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Every Time I Die. 27th May 2012.

G is for Gigs

9th April 2005. London Astoria. My Chemical Romance.

This photo isn't actually from my first gig. This is the third time I saw MCR- 5th November 2005.

My first gig. I was 16 years old and I bought my ticket with my EMA. I wore dark blue jeans, pink checkered Vans, a black vest top and a black studded belt with pink rhinestones that I bought in Claire's Accessories. I thought I was so cool. I got even cooler when I bought a bootleg hoodie whilst in the line. Then I got as close to the barrier as possible, completely naive of the pushing that would happen as soon as Bob Bryar entered the stage before freaking out and retreating to the safety of the back.

Nevertheless, it was the most exciting thing I had ever experienced. I was hooked. I couldn't even begin count how many gigs I have been to. Let's put it this way- I have seen MCR 16 times alone. Yes, I am a huge massive emo kid!

There is no better feeling than being in a hot, sweaty mass of people with someone else's hair in your mouth and your face pushed into someone's shoulder blades, screaming out the lyrics of your favourite songs until you lose your voice for a week and can't move your legs for days.

2nd August 2012. Sub 89, Reading. Funeral for a Friend.

The last gig I went to. I've seen Funeral for a Friend so many times that I've lost count but I'm pretty sure it must be between 12 and 15 times. They just always seem to be touring! The cloakroom was closed for this gig so we were forced to stand at the back of the room. I didn't get any good photos because of this so this one from Shepherd's Bush Empire, 23rd July 2010 will do.

My next gig booked is Every Time I Die at the Electric Ballroom on 29th October. Just before Halloween? Sounds perfect to me! We're going in fancy dress and coating ourselves in a bucketful of fake blood. It's all fun and games!

Oh, and before I go, I want to share this photo of Dave Grohl. For no reason other than it's pretty awesome.


  1. wow it seems like you had lots fun :)

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  3. Haha awesome! I used to go to shows every weekend when I was a teenager, at one of the all ages clubs downtown. All sorts of screamo, hardcore, or ska shows. Now, I haven't been to a concert in ages! I had spent my concert budget for the year on Radiohead, but that was the show that was cancelled due to the stage collapsing. Wish I could see my fav bands so many times, seems like people only tour to Canada every 3 years at most! You lucky lady you!


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    Concerts are the best! :)

  5. Oh Dave... that boy will always have a wee little piece of my heart (hubby is fully aware). Rock on girl!

  6. I've never been more jealous, you've seen MCR 16 times?! I couldn't handle that much Gerard. I think I'd die of shock. I'd die happy though, so it's no biggie :p x

    1. Haha amazing comment! Have you seen them before?


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