So yesterday was work, boring, handed in my paper, more work, then class, got out early....that was my day in a nutshell. Then Caitlin and I went up to Angel to meet Sam there, the anticipation was killing me. I was so excited. So we had to get on the tube, go up one stop to Kings Cross, and then take another line up one more stop. Once we got there I was so excited, I just wanted to jump for joy of course! Once we were in, we made our way right to the merchandise counter, I bought a t-shirt. Super sweet shirt too.
So we make our way to the front, duh....we watch the first band play...they're called What Now. They were very good. I was plesently surprised with them. Of course not as good as Anberlin...but thats hard to do. These guys who were probably about 16, in the background of their song started chanting "Anberlin! Anberlin!" I thought that it was very rude. They made me angry (but that wasn't the end of it). So they finished their set list, and then we waited for about half an hour until Anberlin came on, because well we had to wait for the first band to take everything down, and then for Anberlin to set up. Those same kids kept trying to push forward, so of course I did what any girl would do and stuck my hips out. Of course I was a lot taller than pip-squeak...so my hip bone was right in his lower back. He didn't like that too much. He finally got the hint and backed off only a little bit though.
*Sidenote* I think that this is a perfect example of why people so young shouldn't be able to drink around here. They were seriously like 16 and had alcohol in their hands, and obviously very very intoxicated. I think that States wait, because they at least want people to be a little bit more mature and responsible, but these kids were OBNOXIOUS!
Ok back to the story. So after hearing more and more chanting from these idiots, Anberlin FINALLY came out. They were great, except for these damn kids started moshing. Ok, for those of you that don't know Anberlin, first you need to listen to them, and second they are NOT a moshing band. These kids were pissing everyone off around them. One of them got pushed into me and hit the back of my head, I mean I'm obviously fine but I was like ok thats it. So the next time they came back towards me I elbowed the guy in the back. It felt good. There was this guy that was in front of Sam and I (Caitlin got lost behind us when the "mosh" started) like saw what happened, and hes like are you ok? And he ended up giving Sam and I his spot so that he could push them back if they come up again. You could tell after a couple of songs the buzz started to wear off, I mean looking at them they were either very very very drunk or just on some sort of drugs. I don't know which one. So that was the end of them, thanks to that random guy. People are so much nicer here than in the states.
|Playing Day Late Friend|
We waited for a good 15-20 minutes before anyone started to come out. The first people that came out were the ones from What Now, the opening band. I of course being me, said hello! and so the guy, with the red hair came out and was talking to the three of us. He was very funny, kind of intoxicated....but very funny. We were talking to him for a good 10-15 minutes...we were telling him a bunch of stories and he was telling us a bunch of stories. He mentioned that he was from South Africa...which he wanted to clarify that it wasn't "in the bush" because apparently all Americans that he has met said "You're from Africa!? Do you see zebras and giraffes" so clearly he has met the dumb Americans. Probably blonde. So yeah, we talked for quite awhile and how he lived not very far from where Dave Matthews is from. It was a great conversation. So by then the drummer of Anberlin came out, and we didn't notice...the red hair guy said don't you want your stick signed by him? And I was like wait is that the drummer? (he had on a hat so none of us could really tell, and when I saw them before he wasn't at the concert).
|Guy from What Now|
|My signed Drum Stick!!!!|
|Lead singer of Anberlin|
|Drummer of Anberlin|