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Re: Gig Regrets
« Reply #60 on: June 20, 2008, 08:36:21 AM »
Having just ransacked my room looking for the programme from that year, I can't be definite on this. However, I think what happened was that they weren't scheduled to clash BUT Evan Dando's late appearance meant that when Portishead were meant to be on the band due on before them came on, THEN Evan and then Portishead. Consequently, they came on well late and consequently I missed Pulp.

Nah, I remember 'seeing' the beginning of the Portishead set (from outside the ludicrously packed tent) and it causing me to miss a bit of Orbital until I just gave up and went and watched Orbital instead. Definitely saw the whole of Pulp, who were fantastic. That was a good Glastonbury year, I was only 15. Then I went in 1998, and it put me off for good.

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Re: Gig Regrets
« Reply #61 on: June 20, 2008, 12:28:51 PM »
That's incredible.  I was just about to type that I regret missing Venetian Snares at Dedbeat in 2002, as I was in a crowd in another room waiting for Edan to start.  I guess I dodged a bullet.

Really? I'd feel that way if I'd missed Edan personally... incidentally I did miss him playing at Cargo because I was seeing Jean Claude Vannier at the Barbican, not a hard decision really but I would have liked to have done both.

I also went to my first gig, V96 (yes, it really has been going that long), something like a month before I got into the Super Furry Animals... and realised I'd missed them on the second stage. Made up for that since though.

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Re: Gig Regrets
« Reply #62 on: June 20, 2008, 12:51:24 PM »
I was seeing Jean Claude Vannier at the Barbican
Jesus, how was that? I fucking love "L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches"

Re: Gig Regrets
« Reply #63 on: June 20, 2008, 01:21:38 PM »
I regret going to see Richard Marx (as you would)

I got a free Aerosmith ticket out of it though, back in the "Love in an Elevator" days - fantastic show, so worth an evening of enduring proto-blunt MOR shennanigans.

Re: Gig Regrets
« Reply #64 on: June 20, 2008, 02:16:41 PM »
Nah, I remember 'seeing' the beginning of the Portishead set (from outside the ludicrously packed tent) and it causing me to miss a bit of Orbital until I just gave up and went and watched Orbital instead. Definitely saw the whole of Pulp, who were fantastic. That was a good Glastonbury year, I was only 15. Then I went in 1998, and it put me off for good.

Ha, I think we had the same experience. No more than one weekend writhing around in shit for me thanks!

Re: Gig Regrets
« Reply #65 on: June 20, 2008, 05:16:55 PM »
Thinking about it, I really regret not seeing Warren Zevon the last time he came to London.  I didn't know then that it would be the last time.

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Re: Gig Regrets
« Reply #66 on: June 20, 2008, 05:51:31 PM »
Damn Jemble, that's a mighty shame! I would've loved to see Catatonia in the midst of International Velvet-era touring.
I saw them back then in Sydney, but they were tired, oh so tired from that monstrous flight so a little laclustre.
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Re: Gig Regrets
« Reply #67 on: June 20, 2008, 06:22:10 PM »
I then got a phonecall afterwards, Robyn played one of the best sets of his life with Peter Buck on lead guitar in his band, for the encore Michael Stipe and Mike Mills came and joined them on stage for some Byrds covers, some Hitchcock songs, Electrolite and a at-that-point unreleased R.E.M. song (I'm Gonna DJ). Also Thom Yorke was in the audience and spent a good while chatting to the bar staff.

You missed out Bill Reiflin (REM, Swans, Pigface, Ministry etc.) on drums. However, Buck doesn’t really play lead guitar (although he may have that night), it’s mainly Hitchcock, but it does vary.

However, that line-up (sans Mills and Stipe) should be touring the UK for a third time next year.

I was on holiday when John Cale and The Fall came to town.

Shit, need I say any more?

Not really.


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Re: Gig Regrets
« Reply #68 on: June 20, 2008, 07:50:19 PM »
Jesus, how was that? I fucking love "L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches"

That was the half I was there for, though most people seemed to be there for the Melody Nelson half. Needless to say it was amazing, especially the L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches half. I have one small gig regret there: I had to leave for L'Enfant au Royaume des Mouches, which is amazing, as I had a sudden urge to do a wee. Heard it from the foyer though, watching on the screens before going back in. I saw David Axelrod at the RFH years before and Vannier was actually better.

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