I took a trip back to my teenage years at the weekend, and without the poisoned sting of Botox. Well, I say teenage years, but in all fairness I never stopped listening to Adam Ant- his music is just one of those things that I carried on loving.

I was too young to see him touring back in the day, so I was delighted when he started gigging again a couple of years ago. I went to see him twice when I was pregnant with Syd, and he was brilliant. This weekend we got to combine our first night away together as a couple since Syd’s arrival with seeing Adam at the Hammersmith Apollo.


It was a special gig which would see him play the first album, Dirk Wears White Socks, in its entirety. This was made more special by the return of the original bass player and drummer. And they nailed it.

This was followed by a mixture of big hits and other earlier material. As an adult I prefer the early stuff, but my inner teenager was thrilled to hear Goody Two Shoes and Strip too. My other half, being a bit older than me, was less enamoured by this section, but for me it was perfect.

The hits were interspersed with more of the early material I love so much. Red Scab and Physical being two personal highlights, and I never get tired of Kings of the Wild Frontier. The only small disappointment was a couple of T-Rex covers, while these were played well, I would have preferred two extra Ant songs in all honesty.

Adam Ant’s picture was on my bedroom wall when I was young. At 8 years old I used to kiss my Prince Charming poster before I went to sleep each night. I thought I would marry him when I grew up! My current bedroom still features a pop art canvas of him complete with white stripe. And heading for 60 he still retains much of the charm of that younger man who adorns my wall, his vocals full of the cocky inflections and tribal screams.

I had a blast, and Sunday saw me on the hangover train back to Motherhood, tired but refreshed by a great night out.

How was your weekend?
Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. April 21, 2014 / 12:34 pm

    Oh how jealous am I! Sounds like it was a great gig – I too was always too young to see him on tour the first time around, so I’m hoping he’ll come to my neck of the woods in the not too distant future. Dirk is still one of my fave albums 🙂

  2. April 21, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    Sounds like you had a fab weekend!!
    I went to see a band at the weekend and had a afternoon and evening off from the mummy duties…..I’m still aching today from the dancing and all the laughing….
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  3. Emily
    April 21, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    Sounds like you had a lovely time.

    • April 21, 2014 / 8:46 pm

      Yes, that’s my usual weekend! Was our first break as a couple in over 2 and a half years – I hope we don’t have to wait that long for the next one! 😉

  4. April 21, 2014 / 8:41 pm

    Sounds like you had a fun weekend with Adam Miss Cisco!
    I am not too familiar with his songs but will definatly play a track on my radio show for you!
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    • April 21, 2014 / 8:45 pm

      That will be because I am old, he was a huge star in the early 80s, and thank you! X

    • April 21, 2014 / 8:45 pm

      I know! Me neither, but then again, I don’t really believe I am 40 either! 😉 x

  5. April 22, 2014 / 8:47 am

    That sounds amazing! What a great way to spend your first weekend away post Syd. My weekend was pretty boring, actually!
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  6. April 22, 2014 / 7:57 pm

    Wow this sounds like a super fun weekend. I love the buzz you get when exploring a blast from the past 🙂 We spent a day and night in London before returning to the calm of Bristol waiting for the easter bunny. x
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  7. April 22, 2014 / 9:05 pm

    Glad you had fun! He was always my fave when I was tiny, I loved him, and my little sis loved Shaky! 😀
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  8. April 27, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    I’ll bet this was so much fun. I used to love Adam Ant when I was little. He looks in good form in the picture. Hope you had a great Easter! X

  9. April 28, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    Sounds like you had a fab time. I haven’t been to a live gig for years, mu husband not really being the ‘gigging’ type. My weekend involved birthday parties for 2 five-year-olds – it was exhausting!
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