Thursday, 6 December 2012

Childhood Albums

These three albums were my absolute favourite when I was younger. The latter maybe being more obvious for an 8 year old girl. I just used to listen to all the music my dad did and now we have exactly the same music taste, he even came with me to see Arctic Monkeys. I got my first IPod around this age as well and I must have played Morrissey's You Are The Quarry so many times on it. I didn't realise the depressing connotations then though as I used to run around singing 'How Could Anybody Know How I Feel' and 'The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores' - I bet people thought I was such a strange child.
KT Tunstall's Eye To The Tellescope also got played to the death. I used to love this album so so much. I found the CD the other day and it has just completely fallen apart. I always remember one horrible moment in my life when one of my friends came round from Primary school and I had it playing on my little pink stereo (I was so cool back in the day) She threw it across the room because she didn't like it - and put Mika on instead! I could have killed her. She likes Drake now anyway so look whos music taste turned out better.
You always had to choose, Busted or McFly. A bit like the whole 'One Direction and The Wanted' spat. It was always Busted. I also found this recently and was over the moon because I thought it had been thrown away. I think my brother actually liked them more than me, when we listened to it the other day he knew EVERY word. I vividly remember the day they split up. I was sat at my dining room table with my Dad and Grandad and there was a double page spread on it, I hated Charlie Simpson after that day.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Stupid Things That Stupid People Do At Gigs

I was inspried to write this whilst at The Heartbreaks' gig a couple of weeks ago and if you read my post on that then you'll know that the crowd were at their worst, so I thought I would run through some gig etiquette.
1. I don't mind people taking photos during gigs because we all do it - I only do it for this blog so I can prove that I actually went. But when you whip out your IPad and hold it up for the ENTIRE gig, I just want to punch you. It baffles me why some people pay to go to a gig when they could watch blurry footage in the comfort of their own home on YouTube? This happened to me when I saw Ellie Goulding and Nada Surf last month. SO ANNOYING.
2. Farting. Farting in a large crowd should be illegal. You can't move to catch your breath. Why do people think that this is acceptable? You have a couple thousand people surrounding you and the farts have nowhere to go.
3. You get to the show early. You get a good spot in the crowd - somewhere in the center, near the front of the stage. You're happy for 15 or 20 minutes then a late-arriving straggler is coming from behind. There's little you can do to stop them. Now, instead of watching the band, you're counting hairs on the back of your rival's head. In my case this is even worse because i'm a short arse at 5ft 3 and can hardly see anything anyway!

These are just a few of the things that irritate me at gigs, i'm sure there are a lot more!