View Full Version : What was the best gig for you UB40 ?

15th March 2001, 09:31 AM
Ok time to pass the over keyboard to BT/ub40

What was the best rememberd gig or gigs that the band has played for.

Thanks Nige http://www.demo3w.com/ubb/smile.gif

15th March 2001, 12:01 PM
****....tough one nigel....impossible to say....i suppose the really BIG ones stand out like wembly stadium,madison square gardens etc etc.... as they are exciting to be around...but its the small ones where the best playing gets done...i will have to think about this as there have been so many....i suppose its always good to play at home after a long tour......... http://www.demo3w.com/ubb/smokin.gif

15th March 2001, 02:31 PM
Brian, I've always felt you guys looked so very much at ease in the 1989 gig in Birmingham that ended off your tour at that time....Ali was chatting it up with Robin on stage right in the middle of the songs (always wondered what they were saying!)....and I think that was the one where Earl did that great dub version of Baby--so sweet....you guys were just so relaxed and Ali commented that you probably knew just about everyone in the crowd! I felt like you guys were really groovin' and giving off and receiving real great vibes at that concert even from my simply watching it on video. So I'm gonna put words in your mouth and say that must have been one of the most memorable ones for ya! http://www.demo3w.com/ubb/bouncepurple.gif

Big love always,


P.S. http://www.demo3w.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif I do this everytime! Earl's dub version of Baby was of course in the Finsbury Park video--that was a great gig too, but the one I'm thinking of is the gig at the football stadium in Birmingham around '89 with the Robert Palmer performance.

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Tyler D
15th March 2001, 05:18 PM
seen the band nine times...and it`s always something special..My first time was in my home town of Ipswich in 83 on the labour of love tour..its always very special when they visit your own area...other gigs were Brixton 85 Baggariddim tour with Simply Red as support ...Wembley 86 Rat in the kitchen...St Andrews Birmingham 89...twice at Wembley for LOL2...Finsbury park 91...Wembley for promises and lies...sitting behind family of the band...and Brixton 99....Hopefully my 10th time will be the icing on the cake...fanfest...21st birthday...meeting all the posse...need i say more...ROLL ON SEPTEMBER...