5. Gigs


Growing up I went to several performances by artists of my dad’s and mum’s era, such as Gilbert O’Sullivan; Ralph McTell; Elton John; James Taylor. Although I enjoyed going to these gigs and gave me an appreciated of singer songwriters, once I became old enough to go to gigs myself I’ve taken the opportunity to go and see some of my favourite bands. It’s been really nice since university, to join me on my mission to tick off as many artists as possible, I’ve had my university friend, Tom.  

Here are the gigs I managed to see in 2017 with the venue and who I went to see it with: 

February Ladies of Soul. Ziggodome – Dad, Jessie, Karen, Lynn 

February Fratellis, O2 Forum Kentish Town – Myself 

June Take That, O2 Arena – Myself 

July Green Day, Hyde Park – Michael 

July Lionel Richie, O2 Arena – Dad 

July Blink 182, O2 Arena – Dad 

July The Killers, Hyde Park – Tom 

September Foo Fighers, O2 Arena – Nick & Stephen 

November Royal Blood, Alexandra Palace – Tom 

November James Blunt, Eventim Apollo – Thomas 

December Kasabian, O2 Arena – Tom 

December Queen, O2 Arena – Dad 

Gigs I’ve got to look forward to in 2018: 

February Franz Ferdinand, O2 Academy, Brixton – Tom 

April Flight of the Conchords, O2 Arena – Myself 

My Favourite Gig 

My favourite gig was Queen with Adam Lambert at the O2 Arena. Although, I’m sure nothing beats seeing Freddie Mercury with Queen, it was still fantastic to see them perform loads of my favourite songs. Especially, Bohemian Rhapsody and Don’t Stop Me Now. Practically every song of theirs I knew and are what I would definite as classic. So it’s only natural this has hit my top 5 gigs I’ve been to ever. Adam Lambert had amazing vocals and sounds a lot like Freddie Mercury, he even had all the costumes. Apart from that, he didn’t try to be like Freddy Mercury to him too much and paid homage to him several times throughout the concert. A highlight was when they played Freddy Mercury on the big screen of the historic moment when he got the audience to repeat what he was singing at the original Live Aid. 

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