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Dearest Princess Amelia it was a pleasure to be with you for your first ever gig last month. You came to the Apollo Festival in York with your Mummy, Daddy, Aunty Catherine and me. It looked like you had a lot of fun, especially dancing around on your Daddy’s shoulders while watching the Supermodels. They are one of the best covers bands I have ever seen. I’ll let your Daddy explain what a covers band is! You also came with me to pick up a free CD from the lead singer of RedStar. I think that your first gig was quite a cool one. The question is whether the first gig that your Mummy, Daddy, Aunty Catherine and me went to when we were young was cool or embarrassing. I’ll let you decide that by listening to a song from each one;

Your Daddy’s first gig was the American band Kiss on their Unmasked tour at the Deesside Leisure Centre on 6th September 1980. According to Wikipedia the support act were Iron Maiden!

kiss live

Your Mummy’s first gig was Siouxsie and the Banshees at the Manchester Apollo on 22nd November 1982. It was the second of the band’s two nights at that venue that year. Your Mummy was only 14 and she had a bright pink Mohican hair cut. She went to the gig on the train with her friend Gale and her Daddy (your Granddad) picked her up afterwards.

Siouxsie and the Banshees 5

Aunty Catherine’s first gig was sometime in the early 1980s in Manchester. She went to see Huey Lewis and the News with a bunch of school friends. I can’t find an exact date for that gig, but if I had to guess I would say it was 1984 or 1985. The band may not have been cool, but just a few years before that they called themselves Clover and they were the session band on Elvis Costello’s first album.

hln

My first gig was the Jackson 5 on 12th November 1972 at the Wembley Empire Pool (now the Wembley Arena). I went with my school friend Brian ‘Dolphin’ Taylor when we were 13. he went on to be a professional drummer and played with the Tom Robinson Band and Stiff Little Fingers among others. They were supported by Sisters Love, Junior Walker and the All Stars and the Commodores.

j5 live

Personally I think that your Mummy’s was the coolest of all those gigs what do you think?

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