It started by repeating my normal Birmingham <> Nottingham commute (I really must find somewhere to stay up there more than the occasional night with HOTW berrega, who understandably doesn't want me to stay too often as he bought his house for "him" and not "him and "me"), swapped cars then off to sunny Sheffield. It's a mark of my worldliness that I'm starting to learn the one-way system of Sheffield City Centre so it was relatively little effort to get to the Corporation.
CombiChrist/Reaper/Northborne was one of those strange gigs where I didn't have a camera. This irritated me slightly but once I'd overcome the urge to mug spiked_n_bloody for her pass I plugged my earplugs in and settled back to enjoy getting sweaty. Northborne were ok - first half of the set was definitely "by numbers" but the later tracks had a real buzz about them. Reaper do "good music" with "crap live vocals". Poor Vasi - down to only one backing monk - was obviously keen and has been practising his "rock star poses" but he just didn't deliver the vocal goods.
For mainly photographic reasons, CombiChrist are never going to be able to top their Dark City 2006 gig in my mind, but this was pretty damn good. The live percussion was impressive and while I'm not sure what Shaun does, Andy is an impressive front man.
I probably enjoyed it more because the lighting was "challenging" for the photographers at the very least.
Stayed for a bit after, listened to some tunes, got driven back to Nottingham, drove home and fell asleep. Now if only my sleep pattern could be more UK.