22. Lifehouse – Birmingham Academy – 8/9/2003

Previously on Sweating with Strangers: Maroon 5's career and fame levels reach their peak, as they support Matchbox Twenty in front of a couple thousand Brummies and a large black curtain. In the second part of my September 2003 American Soft Rock Band Rearranged Gig Double Bill - catchy title - it's off to see … Continue reading 22. Lifehouse – Birmingham Academy – 8/9/2003

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

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

8. Status Quo – NEC Arena, Birmingham – 16/12/2000

Previously on Sweating with Strangers: Status Quo tease getting good again and playing Young Hodge's favourite song 14 months may be all that had passed between seeing Status Quo at the NEC Arena for the 3rd time and seeing Status Quo at the NEC Arena for the 4th time, but so very much had changed … Continue reading 8. Status Quo – NEC Arena, Birmingham – 16/12/2000

7. Status Quo – NEC, Birmingham – 16/10/1999

Previously on Sweating With Strangers: urination, deathly crushes and nationalism in South Wales. We've reached a banner year for this blog: 1999, the first year to feature 2 gigs, and therefore an early leader on this super cool graph: 2015 was fun Yes, after the eurphoric highs and pee-stained lows of my trip across the … Continue reading 7. Status Quo – NEC, Birmingham – 16/10/1999