We arrived at 8.01 to see on the ticket desk a hand-written scrap of paper listing the night's acts - Pauline Taylor 7.30-8.00. D and verily indeed 'Oh.
This got me thinking of all the other misses down the years:
Grabbing a pizza with friends on the basis that even though Television were supporting Patti Smith, they wouldn't go on that early.... We arrived to hear the last three seconds of Marquee Moon. Fortunately I've seen them since.
There are some misses that will (or may) never be recovered.
Traveling from Oxford to London to see The Sundaysat the Town and Country Club only to find a note on the door saying "gig cancelled".
Getting delayed traveling to R.E.M. at Wembley Arena and missing support act Throwing Muses. Memorably the steward who directed us to our seat said something…