What's your favourite memory of a live gig moment


#1

Awkward wording

Was listening to Be Safe by The Cribs and it will always remind me of them at Glastonbury, about 12 in the afternoon, nice and sunny, already a bit drunk. My mate asks if I think they’ll play Be Safe, I said probably not. Literally as soon as I said that, the intro starts and Lee Ranaldo pops up on the screens. It sounded huge too.

Almost bested by Kanye on his crane later that weekend


#2

When Jeff Mangum played The Union Chapel. I luckily went to both. They were brilliant intense hushed gigs with just him and a guitar. The best moment was the support band coming down the aisles when Two Headed Boy turned into The Fool. Everyone had a huge smile on their faces as it was a perfect move. That was the moment I immediately thought of when reading the title of this thread.


#3

Blur at Glastonbury 2009 - they started playing Tender and immediately the whole crowd started singing “Oh my baby, oh my baby…”

Sigur Ros at Rock Wechter 2008 - I’d been separated from my friends but when they started playing Hafsol I turned around and they were all there, stood in a row, smiling at me.

That time Spiritualized played Ladies & Gentlemen in full at the Manchester Apollo, and I felt an overwhelming surge of emotion as Jason sang “all I want from life is a little bit of love…” RIGHT at the start, and I thought “Christ, I might not make it through this.”


#4

:’( Ditto that Blur moment, rarely do I ever describe a headline set at a major festival as truly magical but Blur in 2009 was truly magical.


#5

always enjoy the huge cheers to the Liffey reference when Radiohead play How To Disappear Completely in Dublin


#6

Oh fuck, Blur playing Tender at Hyde Park a week or so later absolutely wrecked me , the whole set was utterly beautiful :cry:

Likewise with Spiritualized at the Barbican playing Ladies and Gentleman, I was a blubbering mess throughout that too. Seeing David Bryne & St Vincent playing This Must Be the Place at Roundhouse left me quite fragile also.


#7

Beck in 2006 doing a few acoustic songs mid-set and his band members all sitting down at a dinner table with the dancer guy acting as their waiter, before they all start doing percussion by tapping the table/tapping wine glasses with cutlery and shaking fruit-shaped shakers. all while the puppet versions of themselves did the same thing in miniature nearby.


#8

I’ll try to come up with a better one, but the moment I started crying during Where I End And You Begin in Cardiff 2003, a song I didn’t even rate before hand. I’d never cried at a live song before, barely done so since… looking at you, The Antlers


#9

This is up there for me - shambolic and beautiful in equal measures…


#10

FOTL Glasgow Barfly 07 or 08. Falco dismantling Jacks drums towards the end of the last song. Did the same thing when they toured Travels at Tunnels in Aberdeen


#11

Damian going into the crowd then into the toilets mid song (still ‘singing’). Fucked Up Shred Yr Face tour Glasgow Garage 09


#12

Kelson going about on an audience member’s shoulders while playing bass and holding the guy’s plastic pint glass with his mouth


#13

Noble from BSP climbing on the shoulders of the tallest audience member, after earlier trying to leap onto the pillar near the stage mid-song and falling on his arse.


#14

Rage Against The Machine, Glasgow Barrowlands, on their second album tour. My mate said “look at this”. I look around and see about 150 people crowd surfing at the same time. The most mental gig I’ve ever been at.


#15

Think @shucks has a similar story but there was a sausage on a stick involved. Might be getting the disser and story confused though


#16

It was 2007. Remember telling Jack it was the best gig I’d seen that year


#17

i think that was shucks’ story yeah, involving Jimmy a few years later i think


#18

Dananananaykroyd wall of hugs!


#19

God I miss that. :cry:

Being pulled onstage with all my friends during a Dangers show and all singing and hugging my pals.


#20

I used to love seeing Gay For Johnny Depp for the participation