BEADY EYE-BRING THE LIGHT.

BEADY EYE-BRING THE LIGHT.

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THESE COULD BE THE BEST DAYS OF OUR LIVES.


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1996 SITTING ON THE CUSP OF A WAVE WAS THE TIME, THE MUSIC WAS IN FULL FLOW I WAS JUST GONNA SIT AND WATCH IT ROLL BACK AND ENJOY WHAT WAS TO EVENTUALLY GOING TO CHANGE A FEW THINGS IN MY LIFE.THE PLACE COULDN’T HAVE BEEN MORE PICTURESQUE RELAXING ON THE SHORES OF LOCH LOMOND WITH 80,000 FRIENDS,THE SUN GLISTENING THROUGH THE TREES ON A WARM AUGUST DAY,THIS IS WHAT GOING TO GIGS SHOULD BE LIKE,THIS WAS GREAT.THE MUSIC,FLOWED THAT DAY WITH BANDS SUCH AS THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS,CAST,HEAVY STEREO,BLACK GRAPE THIS WAS A CELEBRATION.FROM THE HILLTOP A WONDERFUL SIGHT HUNDREDS OF PLASTIC BOTTLES ARE FLYING HITHER AND THITHER ABOVE THE CROWD, WHAT A SIGHT,WHAT A DAY, BUT THE BEST IS YET TO COME.ME AND ME MATES HAD HUMMED AND HARED ABOUT WHICH GIG TO COME TO,LOCH LOMOND WAS NEARER TO WHERE WE LIVED AND ON THAT BASIS WE HEADED NORTHWARDS.THIS WAS MY FIRST BIG GIG AND BOY WAS I GOING TO ENJOY IT.I REMEMBER THE LOCAL SHOPS AROUND BALLOCH COUNTRY PARK WERE STRIPPED BARE OF ALL BOOZE AS THE CROWDS DESCENDED ON THIS TINY TOWN GRABBING CANS AND BOTTLES OFF THE SHELVES OF THE LOCAL SOMERFIELD.ME GRAHAM AND NEIL MANAGED TO FIGHT OUR WAY THROUGH THE CROWDS AND SECURE OUR STASH AND HEADED FOR A GOOD VANTAGE POINT TO SUP OUR REFRESHMENTS BEFORE HEADING INTO THE PARK FOR THE SHOW.
19:44 OASIS!ON STAGE!ONE MINUTE EARLY!”COLUMBIA”WAAAAAARGHHH!
OASIS-CLOUMBIA-LOCH LOMOND 1996.

LIAM AND NOEL LOCH LOMOND 1996.

THE KNEBWORTH AND LOCH LOMOND GIGS ATTENDED BY APPROPRIATELY 340,000 PEOPLE-WERE THE BEST,BUT THEY HAD NO RIGHT TO BE. FROM PUB ROCK TO PUNK ROCK THAT EMERGED IN 1976,ONE LAW.HUGE SHOWS SUCK.TAKE KNEBWORTH 1975;THE DISTANT HEADLINERS THE ROLLING STONES WERE RUNNING A BIT LATE AND THE CROWD WERE BORED OF WAITING SO OUT FROM BACKSTAGE EMERGES A ROADIE FROM THE SUPPORT BAND 10cc CASUALLY WALKS ON STAGE AND HAS A WANK TO KEEP THE BAYING CROWD AMUSED.NO WONDER ONLY ROBBIE WILLIAMS WANTS TO SEEM TO PLAY THERE THESE DAYS.

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I REMEMBER HEARING THE BLISTERING “MY BIG MOUTH” AND “ITS GETTING BETTER MAN” FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM,THE COOLEST VIDEO OF THE BAND RIDING AROUND LONDON ON SCOOTERS WERE BEAMED ACROSS A SEA OF BEAUTIFUL MADHEADS.
OASIS-LOCH LOMOND NEWS REPORT 1996.

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22:36 STILL DAZED FROM I AM THE WALRUS AND THE LOUDEST FIREWORK DISPLAY IVE EVER HEARD AND BABBLING “THIS IS THE GREATEST GIG OF ALL TIME” TO ME MATES AND TO ANYONE WHO WILL LISTEN.COVERED IN STICKY LAGER AND PISS THE WALK BACK TO THE COACH WAS ONE OF EUPHORIA.THIS WAS MY BAND,THESE WERE THE BOYS WHO WERE GONNA CHANGE EVERYTHING AND IN MY LIFE THEY DID.

AN AERIAL VIEW OF LOCH LOMOND.

LIAM AND NOEL-AT LOCH LOMOND.

THOSE WERE THE DAYS.