Julian Baird contributes for MusicMuso as a photographer, we have covered many bands and I thought it was about time I asked him about his first gig....
Where do you live (town/city)?
I live in Exeter, but at the time I lived in Glasgow.
What was your FIRST ever gig that you attended?
Where was the gig?
Do you remember who the support act(s) was/were?
DJ Lewis – but I only remember that because I still have the ticket.
Who did you go with?
How did you get there?
I think I walked.
What do you remember most about the show?
Someone offering me mushroom tea in the queue to get in. But apart from that, not a lot! I was sober, it was just a very long time ago and being The Orb it was all a bit trippy.
How did you feel the moment the lights dimmed and the ‘intro’ music started?
I’m not in Kansas anymore… ;-)
Was it indoors or outdoors?
Did you buy a T-Shirt?
Yes, I bought a Blue Room t-shirt.
Did you like the band MORE after you saw them live?
Probably, I do have a few of their CDs.
If you didn’t already own them, did you go and buy more of their music AFTER seeing them live?
I think so.
Are you still a follower of the act/band?
Yes. I bought Mettalic Spheres which was a collaboration with Dave Gilmour.
How many times have you seen the act/band now?
Just that once.
What advice would you give to a young fan looking to attend his/her first gig?
Don’t drink the mushroom tea.