Saturday, January 01, 2011

Gig of the Year

I didn't get out all that much in 2010 for one reason and another, but there were several events that I really enjoyed. The 'Love Music, Hate Racism' event in Barnsley was one such where even the rain couldn't dampen the enthusiasm for seeing a host of different bands on stage including such names as 'The Blackout' and 'Reverend and the Makers'. The Tramlines festival was another highlight, which had the air of something like Glastonbury but on the streets of Sheffield and all for free. Wonderful.

I'll include comedy gigs on this list too, with a trip into London to see 'As It Occurs to Me' as well as Richard Herring on his own with his 'Hitler Moustache'. The winner in this category though was seeing Sarah Millican performing in the back room at the Lescar. She is deservedly on the cusp of being very famous indeed, and it is rare that you get to somebody of that caliber playing a small standup gig.

If I made resolutions, then the one that I would choose would be to see more live gigs in 2011. Watch this space.

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