Monday, December 29, 2008

My top 3 gigs of 2008

Here they are:

1. Iron Maiden @ Twickenham, July - by a distance
- with a full 1980s set list, a brilliant stage show, and such a wonderful back catalogue, it really is difficult to fail, and they didn't. A full house at Twickers meant that the coffee shops of Whitton had not seen a Saturday quite like it. Here's Wasted Years from you tube.
2. Y&T @ The Point, Cardiff, September
- another throw back to the 80s, Dave Meniketti and Co turn in a stunning display down in the Bay. 2 and half hours of classic rock kept the packed house happy.
3. Status Quo @ Cyfartha Castle, Merthyr Tydfil, July
- and then my surprise choice. Expecting a day out in the watering holes of Merthyr Tydfil rounded off with a bit of music at the Castle, Quo surpassed themselves with a powerful display of great riffing and tunes. Definitely older like us all, age has not wearied them. A highly worthwhile live experience.
Also on the shortlist were:
- Magnum @ Caldicot Castle, July
- Waysted @ HRH, December
- Saxon @ Cardiff Students' Union, November
- Stone Gods @ Cardiff Students' Union, November

1 comment:

Martin Veale said...

if ever you stumble upon another Magnum tour, please let me know!