||[Sep. 8th, 2004|03:01 pm]
|||||Frankenbok - The Hole||]|
ok i am gonna ignore all events missed in my journal leading upto Muse, because that concert makes everything seem pale and insignifigant.
ok let me get this out of the way, the support band SUCKED. They were as generic as a Vines/Jet hybrid... me and Alan were contemplating severing our own limbs simply so we had something to throw at the band...
my day yesterday... (this is gonna be long)
It actually starts the nighr before, Me, Shaun, Alan, Moz and Steven went to Salisbury to Shaun's Auntie's place cos he is house sitting there, we sat around, watched stuff, shaun and alan devised a song and i played juiced on xbox... we generally had a good time and i got to sleep at 5:00am BUT
i had to be up at 6:30am cos i started my new job yesterday, so with 90mins sleep shaun drives me an hour to PT Noarlunga Primary school so i could start my first day of work as an IT Technician, and u know what? i fucking enjoyed it. :) Yeah i know its a nerdy thing to enjoy but i really don't care, its what i enjoy doing :P (and the coffee is good to boot)
anywho... so i finish up a 7 hour day running on 90mins of sleep and 8 cups of coffee and 0 food. I get home and sleep for another 90mins (all the time i had) hastily ate a toasted cheese sandwhich and spoke to spice on the phone... plans were finalised and it was set... TIME FOR MUSE\\
We drove down to Thebie and found a neat little parking spot, left stuff in the car, grabbed money and walked to the venue to embrace destiny... or something... ;)
anywho... got in there easily... basicly no security i could of bought a knife in with, no one would of known (scary ehh). Me and spice get in there and almost instantly spot Shaun, Alan, Moz and Annie... we weren't alone hurrah, but by god there was no villa in sight... kinda worrying as he was supposed to be with Annie... i wont touch that situation... who knows what happened... anywho (first time i had seen annie since the time at Alan's, and it is true she is rather cute XD)
spotted Cameron, Sarah and Bitch in the middle of the crowd, couldn't reach em, not long till the show, no sign of JT... also worrying.
the support band came out called Neon, apparently hand picked by Muse... but they fucking sucked, as i said earlier ;)
There was a bit of a wait inbetween bands, as the roadies checked things, set up mics the crowd was getting hot, stamping their feet, clapping, chanting, cheering... the atmosphere was rising... things were gonna go off.
The lights dim and the band hits the stage, they play the opening riff to Hysteria and the roof fucking blows off, the crowd go nuts and for the rest of the night hings are a blur.
The pit (if u can call it that) wasn't fucking crazy, a bit of jumping but it was just fucking intense, emotional, over whelming... hard to describe. Definite highlights were Butterflies And Hurricanes, Hysteria, Plug In Baby, Hyper Music (I think it was this anyway) and the encore.. Sing For Absolution and Stockholm Syndrome.
During Stockholm Syndrome they dropped the big white balloons which is a Muse trademark, gotta love it. Added to the show, which was already incredible, so clean and professional... a perfect compliment to the music. I was surprised they had the video screens, but alas they did. 3 big ones covering the backdrop. The videos added so much, taking the show to the next level... GOD LAST NIGHT WAS GOOD...
ok i am on the verge of rambling.
I hate crowd surfers, i have no problem with moshing, beatdowns, cricle pits anything... but i hate crowd surfers cos guarenteed its alway my head and neck getting hurt by one of em :S
So now i am sitting here with a chronicly sore neck.. but i'll survive. After the show, we all met up and chatted, was cool. Saw Tash for a short time while waiting near the entrace, she was looking good as usual. Um hmmm... left with Shaun, Alan, Villa and Moz and we went to subway/BP at Christies and bought food etc and reflected on the night... was funny there, and i am surprised they didn't kick us out.
in closing i want to thank everyone who came to muse last night, all my friends who shared in that experience. It was one of the best nights of my life, and i am glad i had so many cool people to share it with.