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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
I can't manage to say as much as steer did, or as eloquently but no reason not to have a quick stab at "I came, I saw, I got threatened with a kicking".

Getting to Nottingham was easy, finding the venue was pretty straightforward, queueing was fine, Apocalyptica were excellent (if slightly surreal) and even the navigating back across the town, squeezing round the multi-storey car park and the M42 were accomplished with grace and dignity.

Which of course, leaves Rammstein.

Now, they are a bit of an odd band, and wouldn't be able to play big venues unless they had mass appeal, and that unfortunately means having to "share" experiences with "individuals of low quality". Putting that aside for a moment it was a great "show" in the theme of the metal grandees with an extravagant set, massively over the top pyrotechnics and stunts - oh, and some music. Musically they're hardly highbrow and specialise in rather simple shout-along-anthems but there are times when it clearly hits the spot. But it did look like the lead vocalist was miming, badly.

However, in true angsty-goth style I did have the night rather ruined for me by a group of pissed/speeded/... lads who for some reason took offence to my presence, or my bouncing, or my hair-colour - gifting me with scowls then rather extravagant threats to "beat me up". Not quite sure what I did, probably nothing, but it put me on edge especially after they actually did start on one poor kid who had the misfortune to try and crowdsurf near them, and rather tarnished the experience that was the evening. Uncharacteristically I did manage to refrain from pouring too much petrol on the fire of their youthful excesses, but still unpleasant.

Still must be grateful for the help and support of berrega (yes, that was sarcasm), but perhaps in future I should restrict "bouncing" to gigs where there are adults who understand the game better. NMA tour anyone?

Current Mood: irritated irritated

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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: February 8th, 2005 10:43 am (UTC) (Link)
My Nottingham-fu is strong :-)

In on the A453, follow signs for Broadmarsh, either stop there or go to Fletcher Gate (Lace Market). Job done.
From: feanelwa Date: February 8th, 2005 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
In future you should bounce in the direction of venue security for, ooh, as long as it takes to say "That group of people there are trying to attack people, please stop them".
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: February 8th, 2005 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I did think about it - but I couldn't see any. Another time I will consider being more determined.
gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: February 8th, 2005 10:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Par for the course in Nottingham, I'm afraid. It's just that kind of town.
From: kingandy Date: February 8th, 2005 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Why, what colour was your hair at the time?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: February 8th, 2005 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Same pretty colour it usually is. Maybe they were jealous.
steer From: steer Date: February 8th, 2005 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't manage to say as much as steer did, or as eloquently

(Grin) Too kind.

Nottingham is a funny old town isn't it? It has this touristy reputation but there really is a streak of nastiness there. I hate it when there are people who don't know the rules and get narked about crowd surfing etc.
berrega From: berrega Date: February 8th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
But you did catch me as I was leaving.
I really couldn't face squeazing my way back past all those sweaty bodies again, and then getting stuck with the masses and not being able to get out...
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