Here are the highlights for 2017.
Slade, Manchester Academy, 17 December. The very front of the mosh pit and my ears are still ringing to prove it. Superbly entertaining and a real feel-good show, with the whole audience being in a great mood and the band on top form.
...and Kim Wilde for the Wilde Wild Xmas Show, The Ritz (Manchester), 17 December.
Will 2018 be able to match 2017? We'll see...