First ever gig: The Cult at Wembley Arena in 1987, followed some months later by Cardiacs in Maidstone Kent Hall in June 1988. The first a large scale stadium gig; the second a small sweaty affair with from memory about 75 people. Cardiacs were superb but the gig was interrupted by a fire alarm half way through. I remember huddling on a freezing fire escape while the building was checked before we could go back in and the gig resumed. Still one of the best gigs I have been to.
Most recent: The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Bristol, June 2015.
Best gigs: stand outs include Pixies, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev on a double bill, Cardiacs at Maidstone in 1988 and at The Thekla in Bristol twenty years later, and of course The Fall (every single gig!).
Worst gig: Meat Loaf in 2008. Open air gig, terrible sound, Meat Loaf seemed to be stumbling over the words and was out of tune. And it rained.