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Collating the Going Deaf For A Fortnight shenanigans

Do You GDFAF?

Going Deaf For A Fortnight was a really stupid project done by Pete Ashton in 2005 and, incredibly, repeated by Russ L in 2006. This year we’re opening it up to everyone.

The basic premise in simple. Starting on Saturday, October 6th you go to as many gigs as humanly possible in your local town for a fortnight. You then write substantial reviews of them and post them on your blog. If you manage to do 14 by Saturday October 20th then you don’t win a prize.

The point of this exercise is to discover new stuff. There are countless gigs going on in your home town by bands you’ve never heard of. That’s no reason not to give them a go. Sure, you’ll find yourself sitting through turgid Oasis wanabes that make you want to pour acid in your ears but you’ll also come across unsung geniuses. Trust us.

If you’re doing this seriously then avoid the easy options. Don’t see bands you know at obvious lager-sponsored venues. Seek out the rough looking pub in the dodgy part of town that has gigs in the upstairs room. Be adventurous.

And when you’ve written your review (ideally within 24 hours of the event and before you go to the next one) leave the URL in the comments box below and we’ll link to it from this blog.

Any questions?

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One Response to “Do You GDFAF?”

  1. Damn – can’t really contribute, as I’m off on holiday on the 6th for the full fortnight. I will hopefully get to take in at least one gig on my travels, though…

    Good luck with it all, though, chaps!


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