Back at home (where i currently am for a bit) in my bedroom, all that remains of all my old band posters (that followed me to university) are a trail of gig tickets winding their way around about 2 sides of my room (i think if they were in a straight line i could make it all the way round you know). And for the first time in ages, I had a proper look at them tonight, and it's a strange experience.
Its goes something like this: First gig experiences (incubus, jimmy eat world), crowdsurfing (rival schools, A), meeting bands (36 crazyfists, coheed), amazing singalongs (dashboard confessional, brand new), crushes, both the crowd and other (lostprophets, the distillers), first gig on own (boys night out), first gigs Not on own ifyougetmymeaning (colour of fire, reuben, horrorpops), gigs when the Not on own stuff started to go bad (v 2004, datsuns), crazy photography days (taking back sunday, my chemical romance), crazy streetteaming days (bloc party, steriogram), WHSmiths crew gigs (Bright Eyes, Yourcodenameis:milo, we are scientists, Regina Spektor x 2), Silly gigs in birmingham with train station overnight stays (we are scientists, the first time), gigs with good friends (mc lars, fightstar, motion city soundtrack, maple state), university adventures (help she can't swim, panic at the disco, we are scientists, be your own pet, get cape, tanaou, maria taylor), university outings with fun endings (nightmare of you, the paddingtons, ok go), gigs with hillard that ruled (goldie lookin chain, we are scientists (in wales no less)), summer-after-first-year gigs (jeremy warmsley, regina spektor (again!), say anything), LONDON BABY! gigs (brand new!),Budg in stoke gigs (mc lars, :(, fightstar) , gigs notonown again (motion city soundtrack), -Pausebuttonforawhileforreasonsbestnevermentionedasusual - then Gig that fixed me (The Maple State at the Roadhouse, namely "Our Temperate Lives"), gigs notonown again for a bit (blood brothers, get cape, brand new, regina), gigs on own but with friends again (klaxons) ,gigs notonown again, but better (emily haines, Manchester Orchestra w/Anathallo, regina spektor again!)
and then whoa. basically up to date, bar the gigs i went to in the last year, and my memory fails me there. i remember athlete, lykke li (twice, both amazing) M.I.A. with Mia, Rival AWESOME i mean Schools, ermm Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip.
There's a story of the last 6 and a half years of my life wrapped inside the pattern of those gig tickets.