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*Yawn* - Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
kneeshooter
kneeshooter
*Yawn*
I'm now ready for bed.

I discovered a few interesting facts last night, like:
  • How easily I can go "rant-on!" when talking about LRP

  • How sweaty men are very difficult to grab, even when you're trying to do them a favour

  • What the middle of an NMA gig is like

  • What the front of an NMA gig is like

  • That Weston Super Mare is not on the way between Bristol and Birmingham

So, first NMA gig of the new season then. Was a lot of fun, thanks to dreamfire and when she explains to me what "ticket tax" is I'll gladly pay it. After my experiences at Linkin Park the other week I was quite keen on the idea of having a bit of a bounce around, and was looking to be a bit energetic, however I did break the cardinal rule of "Don't get in front of sweaty men with no shirts on". As a result I bounced too and fro, being minorly shown up by the antics of quondam (with pulled hip flexor) and dreamfire (seasoned pro). On the down side I forgot to bring a spare t-shirt so was cradling a sopping t-shirt the whole way home; and on the plus side I got drenched by Justin's water. I'll never wash again (except I did this morning). Lovely to see robcee and hepstar (the other user I need to mention is steve_c but that's for quondam not me). Many many thanks to boglin for driving (though the GnR was unnecessary) - and if anyone has any snow leopard tips please leave them on her journal.

A short diversion later on the way home *cough*, back in Birmingham about 1am. I had to nurse my PC a little which is still getting glitchy (bah - might need a new motherboard at this rate), then to bed, then bouncing up at 5:10am. Sleep? For the weak! Then to Oxford (another very pleasant dawn between Banbury and Oxford) on the train, jumped into a pool-Skoda (no expense spared here!) and off to Chipping Norton. Now, in the office, and considering sloping off to bed for a couple of hours after my 1pm to 2pm meeting.

Very happy with positive comments to photos, and am inspired to inflict more on you all soon.

Current Music: "The White Tree" by Howard Shore

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mister_ed From: mister_ed Date: December 8th, 2003 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)
What the middle of an NMA gig is like... What the front of an NMA gig is like

You have a deathwish????
/*finishes reading post*/

Oh.. I see you brought a boglin.. I guess that's okay then... :p
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 8th, 2003 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
She was at the back somewhere when I lost her :-)

Actually, very small amount of damage to my person - the only thing of note really was getting a "backwards headbutt" from one chap, but even that is pushing it.

In the mosh I count 2 "saves" from the floor, and 3 "assists". I'll get my bronze lifesaver badge soon.
boglin From: boglin Date: December 8th, 2003 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I think the truth of the matter is that I left *you* at the back - spent most of the gig near the front, slightly to the right.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 8th, 2003 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I beg your pardon! In fact I moved first, to the left towards Kat. At which time you were on my right shoulder. Pfft.

You just move faster cos you can sneak through people's legs.

I'll let you off though, only cos you drove. Those CDs are bloody depressing though. Clearly you need some Steps or SClub7 in your life...
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 8th, 2003 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)
More ranting?

For that you really need the patent New Year/pax_draonis method (White Wine) or the boglin/quondam approach (Sake).
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: December 8th, 2003 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)
You have a bed in your office? What a great perk!
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 8th, 2003 05:36 am (UTC) (Link)
If only. More realistically I'm going to go home, snooze, then do some work later this evening.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: December 8th, 2003 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Nah, a bed in the office would be bad. Then you'd never have an excuse to leave...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 8th, 2003 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Nah - you might use that as an excuse, but I hate my webmail client so much that I try not to spend anytime here at all. I mainly came in today to collect my Return of the King Soundtrack CD.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: December 8th, 2003 05:52 am (UTC) (Link)
And was it worth getting up at 5 in the morning for?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 8th, 2003 06:13 am (UTC) (Link)
It's ok. Actually I needed to get up at 5am to get to Chipping Norton for 9. I didn't need to come to my office after that (could have found someone elses) other than to get my post.

It's just thrown me slightly as Monday I normally stay in bed and shirk from home, and get up early on a Tuesday. My entire week is out of sync now.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: December 8th, 2003 08:55 am (UTC) (Link)
That reminds me, is it possible to book RotK online yet? Must go and check again. Alex finishes school on the 16th and Pete work, so we are AOK for the 17th. Have to be a lunchtime performance though. If you're in the area, make sure you don't come, coz we will be taking child along... [hee hee hee!]
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 8th, 2003 09:00 am (UTC) (Link)
You can book online now with at least some of the chains. At least one is showing the film with a 15 minute interval. Stupid idea if you ask me...
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: December 8th, 2003 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Got our tickets. We always have a 15 minute interval - no, wait, that's the pointless adverts section and "coming soon" stuff... you mean they are actually going to stop the film partway through? There'll be a massacre.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 8th, 2003 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Hopefully - of the cinema staff...

It's the problem with our short attention span, soundbite culture. Bah.
From: feanelwa Date: December 8th, 2003 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know - I've had to get up to go to the loo some of the way through both of the others, because my joints just give up after two hours in a cinema seat. I suppose an interval is just the same except that you don't miss bits doing it. (And everybody else is in the queue, erm...)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 8th, 2003 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm normally ok - but I do shuffle position a lot. At the FotR extended the other night (3.5 hours of film+trailers) it was fine.

When I saw Seven Samurai at the Electric in Birmingham they had a break which was lovely - but mainly for the homemade tea and cake which was served. Not like the horrible mass produced stale popcorn.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: December 8th, 2003 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
The trick is to go before you sit down and not to drink anything during or up to an hour before the performance.
From: feanelwa Date: December 8th, 2003 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can I leave my knees outside the auditorium too? Those are the bits that annoy me - going to the loo is just an excuse to move them about a bit.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: December 8th, 2003 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm, not sure, are they normally detachable? You might need to see a manager about safe-keeping.
cutietrol From: cutietrol Date: December 8th, 2003 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Umm, I didn't want to go anyway. Yeah. Honest.

Bah.

Oh well, it'll be the 16th soon and then we can show you how it's done... >:)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 8th, 2003 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure you'll do very well with those awfully muscley arms of yours :-)

The nice security man shone his torch in the face of the first person to get on another's shoulders, but soon gave that up as a bad job.
From: thepurplegoth Date: December 8th, 2003 10:26 am (UTC) (Link)
That Weston Super Mare is not on the way between Bristol and Birmingham

If only :P
dreamfire From: dreamfire Date: December 8th, 2003 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ticket Tax - the use of your shoulders for the purpose of sitting or standing on and waving arms around as described by hepstar. But by the time I had refound you after I got nice and lost in the mosh early on you looked a little bit tired for that ;p

Also - not seasoned pro just obsessive - that was only NMA gig number 4 (count is 7 if you include JS&F)



kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: December 9th, 2003 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Remind me about ticket tax at Leeds. Very happy to do so. I was probably more damp and bedraggled than tired. I think I'd prefer sitting and perhaps work up to standing :-)

Only gig 4? Blimey. Maybe mine is less too thinking about it.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: December 9th, 2003 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Do I have to pay ticket tax too? ;-)
dreamfire From: dreamfire Date: December 9th, 2003 05:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I think you can probably be excused on the grounds that I don't wish to squash you :)
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: December 9th, 2003 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah but they don't call me ant_girl for nothing!

However, if you value your life, it's probably worth remembering that my determination is greater than my physical strength!
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