At the beginning of May I went on a week long adventure which saw me in Leeds, London, Glasgow and of course my hometown of Sunderland.
The trip to Leeds was purely for Deathfest which was a rather enjoyable day out. Discovered a band there called Volition who I rather dig and also got to see Negura Bunget” post Sol and Hupogrammos”. Negura Bunget are still excellent, still atmospheric but there is a certain magic lacking since their departure. The new Negura Bunget album came out the other month and I’m patiently waiting for this limited edition box set to arrive from Transylvania. I’m a sucker for fancy packaging.
I went to London for a few days to essentially catch up with some friends and to finally see Hole, who I’ve been a huge fan of since I was about 15 years old. Lots of good food (I love Bodeans), lots of singing and lots of shiny new hair courtesy of Angel Emma (I got some camouflage coloured extensions put in amongst my normal hair). As you can see from the photo’s I’m not a veggie any more either. I may explain why in a later post.
L to R: Me having a snout on Emma’s patio, The warning sign in the Crobar and Gumbo inBodean’s, Soho.
L to R: Pulled & Burnt End Pork at Bodeans (Needless to say I couldn’t move afterwards and I didn’t finish it all – boooooo), Ms Courtney Love @ Brixton Academy and my first ever Krispy Kreme doughnut.
Later on in the same week I went up to Glasgow to see KISS with a friend and was blown away. Best gig of my life hahahahahha. Paul Stanley is the man. Check out the goofy video too (I never said I could sing either).