21. Matchbox Twenty – NEC Arena, Birmingham – 05/09/2003

Previously on Sweating with Strangers: a lovely evening out in Bristol is sullied by a 'fan' doing a Tigger impression. Sorry for the delay folks, I've been massively distracted by Brexit - true story. Luckily I saw dear old Roger Daltrey say it won't make a bit of difference, and as a live music blog … Continue reading 21. Matchbox Twenty – NEC Arena, Birmingham – 05/09/2003

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20. Vega 4 – The Fleece, Bristol – 17/07/2003

Previously on Sweating With Strangers: the Bluetones spent 90 minutes trying to convince 21-year-old me to buy a cd, which is definitely the easiest sales pitch of all time. Street Teams: I've never been on one, even though it seems like the kind of thing I would do, but that's mainly because I don't much … Continue reading 20. Vega 4 – The Fleece, Bristol – 17/07/2003

17. Reel Big Fish – Oxford Zodiac – 06/09/2002

Previously on Sweating with Strangers: Bryan Adams is almost upstaged by Mr Courtney Cox climbing some rigging.Sorry, it's been quite a while since my last post. I got disheartened with this whole blogging lifestyle when Bryan Adams bizarrely failed to retweet my post in which I called one of his songs "utter pap".But I'm back … Continue reading 17. Reel Big Fish – Oxford Zodiac – 06/09/2002

16. Bryan Adams – Warwick Castle – 28/7/2002

Previously on Sweating With Strangers: I pad out an entire blog post worrying about whether or not it's okay to like music that the creators have since disowned. In my family, whenever Christmas or a birthday or any other big event rolls around, the default gift of choice for all family members is concert tickets. … Continue reading 16. Bryan Adams – Warwick Castle – 28/7/2002

15. Easyworld – The Cavern, Exeter – 8/5/2002

Previously on Sweating with Strangers: I begin my Wildhearts obsession, and their gig in Bristol takes the crown. Continuing our spring 2002 Easyworld/Wildhearts odyssey, it's time to get back to Eastbourne's favourite indie-pop-rockers - no, not Toploader. This is a gig about which I remember very little, except that I was certain it had happened, … Continue reading 15. Easyworld – The Cavern, Exeter – 8/5/2002

14. The Wildhearts – Bristol Academy – 28/04/2002

Previously on Sweating with Strangers - the Bluetones' guitarist may or may not be wasted, and I find a new favourite band. After first experiencing the musical stylings of David Ford in my previous post, it's on to another artist that would become a huge part of the later phases of my life. In fact, … Continue reading 14. The Wildhearts – Bristol Academy – 28/04/2002

13. The Bluetones – Lemon Grove, Exeter – 14/03/2002

Previously on Sweating with Strangers - the Beach Boys bring the rain, and I'm one ill-timed pee away from meeting my heroes. Where was I? Oh that's right, university! Yes, after 6 years in the Midlands I had failed to learn my own lesson about the proximity of decent gig venues and the availability of … Continue reading 13. The Bluetones – Lemon Grove, Exeter – 14/03/2002