Carlski's Gig Blog: Also Featuring Arbitrary Strangeness!

I go to loads of gigs, reviews of which will appear here, with added bouts of other strangeness!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Rolling Stones - 29/08/06

Ah, them bones! Yep the Strollers are exceedingly old, but that Mick Jagger sure still has some energy for a 63 year old bloke! He also still drives women wild, even my mum (60) climbed up on the seats to get a good look at him! Anyway their show was frickin' amazing, wonderful stage design, crazy lighting and effects, and a great selection of songs, the ones that you can go woo-woo to were best - e.g. Miss You, Sympathy for the Devil, Streets of Love etc, but they were all good. Whilst Mick was a man of action, good old Keef was as laid back as ever - "Alwight it's great to be here! - It's great to be anywhere!" and laughed at the folk at the front with the inflatable coconut trees, in reference to his infamous fall out of one recently, one would guess!

Might be good to mention that the gig was at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, which is enormous! There were approx 50,000 punters watching the show, which at £150 and £90 per head, will be a nice fat wad for Mick and co. to go home with! The Stadium famously has a sliding roof, which they decided to keep closed, presumably for sound reasons. Also the stadium is bang in the centre of town, so if the roof was open, everyone for miles would have heard them!

As i said on Tuesday, the ticket said no cameras but I got a few shots on my phone cam. In the one above, (I know its not right clear, but then it is a phone cam!) You may just be able to make out that the Bones are on a little stage that projected out from the main stage right to the back of the stadium, so everyone could have a good look. For the last song - Satisfaction, Mick ran from the main stage right to the end of the track and back again, whilst still singing, that's the length of a football pitch! It said in the paper this morning he needed oxygen backstage, I can't say i'm surprised!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Strolling Bones - Tonight!!!

Here I am sat in the Hotel in Cardiff in South Wales, writing this very blog. I'm here in Cardiff to see the legendary Rolling Stones at the equally legendary Millennium stadium. Cameras are banned according to the ticket, so they will be no crappy gig shots!

Anyway here's a picture of my talking Dalek mug I bought at the Doctor Who exhibition! (For those who don't know, Doctor Who is the UK's favourite Sci-fi show filmed here in Cardiff!) More on the Stones, I predict on Thursday!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Fred and Ellie's Wedding do - 11/08/06

Here we are having fun and games and "air guitaring" at Fred and Ellie's wedding night do! Yes myself and a number of comrades, also known Emma, Joe, Michelle, Jim and Jo travelled to the perils of the greater 'uddersfield area on Friday for the bash. Also featuring Jitesh and his missus (sorry Jit, mind has gone blank!) Joe as usual feasted on multiple pints of Strongbow and got comically drunk as usual, but he is a great laugh.

After several pints of Strongbow, I also had the urge to act silly and encourage the bridegroom to accompany me in a spot of the old "air guitar", yep that us, (see above and below!)

Afterwards, we got a taxi back to the train station, where a very nice bloke who worked for First, let us into the very locked station waiting room, whilst we waited for the train back to Leeds.

Many thanks to Emma for being our photographer for the evening and providing these three amusing photograph do da's for me.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Well Done Emma!

Just a quickie and yet again nowt to do with gigs, but I wanted to say a big well done to my friend Emma for finishing her Postgraduate Certificate coursework! You can have a look at Emma's equally interesting and infinitely better written blog by clicking on the link to the right on this page!