I went to a gig last week – an ACTUAL concert! Now, my taste in music is very eclectic & this was a concert showcasing one of my slightly more extreme preferences; acoustic guitar instrumental music.
I missed the last time Andy McKee came to play anywhere even vaguely close to where I live & I was strangely bereft & gutted to have gone without. Honestly, it was like a little grey cloud hanging over me! I was determined not to make that mistake EVER AGAIN. So when I heard he’d be touring again I was DETERMINED to be there! The icing on the cake was that he’d be performing with 2 other guitarists, one of whom’s CD I already owned. I was THERE man…
Needless to say, the Guitar Masters visit to Sage Gateshead was utterly, utterly fantastic! I was thrilled, not only to be out of the house on an evening, but to be surrounded by music I’d be listening to for years. It was both exciting & comfortingly familiar! Bravo to all; Andy McKee, Jon Gomm & Preston Reed.
The whole experience got me thinking; what OTHER concerts would I give my eye teeth to attend?..
1. AC/DC in 1980/81
2. Queen circa 1974/75
3. Free/Bad Company about 1972/73
4. Joe Jackson (Is She Really Going Out With Him era)
5. Squeeze 1981
6. The Police Live from Hatfield Polytechnic (Rock Goes to College edition)
Of course there’d be a few classic Hendrix, Who, Led Zep, Clapton & Elvis gigs in there too but those listed are particularly ‘me’.
How about you?