review]
21.09.07 INCUBUS / puggy -nottingham arena [review]
18.10.07 THEY WILL KILL US ALL / AUBURN / madhouse -laundry, petaling jaya [review]
27.10.07 PADI / debt offensive / spoonmen -borderline, london [review]
12.11.07 FOO FIGHTERS / serj tankian -sheffield arena [review]
13.12.07 FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND / kids in glass houses / city sleeps -the octagon, sheffield [review]
25.01.08 LINKIN PARK / biffy clyro -sheffield arena [review]
14.02.08 THE SMASHING PUMPKINS / oceansize -nottingham arena [review]
05.04.08 HUJAN -broomhall centre, sheffield [review]
30.05.08 AVRIL LAVIGNE / the jonas brothers -NEC arena, birmingham [review]
05.06.08 PARAMORE / lost alone -rock city, nottingham [review]
23.06.08 DEF LEPPARD / WHITESNAKE / black stone cherry -sheffield arena [review]
29.06.08 RADIOHEAD -lancashire county cricket club, manchester
12.12.08 SLIPKNOT / machine head / children of bodom -sheffield arena [review]
13.02.09 JUDAS PRIEST / MEGADETH / testament -sheffield arena [review]
17.02.09 CHILDREN OF BODOM / cannibal corpse / diablo -rock city, nottingham [review]
25.02.09 METALLICA / machine head / the sword -nottingham arena [review]
28.02.09 METALLICA / machine head / the sword -sheffield arena [review]
24.03.09 MONO / boanthrope -corporation, sheffield [review]
05.04.09 SEVENCOLLAR T-SHIRT / ESTRELLA / the paris riots / torrents / myo OCK + fariza lisz -MOHOlive, manchester [review]
25.04.09 LOVE ME BUTCH / SEVENCOLLAR T-SHIRT / seven / ben’s bitches -monash university malaysia, bandar sunway [review]
27.04.09 IZZY MOHAMED / REZA SALLEH / LIYANA -no black tie, kuala lumpur [review]
17.08.09 PEARL JAM / gomez -MEN arena, manchester [review]
26.10.09 GREEN DAY / prima donna -sheffield arena [review]
14.11.09 ARCTIC MONKEYS / eagles of death metal -sheffield arena [review]
06.12.09 ALICE IN CHAINS / little fish -rock city, nottingham [review]
11.12.09 PARAMORE / you me at six / paper route / now, now everychildren -the NIA, birmingham [review]
12.02.10 LAMB OF GOD / job for a cowboy / august burns red / between the buried and me -academy, manchester [review]
19.03.10 COUPLE / house of 5 / the beat marshalls / the stowaways / the rays -academy 2, manchester [review]
04.06.10 LADY GAGA / semi precious weapons -sheffield arena [review]
15.07.10 SEPULTURA / gama bomb / back to the sea -corporation, sheffield [review]
11.11.10 PARAMORE / B.o.B / fun. -sheffield arena [review]
15.11.10 JIMMY EAT WORLD -O2 academy, leeds
20.02.11 ALTIMET / MONOLOQUE / The Dayfuckers -House of Coco Tang, Nottingham [review]
22.07.11 DREAM THEATER / Eden’s Curse -O2 Academy, Leeds [review]
12.10.11 KATY PERRY / DJ Skeet Skeet / Oh Land -Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield [review]
05.11.11 DISTANT WORLDS: MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY -Royal Albert Hall, London [review]
17.11.11 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS / Fool’s Gold -Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield [review]
18.11.11 THE SMASHING PUMPKINS / Ringo Deathstarr -O2 Academy, Sheffield [review]
20.06.12 PEARL JAM / X -MEN Arena, Manchester [review]
21.06.12 PEARL JAM / X -MEN Arena, Manchester [review]
06.10.12 RADIOHEAD / Caribou -MEN Arena, Manchester [review]
12.10.12 KELLY CLARKSON / Cover Drive -MEN Arena, Manchester [review]
08.11.12 THE KILLERS / Tegan and Sara -Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield [review]
09.11.12 SOUNDGARDEN -O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London [review]
01.03.13 THE DARKNESS / Ginger Wildheart -City Hall, Sheffield [review]
16.03.13 SCANDAL -*SCAPE Warehouse, Singapore [review]
17.03.13 SCANDAL -*SCAPE Warehouse, Singapore [review]
28.05.13 RUSH -Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield [review]
15.06.13 JOE SATRIANI / Matt Schofield -City Hall, Sheffield [review]
06.09.13 SHONEN KNIFE / Former Utopia / Cowtown -Queens’ Social Club, Sheffield [review]
26.10.13 ONE OK ROCK -O2 Academy Islington, London [review]
14.12.13 BLACK SABBATH / Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats -Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield [review]
08.07.14 PEARL JAM -First Direct Arena, Leeds [review]
12.11.14 PERFUME -Eventim Apollo, London [review]
22.11.14 CROSSFAITH / Silent Screams / Coldrain / Cytota -The University, Newcastle upon Tyne [review]
30.11.14 GIRLS ROCK SPLASH!! 2014 AUTUMN [Ore Ska Band, Draft King, Caramel, がんばれ!Victory, 葵ミシェル -eggman, Shibuya, Tōkyō [review]
16.12.14 ONE OK ROCK / Ghost Town -Camden Electric Ballroom, London [review]
29.01.15 SCANDAL -Tamashin RISURU Hall, Tachikawa, Tōkyō-to [review]
31.01.15 SCANDAL -Beisia Cultural Hall, Maebashi, Gunma-ken [review]
26.04.15 SCANDAL -O2 Academy Islington, London [review]
27.11.15 AGAINST THE CURRENT / Sykes -Club Academy, Manchester University [review]
14.11.15 PERIPHERY / Veil of Maya / Impericon -Academy 2, Manchester University [review]
25.11.15 VAMPS -Rock City, Nottingham [review]
27.11.15 MAN WITH A MISSION -Club Academy, Manchester University [review]
07.12.15 ONE OK ROCK / We Came As Romans / Dead! -Academy 2, Manchester University [review]
12.01.16 SCANDAL -Nippon Budōkan, Tōkyō [review]
13.01.16 SCANDAL -Nippon Budōkan, Tōkyō [review]
12.03.16 tricot / Bearfoot Beware -Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds [review]
10.09.16 SCANDAL -Melkweg, Amsterdam [review]
17.09.16 SCANDAL -(szene), Vienna [review]
26.09.16 SCANDAL -O2 Academy Islington, London [review]
27.09.17 MICHELLE BRANCH -Gorilla, Manchester
28.10.17 METALLICA / Kvelertak -Arena, Manchester [review]
06.12.17 ROBERT PLANT / Seth Lakeman -City Hall, Sheffield [review]
10.06.18 SCANDAL -MacPherson Stadium, Hong Kong [review]

? – he simply can’t remember who/what band supported the headliner
* – reviewed in ROTTW

Trundling through the list made him notice a few things:
– the obvious vacuum during an important era of 90’s rock music, ie the grunge / alternative years. And no, he doesn’t wanna talk about it!
– he only watched a measly total of four gigs in the UK during his university years.
– he saw one gig for every 30 days in 2006.
– a number of the support acts he saw are headliners today (Limp Bizkit, Muse)
– two of the venues do not exist anymore. Newcastle Mayfair is now The Gate. The Leeds Town & Country Club has also been torn down.
– he actually went to Dudley to watch a gig (he met the lead singer of Will Haven there!).
– his ticket for the Mono gig in 2009 is numbered 00001.
– he has seen Pearl Jam SIX times.
– following his interest in Japanese rock music, he saw three acts from Japan in 2013 alone.