My head is still swirling - I can't get the music out of my head!
So I went to see Linkin Park at the MEN last night - WOW!
Ok, so I was blasted for my 'musical' tastes when I went to see the Spice Girls recently but I wasn't there to listen to the 'girls' sing! It was the whole show thing I went to see and it was great entertainment, a girlie nite out.
But last night - the music just blew me away! Chester Bennington's vocals were just amazing, so emotionally charged - and no, I'm not going all emo! They sang all my favourites, 'Faint', 'Give It Up', 'Breaking A Habit' - oh, they all ended up being my favourites! :-)
I was accompanied by EB, my godson - this was his Christmas present from me, his first concert and I reckon he really enjoyed himself (typical teenager doesn't show a lot of emotion!). Good job he didn't notice I had tears in my eyes as Chester belted out a wrenching rendition of 'Numb'!
The two mosh pits were like undulating beasts, arms like hundreds of tentacles - one pit had a chaotic centre where there were a couple of berserkers in there - I'd be surprised if there weren't fists flying in there, probably numerous bruises and injuries.
A small mention for their support act, Biffy Clyro - a nice surprise for me as I had no idea! Not as refined as LP but some great guitars, singing wasn't quite up to scratch on a couple of their songs but 'Machines' was a great version.
It was good to spend some time with EB - he talked about school, what he'd be proposing to choose for his Options, how he was going to do in his exams. And he talked a lot about music (how disappointed he looked when I told him about my Spice Girls concert...) and gaming - he plays World of Warcraft at a friend's house and his parents don't know that when he stays over, he doesn't sleep, just plays through the night...hmmm, not clever but I'm not going to snitch on him.
After the concert, I drove him home but it only took me 40 mins to drive to Wales - hope that flash I saw wasn't a speed camera though...
Stayed the night at the glamorous C's so I didn't have to drive all the way home - she'd left a key under the doormat for me so I just had to creep in.
In the morning, she'd made a packed lunch for me to take to work - sweet!
Anyway, I don't want to go on about work, not whilst I can recall a fab night of music! Brill!
Wonder if Linkin Park will play at the Leeds festival...?