I went to my first gig in January 1983 – the mighty Saxon at what was then a brand new venue, the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham.
My most recent gig was in February 2020 – the brilliant Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham.
Then covid19 struck and everything fell apart…
At the time of writing I have no idea when my next gig will be. Me and my gig mates have tickets to the Shiiine On Weekender in Minehead this November and Echo and the Bunnymen at Nottingham Rock City in May 2021. Whether we will actually be able to go to these events is another matter (cheers covid!)
A campaign is currently gathering momentum to support artists, venues and the other amazing people involved in the music industry whose careers have been put on hold by this horrible virus. You can find out more about it here or following #letthemusicplay on social media.
Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can get to see some live music again. In the meantime I can only reflect on almost 40 years of gig-going and this beautiful ‘collage’ of tickets made from tickets I recovered from the attic and various cupboards and drawers around the house.
I’ll be blogging about some of these gigs here on Music In the Attic in the future…
How has Covid affected you?
Are you involved in the music business or just a fan like me?
Would love to read your comments…