Blast from the past

I recently found myself reliving my musical past.  It seems that some bands will never die or stop touring, even if all of the original members have left the band, except for the charismatic front man.  Last month, Mark saw Guns n Roses in Las Vegas and was pretty sure that, besides Axl Rose, he didn’t recognise any of the other band members from his youth.

The first gig I went to was part of The Living End‘s Retrospective tour, where they play each of their albums in full over consecutive nights.  The band is one of my all time favourites, and I think I’ve probably seen them over 30 times at their gigs and at festivals.

My favourite album of theirs is their first self-titled one, and it was so much fun recalling the memories of my life as they took place back in 1998 and 1999, which mostly entailed drinking at the university bar and driving in my little hatchback around Sydney.

The Living End at the Hi Fi Sydney

Then, in the same week, I saw another of my favourite bands of all time, Reel Big Fish.  I love their music because it always makes me want to get up and dance, even if I’m driving!  They were supported by the very fun Goldfinger.  My feet were definitely sore from the dancing!

Reel Big Fish at UNSW Roundhouse

Goldfinger at UNSW Roundhouse

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