95 was just a great year for Reading. I was 16, drunk and pretty stoned for most of it but i saw Juliana Hatfield, Deus, Beck, Pavement, White Zombie, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Neil Young (whose backing band was Pearl Jam if i remember correctly?) Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day (before they turned into U2) and the Foo Fighters (back when they were still a band i didn't hate) oh and Eddie Izzard
1996 was perhaps even better as i saw Weezer, Rage Against The Machine, Rocket From The Crypt, Urusei Yatsura, The Butthole Surfers AND Sonic Youth!!!
Musically speaking they were probably the best two years of my life