The first and only time I ever saw the Deftones live was at the Riverside in Newcastle back in 1998. The room was really crowded and the mosh pit was mental. I can remember sweat dripping from the ceiling and steam coming from me when we left. I vowed from that moment on that I would never go to see the Deftones live again as *nothing* would beat that gig and to this day I’ve still haven’t despite having ample opportunity to do so. I think I’m scared of disappointment to be honest. Anyway many thanks to the band and to Chi for blowing my fragile little mind all of those years ago. R.I.P.
In true typical fashion the photos from this gig have been on my to do list for months. A few reasons have made me delay this however, namely the fact that I no longer have access to Photoshop (because I stupidly upgraded to OS X Lion which meant my really old copy of CS3 no longer works and I can’t afford an up to date copy) and secondly confidence. I felt like an arse after this gig. I love the band and this was the day after my birthday. As a result I got fairly munted thanks to all of my pals who more or less poured Jack Daniels down my neck. In true ladylike form I ended up falling asleep in the taxi home and promptly vomited as soon as I opened my front door. In essence I felt I could have done better. A valuable lesson has been taught however and from now on I’m not allowed to take any gig photos whilst “under the influence”.