Gigs You Wish You'd Never Been At......

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Elmer Fudd, 27 Oct 2007.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    What's yours ?

    Although I've always liked Mr. Costello's music, I went to see him live at the Birmingham Odeon in the early to mid eighties.
    What a load of crap, music was good but no "thank you" for the cheering fans after each song, no rapport or "chat" with the audience, no encore, feck all.
    First time I'd ever been to an Odeon concert and managed to get the last bus home !!
  2. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Definitely the Who at the NEC around '89. I wouldn't've normally gone to such an event (I like small venues) but I got a free ticket, and a lift laid on. Well, I did have a nice kip lasting most of the event, so I guess that wasn't so bad. I've been to many bad gigs but that's fine. Par for the course, dissappear into the bar. This is the only one where I really wish I hadn't gone. I coulda gone to the pub instead.

    Helmet at the Camden underworld. It wasn't a bad gig, but it was on the hottest day of the year. It was murder. I was just standing against the back wall, trying not to move. And I was completely drenched with sweat within minutes. Christ knows how anyone was able to keep pogoing through all that, they did tho'. They went on for ages, just relentless. It was sorta memorable however.

    Hawkwind. I'm not interested in Hawkwind much, but if there's a band on..

    The strobe light went on at the outset and I can't remember it ever stopping. I guess I'm a bit of a lightweight. Felt ill and collapsed against a pillar fairly soon after the start.
  3. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Was a big fan of Gary Numan when I was a poor teenager got a chance to see him in the early nineties was absolutely awful and he had recomposed a lot of his songs with some dodgy dance band who had a hit about washing your hair in the kitchen sink. So bad it is the only concert I have left before the end.

    Saw the Chilli Peppers on the Blood Sugar Sex Magic tour they were pretty bad that night at the Royal Court in Liverpool played Crosstown Traffic as an encore unrecognisable.
  4. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Bourne End, UK
    I was at Hammersmith Odeon getting tickets for something else when Barclay James Harvest announced dates. Bought four on the strength of one song I'd heard years before and failed to spot the religious theme. I thought it was never going to end!

    I never got the money off the three mates I went with even though one of them got to spend most of the gig talking to a gorgeous, half-naked, German journalist (they were big in Germany apparently... I wish they'd stayed there!)
  5. one of the first Beautiful South gigs at the Garage on London. abysmal.

    Oasis at earls court. i walked out. terrible gig, worse audience.

    there are more, but they have been eviscerated from my memory.

  6. Bonno

    Bonno Veteran

    Went to see Bruce Springsteen with the good lady wife at wembley a few years back. We both hated it, didn't help that we had a row on the way and wasn't talking to each other !! xx(
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    oasis at glastonbury 04 were shite (or maybe it was having not slept in 24 hours).

    joss stone's version of "don't look back in anger" was way better than theirs.
  8. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (at the Rainbow in north London) in the late 70s. I fell asleep out of boredom, and the best bit was when Solsbury Hill was played during the interval! xx(
  9. jonathan ellis

    jonathan ellis Well-Known Member


    live at Newcastle
    about 1984 ish
  10. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Was staying at a beach-front hotel in Brighton a few years back for an Ice-Cream show! In the bar in the evening a Mystery "Special Guest" act was announced...about an hour later we got....Sid Little...without Eddy Large...
    He put his heart and soul into entertaining the coach-load of blue-rinses that were in attendance so you can't fault him for that.

    I managed about 30 minutes...saddest thing I ever saw.
  11. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    REM at Earls Court. I'm sure they would have been great if I'd stayed but the All London Tall Men's Society was having a meeting in front of me, so I bailed out to the pub.

    Radiohead at South Park. Fell asleep during Supergrass, woke up in time for Humphrey Lyttleton and his jazz buffers, decided that I couldn't be bothered to wait for the 'head (I think they'd just farted out Kid A at that point) so went book shopping in Oxford instead.

    Muse at Wolverhampton. They opened with three new tracks. If you didn't know those tracks already it was just a wall of sound. Got bored, went to bar.

    The mate who was with me for all three gigs has since refused to ever go to a gig with me again.
  12. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    The Cranberries '96. Awful.
  13. rob_mcp

    rob_mcp New Member

    Hawkwind 1985 Rock City Nottingham - Appalling
    Suzanne Vega 1985 Manchester apollo - may as well have sat at home and put the record on
    Charlie Haden, Paul Motian and Carla Bley Sheffield Leadmill 1990(ish) dull dull and more dull
  14. Alien Sex Fiend at Edwards no 8, Birmingham. Can't remember the year (early 90s I think) but they were rubbish. Too many rubbish student bands, and also some terrible industrial bands whose names have faded into oblivion.
  15. Blonde

    Blonde New Member

    Bury, Lancashire
    U2 Zooropa tour concert in Roundhay Park in the early 1990s - music OK, but I was so far away from the stage that I might as well have been playing the CD at home as I couldn't see them at all and there was absolutely no atmosphere. I was really disappointed as tickets for big names like that are not cheap, especially when you're a teenager. That's too-big outdoor venues for you though - total shyte. The support act, somekind of rap-influenced outfit, were totally dire as well.
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