MTftSB: most unlikely / embarrassing gig you've been to

#1

Following on from this:

I’ve actually been to gigs a lot worse than this: mainly mates’ gigs, open mics and dodgy church-based concerts*, but it still strikes me as very odd that I ever went to see The Corrs.

You?

* I never got to see The Worldwide Message Tribe. I reckon pretty much everyone who went to school in the northwest in the 90s did, though.

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#2

McBusted supported by Backstreet Boys - got carried away on £2.50 ticket day

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#3

How did the Backstreet Boys not get headline status there?!

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#4

Saw the Proclaimers play Truckfest (no, not that one) just after a walk-on appearance by Beppe’s brother in Eastenders, and before the truck that had a big fan on it and blew over other trucks.

All of this was amazing, obviously.

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#5

The mind boggles - they were playing INSTRUMENTS and generally very very bad.

#6

Was leaving my job at the BBC for the day and outside the building was a stage and Kasabian were performing some songs for a taped performance on The One Show. I didn’t stick around long because frankly I was concerned about the structural integrity of Broadcasting House, what with Kasabian playing and all.

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#7

Steps at the SECC in 2000

Can’t see anyone beating that

#8

The Wurzels at Kentish Town Forum. They were supporting British Sea Power.
The following evening, I saw Bob Dylan, which probably makes me the only person in the world to see The Wurzels and Bob Dylan within 24 hours of each other.

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#9

Bon Jovi at Slane Castle with my Mam perhaps?

Or Example at Sea Sessions when I was far too old to be in that kind of teen disco surrounds

#10

Crap band + late period + I think you were probably old enough to know better at that point? (though I actually have no idea how old you are)

#11

Steps never had a downward period, you take that back!

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#12

Oh gosh I’ve seen Bon Jovi too.

And The Proclaimers (though that was at the Cambridge Folk Festival so I’m not counting that)

#13

Actually I’m more embarrassed about seeing Hard Fi (for free I should stress, but still)

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#14

I actually have no idea why we went as I think my music taste was actually pretty good back then? Maybe it was an ironic thing :woman_shrugging: I was pissed and did all the dance steps and had fun anyway

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#15

Me and Harley went for a wimpy then saw Korn supported by puddle of mudd with harley’s parents when we were 10 years old

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#16

That Harley had a bob or two, didn’t he

#17

This was going to be mine as well - in Newcastle HMV while I was on my lunch break shopping for CDs and they happened to start playing.

#18

Agreed to go and see avril lavigne at Sheffield arena for my wife’s birthday about ten years ago. I was the oldest male there who didn’t have his daughters with him, it was a bit surreal. Avril is tiny too, like a little flea hopping about on stage about half a mile away.

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#19

Bryan Adams on a work freebee

Shit.

#20

I’m not embarrassed by any music I enjoy.

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