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The 21 weirdest gig venues ever

What makes a gig special? Is it purely the quality of the bands you've come to see? Or is it also, in part at least, down to the appropriateness of the setting?

This list suggests that it's not the latter - as far as live music venues go, it seems anywhere can be made "appropriate".

Ain't no altitude high enough, no coal mine deep enough, no oil rig or ice-continent remote enough. If it's in the general vicinity of planet earth, you can bet your life some idiot has rigged up a PA in it and belted out a few tunes. 

Browse our gallery to discover the most ludicrous live music venues the human race has ever devised...

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