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Sonisphere 2014

This was my present to larians for his 40th earlier this year. For a while it looked pretty touch and go; he had a really unpleasant chest infection, in need of anti-bi's etc, and we decided to abandon our trip up on the Thursday night, preferring another night in a real bed between four walls. Then we got there, and one great thing I learned was how much I like nice tattoos. They were everywhere...I could have spent the whole event photographing them...but then there was all this sunshine and cider and great company. And music,really interesting music, of which I now make lists in an attempt not to forget.

Hot
Metallica
Iron Maiden
Prodigy
Winery Dogs
Dropkick Murphys
Cadillac 3
Black Spiders
Limp Bizkit
Band of Skulls
Virgin Marys
Devin Townshend Project
Canterbury

Not
Anti Flag (stop fucking telling me to put my fucking hands in the fucking air, and play some fucking music that makes me want to put my fucking hands in the fucking air, OK?)
Airborne (climbing up a ladder with your guitar ain't rock. Playing it might be)
HIM (naptime)
Deftones (Who can do melody, just didn't.)

Forgot
Gary Neuman
Alice in Chains

Regret Missing:
Baby Metal ( Manga Metal from what I can make out)
Frank Turner

The total moment: Dog fight in the sky, Fockers and Sopwiths. Bruce Dickinson was up there. Apparently Eddie was his rear gunner.

Now we are home, and larians is very much better. I, on the other hand, am now as ill as anything. But still, pretty damn happy.

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maviscruet
Jul. 9th, 2014 07:15 am (UTC)
Bugger - would have liked to see the drop kick murphys.
smokingboot
Jul. 9th, 2014 08:37 am (UTC)
They were excellent!
november_girl
Jul. 10th, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
I actually cannot recall Gary Numan at all, although I am informed that we watched him!

Anti Flag were brilliant, but I would have put a few of your "Hot" list firmly on my "Not" list. It's the differences that make us interesting. :-)

I hope you feel better soon
xx
smokingboot
Jul. 11th, 2014 06:01 am (UTC)
I think you know much more about this music genre than I do! I recall dancing to GN and enjoying it, but can I remember anything other than the hits? No!

I found this about a lot of stuff. It was great to hear in the open air, but how many actual tunes do I remember, and which ones would I download and listen to in my front room? Not so clear...
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