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Top Gigs of 2013

Another really great year for live music as i attended 181 live music events.

My gig total now reads 6102 since 1973.

1.Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band,Millenium Stadium, Cardiff and their amazing 3 hours 30 mins show on 23 July with the roof closed and the stage moved forward for a more intimate setting was the best gig of the year for me.Even better than the London show i went to.

2.Rolling Stones live at Hyde Park. I went to both shows on 06 July and 13 July.Both were just fantastic. The Stones really lived up to the hype. The dvd of the shows is a must buy.

3.Black Sabbath live at The 02 Arena 10 Dec.The metal legends on top form.

4.Bon Jovi live at Hyde Park 05 July. So many great catchy singalong gems in their mammoth 2 hours 55 mins on stage. I also saw their Isle Of Wight Fest gig.

5.The Killers live at Hammersmith Apollo 06 Nov.A lethal greatest hits set from The Killers in this small for them gig. I also saw them headline Wembley Stadium and Isle Of Wight Festival.

6.Status Quo live at Hammersmith Apollo 15 and 16 March.Quo back with the original Frantic Four members were just mega. The Wembley Arena show 17 March was good but The Hammersmith shows were the best.

7.The Who live at Wembley Arena 08 July. A superb show from these rock legends.

8.Roger Waters live at Wembley Stadium 14 Sept.A totally mega production.

9.Stone Roses + Public Image Limited + Johnny Marr live at Finsbury Park 08 June. A mega trio of bands. I also saw Stone Roses at The Isle Of Wight Fest.

10.Muse live at Emirates Stadium 26 May.