It's the end of 2017. How fast has this year gone by! The older you get the faster they slip away. You think of the things you got to do and the things you didn't find time to do. Overall, it was a good gig going year. I didn't reach my expected number of gigs. I only went to 10 this year. I had also bought tickets for Julia Jacklin and Wolf Alice in November but didn't get a chance to go. I was moving homes and misplaced the tickets!! I know.. I was gutted too!
But I did go to some extraordinary gigs this year. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds was a once in a life time experience. I never expected it to be that good! And Alvvays were surprisingly good. I am happy I had chose them as a band on my wishlist and I got to see them.
I still haven't seen Keto! I have purchased my Dot-to-dot festival ticket for 2018 so I will put extra effort this coming year to see her - if she is performing. I also bought tickets for the new Nottingham festival Beat the streets festival a charity festival. I also intend to attend the RadFest festival which I didn't go last year. So all in all, I will increase my festival going in 2018.
Gig wise, I have only purchased a ticket for Belle and Sebastian. I also had them on my gig wishlist so I am happy I managed to buy a ticket before it sold out. My only concern now is to find the ticket as it was with the other two that I misplaced!!!
In terms of this website. I intend to update the spotlight page often. I didn't do anything in 2017 but I do promise to be more consistent in 2018. The joy of discovering new bands and talents shall begin :)
I hope you all had a great gig-going 2017 and are looking forward to an even greater gig-going 2018.
Just your average gig going creative writer. Expect these reviews to be highly subjective and completely unprofessional but hopefully entertaining and informative.