[2 Feb 2009]
That Throats/Brontide/Holy State show on saturday.....
Well, I don't think Saturday night could have gone any better! Lets go back to the beginning......
.......Friday morning I woke up about 8am to walk 30 minutes to pick up a van I was hiring to move flat. I have moved from Catford to East Dulwich. After loading the van, cleaning my old flat, driving over to East Dulwich, unloading the van, driving my accomplice (Stop Scratching Ben) to New Cross then driving the van back to the hire place, then walking back to my old flat to pick up my car and then driving to new pad, it was 7pm. A pretty tiring day. This would have been all cool, but then Holy State were due to stay with me, and didn't arrive until 3.20am due to various factors.
Got up the next day at about 10am. Not enough sleep, especially after the day I had had prior. We get in the van and drive to a photoshoot in Teddington/Richmond for Holy State. This takes a huge amount of time due to bad traffic and we are late. We bang out the photoshoot and get straight back in the van to drive to the Old Blue Last in Shoreditch via Mark Throats house in Brockley. We get to the venue at 7.30pm. Soundchecks don't happen.
As soon as I get there I am inundated with requests to do stuff and sort stuff out. Two interviews happen, a film crew are there and a bunch of other stuff. People from Rolo Tomassi, Ghost Frequency, Kerrang, NME and various other publications, media and industry related stuff are here.
Holy State are awesome. I've said enough about them lately, but they nail it. Brontide similarly nail it, oddly surprising alot of people as to how good they are. People are now queueing up the staris to get in! Throats crown the night with a visceral performance. Everyone goes nuts (including me of course). There is blood, sweat and alot of fun. My jeans are ripped with the knee area soaked in blood. I cant kneel down. My big toes are black and fucked. Everything aches.
Sunday was a write-off apart from a fry up with Holy State and visiting the dream machine record store. Today order has been resumed and my flat is starting to look liveable.
Mosh wounds FTW.