On a lighter note, the 9th of November marks a momentous day in history for me. 17 years ago in 1991 I attended my first concert. I can't believe it was that long ago.. I remember it so well
I went with around a dozen or so high school mates to see James at Edinburgh Playhouse. They were my favourite band at the time and they remain so today. I recall that we bought our tickets so far in advance that I had notes like '203 days til James gig' scrawled on my wall. The anticipation!
We were in the fifth row of the venue..so near yet so far away from the lead singer Tim Booth who I idolised completely. The concert was amazing everything I'd hoped and more. When they did their hit of the time 'Sit Down' the crowd went wild. I think I cried with sheer joy..I was 16!!
I bought a souvenir t-shirt with 'James:Edinburgh 1991' emblazoned on the back. It was about 4 sizes too big for me so it was never really wearable as such. It hangs in the wardrobe of my old bedroom at my mum's house to this day.
Since then I have been to see James only twice but on both occasions was lucky enough to meet the group and the very lovely Mr.Tim Booth. When they broke up in 2001 I was distraught. They reformed however in 2007 and I hope that I will get the chance to see them perform again in the not too distant future. (Photo: Tim Booth 2008)