Scanned some concert entry tickets today, trying to amuse myself whilst i fight the worst migraine ever to befall anyone. No I'm not exaggerating, guys don't do that, we simply tell it how it is. Back to the tickets, I'd stashed some from the 80's in an old photo album, it seems Perth had only one large venue back then - much like today....
The Moving Pictures gig was I think my first ever "big" concert, as in not a pub gig. I was more interested in the support act The Church, than Moving Pictures and quite possibly more interested in Jenny the girl I took along. The Skyhooks gig I was dragged along to by friends as I wasn't really into their music, ended up being a really fun gig.
This was the first time I ever saw U2, completely blew me away. This was the era of War, Boy and New Years Day, good times. Three days later we were back at the same venue to see INXS. I remember thinking at the gig that Michael Hutchence was a prancing pretentious git and he probably was. To be fair to him though I was most likely comparing him to Bono's act a few nights earlier.
I was so looking forward to The Stranglers gig, serious punk rockers from the UK coming to Perth, we were pumped. Turned out to be the worst gig I have ever, to this day, been to. People were nodding off in their seats. The band dressed in black on a stage draped completely in white sheets stood perfectly still for every song. Avant Guard? Boring as bat shit! Actually I've seen bat shit that was more exciting than them since. We walked out by half time as did two thirds of the crowd. The Eurythmics were explosive and kind of made up for this awful night a few days before.
U2 with B.B King, words are not needed.