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Mrs Soup will go with me to Tribute bands (AC/DC, Stones etc) or to a folk festival... but can't stand my main musical choices.

I go to an occasional Punk/New wave gig with the guys in the band.

Might go with my parents to a blues or something.

Apart from that I fly solo to most the gigs of the "6music" type bands which I love.

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When I was in my band I rarely went to gigs as a punter as I was at them pretty much every weekend gigging, but now I’m not in my band anymore restrictions permitting I’ll go to a few when they’re back on and it will more than likely be on my own. I know so many people on the punk scene now it will only be on the journey there & back that I’ll be on my own anyway.

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I go with mates mainly , I’ve got a few friends who like different genres so it’s not difficult to find a gig buddy :D

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I normally go on my own, as it means I can set my own schedule - arrive early to catch the first band? Fine, wait until the kids are asleep before leaving and only see the headliner? Also fine. Band kinda sucks and I want to leave early? Just go.

That all being said, I've just bought tickets for Every Time I Die and The Bronx in January for me and a mate from work

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Depends. If it's dad rock or bluesy type stuff, my other half might come along, but otherwise I'm quite happy going alone.

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I always go with the rest of the band, otherwise i look silly standing there on stage on my own 😂

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I am happy to go to gigs alone. 

In general I will only go to gigs with people who are also fans of the band / artist, as everytime I have taken some one to a gig as an introduction to a band I have always felt a pressure for that person to have a good time. 

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^ I know what ya mean...

Mostly with my eldest, now 16, we have been going to cover band and tribute type gigs at the local rugby club for a few years... Floyd, Queen, AC/DC, Zeppelin types plus a few blues players... they likes an out and some sounds with Dad... I''m happy for the times together, before they are off on their own.

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23 minutes ago, PaulThePlug said:

^ I know what ya mean...

Mostly with my eldest, now 16, we have been going to cover band and tribute type gigs at the local rugby club for a few years... Floyd, Queen, AC/DC, Zeppelin types plus a few blues players... they likes an out and some sounds with Dad... I''m happy for the times together, before they are off on their own.

I have a 6 year old son, I'm really looking forward to doing this with him, I understand that's completely contradictory to my last comment, but I'm hoping I will feel differently when it comes to him. 

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Mrs Ubit is my constant gig buddy. She likes all the same music as me. In fact she likes even heavier metal than I do.We have an eclectic taste right enough and have enjoyed many varied gigs over the years.

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No more for me, I think. 

I used to go to lots, and have been to some enjoyable gigs/seen some good stuff and have fond memories of it. Alas that it has been, at various times,  displaced by;

Own band commitments, preferring to play rather than watch others do it, lack of time, lack of money, work schedules etc. 

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3 hours ago, Lfalex v1.1 said:

No more for me, I think. 

I used to go to lots, and have been to some enjoyable gigs/seen some good stuff and have fond memories of it. Alas that it has been, at various times,  displaced by;

Own band commitments, preferring to play rather than watch others do it, lack of time, lack of money, work schedules etc. 

I can understand this. I must admit I used to go to a lot more gigs, but pre covid, I had all the same reasons as you for going to fewer gigs. 

However I am going to make a conscious effort when gigs start again to go to more. I will mainly be focusing on smaller and emerging bands as my ticket money will make the biggest difference to them. 

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Friends, band mates, myself - a gig is a gig...it's usually only for the company before and post-gig analysis/beach-fest after as I tend to lose myself in the live show anyway!

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I go with a good friend now as we are luckily into the same stuff or guys in the band but in my youth I spent around 5 years going to gigs on my own. never minded it all. if your bored you can leave and if you only fancy the headliners you can stay in the oub

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