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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Favourite gigs

There's always a debate about the best gig you've ever been at. New Kerrang editor Paul Brannigan (a gentleman who hails from Newcastle, Co Down) mentions this week that his first gig was WASP at the Ulster Hall (I was there too) in 1988. If any of you fancy telling us scribes here at Belfast Metal Reunited which was your favourite gig fire away by posting a comment.

For me it would be a difficult choice. Metallica and Anthrax at the Ulster Hall was outstanding - and the only time I got to see the late great Cliff playing; windmill headbanging and mighty bass playing. Also Donnington 1988 with Maiden was pretty outstanding. No on second thoughts it was fucking brilliant! Megadeth were average (which was good for them); Kiss were drab, Dave Lee Roth was funny but not much else, but Guns 'n' Roses were outstanding even if it tragically resulted in two deaths (and I was caught in the crush). But when Maiden came on stage it was sublime.

The stage was ridiculous, as was the bands on stage garb, but the music was simply outstanding, with a range and diversity of songs that rocked everyone's socks off; not to mention a fireworks display that was outrageous!

Don't forget, tell us your best gig moments...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi J,I was at the Metallica/Anthrax gig at the Ulster Hall,They were giving out black eyes that nite :o)!!!'Favourite Gigs' ANYHTING WITH JOHN SYKES IN THE LINE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sylv

Anonymous said...

Wasn't at Maiden gig u refer to, but my top 5 gigs would be:
5 Dio,Antrim ,What a voice(What a session!)4 Metallica/Anthrax,Cliff & what a fuckin' setlist! 3 John & Scott Vicar St. 05,best atmosphere in years & what a show!2,RUSH SECC Sept04,3 best musicians on earth bar none & 30 years worth of gems! 1, Who else,Lizzy Kings Hall 83,the main man in all his glory, it'll never be better than that 4 me! Mark B

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