Halestorm, In This Moment , Sacred Mother Tongue, @ O2 Academy, Oxford 7-3-13

00747Myself & Cat drove down to this one & we met Kristina in the city. Had food, checked into the hotel & back to the venue. We were all doing the VIP meet n greet tonight. Another great show from ITM & Halestorm.

 As we had a hotel, we hung around outside to meet the bands. The girls managed to get a photo with Maria of ITM DSC00568

Then we met all of Halestorm. Before this night we’d already worked out they are the most fan friendly down to earth bunch, but, tonight they just showed the extent of it. The weather ended up pissing it down, but it didn’t put a dampener on things. Josh was the absolute star…he just stayed out talking with us despite the weather. In the end, we had to say we were leaving as we were soaked & think Josh woulda stayed there much longer ! DSC00580DSC00590


Iron Maiden, Paul Samsons Empire, @ Apollo Theatre,Oxford, 3-10-86


Seats in 1st rows were demolished.The guys from Anthrax were in crowd as the accident had happened in Scandinavia. Charlie Benante was in row behind me taking photos. Pretty sure he saw my tape recorder but didn’t grass me up.Good guy! 🙂

This was the first night of the 17 dates i’d follow on this UK tour. Recently i came across a lot of the hotel receipts, information, train times etc (Yes, i AM a hoarder) It’s amazing how different these things were back then, when there was no internet 😉 Here’s a sample of that old stuff : 2015-01-02 16.36.43