Monthly Archives: March 2012
Last Wednesday, I went to see a band called ‘You Me At Six’, with support acts ‘Kids In Glass Houses’, ‘Mayday Parade’ and ‘The Skints’.
It was absolutely incredible. Me and three of my friends arrived at the venue, wanting to get to the front of the queue, but this massive guard came and told us to get to the back of the line. We tried making up excuses, because they wouldn’t believe that our other friends were already at the front. So, in vain, we joined the back behind a very gothic looking girl, with tonnes of silver piercings and ripped black clothing. We waited for about fifteen minutes before heading in, running in front of everyone in a desperate attempt to get in quickly. My two friends were stopped to get their bags checked, so me and my other friend slipped through and ran in.
There was at least 250 people there overall. We managed to get a very good place, I was a couple of rows from the front, and my other friends got to the barrier. The Skints eventually came on, who are a reggae rock band. We met the pianist, and the guitarist/vocalist at the end.
After their set, Mayday Parade came on and the crowd went wild. They were amazing, and such lovely people, and we met Derrick at the end.
Eventually, one of my favourite bands arrived on stage, Kids In Glass Houses. They were absolutely brilliant, singing ‘Animals’ second, which is one of my favourite songs. People were moshing and having an amazing time.
We met Aled Phillips, lead vocalist.
Their set was pretty amazing too.
At last, You Me At Six came on, with a great bass/guitar intro to ‘Loverboy’. The lights flashed on at the beginning verse, bright white and blue lights from every direction. You could feel the bass rippling in your stomach, rattling your bones. Max, the guitarist took a big gulp of water and spat it at the crowd, some of which landed on my mouth!
You Me At Six’s set was 18 songs all in all, and every song was great. The crowd sang along to every song, clapping, jumping, screaming from the top of their lungs.
Afterwards, we stumbled out of the complex all covered in sweat and with closing eyes. It was the best gig I’ve been to, and I definitely recommend seeing You Me At Six if you get the chance.
These were some of the songs I filmed:
My first cover of a song, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Feedback is much appreciated!