Archive for the ‘Gig-Listed’ Category

London Zoo

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Ooops! Another long delay since my last blog entry. And it isn’t like there’s not been anything happening in my life to write about. More like a lack of time to write about it. To start with, here’s a picture I took on a recent trip to London Zoo.


It is a shade blurry due to my poor photography efforts, but what you see there is exactly how they look at the zoo. The monkeys are kept in a special enclosure which visitors can walk through without any fences between them and the monkeys. That’s not a big monkey. It’s a tiny cute little one right up close.

I probably wouldn’t have dreamt up the idea of going to the zoo by myself, so thanks to Clare for inviting me along to help out on her Meet at Last Sunday Serendipity outing. My duties were to take the group photograph, and that was pretty much it.

So, what else have I been up to?


Happy New Year 2007

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Time flies when you’re having fun and I haven’t updated my blog for ages. Here’s a picture of me to start the year off with. That’s as smart as you’re likely to see me in 2007.

Adrian NYE2006

This picture was taken just before I went to my friend Eva’s Titanic Themed New Years Eve party. The party was thorougly entertaining and included video showings of “A Night To Remember”, a string quartet to welcome us, and of course no Titanic party could be complete without …


World’s Biggest Band

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

My friend Paul’s rudely named band, “Gloryhole”, claim to be the biggest band in the world. I can’t find anyone to contradict them - even The Polyphonic Spree only come in close at “about 29 members, we sort of lost count”.


Gloryhole’s “32ish” is a bit of a cheat ‘cos they don’t all play at the same time. Still, it is quite an achievement getting that number of people together to put on a gig. And it’s the quality that counts.


Friday Late at the V&A

Monday, December 4th, 2006

If you were quick enough, you may have read the entry on here for “Friday Late at the V&A”.
If you weren’t, then I’ll just say we had a great time.

My internet service provider would like to apologise for the fact that they destroyed the last week’s worth of entries on my website, including the Friday Late at the V&A entry. No, actually, that’s a lie. They didn’t want to apologise. In fact they didn’t even want to own up to it.

Their response was, in fact, to send me an email offering to sell me a service whereby they backup my website. Funny, that - my double glazing business sells a similar service, where for just a small fee we don’t come around your house and break all your windows.

No free link here to a dodgy service provider that doesn’t deserve it, but their name’s eUKHost if you want to know who to stay away from.

Wonder how long this entry will last before there’s another “accident”.

Anyway, to make up for the disappointment you have undoubtably suffered, here’s a bonus picture of me looking silly. This is me wearing the measuring equipment for the fun fair ride mentioned in the Dana Centre article.

Telemetry Equipment

Avenue Q

Monday, November 13th, 2006

After a bit of a break, I finally managed to pull off another Gig-Listed outing. This time the lucky venue that got to host our event was the Noel Coward Theatre, showing Avenue Q. This event also broke the record for most friends at an event with sixteen of us present.

Avenue Q Cast

So, what was our verdict on the show?


Fairground: Thrill Laboratory

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Last week seemed to be fun-fair week. It started with a trip out to Thorpe Park (Click here to read about my previous visit). I followed that up two days later with a visit to the Dana Centre’s Fairground: Thrill Laboratory event.

First off, the obligatory rollercoaster pic:


I’ve already got a Stealth pic on here, so this one’s Colossus - Thorpe Park’s record breaking loopiest coaster in the world. Credit for this excellent picture goes to Tom.

We had a great day at Thorpe Park - pretty much your standard theme park experience. They opened late, which meant we got to ride Samurai (a Mondial Top Scan ride) in the dark, for that extra funfair atmosphere.

The week’s second funfair event at the Science Museum was far from a standard event …


Monsters of Rock

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Another gig report - this time, Monsters of Rock at Milton Keynes Bowl, featuring Alice Cooper and Deep Purple.

Apologies for lack of picture this time - the event rules were somewhat strange regarding cameras, so I didn’t take mine as I didn’t want to risk having it confiscated.

As luck would have it, yesterday was the hottest day of the year, so far. Blazing sunshine all day. Perfect festival-going weather. There were plenty of pink-looking people around towards the end of the day. I came prepared as I knew I didn’t want to suffer the usual Rudolph nose I get when I’ve been out in the sun too long.

Read on for more about the acts we saw.


The Big Issue Foundation Fashion Show

Monday, February 20th, 2006

I went to a charity fashion show last night in aid of The Big Issue Foundation.
Clothing on display was designed by Kea and the event was held at Tantra nightclub.

Fashion Show

In addition to the fashion show, there was also a live band, and all the usual night club things happening. I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of the evening …


Blue Man Group

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

I’ve just got back in from seeing the Blue Man Group perform - and here is the proof!

Me and Blue Man

So, what are these Blue Men all about?


The Prodigy - Brixton Academy

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Another outing for The Gig List, this time to see (and hear) The Prodigy at Brixton Academy.

Prodigy 1

I’d been looking forward to this event for a long time and had high expectations for The Prodigy. They’re one of my favourite dance acts and I hadn’t seen them perform live before. Surprising, really, as they date right back to the very early nineteen-nineties.

And, wow, did they meet my expectations …