Okay so I'm a little late in posting this.. (I said I'd upload it on the 6th Oct, and it's now the 17th
Totally not almost a full week late, nope, not at all
Anyway, like I said I would, here is that gig review thingy update thing.
It was the 5th October 2013, I had met up with my fellow concert-loving friends outside the venue while casually snacking on some McDonalds, as you do. Tonight was going to be another great gig! Seeing Ashestoangels again for the fourth time this year. I got to meet some new people, got to know a couple of people I had met before but never really got to talk to much and waited for the Ashes boys to arrive.
Soon enough, about half an hour later, a bright red van pulled into the bus station, the all-too-familiar red van, every fan knew that red van. As the Ashes boys exited the vehicle, Crilly hugged practically every fan that was there, including me :yay: This was about half 2 in the afternoon, so there wasn't that many of us. Jim stole a sip of my friend, Troy's Sprite drink, and Falkor and Nico stole some of my McDonald's fries. We hung with the Ashes guys for a while, and Crilly made a game which he called 'Agent Venom' where he shouts "The symbiote reacts instinctively" and then slaps the nearest person, so that was fun, people being slapped by Crilly. I think he just wanted to slap people for no reason.
Then they had to enter the venue to set up and whatever else it is they do before shows and shizz.
More people turned up and around 5pm the boys in one of the support bands, Evilyn showed up. I had listened to Evilyn on YouTube, and really did like them. I wanted to go and meet them, but they had a bunch of girls around them and I didn't want to cause any kind of confrontation with those said girls, they seemed nice, but I'm awful with people, so I didn't get to meet them. Sucks. NEXT TIME, I'LL MEET EVILYN!!
It was almost time for sound-check, Crilly opened the door to the venue, and had a list of all the VIPs names who get access to sound-check, I happened to be one of the VIPs, of cause. Sound-check was great, normally sound-checks are boring, as their just checking the sound, hence the name 'sound-check', but Ashes made it great fun, asking if any of the fans wanted to hear a particular song. Someone shouted out "Wintervention" and Crilly was like "Wintervention? You really want that one? Every date of this tour, someone always wants Wintervention, be more creative! Give us a new one!" so someone shouted out "Dolls Dolls Dolls" a song from their most recent album, and Crilly was like "THAT'S MORE LIKE IT!" and started to play that song, with both Falkor and Nico casually walking off the stage to get closer to the fans and, omg it was just brilliant. The VIPs also got allocated hang out time where you hang with the band by the Merch table. Mostly I just hung with Crilly as he seemed to be the only one that was easy to get to, Falkor and Nico were hidden somewhere in the back talking to a couple of fans and Jim was bombared with fans asking for autographs and it just seemed safest to stick around Crilly, where I got several hugs, and one really tight hug with Crilly saying "I'm not letting go, it'll be like that Titanic scene, are you flying yet?" Crilly hugs are the best hugs.
I'm getting a little carried away with this Journal Entry... I haven't even started on the actual gig yet
So lets skip to that right now, yeah? Cool.
I was at the front (again, obviously. Being at the front of gigs is absolutely the best. Not only do you get the best view of the band, but with bands like Ashestoangels you get spat on and sweated on, and Crilly gets right up in your face singing the words that could have possibly saved your life right in front of you. Yep.
The first band to come on was a band called 'Silly Band'.. Well, they certainly lived up to their band name, that's for sure, with balloons up everywhere, inflatable animals such as cows and sheep, and space hoppers all over the place. FUCKING SPACE HOPPERS! SPACED HOPPERS, AT A ROCK GIG, WHAT EVEN?! They even had a song called 'I love lasagne' A song about Lasagne.. Yep. And a song called 'Massive Dong', where the singer actually put on a strap on-dildo.. Um... Yeah, they were fun...
OCCULUS were next. FUCKING OCCULUS, RAWR! I didn't like them. At all. Next.
Evilyn were brilliant! Liked their music, liked their set, will definitely be seeing them again! Their singer, Ryder sang in my face and held my hand and their bassist(I think he's the bassist :L) anyway, the bassist is a camera slut, okay. Cool. I got a video of their song 'The End' which you can see here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYbLb5…
Ashestoangels were next, WOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Opening their set with the song 'Dolls Dolls Dolls' and made us all sit down during the beginning of 'S O S', and then told us to stand up when the song got heavier, like an ocean :') S O S means a lot to me and I was so happy they played it live. They also played Lumi, which is also a song that means so much to me. During thier song 'Dorian' they got a girl up on stage and told her to stage dive but to spread out like a starfish, which I actually got on camera which you can see here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRe9lO…
They played most of their older songs too and Crilly even crowd-surfed and got most of the fans on the stage with them at the end of the night and even crowd-surfed ON STAGE, I got on stage too, of cause,
I hurt my leg on the speaker while trying to get up though
All worth it.
Ashestoangels are coming back to Plymouth in December, with Evilyn again, AND IM GOING WOOP YAY!
ALSO, it was my birthday yesterday. 19 now, no big deal... Kill me