Archives for July 2008

Doo Do Do Do Do… Do!

Last Thursday, I headed off to That London as I had won tickets through iTunes to see McFLY at KOKO’s in Camden. I met my friend The Raaaaaaaaachel outside Euston Station and we checked into our hotel which was close by (although we headed off the wrong way at first, almost getting to the venue!)
After having a little wander up Euston Road (erm, I think), we got ready and went to KOKO’s. It was quite exciting actually, I love live music, and I think Rachels excitement was rubbing off on me.
We got to KOKO’s, handed over the tickets and were given iTunes lanyards that had little cards on them with access codes to download a sampler from the iTunes store. The bouncer near the ticket table made us put them on before we entered the main room and paid an extortionate amount for a Fosters and a Malibu and Coke. (Yes, we’re classy ladies)
KOKO’s is quite a small venue, but was big enough for about 300 people (I think). There was a surprising amount of older men there who knew all the words…
As for the actual gig, I thought they were pretty awesome. As mentioned (erm, probably) before, I’ wasn’t a huge fan, but they are so good live. We were in the ground area, and standing near the back of that crowd. We were right next to the sound desk, and there was a dude who was filming it for the Vue cinemas. If you were in the Vue, you were probably seeing my hair bouncing about a lot and me turning to grin like a fool at Rach!
They played a good mix of songs from their new album, Radio:Active and their most popular hits.
iTunes has some photos here, along with the set list. Also, more photos (and videos!) can be found here on Flickr.
I shall leave you with a video of the final song of the night, 5 Colours In Her Hair.

Etiquette

In the West, dating was traditionally a stage on the road to marriage. Some cultures developed customs to emphasise this. In Germany there’s still a charming event where individuals who have reached the age of 30 and not got hitched are publicly punished. Accompanied by their friends, the offenders are taken to a local church, town hall or opera house, where the men are made to sweep the steps while the women have to clean shoe polish-covered door handles. They can only be released from these onerous tasks when kissed by a virgin of the opposite sex, possibly one who may release them from their offensive state of singledom. An all-night party generally follows.

Oh dear. I’ll see you at the Cathedral in 5 years.

(from The Independent via Apartment Therapy)

A Brief Update

Tomorrow I’m off to London to see McFLY performing at KoKo in Camden as I won tickets with iTunes. I’m not actually that much of a fan (I was always more of a Busted girl with Jax :D) but they’re free tickets, it doesn’t cost me too much to get to London (£8.90 each way!), I get to go to London (I love it there) and best of all, I get to see the Raaaaachel, who I have not seen since I moved to Bristol. We usually had a dinner date every week or so at my local where I used to work and she still does, so it will be awesome to see her again.
(I spent far too long finding that picture above.)

I get back on Friday, and almost straight away will get taken to Evercreech by Nathan, as him and Louise have a wedding to go to, and I get to sunbathe in their garden (a luxury, as I don’t have any outdoor space in Bristol anymore!), play with Cat (he has a few names now. I’m sure there will be crazy cat lady picture spammage), play on t’Wiiiiiii and also resist buying random shit from QVC and the JML channel.

Oh maaaaaaan. The JML channel. QVC has some quality crap on there, but JML just goes that one step further.Last time I was in t’Creech, I saw this Halogen Oven on there, and I am strangely drawn to it. Its cooking your food with lights. THIS IS THE FUTURE MY FRIENDS.

On Monday I shall be starting a temping job, at the same place I was before, with one of the same girls, and in the same department. This is very exciting as you can imagine, mainly because there was a very cute guy in the department, and now we get to check him out for longer. Ha, winner.

I’m so excited for the weeks ahead! Now I just need to find a perfect job… hmm…

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