Amaranthe, Engel , Santa Cruz @ Rescue Rooms, Nottingham 21-3-15



We traveled via Newark so we could pick up Kristina from the train station. The plan for the day was beers/gig/beers & maybe up Rock city afterwards. Once checked into our hotel in Nottingham, we took a taxi to the city to do some “sight seeing” 🙂 DSC03488 Robin Hood had a smelly armpit 😉 We also went to the oldest pub which is set in the caves.DSC03501

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We were lucky my mate Steve turned up at The Sal. Seems they’d changed the doors time to what was on our tickets. So we hot footed it to venue. Quite a few there,but we still got a nice spot on raised area. Decent gig. Afterwards there was indecision about where to go : The Doghouse to see the Smash guys (Amaranthe were going) or just straight up the pubs. We went Pit & Pendulum 🙂 Oh yeah, there was some lass who took a shine to my t-shirt ,or was it me ? lol


Amaranthe , Soen , Dynazty , The Garage, London 22-5-12

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I’d been wanting to see Amaranthe for a while & decided to go to London. Took day off work & went to venue early in the hope of meeting the band. Whilst waiting, i surfed the net a little & came across a competition to meet Amaranthe, so i entered it….& won ! It was for two places, so i went & asked the guy who’d been queuing ages if he fancied it. Of course he would 🙂  I did briefly meet Elize & Olof outside the venue (before the M&G). The organiser was saying they were waiting for another person** to arrive for the M&G….& it’s funny how there ended up being a connection with her later on 😉 The band signed posters etc & i’d also took my cd booklet from my Japanese edition. Somehow i temporarily “lost” said booklet until someone realised they had more than they should have lol. I showed the band a couple of bootlegs i’d got through from Japan, they were quite impressed  😉 I’d imagine they were the first bootleg cds released by them.  Eventually the band left & we were told to go back outside & join the queue. Exsqueeze me?!! Nah, i want my cake & to eat it. A quick chat with Dante & both myself & Carlos were able to stay in there till doors opened 🙂 The first band ” Dynazty” were ok….but have seen it all before ! (sorry). “Soen” were next up & i didn’t like them (at the time). They were such a mismatch for this gig, but of course they were also Spinefarm 😉 I was just wanting everyone to get off stage so we could see Amaranthe ! Once they were on stage, all was forgiven by me haha They played most of (if not all) the album. They all seemed to be having a decent time up there. I never have been much of a fan of this venue as the lighting points out from the back towards the crowd

** So the person who was late…you couldn’t make it up really…a few days after i’d got back home, was talking with an old school mate & he was saying how a work colleague went to this gig. We put 2 & 2 together lol. We then got in touch & over the last few years Cat has become a good friend & we’ve been to numerous gigs together. It’s a small world for sure…