HERES WHAT TO DO: Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle. Step 2: Post the first line from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing. Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly. Step 4: For those who are guessing -- looking the lyrics up on a search engine is CHEATING! Step 5: If you like the game post your own
1. The sirens are screaming and the fires are howling: Bat Out of Hell - Meatloaf
2. I paid my dues : We Are The champions - Queen
3. I linger in the doorway - Imaginary - Evanescense 4. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, why are you using a broken mic? 5. This is me for forever 6. I can feel your body 7. No more talk of darkness : All I ask of You - Phantom of the Opera 8. If you wanna hang out you've got to take her out : Cocaine - Eric Clapton 9. This is what I wish for those and all they know 10. DJ got the party started 11. Forked tongues flicker signification: Bleed the Fifth - Divine Heresy 12. All our times have come : Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult 13. I wanted you to be with me 14. We all have responsibilities 15. Why don't you take another little piece of my heart 16. Another night sleepless 17. Leave me alone it's nothing serious: Cave- Muse 18. Lets swim to the moon: Moonlight Drive - The Doors 19. Living easy: Highway to Hell - AC/DC 20. We don't need no education : Another Brick In The Wall pt 2 - Pink Floyd 21. Well if you wanted honesty thats all you had to say : I'm Not Okay : My Chemical Romance
22. I am iron man : Iron Man - Black Sabbath 23. Lord you know I've cried : Cries In Vain - Bullet For My Valentine 24. Good morning litle schoolgirl 25. Girl of sixteen 26. Wishful crystal 27. High vibration go on 28. Met a girl : She Hates Me - Puddle of Mudd 29. I am an anti-christ : Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols 30. So, so you think you can tell : Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Anything in grey has been guessed correctly A rather wide variety methinks. Especially when some of the songs go back a good few decades xD There's at least one really reaaallly easy one though. Infact, one is even the title of the song.
I'll be impressed if anyone gets numbers 11, 18 and 27 without cheating
After winding through the Essex countryside in the dark for nearly an hour, passing many litle villages, filled with plenty of 'Are you sure we're going the right way?'s, 'where are we now?'s, 'why do we have to go around the fields?' and 'Dad, you missed the turning's we arrived at the High Barn in Great Bardfield. Automatically I thought to text the boyfriend, however a quick check of my mobile revealed we were truly in the middle of nowhere; no signal. I strongly regretted not brining my ipod about halfway through the journey. There's only so much Radio 2 a teenager can stand to listen too.
The High Barn is a lovely venue. Upon entering I began to question whether it was a good idea to have lit candles in a large wooden building. Its an enormous place, quite pretty really. After getting some drinks and finding our table (the man on our table turned out to be a fellow guitar player, parents pleasantly baffled at guitar talk) I thought I spotted Sue (Gordon's website manager) so I first popped to the toilet then introduced myself. Fortunately, it was Sue. Chatted for a little bit (shook hands with Hilary, Gordon's wife, and Peter Howarth who is in The Hollies which was just one of those right time, right place things) then made way back to my table before Gordon came on stage.
Admitedly last night was the first time I've been to an acoustic concert. It was a pleasant surprise to find my ears weren't ringing afterwards. Gordon played beautifully and gave a quick introduction to each guitar as he picked them up. I wish more musicians would do this, for once I didn't leave wondering how I could find out what gear was being used. I loved the sound of the Polymer guitar. It's very different to a traditional wooden guitar, but I quite like different. The Fylde looked and sounded stunning. The fanned frets almost made the guitar look rather wonky, which is how I described it to mum when she wanted to know if Gordon had a 12 string guitar (yes she did attempt to count the number of strings too).
During the interval I swanned over clutching one of the 3 vinyl records I'd brought with us. I took Fear Of The Dark and had it signed by Gordon. It was great to meet him and my dad also had a picture from the Visionary album signed. During the second half of the concert, towards the end Gordon dedicated Lucifer's Cage to me (mum was thrilled to bits, couldn't quite believe it was me) which was a shock. Not only did I have a song dedicated to me, but it just so happened to be my favourite one. He played Lucifer's Cage and Heartsong with a great sense of energy and by the end of the night I had pulled the muscles in the right side of my neck where I'd tilted my head in wonder for the entire duration that Gordon was onstage. Afterwards, I met with Gordon again, this time taking Perilous Journey to be signed, which was for myself and had a few pictures taken.
It was a great night and well worth venturing out in the middle of nowhere.
I'm determined to see Gordon Giltrap play again, it was a fantastic experience. My friends better regret they didn't come!
IT WAS FUCKING AMAZING!!!
I've never seen anything like it, the best musical I've seen so far. (I still have to see Hairspray, Wicked, We Will Rock You, Spamalot and Avenue Q though)
The effects were...ah fuck it. I'm not gonna list what was good and what was bad, it was all stunning. Bought the CD recording of it I'm so glad I sat in the stalls as well, seeing all the hobbitses....^^
One actor who was outstanding was the guy playing Gollum. You first see him crawling head first down the tree roots/branches on the front of the stage. I sure hope he doesn't suffer from vertigo xD He played his character brilliantly. The way he moved and sat was impressive, but he really shone during the song where Smeagol is resisting Gollum's desire to take the ring.
I've never sat with my mouth open for 3 hours before. The only thing that spoilt it was the row of german girls behind us, the ones to the left kept on laughing and the ones to the right fell asleep (god knows how they managed that)
Lord Of the Rings is one of those that MUST be seen if you liked the books or films. It is heavily condensed but that does not spoil it in any way. The show lasts for 3 hours including the interval but it doesn't drag on and every minute is thoroughly enjoyed.
The best seats are in the stalls IMO, you feel a lot more involved.
So as some of you may know, I went to Sharm El Sheikh during half term. The weather was pleasantly warm but bit cold in the evening.
ON Tuesday I went quad biking in the desert! It was awesome. Went to Petra in Jordan on the friday. The first glimpse of the temple was absolutely mind blowing. You see it through a gap in the gorge, mostly obscured by where the gorge twists and turns. Then you walk out of the gorge, and its frikkin giant and amaaaazin. Lots of pretty rocks. Didn't see the pyramids because the trip was full, nevermind, Some other day
The rest of the time was sent sunbathing and snorkelling around the reef just off of the beach. I bought an underwater camera but it appears that the processing people at tesco boolocked it up a bit. Then again, the film could've been damaged as it was pre-loaded. Diving was very hard. The sea was incredibly salty which made it very easy to float but incredibly hard to dive. When you did dive, the pressure was trumendous. Couldnt stay down for long, had to fight to stay underwater and I'm shit at holding my breath xD Saw plenty of fish though. Got a hilarious picture of a parrotfish. Why is it so funny I hear you ask? Cos its mouth is open. Take a look. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=41497&l= a5257&id=616270280 Ther are also the photos I oculdn't be arsed to resize for here xD
I stayed at the Hilton Sharks Bay. It wasn't as nice as I thought it would be, I thought there'd be better evening entertainment. The shower gel fuced with my exzema >< but the shampoo was godly. I also ended up watching german Big Brother in our room. Speaking of which, my bed was like a rock. It was a sofa bed, big but incredibly hard. Never actually swum in the pool, although it did look nice. We got to ride to our room in a golf buggy on the first night so they didn't have to carry our bags xD Infact, I didn't do much carrying of my bright pink suitcase xD
Was freezing when we got back to england, a bit like when we left. But then again, it usually is cold. Colder than in Essex. stupid Gatwick.
Oh and I nicked a book from the hotel cos I had't finished reading it. John Grisham's King Of Torts. God it's boring. I haven't finished it yet. Can't quite bring myself to read it. However at the airport I was looking for a nice thick book that would take me a while to finsih, and i found Duma Key - stepehn King. I thoroughly enjoyed it I also took my maths h/w on holiday with me xD Nothing like do differentials and intergrating on the beach.
Front fucking barrier!
Got there at about 5, didn't really get in till 6, waited whilst Dave go a T-shirt for Reece who was ill and couldn't come( and whose mum also paid for the driver) so missed Shadows Fall.
Arch Enemy were fantastic, Angela Gossow is such a legend. She was amazing. Starting worming my way to the wront and just before Dragonforce took to the stage I found myself on the front barrier. Had a great chat with the guys around me. I enjoyed Dragonforce more than the other bands, mainly because I wasn't being squashed to a pulp. Got some great photos. I don't really know much of Inhuman Rampage, so I was really happy they played Valley Of The Dammed. It was fucking awesome. At one point as I was getting shoved around Herman Li aknowledged me as he was soloing near the centre of the stage. I was frowning and pouting slightly as i got shoved and he gave me a 'oh you're being crushed poor thing I feel sorry for you' kinda look (accompanied by some sort of half choked/strangled face.) So I gave him the 'yeah I know' kinda look.
Luckily being at the front meant I was generously supplied with water. One security guard took particular delight in squirting water into my mouth, then down my top. He also nearly drowned me, to which he pointed out 'most girls just swallow.' I didn't reply.
He also kept asking if I wanted to be pulled out, I refused and demanded I would stay at the front for the rest of the night.
And that I did.
Trivium was pretty brutal, there was a flood of crowdsurfers at one point, so for most of one song I spent my time with my arms over my head and my face in the aforementioned security guard's crotch.
Thing is, I wish I was a bit taller. The barrier was directly in the middle of my boobs. Sometimes I stood on the balls of me feet which is why I'm developing a bruise under there, other times I just squished them in half, then by the end of the night I had my knees bent (which is why I have bruises on my knees) and the barrier at the top of my chest.
I could've passed out during Machine Head. It felt like I was having all air forced out of me (made me burp a few times xD) and by the end of the night I felt like my organs were being forced up and out of my mouth. The secruity guard asked if I wanted to be pulled out but I had to point out, if I was pulled out my jeans would come down and I would be standing at the front in my underwear.
You see, Machine Fucking Head rocked me out of my jeans. Literally.
As I got shoved from one side to the other the barrier made the presstuds on my jeans come undone, which also made the very short zip undo. As a result, Machine Head saw my knickers xD. One of the other security guards told me to do my jeans back up or I'd lose them, so with the help of the guy who had pushed next to me who also had his arm around me, I managed to push back and do my jeans back up.
I was at first standing next to he guy who was first in the queue. He got there at 7.30am. He ended up getting pulled out though.
I've never been crushed so much in my life.
I was quite dissapointed that so many people crowdsurfed out during MH. There was like a flood of about 20 people. It meant I couldn't really enjoy it at all. The last song Davidian which I was looking forward to hearing the most was the worst for crowdsurfing. I only had my head up for about 30 seconds during the whole song. They could've at least waited until the end of the song, then everyone would be leaving...
And that is why I was left black and blue by the Black Crusade. Awesome night, not so good morning. My right leg is killing me thanks to my feet not always being under me, my back kills (thanks crowd at brixton) and my boobs hurt.
Same time next year?