Best act at Reading 2011
So I’m finally back from Reading (well, I was back on Monday but I’ve basically been asleep until today, walking around in a zombie-like stupor!) and I feel it’s necessary to round up all that gooey-yummy festival goodness via blogpost. Mostly so I can prolong that festival feeling.
I don’t why people ask who was my favourite act at Reading-considering everyone already is extremely aware that I’m a massive MCR fan-it was obviously always going to be MCR! But honestly, their performance on Friday even beat my already staggeringly high expectations! A bunch of friends who came along (mostly so they could witness my own hilarious euphoria of dancing and singing) said it was unexpectedly good because Gerard performed so energetically that everyone was hyped up whether they dug My Chemical Romance or not . Obviously, Brian May coming on stage and playing ‘We Will Rock You’ with MCR was a highlight-and as close as any of us will ever get to seeing Queen live. But for me, it was watching Brian May play ‘The Black Parade’ I felt like it solidified MCR as relevant and awesome rock band, not some passing ‘emo’ fad. When it was all over, I walked around in a stupor, already feeling nostalgic for a moment that had literally just past! I’ve seen MCR five times now, and I can definitely say that Reading 2011 was one of their best yet-I can’t wait for their next UK tour so that they beat their own gig again!
In three days time, I’ll have witnessed MCR perform at Reading 2011. This’ll be the fifth time I’ve seen them live! Whenever I have a bad day I always think, “This time…you’ll be seeing MCR again!” and I’m kind of nervous at what I’ll do to keep myself going whenever that’s off the table! Not that’ll jump off a bridge or anything…life’s just always been easier whenever I know I’m seeing my absolute favourite band soon. People think I’m totally crazy because whenever MCR get played on radio1 or whatever, I take it is a sign-that they’re reminding me that life isn’t always so bad and that it’ll be better tomorrow. I’m aware that that’s something people would criticise for being incredibly ”emo”, but whatever man-if you can’t appreciate someone’s unashamed and life-affirming love of one band-then obviously you’ve never had that, and I pity you.
KILLJOYS MAKE SOME NOISE!
Artefacts of Teenage Angst
I’ve been sitting here, upstairs-which has like tropical heat-editing something which I thought I’d been done with a while ago. I’m editing on windows, and it is a nightmare-it keeps freezing! How could I stand it when I was sixteen-I know I had literally no patience! But now, I’m gritting my teeth and giving up. Stupid computer. It doesn’t help that my “client” has got in touch with their home address so that I can send via snail-mail what I sent on-line months ago! What also sucks is that half of it has disappeared! Fuck you corrupted data! I feel like such a shit Media and Production student now. I’ll try again later…or now.
Thinking about taking a camcorder so as I can film numerous shenanigans in London with Vicky. I mean seriously, I have had an HD camcorder since I was eighteen, have I used it? Not enough. So fuck that and you never know-maybe I could film getting my tattoo (that’s if I get it)? What do you think?
So right now-I’m rocking our old computer since my beautiful laptop is having some sort of nervous breakdown. I’ve not really used it for at least two years. So upon visiting iTunes I discovered numerous musical artefacts of teenage angst. My favourite so far has been, “Leap of Faith” by Hadouken! Whom I loved until I saw their “performance” at Sketchy-surprisingly boring-and I realised most of their fan-base are complete ass-holes when I was ridiculed and punished for-God forbid-dancing. There wasn’t many other “artefacts”, considering that I am still a fan of mostly what I was listening to when I was fourteen. Some people say that is “sad” rather I would argue, that I am a devoted and sincere fan of music. That I was never just following a fad.
In closing-This is awesome.