Opinion: Why 4,500-seater venue would make Norfolk THE perfect place to live
09:53 02 October 2014
You know that feeling when someone is having a party, everyone else is invited but for some reason you have failed to make the cut? Well they are the same emotions you go through being a music lover in Norfolk, writes David Powles.
Since moving back to my home county eight years ago, I’ve witnessed some fantastic gigs at some fantastic city venues. The people of Norwich are truly lucky to have not just The Nick Rayns LCR and The Waterfront to call upon for live music, but also the Arts Centre, Epic, Open and a host of other excellent venues.
Equally, however, I’ve lost count of the number of times one of my favourite bands has announced a tour – and the only way I’m likely to see it is by travelling down to the capital or across to the Midlands.
Eventually, you become so accustomed to Norwich being left out of the diaries of certain bands, you stop scouring their touring schedules full stop.
Radiohead, Blur, The Beastie Boys, Franz Ferdinand and Elbow are just some of the bands I’ve seen live in similar sized venues elsewhere in the country – but never imagined being able to watch them on my doorstep. If this dream becomes reality, it truly will make Norfolk THE ideal place to live.