February 17, 2005

Nightwish, Carling Academy, 15/02/05

What a brilliant gig!
Would have written about this yesterday, but as I wasn't on my computer (see yesterday's entry), I didn't really have time.
Went with RockSoc and SPunk and (possibly) Goffbeat people, a guy from Beri (my current hall) also went, and I saw him there. We travelled to Birmingham (up?, across definately) as a group on the train (from Cov to New Street). Then headed for the queue, yeh at bout 5pm, when the doors don't open until 7pm at least. Luckily for us, other RockSoc people had gone even earlier (I did hear 1pm) and saved us a space near the front, useful as those near the back normally can't get to see at all.
Tristania (sp?), the support, were good, but absolutely nothing compared to Nightwish, naturally. Only problem (throughout) was that there were even taller people ahead of me, meaning that it was hard to see. One of the other RockSoc girls, is small and hence could only actually see, when she was lifted up.
Nightwish were absolutely brilliant, the great thing about them is the amount of people who like them (as it was an all age gig there was a rage from about 7 to 60yr olds), which always makes life interesting.
On the way back from the gig we all stopped in McDonalds (food and drink), and one of the guys (a mate of mine from Phys) got started on by this guy, I actually found out that he now has a broken nose! Which lead to an interesting end of evening.
To get back we got on a train, it really was filled with Rockers (mostly Warwick Uni, but some Cov too I think). At the station, those of us going back to campus organised ourselves geographically – I was just going to go with Dan (broken nose guy) and Ian (also on my course, Math/Phys tho) and some others, but then we decided it would be better if I went with other Westwoodians. In the end there was 5 of us, hence the taxi only cost £1.50 – we got it to Westwood. Somehow, we managed to get back for about 00:10, which I thought was quite impressive.

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