Music Live

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Music is life for me but it hasn’t always been so… In my early years music wasn’t around much, our lifestyle didn’t cater for it much. I found music in my early teens and fell in totally madly in love with it to the point that when I hit London in 2000 I hopped on the concert scene of a lifetime which eventually took me to Brazil to join in the fun of the Rock in Rio 3 festival.

Many good moments, things that I will remember forever, some bad like the time I got kicked in the head by a granny crowd surfing at Glasto 2000 (no jokes) and landed up in the medical tent. Back stage parties and drinks at the small venues, it was the time of my life to say the least!

That a side music is now integral to my daily life, there is a song for every moment in it, be it sad or happy, angry or mellow. There are songs that bring out the tears that hide in wait and songs that bring out the rage that needs to abate, music is life and in all honestly life is music, for me they go hand in hand.

To prove what a loony tune I was in those days or rather concert addict (alas no more the crowds just irritate me and I am ever fearful of another gran-kicking!) here is an abbreviated list of the concerts I have gone to since 2000 – I can’t remember all of them the ex kept the stubs and the autographed paraphernalia (he was worse than me 🙂 )

I have been asked many times which bands I have seen live so now I will keep them all in one place 😀

Concert List


Asian Dub Foundation Alice Cooper
Beck x2 Beth Orton
Bob Dylan Cooper Temple Clause
Doves Happy Mondays x2
Hefner x3 Just Jinger
Lukan Oasis x2
Prodigy Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine Violent Femmes



Asian Dub Foundation Badly Drawn Boy
Bluetones Brand New Heavies
Chemical Brothers Coldplay
Counting Crows Cypress Hill
Dandy Warhols David Bowie
David Gray Death In Vegas
Elastica Elliot Smith
Embrace Feeder
G-Love and Special Sauce Happy Mondays
Jools Holland Joseph Arthur
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Live
Macy Gray Moby
Muse Nine Inch Nails
Ocean Colour Scene Pet Shop Boys
Reef Semisonic
Toploader Travis
The Wailers Willie Nelson
Reading festival
A Asian Dub Foundation
Beck Blink 182
Bluetones Daphne and Celeste
Deftones Delgados
Doves Elastica
Elliot Smith Embrace
Foo Fighters Gomez
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci Ian Brown
Idlewild limp bizkit
Oasis Placebo
Primal Scream Pulp
Rage Against the Machine Slipknot
Stereophonics Super Furry Animals
Beck x2 Dido
Eminem Finley Quaye
Hefner x4 Lee Scratch Perry
Radiohead Springbok Nude Girls
Supergrass The Darkness
Tribute show @ Albert Hall The White Stripes
Von Bondies
Reading Festival
Amen Cosmic Rough Riders
Eels Eminem (With D12)
Fear Factory Feeder
Frank Black And The Catholics Fun Lovin’ Criminals
Green Day (Hed)P.E.
Iggy Pop King Adora
Lo-Fidelity Allstars Manic Street Preachers
Marilyn Manson Moldy Peaches
Mull Historical Society Papa Roach
PJ Harvey Queens Of The Stone Age
Rancid Run DMC
South Staind
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks The Strokes
Supergrass System Of A Down
The Cult The Donnas
The Electric Soft Parade The Living End
V Festival
Coldplay David Gray
Doves Faithless
Foo Fighters Ian Brown
Muse Nelly Furtado
Phoenix Placebo
Red Hot Chili Peppers Starsailer
Texas The Charlatans
The Divine Comedy The Web Brothers
Toploader Travis
Rock in Rio Festival
Beck Dave Matthews Band
Deftones Foo Fighters
Gilberto Gil Guns n Roses
James Taylor Neil Young
Oasis Papa Roach
Queens of the Stone Age Red Hot Chili Peppers
REM Sepultura
Sheryl Crow Silverchair
2002 – 2007
Arno Castens x2 Collective Soul x2
Fatboy Slim Fokofpolisiekar x3
Iridium Republic Karen Zoid
Ladysmith black mambazo Metallica
Prime Circle Robbie Williams
Shaun Phillips Simple Plan
Stereo MCs The Finks
The Rasmus Zinkplaat


  1. w1kkp
    15 years ago

    My goodness!! Look at all these concerts you have gone to!

    I clicked on “Music Within” because I had tried to play one of the youtube music videos in a recent post (today) you had inserted but got back the message, “no longer available’…so I was simply curious whether you had written about what music means to you.

    Do you play an instrument? Or sing? Do you have band?

  2. SanityFound
    15 years ago

    Weird, sometimes the videos work sometimes not I normally have to refresh the page each time – pain in the royal arse really.

    I have always wanted to play an instrument but never have, I sing and by doing so drive everyone nuts because I sing to everything and anything and normally off key… I’ve been a groupie does that count as having a band?

    I like your idea of elaborating on what music means to me, I shall ponder and write 🙂

  3. SanityFound
    15 years ago

    Have upgraded 😀


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