‘I typically go to 40 or 50 gigs a year all over the UK. I started when I was 16, now I’m 47. Maybe I’ve never grown up

Carl Allen admits he’s ‘obsessed’ with music which costs him about £500 a month, including travel

I’ve been obsessed with music since the age of 14. I started going to gigs at 16. Now I’m 47, and maybe I’m someone who hasn’t grown up because I typically go to between 40 and 50 gigs a year, all over the UK. It usually costs me about £500 a month, including travel.

I’m a big fan of singer-songwriters, and old-school indie bands. My favourite artists are Morrissey, Adam Ant and Robert Forster, former member of the Go-Betweens. I’ve seen Forster 50 times in the last 30 years. He once did three UK gigs on consecutive nights in Glasgow, Manchester and London. I went to all three.

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