Quidnunc (kneeshooter) wrote,
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Birmingham's Metal Temple



In search of a good night out, and with promises from LJC and grendelchild it was off to Eddies with the King of Goth - to worship at the temple of metal, swing ones hair and ultimately sweat. Unsurprisingly it was only Guy and I who made it...

We started upstairs in "HYBRID, playing a mix of 80's , goth and industrial". This went slightly downhill in my eyes when I approached the DJ and asked for New Model Army - "Sorry mate - haven't got any.". Oh. Right. That kind of "80's, goth" then. After a bit of a bop Guy and I decided to risk "AFTERGLOW, playing a mix of rock/metal/nu-metal.". This was a ok for a bit - danced to Evanesence and Linkin Park much to Guy's amusement. Quickly, and predictably I wasn't taking things seriously and my air-guitar technique frankly sucks. I was quite surprised that I wasn't the oldest person on the dance floor - there were a number of sweaty Metallic t-shirts of original vintage amongst the crowd, though some of these fans were wearing reversed baseball caps in an effort to hide their lack of hair and to try to appear 20 years their junior.

Briefly bumped into an old LRP acquaintance ("Erm, how nice to see you"), got a "Pondlife!" shrug from her friend then back upstairs to dance to Evanesence again. Gosh - either they are incredibly cross-genre or the lead singer is cute.

Managed to wind Guy up some more by "forcing" him to dance to "Danger! High Voltage" before deciding to walk home, which was probably a bit mean after he'd requested - and got - Electronaut. Tragically this song has now been mostly ruined for me as all I can do during it is count the beat. The walk itself was very instructional as I was initiated into the secret arts of "what to shout when doing Kung Fu" - so my enemies should beware. Sensibly I headed the discussion on religion off at the pass...

[Slightly edited to put the right song name in]
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