Walking along Oxford Rd on Friday 14/9/07 I spotted this blu-tacked underneath the main poster for the night at the Music Box, formerly Rafters.
I forget the advertised attraction of the night, but it included a DJ set from Courteeners frontman Liam Fray. Obviously a "secret" gig had been added.
I didn't think I could go as I was meeting people somewhere else and assumed the place would quickly get rammed in these days of texting etc.
Passing again at 12.30 I found that the band were just about to take the stage. A bit of blarney and I was in.
I posted a ticket up for a recent Courteeners gig at packed Academy 3 and was raving about them then. I still enjoyed this gig but the sound was bleedin awful and the band looked less than impressed and didn't play for too long. Great lyrics but couldn't hear em. Liam couldn't hear his own vocals and the guitarist couldn't hear himself either.
There was only about 150 people there (all types and ages) with about 50 seeming to know every word of every song. Still, for my money, Manchester's Most Likely To.
Anyway, well worth missing my last tram home for.