Thanks to ewemon for stirring up memories of the Glasgow Apollo. Whilst I have fond memories and I saw many of my favourite bands there, my favourite venue has to be the Half Moon, Putney (1985-89).
Fairport’s warm up gigs for Cropredy, The Blues Band before they went caberet, Steve Gibbons, Blues n’ Trouble, Morrissey Mullen on my 21st (a bit hazy towards the end), Ralph McTell at the bar.
It was always packed, hot and sweaty on Fridays and Saturdays. The barman in the back room was awesome, managing multiple orders of Murphy’s and Guinness simultaneously.
What’s everyone’s top venue and why?