All the gigs of my life: Gig 3 – Pet Shop Boys, Tuesday, November 01, 1994, Perth Entertainment Centre

“It’s only now, as midnight approaches, that I realize how many songs they didn’t play. I’m barely able to breathe let alone move or walk. I may never listen to guitar music again.”

Pet Shop Boys ticket

This gig marked my introduction into the most joyous and life-affirming experience that I have ever known: seeing one of my all-time favourite bands live. As such, it was a pretty important day.

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All the gigs of my life: Gig 1 – Big Day Out Festival, Fremantle Oval, Perth WA, 30th January 1993

By January 1993 I was 17, nearly 18. Since becoming a music obsessive via David Bowie and the Pet Shop Boys at age 13, I had wandered through the early 90s in search of My Scene. I stumbled through a varied landscape including Faith No More, Seal and Jesus Jones before deciding that where I really belonged was the dreamy and swirly world of shoegazing. Continue reading