That’s Meath In The Corner


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Monster, in fairness.


22 thoughts on “That’s Meath In The Corner

  1. Dave

    Main memories are (1) massive slightly scary crowd surges during Oasis, everyone reeling after their set, then (2) REM strolling on almost incognito and starting into ‘What’s the frequency..’ before anyone really realised they were on stage before (3) everyone started flinging crushed paper cups into the air creating a giant blizzard effect which was better than it sounds!

    1. Optimus Grime

      Ah yeah the cups in the air was awesome! Does anyone remember being there for Luka Bloom early in the day?

    1. Toe Up

      The Olympia was even better again. I got to go to the night when Simple Kid was supporting, it was class seeing them in such a small venue.

  2. Pip

    It all started on Dec 4, 1984, with the opening bars of Radio Free Europe at the SFX*.
    Surely the most accidentally cool name for a rock venue!
    * Saint Francis Xavier hall.

    1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

      I saw them support U2 (don’t judge me, I was 13) in 1985 and I knew there and then they were the better band :)

  3. Broadbag

    Bodger, please tell me you updated the title (from ‘Me’ to ‘Meath’) and I’m not losing my mind (lost my religion a long time ago!)?

  4. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

    Great day, the best gig I was brought to as a kid though was U2, Simple Minds & Eurythmics in the Phoenix Park in 83.
    My uncle used to sell knock off posters and tshirts so we went to stacks of gigs as kids, they were brilliant days

    1. Otis Blue

      Ha, was there too. Had tickets but won a couple more on a phone competition with Jimmy Greeley on Radio 2.

      Less happily, I remember seeing a fella shinning his way up the back of the stand to get on the roof. He fell some way to the ground clutching about 6ft of drainpipe. Doubt it worked out to well for him.

      Eamon Coughlan won a gold medal in the 5000m in the World Championships on same day to the great delight of the crowd.

  5. OJohnny Keenan

    Good call Nick

    I was there with some BIFFOS
    Beautiful Interesting Folk From Offaly.

    Liam Gallagher was giving it all that during Oasis set. Some scum did throw coins up at him, to get him going though. Shocking behaviour.

    Aparently he was wound up before the gig. He only got word that mornin’ that they were actually supporting REM. Lifting his coke infested head up out of his drunken slumber, he revealed some rapid eye movement, i tell thee.

    The best gimmic i ever saw was 2 lads selling  ‘Gallagher Eyebrows’ for a mere sum of 2 stags heads. They didn’t stick for long, neither did the boys. He who dares.

    It was a tough task but i made it to the front. When the best band in the world (at the time) came on the place went absolutely hysterical.
    I was right in front of Peter Buck. We shared a moment. He even beckoned me to hop the barrier. I now realise it was just a wave.
    I july obliged. The security were haven none of it. I was thrown out and  directed back into the pit. Everybody Hurts!

    Met the lads at some stage in the car park where everyone was roaring IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT, AND I FEEL FINE

    great band, great crowd (apart from the few tossers) great gig, great memories.

    1. Mick

      I remember those Gallagher Eyebrows.

      I was never a huge fan of R.E.M., but my then girlfriend was, and so we went. Oasis gave a storming set, IIRC, and the whole day was full of so many memories. In fact, I loved it so much, dear reader, that I married my then girlfriend, 18 months later

      (It may not have been because of the concert!)

  6. Joe cool

    my first concert. remember it so well. My ex girlfriend gave me her pocket money to help pay for the ticket. Jaysus I was only 17

  7. Gabby

    Was Lord Mountcharles being tipped for nomination as a candidate for an important political party in an upcoming general election?

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