Stadium Rock

I love seeing bands at small venues, but somehow the three events I have in my calendar for the rest of the year (so far) are all massive gigs:

  • 21 June: Taylor Swift at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. (Vicki at work put “Shake It Off” into the New Music Monday playlist last year; I discovered Red; Fiona discovered that I liked Taylor Swift; promises were made about seeing her if she ever came to town; tickets were bought. Fiona + Abi + me + maybe a friend of Fiona’s. Alex: “NOPE”)
  • 23 June: Foo Fighters at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. (After watching Sonic Highways I really wanted to see them live. I got an after-market ticket for the pitch, because a hospitality package didn’t seem very rock and roll. Note to self: it’s a Tuesday. Remember to ask for that afternoon off work.)
  • 19 October: Imagine Dragons at the Forum in Copenhagen. (This is one Alex does want to see. Alex and Fiona are both fans, but we missed them on their last tour. This time round I tried to get tickets for Brussels, but they literally sold out as I was clicking through to buy them. Fortunately Copenhagen is still within reach for us, and the gig is on the Monday of the kids’ autumn school holiday. A fine opportunity to spend a few days in a new city!)