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Been to see some talentless gits on stage recently? Had your enjoyment spoiled by a twat with an iPad filming the whole thing? Been bottled off? Tell us all

(, Thu 25 Jul 2013, 14:00)
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The only bad gigs I’ve been to were the ones that were cancelled, or the electrics went pop during the warm-up. Apart from that, any gig is better than no gig at all. In my youth gigs where lively affairs. Shirt off, in the mix centre front, most of them passed by in a blur of thrashing arms and legs. A squirming mass of young male bodies lubricated by sweat, moving like maggots on a dead dog.

Gigs meant waking up the next morning, ears ringing, feeling like I’d run a marathon and got a beating at the end instead of a foil blanket. A meet up in the pub the next day would have us comparing gig injuries like Quint, Brody and Hooper.

And then I got an opportunity to go to my first big gig. The Cult where playing Wembley Arena, and I knew the promoter. He left me a couple of tickets shoved in a milk bottle on his door step (ask your parents). I expected it to be like any other gig I’d been to only with more people. The Cult were well into their set by the time we arrived. The horror of that moment when the usher showed us to our seats has never left me. What the fuck was this! And just to make sure that no fun could be had by anyone, they had bouncers patrolling the place throwing out people who stood up, let alone dance.

I stayed seated for half an hour or so, then left for the pub.
(, Mon 29 Jul 2013, 10:58, 1 reply)
"moving like maggots on a dead dog"
disgusting..... but describes it perfectly.

I recently went to a Subhumans gig. A punk band from 'back in the day' where a bunch of paunchy balding 40 something blokes gathered at the front of the gig wearing faded stretched t-shits grinning at each other waiting to start thrashing about like we used to, we were tanked up on cider (but not cheap amphetamines this time). Dick & the boys came on and we started to mosh about...then had to have a bit of a rest. So it was throughout the gig the side of the 'mosh pit' was a few red faced fat bastards trying not to have a heart attack getting their breath back before leaping back in.
(, Mon 29 Jul 2013, 12:19, closed)

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