Alphabetical Gig Challenge


7. Dez. 2008, 16:33

Regular readers will know that I've been trying to see a band starting with each letter of the alphabet during 2008. We finished this off on Friday with a Queen tribute. Some of the highlights were:

  • Most skilful use of a wheelie bin on stage: John Otway and Wild Willy Barret.
  • Most erratic Nirvana cover version: Winston Echo.
  • Band least able to engage with the audience: XX Teens.
  • Band hardest to get within sight of: Glasvegas.
  • Most shambolic performance: Lily Allen trying to sing for Mark Ronson.
  • Best clog dancing: Rachel Unthank and the Winterset.
  • Band that Steve Lamacq is most likely to stand next to you during: The Kabeedies.
  • Cleanest wellies at Glastonbury: Steve Lamacq.
  • Freddy Mercury impersonator least able to button his tight trousers all the way to the top: Queen on Fire.
  • Band most likely to have a bonkers support act: Misty's Big Adventure.
  • Performance of Hallelujah likely to be better than anything that X Factor bashes out: James Nye.
  • Most tea drunk on stage: Billy Bragg.

For fact fans, here follows the complete list. Of course, I saw more than one band for many of the more common letters; I've listed the first act I saw for each letter, not necessarily my favourite.


  • Thelonious9

    I hope this year you're doing numbers 1-10. Hmm doesn't look like it from your gigs list. Shame.

    6. Mär. 2009, 23:05
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