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A new years resolution: a new project for 2012

My new years resolution is to write a blog each day during 2012. I’ll continue to post about the concerts that I attend, but will also try to write something to this site every day. For many of these, I’ll select a concert that I attended in the past, and make a record of that concert by scanning the ticket and programme, where I have one.  I’ll also google a setlist where I can find one, and include any memories of the show that  I have (which may be tricky as my memory is not good these days). I’ve decided to do this alphabetically, and as I write this update in August 2012, I am just about through letter C. At this rate its going to take me at east 4 or 5 years to complete this project! Still its fun, doing it.

This will take me back to the late 60s, 70s and through to the present. and will include concerts by The Who, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Abba, T Rex, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Kate Bush and events such as Reading Festivals, Donington Monsters of Rock, Live Aid and Live 8, and significant recent reunions such as Zeppelin at the O2 and Cream at the Albert Hall. I’ve just checked, and I have over 1,000 ticket stubs, so there should be plenty to choose from. I may also include my recollections of some significant gigs where I don’t have a ticket stub, such as club gigs, or gigs where the ticket was given up at the door.

The Project!

Hi I have just joined wordpress. I intend to use this to create a blog of the many (100s of) concerts that I have attended over the years, and a record of my collection and programmes and ticket stubs. i am still actively going to gigs, and I will try an update my blog with each new gig that I go along to. Expect this to be largely coverage of vintage rock bands. I am 51 years old and addicted to going to see old bands such as the Stones, the Who, Paul McCartney, the Groundhogs, and Wishbone Ash. In the past year I have been to see Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, the Stones, Sex Pistols, Morrissey, Iggy Pop, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Barbra Streisand, the Cure, Yoko Ono, John Fogerty, The Police, Neil Young, The Spice Girls, Prince, Man, Jethro Tull, Willie Nelson, Fairport Convention, Julie Felix, Sinead O’Connor, P J Proby, Ringo Starr, Van Morrison, the Groundhogs, Ian Hunter, Elton John, Rush, the Hollies, Ian Brown, Portishead, the Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Paul McCartney, Status Quo, Raidohead, Pentangle, Adele, The Streets and others. I will try and write an account of these and the many many other gigs that I have been to over the past 40 years. I am doing this to create a permanent record of what has become a lifelong obsession! I am aiming to add one new review each day for the rest of my life. I am going to start with the most recent and work back, but I will also try and add some from the 70s and 80s soon.

About me

Hi My name is Peter and I have finally come clean and admitted to myself that I am totally addicted to going to rock concerts.  I have also realised that all attempts at treatment are futile, and anyway I don’t want to be cured! This blog is part of my treatment, in creating a permanent record of all of the gigs that I have ever been to (or at least those I can remember)!. I also have a collection of concert programmes from concerts that I have been to (I have almost always bought a programme) and will be scanning these in and inlcuding them as part of the site.