was thinking about this myself earlier while on bus home cud be either watching or playing but what are peoples top moments from gigs or top gigs in general over the years?
In no order
1. Seeing Pantera at civic. 2. Singing on stage with Biohazard at astoria last year 3. Destroying Germans during Devourment at death feast ;D 4. Playing the Wolvo DM alldayer with VTH this year and seeing all our mates going mad was a great way to go out 5. Going to Wacken for first time 6. Finally seeing morbid angel after waiting 7 years in 2006
Emperor playing In the Wordless Chamber. Amon Amarth when they supported Wintersun, all the electrics cut out but the whole crowd just kept singing the song until the electrics came back and Amon Amarth just joined right in at the chorus, it was incredible!
1.First ever gig I put on with Luke at the original Eddies, and fucking EVERYONE turned up. Was such a release I could'nt believe people were queueing to get in. 2.Seeing Bolt Thrower in America,twice in the space of 24hrs was EPIC. 3.Seeing Bolt Thrower in Bradford finalllllllly in 2004 4.Being the Mutant Mutilator in front of 1000 people at GMF 5.First time I went to MDF in 2003. Just did it off the cuff,sporadically, never been to America before and had a great weekend. I've been to everyone since.
every ones favorite drunken thrash metal bastard
And you ate a 12 inch before I was halfway through a 9 inch!
1. Sick of it All at JB's at some point in the late 1990's. The venue was completely full, they played all the songs I wanted to hear, I managed two stage dives and didn't get dropped (strange how there were plenty of volunteers to catch me....), and hanging out with all my uni mates. 2. Metallica at Donington 1995. It was just spot on. 3. MDF 2008 - Ghoul, Impaled, Engorged, Gruesome Stuff Relish, Dying Fetus, Bloodduster, The Day Everything Became Nothing, getting drunk with Luke, JP and Pove and confusing Americans with our "Texan" accents, running around the hotel blind drunk trying to find more ice, and a whole host of in jokes spawned by the fest. 4. Getting to shout into the microphone during Anti Social when Anthrax played the Civic some years back. 5. Watching some poor unfortunate get clouted round the head by a big bag full of piss at Donington 1996. Laugh? You bet I did! 6. Any time I've ever been name checked by the band. Yes, I am a bit of an attention whore.
It's really hard to pick out top gig moments. I've been going to gigs for fifteen years - that's a lot of gigs.
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1. Sick of it All at JB's at some point in the late 1990's. The venue was completely full, they played all the songs I wanted to hear, I managed two stage dives and didn't get dropped (strange how there were plenty of volunteers to catch me....), and hanging out with all my uni mates. .
last time i saw SOIA i just leaped and aimed for the biggest skinhead when i was stagediving
* Acquiring the scars on my face at a Raging Speedhorn gig * Primordial at the Underworld * Seeing Nine Inch Nails for the first time at the Astoria, although it turned out they were pretty shit * The entirety of Party.San in 2007. Even seeing Wayne's silhouette poo into a binbag. * Wolves in the Throne Room this year. Excellent gig. * Being one of about 4 audience members for Red Harvest at JBs.
It's sort of hard to pick out top moments. I've enjoyed most of the gigs I've wanted to go to.
Yes, Manchester Apollo '95 - my first ever gig. Best I've ever seen Yes as well, immaculate performance and set list, plus a guest appearance from Rick Wakeman's son.
Revenge, Slimelight '08 - despite the hassle from a nagging girlfriend, and the skinhead morons, this was easily the most savage gig I've ever seen. Even Angelcorpse seemed tame in comparison.
Masters of Death, Dudloooy '07 (I think) - Although Entombed were one of the biggest let downs ever, and Grave (although being my personal favourite band) being boring on stage, Dismember put on an absolutely savage performance with an almost perfect setlist, and Unleashed (though I'm not a big fan of them on record) live were a total revelation. Not to mention the drunken debauchery! Pak shouting "fuck off back to Norway" all the way through Unleashed's set and some girl slapping ME for it, Pak passing out, buying granny porn on the way home and reducing Armitage to tears (not that it ever took much) by rubbing it in his face while he was driving. All brilliant!
Grave Miasma - Birmingham and London 08 - as much as it pains me to compliment a certain drummer, it was great to see them wipe the floor with all the bands in term of atmosphere, songs and audience reactions (matched only by The One) and play two killer sets.
Anathema - Manchester '08 - if they hadn't played wimpy versions of the old songs and stuck to just playing new stuff - this would have been perfect. Otherwise, it was. I sang, and I'm man enough to admit I almost cried. Then I drank beer.
Flaming Lips at the NIA in 2006. THE most amazing gig I've ever been to. It was like being inside a drunk clowns head for 2 hours. The santa's, the aliens, the balloons, the confetti cannons, the cover of Bohemian Rhapsody... all totally brilliant.
One was seeing Akercocke blow Katatonia off stage before they'd even had chance to take to the stage, back in either 98 or 99..can't remember now. Fucking Brilliant stage presence. Totally swung it for me. Jason Mendonca was fucking magnetic throughout the whole of the set, and the complete antithesis of Jonas' totally un-confident skater-boy, hands in his pockets and drumming on the side of his leg in between lines. Not a good look. Still managed to enjoy the set though, and quite glad I caught katatonia before they went shit.
Another was Anathema in Bham Academy 2 in either 00 or 01, just after they'd released a fine day to exit. The set was mostly Judgement, Alt4, Eternity and The Silent Nig-nog (i think that's what it was called anyway. That was their NS album). Just utterly fucking accomplished, beautiful, miserable, humorous and full-on aggressive all in one show. I've never seen a metal band use vocal effects in the way he did. He sang lines using a loop, or something like a sustain and then sang harmonies over the top of it. But what I can't convey here is just how effortless and tastefully done it all was. Watching them play through Pitiless, forgotten hopes and Destiny is Dead was fucking awesome. As I'm writing this I'm realising just how long it's been since I listened to Judgement and what a masterpiece it is.
I'd been building this up in my head for a long time as I'd never seen them before and as sometimes happens I was preparing myself for a disappointment. It was about 4pm, the weather was great. Too great, as security had to spray us with a massive fucking hosepipe.
Once the band came on I was overwhelmed by it all. My favourite band, finally, right in front of me. I can't recall the whole setlist now but it included 'The River Dragon Has Come', 'Beyond Within', 'The Seven Tongues of God' and a quite majestic 'Next In Line'. Now I think about this is probably the best live experience I've ever had.
I saw them three times in 2005 and once more at Wacken in 2006. Whilst I enjoyed every show(other than the abhorrent Wacken 2006 show) I've never been left as breathless as in 2004.