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Top 10 Gigs!
Top 10 Gigs
Member Name: alfiepeaches
Top 10 Gigs
Advantages: This was fun writing as I got to think about all the amazing gigs I've been to!
Disadvantages: you may not be interested...ahaha
I love live music! My first gig was at the age of 13/14 and it was seeing Fallout Boy in Bournemouth at the BIC in 2007 which is a medium sized venue and most chart artists visit on at least their first big tour and sometimes return for another if they do not move onto arena type tours. I'd never been so excited for anything in my life as music had just really started to become a big interest of mine and I wasn't sure what to expect. I loved jumping and singing along to all the songs and as soon it was over I started looking for more gigs to attend, most of them being pop bands in the first years like Good Charlotte or Panic! At The Disco. I have since been to a variety of different concerts, small venues, one festival (only a day so it wasn't the full experience) and often travelling to London to see smaller American bands play or attending gigs at the O2 there as well. My music taste ranges from pop/rock to a bit of heavy and some fun pop. It was extremely hard to narrow my favourite concerts down to 10 and this is what I have come out with.
Alexisonfire -London HMV Forum 11.12.10
This is most definitely one of the best as me and my friend (who has a tattoo of one of the album covers on her arm) managed to get vip and so met the whole band before they played, we got picture and signature and fangirled so bad! We had met one of the members (city and colour singer dallas green) before too. This band live is insane, we managed to get right to barrier in the middle for the entire show and I've never seen so many crowd surfers before! They were incredible and this gig will forever be one of my favourites. About 2 months later they announced they would be splitting up and this turned out to be one of the last gigs they played in the uk! Luckily they are doing a farewell tour sometime next year!
A Day To Remember -London HMV Forum 18.12.11
Another insane concert, I love this band and wasn't sure what to expect. It was a very jumpy gig and the lead singer actually got in a zorbing ball and ran across the top of the crowd! They threw beach balls and toilet rolls and all sorts over the crowd near the end too which was different and a lot of fun! The setlist was amazing and there was a great two piece acoustic set near the end.
Enter Shikari - O2 Academy Bournemouth 11.02.10
This is one of my favourite bands and try to see them everytime they come southwards, only three times so far! This venue was the second time seeing them and me and my friends were at the front in the middle with an amazing view. Their gigs are famous for lights and the amazing energy they create in the crowd, the lead singer often gets in the crowd and sings, and this time he got dragged back on stage over us! I'm not as huge a fan of their newer music but will always be happy to see them as their gigs are just so fun!
Lower Than Atlantis - Bournemouth Ibar July/August 2011
This band filled in last minute as this local bar was being closed down, the venue is downstairs and the smallest I've been to, it's not much bigger than my living room and there was no barrier! Me and my friend were at the front and it so hot, I kept getting pushed into the guitar players amp and my friend into the lead singer! It was mental but amazing and the band hung out in the bar afterwards which was fun.
Blink 182 -Bournemouth International Centre 07.07.12
This is the most recent gig I've been to and probably one of the most anticipated because they are one of the first bands that introduced me to the music scene I like. I was going to see them at the O2 but then they delayed it by a year and then added Bournemouth so we decided to save money and just go here. This gig was fun and jumpy and the Blink boys were great to watch. It was so nostalgic! The only thing bad was it was over too quick as their songs are so short!
City and Colour - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 03.07.11
Me and my friend have seen this singer (Dallas Green from Alexisonfire) four times in total, each time special for different reasons. We've seen him play at the Albert Hall Roundhouse and HMV Forum and this small venue in Portsmouth where we a queued for three hours and met him before the show! We got our (almost usual haha) spot on the barrier right infront of him. He is a very unique concert as it mainly him and his acoustic guitar with help from his band on half the songs. I also managed to get a setlist at the end of this gig!
Katy Perry - Bournemouth International Centre 31.03.11
Katy Perry is my ladycrush. I love her look, music and just her in general, she's so colourful and fun! As soon as we went in the place smelt like candyfloss, the set was amazing, all sweet themed and she had many amazing outfit changes, all so colourful, my favourite was the end one which was a skirt made of cupcakes! She sung much better than I was expecting and when people were pulled onstage I grabbed a place on the barrier yet again. Katy was amazing to watch live and she cried at the end as Firework had just gone to number one in America!
Four Year Strong -Portsmouth Pyramids Centre 31.01.12
This is another of my favourite bands and the atmosphere they created at this gig was insane, I am seriously looking forward to hopefully seeing them again sometime. It was another jumpy gig and the setlist was perfect but again over too quick! Someone at the front in a moshpit filmed some of the gig on their iPad which was crazy haha.
Lady Gaga - London O2 Arena 27.02.10
This was a huge gig that me and my friend had been counting down for several months. We left at 6 in the morning to start queuing at 10! We waited 9 hours and managed to be the first 100 in and got (guess what...) a place at the front! This is the most dramatic and theatrical show I have ever seen. Gaga had a story which although a little cringe worthy in one or two places was amazing, the outfits were as crazy as ever and her voice was perfect. The £60 that I thought was expensive was definitely worth it. I am extremely happy to have seen her at the Monster Ball as I have gone off her now since she released Born This Way.
Kasabian -Bournemouth International Centre 25.11.09
I went to this gig liking many of their songs but not expecting anything really amazing however Kasabian put on a great show! The venue was full of all ages, a lot of people from my year at school too haha but the crowd was one of the best I've been in, literally everyone was jumping and singing and when the concert ended people were still singing together, even out onto the streets!
I have managed to see the majority of the bands I like although there are still some on my list like Biffy Clyro, Muse and I need to live out my 13 year old selfs dream of seeing Green Day and many smaller bands! I will be attending gigs for as long as I can stand ...and then I'll just have to make sure there are seats haha!
Summary: I love live music!!!