Angelfish, Glasgow, 12-9-15



Firstly, if it wasn’t for my old mate Rob, i wouldn’t have been able to go to this event. He understood how important it was to me & helped me out. Cheers mate ๐Ÿ˜‰
I flew from Luton & bumped into Ian at the airport. Upon arrival in Glasgow, it was pissing it down. After a failed attempt at getting a Greggs breakfast (missed it by 20mins!), had a quick wander & ended up at the pub ! (Deja-vu). Was later joined by Rob & Kristina.

As the event was for charity & it was requested we wear smart/casual attire, this was a very rare occasion to see me in a suit! It actually felt pretty good.(Judging by the responce on my FB page, a lot of friends also thought it suited me…pun intended). Once at the venue,after negotiating their rubbish organisational skills, we were in a room with art along the walls & various offerings of champagne & nibbles were being handed out. The samosas were bloody fantastic!ย DSC04748

Our table in the main room was on the front, to the side. Decent position. The food was great. Was interesting seeing the auctions & the crazy money some items went for. Shirley did the rounds of a few tables & when she came to ours,to talk with someone she knew, i asked for a photo. Its only took about 35 Garbage gigs & years of following her career to get that elusive photo lol.(But that’s what happens when you’re low key & not in an artistes face hastling them. This was perfect as the occasion was so special, it had to be done).ย DSC04771 DSC04770

As the reformation of Angelfish was such a unique event, there was no way that i wouldn’t try to document it ๐Ÿ˜‰ย Everyone stayed at their tables for the Angelfish set, apart from a few of us hard core types ๐Ÿ™‚ Myself & Lou even ventured down the front for a couple of songs. After “security” asked us to move, i dropped back to the middle, in front of a pillar, so as to not upset anyone else hahaha…i had actually already planned this so as to get a couple of different angles to shoot from ๐Ÿ˜‰ The crowd was pretty quiet,but appreciative. I did notice a dick head kept shouting “The Rattler”, even when Shirley already said the next song was a b-side,but it brought a smile to her face.
I thought the band were pretty tight. I wonder how much rehearsals they had before tonight? The gig was really enjoyable for myself. Even though it was a short set list, it was nicelyย balanced. It seemed to take until “Trash It” for Shirley to become a bit more animated, but, through out the show her vocals were great. Respect to the other guys in the band for their solid performance. For whatever reason, they dropped “King Of the World” & then brought the tempo down again with “The End”. But it also showed Shirleys emotional vocal prowesse. They finished with a cracking version of “Mummy Can’t Drive” & we were expecting an encore,but didn’t get one ๐Ÿ™ I guess it’s a case of old old adage ” Always leave them wanting more “.
Was it worth going to the event? You bet your ass it was! A most enjoyable evening. We were actually surprised that there were not more of the Garbage followers there,yet at the same time, it’s kinda understandable.

We were soon out of there,back to the hotel to change back into our civvies & back on the beers in town ! It got a bit hazy & i seem to recall at our last stop,as i ordered the beers, they said “you’ve got 20 minutes till we close” I got the pints in & Rob also ordered Jager shots lol. Once back at the hotel, i was out like a light. Following morning i was rudely awaked by some drilling outside. After breakfast,somehow, we ended up at a pub. I think it was a sign of the previous nights fun that both myself & Rob were drinking non alcoholic beverages ๐Ÿ™‚ We parted company later & i went to see the film “Legend”. Must confess, i thought i’d fall asleep as i was still so knackered! Luckily i didn’t & enjoyed the film.
All in all, a great couple of days. So pleased i saw the reunion of Angelfish with good friends.
The funniest moment of the weekend had to be being “eaten” by Lous dress…but that’s another story ๐Ÿ˜‰Lou7

More photos are here…beware ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s the full live set

Halestorm, Nothing More, Wilson @ Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland 6-3-15

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Myself & Cat flew up for this one. We met Kristina in Glasgow & went for drinks etc ๐Ÿ™‚ Wasn’t a very nice day (was pissing it down afterwards). At the M&G i gave the band a box of cakes which had various Halestorm related photos on them. They seemed to like them. Detroit was quick to make sure she got the one with her on it ๐Ÿ™‚ Once inside, we managed to getย Kristina down the front with us. Another great gig. I’ve finally been to Barrowlands after all these years ! Afterwards we ended up at the Cathouse & who should also turn up but Halestorm & the guys from Wilson. So we were drinking with them. Overall a great day/night…just a shame about the end of night stuff between the girls ๐Ÿ™



In This Moment , Starset @ The Garage, Glasgow , Scotland 28-2-15


We met Claire at this one. She was working with Starset. ย They came for a drink with us before the show. Really enjoyed this night. Being late getting in, we couldn’t get front row, but fortunately we managed to get some seats at the side which are raised, so had a great view. It was a great show. Afterwards, we again briefly saw Claire in a nearby bar . She came in with the stage dancers.

Another show where Blabbermouth picked up on my footage ๐Ÿ˜‰

Delain , Wolf , The Raven Age @ Cathouse, Glasgow 28-11-14


I went up to Glasgow to see this show & meet up with Kristina. This wasย the first week that Kristina got paid,so, it was burning a hole in her pocket ๐Ÿ˜‰ After a false start where she went to the wrong hotel, everything was good. Wetherspoons always rules…even when there’s a “pig squealing” in there ๐Ÿ™‚ Had forgot just how small the Cathouse was,so, by time we got there it was rather busy . It was still a decent gig though. Afterwards, we hung around & met all the band.ย ย 

Halestorm , Heavens Basement , Zico Chain, @ The Garage, Glasgow, Scotland 23-9-12


Had the VIP meet n greet for this one. What a wise choice it was, as it was the busiest M&G of the tour with about 50 peeps! Without that, there would have been no way to get on front row. The band were very cool & talkative. Could already tell they are really down to earth friendly people. I managed to get Kristina on the first row also ๐Ÿ˜‰ This was just a fantastic gig & the best one of the UK dates for me. Halestorm Rock !

The official lyric video of “Here’s To Us” included many concert photos. The first audience shot is actually from this very Glasgow show. I’m on front row (wearing Jagermeister top with orange stripes on arms) with Kristina next to me ๐Ÿ™‚

Guano Apes, @ The Cathouse, Glasgow , Scotland, 3-5-01


This was a real tiny venue. Was nice to have traveled up with the band from London. A good little gig. At the time, there was a little fanzine “Broken Violin” & Claire did an interview with Dennis. It’s quite funny reading what he had to say about ” A freak who follows us” ๐Ÿ˜‰ Of course, at that time, we hadn’t got to know each other so well (Henning was the one i really got on with, Dennis & Stude kept themselves to themselves, Sandra was always nice towards me) so, i can understand how he would wonder what i’m all about. Of course, i was also the first person to really follow the band on tour & they’d never experienced that before ๐Ÿ˜‰ But once he got to know me better over next few years, i’m sure he’d have realised i’m not so much of a freak….or am i ? lol

Lots more photos from Glasgow gig here !