What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?

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    Just watching Oasis - Live By The Sea at home, what a performance by them and it got me thinking about gigs i’ve been to and which were the best, i’d have to say Kasabian at Victoria Park 2014. Unbelievable.
     
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    Tough to pick out one really. My first gig was Foo Fighters at Manchester Apollo back in May 1997. It was recorded live for Radio 1 so I have a decent copy of it to keep.

    Death Cab for Cutie are always very good live, seeing them again in Jan. Incubus in Arizona in 2007 was amazing too. Too many to mention :)
     
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    Gigg Lane
     
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    Mines got to be between Arctic Monkeys at Don Valley Bowl, Blur at Winter Gardens at Blackpool, Stone Rose at Heaton Park first time around, Or Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds this year at Primavera.

    I'm stumped to be honest, they were all MINT.
     
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    Pixies on Doolittle tour was good.
    Smiths at Sheffield City Hall (1984)
    Stanley Clarke at Brudennell in 2017
    James Brown at Leeds Festival
    Husker Du at Sheffield Leadmill
    Black Flag at Leeds Bierkeller
     
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    Oh & Stone Roses at Leeds Warehouse
    & PJ Harvey at The Duchess of York, Leeds
     
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    Stone roses Heaton park
     
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    And U2 roundhay park zooropa tour
     
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    Nirvana - Reading 1991 (not the headlining set the year after)
    Pop Will Eat Itself - Re-Form-Ation Birmingham Academy
    Wonderstuff - Phoenix Festival 1994 (original breakup/last gig)
    Spaceman 3 - Reading 1989 (last gig)
    Sensor - Reading 1995
    New Model Army - Reading 1989
    Pixies - Sheffield City Hall 1991?
    Johnny Cash - Glastonbury
    Ministry - Manchester Academy. Also responsible for partial hearing loss.
    Snuff - Duchess of York May 1990.
    Half Man Half Biscuit - Reading 1990
    Sheep on Drugs - Phoenix 1993.

    Ask me in an hour and I'll have another dozen different ones

    Most disappointing:

    Janes Addiction - Doncaster Dome
    Porno for Pyros - Glastonbury
    Pop Will Eat Itself - Sheffield 1995 ish
     
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    Ozzy Ozbourne - Sheffield City Hall 1986
    Queen - NEC 1984
    Judas Priest - Sheffield City Hall 1988
     
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    Saw the Wonderstuff at Holmfirth Picturedrome last year. Best gig of recent times.
     
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    Arctic Monkeys in Barnsley (2006)
    The Cure at Bestival (2011)
    The strokes at Leeds Festival (2002)
    Sigur Ros at Jodrell Bank (2013)
     
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    Paul McCartney at Sheffield arena in 2004 £150 for a pair of tickets but well worth the money(back in the world tour)
    Also oasis at knebworth
     
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    Teenage Fanclub at the Leadmill about 5 years ago.
    Oasis at Etihad in 2005.
    Leeds Festival in 2000 was tremendous too. There's been a post doing the rounds recently comparing this year's line up to then. How the mighty have fallen.
     
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    LLoyd Cole and the Commotions - Sheffield City Hall.

    Big mention for The Gents for several appearances at the place at the bottom of Harborough Hills - somebody help me out with the place`s name!
     
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    Slightly off topic but the best venue i've been to is Castlefield Bowl In Manchester!
     
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    Metallica at Download 2006 where they played Master of Puppets in its entirety for the 20th anniversary of its release.

    Big Day Out at Glasgow Green 2003 also. The lineup was insane, The Distillers, Electric Six, PJ Harvey, Queens of the Stoneage, Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers. What a day that was.
     
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    Foo Fighters at Brixton Academy around 99-00.

    Superb venue.
     
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    REM in Manchester 2008, on what turned out to be their final tour. They just got better and better with age.

    Suede at the Sheffield Octagon in 1993, the first small-ish gig I ever went to.

    Manic Street Preachers at Norwich University in 1995. Small, sweaty, ridiculously good.

    Theaudience in the Sheffield Foundry around 1997. Sophie Ellis Bextor, what a voice.

    Saw The Lemonheads at the same venue. which was as mental as you would expect as it's about the size of my living room.

    Probably loads of others which I've forgotten, but they were some of the best.

    Most disappointing - Super Furry Animals turned up completely trashed and incapable of playing their instruments. Played for 35 minutes.

    Chuck Berry. 87 years old, completely unable to even hold a guitar. That was very sad.

    Saw Oasis twice at the Sheffield Arena. Once touring Definitely Maybe was excellent, especially as Pulp turned up unannounced. The other time was absolutely awful, Liam was wandering round the stage like a nob, and Noel basically had to do the gig himself.
     
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    Three stand out: -

    Big Country, Status Quo and Queen, Knebworth, August 1986

    The Bar Studs, Thornely Arms, Dodworth, April 2018

    Simon Whiteley, Stainborough CC Pavilion, May 2018
     
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