Just spotted an Ozzfest in the O2 arena for September 18th. So far the following bands are playing: Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Murderdolls, Skindred. Lots more bands to be announced, two stages. I have bought my standing ticket. https://www.ozzfest.com http://www.o2blueroom.co.uk/events/Ozzfest-2010/383
Today, went out for a drink with Mary and Ed. Afterwards I went to the Bongo Club. Some metal bands were playing. The Bongo Club is on Holyrood road. Walk down Cowgate towards the parliament. The road changes in to Holyrood, and on the left is the Bongo Club.
Reasonable venue, but rather cold, probably because there were only 30 or so there. I reckon I must have been the only paying person, all the rest were from the bands and hangers on.
Should have started at 9.00, but did not start till 10. Three bands played, ending at 12.30.
The bands in order were, Turbyne, Sweet Zombie Jesus and then Gutworm.
Turbyne, were young, but actually quite a good band. Think there were 5 in the line up.
Gutworm were the older band and definitely the best. Noise and metal at its best The other bands definitely looked up to them. They should be playing in Rushden on the 25th November and the White Swan in High Wycombe on December 3rd. Well worth a visit.
Drove to Manchester in the afternoon to the Manchester Evening News Arena to see the band called Rammstein. They are a German Industrial Metal Band. The show was excellent with two staged encores. They played many favourites and most of the tracks from their new album Reise Reise. The effects were fabulous with fireworks and flame throwers. At times there where eight 20 foot high flames on the front of the stage alternating with similar flames at the back of the stage.
Rammstein were supported by a Finnish band called Apocalyptica which consisted of 4 Cello players and a drummer playing Rock.
Back home and to bed by 2.30am, not a bad trip home after I managed to escape Manchester. Need sat nav. On my want list.
Today I went to the Ozzfest at Donington Park. The drive up there was very easy and I parked just outside gate 12. Met up with Selina in the queue for the beer tent. Met some of her mates from the Liverpool University Rock Society. They had all come on a coach which had just arrived minutes before I arrived.
There were two stages, the main stage outside, and the Kerrang stage inside. I did not visit the Kerrang stage. The list of bands that played on the main stage were:
Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society I have never heard of them, I was quite impressed and will look out for their music.
Mad Capsule Markets Japanese band. Just my type of music
Cradle of Filth Selina has some CD by them. I did enjoy the show. I really liked the tee shirt they had on sale, wish I had taken some extra cash. Not sure when I could have worn it though.
System of a Down Selina has a CD by them, I was not very impressed.
Tool Another band I really enjoyed. On my buy list now.
Ozzy Osbourne I am afraid I did not stay long watching Ozzy. I have seen him before, I was cold and wet and wanted to miss the queues going home. I do though sometimes feel he has some good songs from the early 70’s, but he is getting a bit past his well by date.
The weather was a bit of a let down, one time it really pelted down, with rain and hail. I was stuck at the front and was unable to find room in the crush to put on my waterproof. Took quite a while to dry out. Other times I was a little more successful. I also did not like the way a whole area was cordoned of at the front of the stage allowing a few thousand access to the front, while the rest of us plebes were kept a long way back. I did feel this destroyed the atmosphere, as there was not a really good mosh pit.
Why do the young kids pick on me to give them a leg up so they can crowd surf?