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Best gig you didn't go to
« on: February 05, 2020, 04:50:52 pm »
Those near misses.

In the early 90s I was at Glastonbury and Johnny Cash was playing but no on else in our group wanted to see him so I ended up going to see someone else instead, cant even remember who now.

Was nearly going to the big Cisco conference in Barcelona last week but at the last minute couldn't. Was chatting to a customer today who went, asked him who the band was for the conference closing party this year, it was Chic. The whole place was bouncing apparently. As well as all the Chic hits they did a load of the ones Nile wrote for other people.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Best gig you didn't go to
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 05:44:41 pm »
I didn't go to see Presidents of ths USA in Furrybootoon a zillion years ago because I had a stinking cold. I've regretted that more recently.
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Re: Best gig you didn't go to
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 07:01:45 pm »
Jimi Hendrix at the Albert Hall. I said I'd catch him later.  :facepalm:
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Re: Best gig you didn't go to
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2020, 08:10:08 pm »
In about '83 or '84 I was browsing Rolling Stones albums in the big record shop at the end of Oxford Street one lunchtime and a bloke sidled up to me and said something to the effect of: if you like the Stones, there's a good band playing at the 100 Club (a basement club at 100 Oxford Street, for the non-Londoners) tonight that you might like. 

Obviously, I had other things to do, like watching TV, that night and didn't give it a moment's thought.

And, yes, it was them.  :'(
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Re: Best gig you didn't go to
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2020, 08:12:25 pm »
Ditto Stones in the Park. Oh well.
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Re: Best gig you didn't go to
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2020, 10:43:01 pm »
Funny, I was talking (writing) about this just last night. I think it was 1970. I’d been talked into hitching up to Manchester (from Stoke) to catch Captain Beefheart at the Free Trade Hall. We didn’t have tickets, we figured we’d buy some when we got there. Seemed like a good plan at the time. Got there late, no tickets to be had. We spent the gig with our ears to one of the exit doors, hoping to catch what we could. Then we hitched home again.

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Re: Best gig you didn't go to
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2020, 11:12:15 am »
One week in the summer of 2011 Dylan played in Finsbury Park, the mighty Amplifier had a rare (for them) summer gig on this side of the Channel and another band wot I like but I can't remember which one were also in Londonton.  While I was on chauffeuring duty for Lt. Col. Larrington (retd) in Yorkshire.
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Re: Best gig you didn't go to
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2020, 12:01:14 pm »
Queen at Kneborth '87. Was admittedly a green 16 yo and didn't know really what I was doing trying to buy tickets.... but I thought... next time....  :-[ :facepalm:
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Re: Best gig you didn't go to
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2020, 04:15:10 pm »
The Who at Leeds university... I think I went to Redcar dor the weekend!