100 Days Project

Lu: 100 Big Days (and Nights) Out

I realised I have kept a heap of tickets to mainly music gigs & festivals over the years, as well as a lot of sports fixtures, from both here, UK and Europe. So each day there will be a photo of a ticket accompanied by a hazy memory from that gig… and a musical tip to go with it.

As I go, a playlist on Spotify called ‘100 Big Days Out’ will be built up of the tracks I single out from those gigs/artists/events. Check it out http://open.spotify.com/user/1230930937/playlist/68S65odxiGB6v7hz4exHTL

Day 24:

Morcheeba, Wellington Town Hall, Wellington, April 2001

It’s inevitable my recall will slip to the point of being near useless at some stage in this process. That point is today. Only a month or so ago Morcheeba played a concert in Wellington, and though the missus and I were never really that keen to go, I was pretty sure I had never seen them live. It was only digging through our boxes of junk to find old tickets for this endeavour that I found this one - incontroveritble proof that, yes… I had seen Morcheeba live in concert, here in NZ, 13 years ago. Yet I don’t remember a thing about it. Nope. Not a jot. Which seems bizarre, since their album Big Calm of late 1997/1998 was bigger than big when I went to UK,it was everywhere. Undoubtedly, it was the same here. I would have gone because I liked them. I would have gone because I wanted to see them. Let’s face it, I would have gone because we don’t exactly get a constant stream of big international acts passing through Wellington - at times you almost attend out of obligation. This is not meant as any type of slur on the band; the album Big Calm was, and remains, a favourite. However, I know really nothing of their output since then. So let’s just leave it there. Listen to ‘The Sea’.