Reading Festival ,24-8-01, Marilyn Manson,Papa Roach, Queens Of The Stone Age,The Cult,System Of A Down,Fear Factory, Staind, Green Day,PJ Harvey,Iggy Pop, Eeels, Run DMC, The Living End,Manic Street Preachers, Fun lovin Criminals,Supergrass, Feeder, Rancid, And You Will Know Us By The trail Of The Dead,My Vitriol, 24-8-01


Garbage, Alanis Morissette, Amanda Marshall, Bryan Adams, Faithless, Furslide, Heather Nova, Kula Shaker, Lauryn Hill, Liquido,Manic Street Preachers, Paradise Lost,Reef, Robbie Williams,Skunk Anansie, Slut, Stereophonics,Suede,Ultrasound,Dan, @ Rock Am ring festival,Nurbugring,Germany 21-5-99

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3 days of rock in Germany. Some brilliant acts & some no so brilliant haha. We went on a bus trip with accommodation also provided a few miles away from festival. This was my first festival abroad since going to Germany in 1984. Things have changed some what 😉 We queued for something silly like 12hours to get front row for Garbage. They played in a massive (15,000 capacity??) tent. It got so hot in there that there was moisture coming down the tent. Eeeewww! We had some trouble with a girl trying to push her way into front row….until she tried it with Mel & got a good kicking & words to the effect of “Fuck off you German Bitch” lol. Nowadays, the festival is so big that the “Alterna Tent” moved from a tent to a proper (big) open air stage. We were lucky to go to the festival before it got too big. I think Mel also did a bungee jump at this show. Oh yeah, we knew Rurik from the UK dates & i said to the others ,”I bet you i can find him”. Sure enough, i saw him walk by & we met up !

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Manic Street Preachers, @ Kettering Arena, 15-9-98


This was one of those jinxed gigs. Firstly, having been into the Manics since about ’92, it was amazing it took me so long to finally see them. But it’s easy for me to see why,when i look back at my personal life from that time : changes. So first part of the jinx was that my ticket never arrived, so i had to arrange for collecting on the door. But the worst thing was the travelling : I’d stayed in London as was doing a course for work. I wasn’t as wise as i am now about London car parks! The morning of the gig, i went back to my car & it had been broken into (yeah, i KNOW!!) Rear side window smashed in & my in car mini disc player was stolen. But i guess i might have had the last laugh as not many people had mini disc players back then. Imagine the smack head ” Hey these CDs are way smaller what do i do?”. Well, i wasn’t gonna pay london prices to get window fixed, so i still drove to Kettering. It was a noisy & cold journey! Tbh, i wasn’t really in the mood for the show,but, i had to do it. Gig was pretty cool though. I think my gig ticket turned up some months later. Appears there had been a local postie who wasn’t delivering the mail & was just collecting it! Dick head!