Doesn`t ring any bell, right ? That was a big mistake coming from the main organiser ( Oli from Oli! Management ). He should have called at least one KNOWN band to gather some more people. Awkward.. only 300 people in a hall where 3000 could have done the ‘pogo’ without any kind of trouble. Aaanyway, me and the gang knew it from the very beginnin`, so it didn`t matter, we showed up. Dad even let me take the car for the very first time on my own.. imagine Bandean and Pavel`s reactions to that. :)))))) Thank God Cotoara wasn`t there too ( you`ll find out why in the end.. ). Well, some bands were ok, some weren`t. I didn`t like Gothic.. who despite their name sing some mixture between death and black metal.. no connection to goth whatsoever. Why I didn`t enjoy `em ? Firstly, because black and especially death.. let`s say.. just aren`t my type of metal. But on the other hand, who would like a group whose vocalist ends the concert with : ‘Our album is selling outside. It only costs 7 RON. Please buy it and help us continue !’.. Ahahahaha.. shame on you guys !
Then, I didn`t like Northen Lights from Turkey. Imagine these dark-skinned guys with too much hair-gel, dressed in white shirts.. This picture Atika managed to take is nothing compared to their bass player.. ( the good thing about the guy, though.. was his 6 strings bass guitar.. if he only knew how to use it properly.. :)) ).
All their songs had some Oriental influences.. bleah.. :) Well, they sang Maiden`s Trooper and leeeet`s say I forgive them. :)))
Iron Mask.. another great disaster.. :)))))))) And I freakin` mean it.. but this time, funny disaster. Pavel got a piece of paper with `em.. lovely drawings and art, some songs, lyrics.. First we laughed our asses out about a song called ‘Barabas’.. mwahahahahahaha.. :))))))))))) Chorus : ‘Barabas, Barabas…’ ( and there was something more but I can`t remember and Pavel`s not online to ask him =)) ). Second funny thing in that paper was the band`s presentation.. there was this guy.. ‘lead & backing vocals’.. :)))))))) Like what the hell ?! :))) In the same time ? WOW ! :))))))))) Well, the funniest thing.. when the guys showed up on the stage, surprise : their lead vocalist was actually some old, fat, bald guy who kept jumping with his hands up, unfolding his belly under his too short T-shirt.. Aaaahahahaha, he wasn`t even in that paper, Goddammit !!! How can we not laugh ? And the ‘lead & backing vocals’ guy that actually appeared in that crappy presentation was only grunting.. but very short.. you could imagine he did it just to spite the baldy, if you didn`t know any better. :)))))))) Anyway, their stateliness was horrible, and Pavel, with an urge to pee, distantly said : ‘Well.. I can piss on their music…’, got up and went to the bathroom.. Mwahahaha :))))))
I did like a lot Taine and Fading Circles.. even Tuzmadar from Hungary.. ( well Pavel enjoyed `em even more `coz they sang a few Helloween covers :) ). But I loved Phantom-X and Anvil !! Oh man.. the guitarist from Phantom-X got off the stage and came in the public to perfom a solo.. and I was right in front of him !! His guitar was lovely ( + it had a Porky Pig sticker on :)))) ).. and the people respected him. Well there was one funny guy who put a finger on the superb guitar and then had a childish smile upon his face, but nothing more.
..and with me, right in front of him.. Dammit, Atika, why the hell didn`t you come closer ? :) Phantom-X were so cool, but Anvil… pffffff.. I mean take a good look at this guy`s face :
You met Lips, the vocalist.. aaaahahahaha :))))) He was SO funny.. so cool, so simple, so not a star. And their music was lovely as well.. I mean they`re older than Metallica, dammit.. He sweared everything, he told a little story about one dog of his that came on his girlfriend`s foot ( with his ‘little pink crayon’ =)))))))))))))) ).. She yelled and he laughed.. aahahaha.. SICK !
After the show, I went to get autographes from the vocalist and guitar player from Phantom-X and well.. there was this guy asking for a signature on some ticket.. I think he was drunk or something, but we laughed our asses out.. He had this Beavis & Butt-Head voice & laughing, explaining the guitarist.. ‘Ăăăăă.. that is.. the proces verbal.. a ticket ! From the police.. hăhă.. For drinking.. fuck the police.. hăhăhă’.. Aahahahha :)))))
Afterwards, about a half an hour we talked to the funny looking guy from Anvil. He told me he sells packages with Mexican food.. burritos and stuff.. he delivers them to the kids.. so he`s a regular guy. :) Then he told me something about some dildo.. I said I don`t need it, I like the real thing ( I still can`t believe I said that ! :))) ). And in the end.. ‘Nice meeting you’ .. ‘Nice to be met’. :)))
Well, as I said, good thing Cotoara wasn`t there to laugh about me.. it took me 15 minutes to realise the car was using the handbrake.. Oooooh, THAT`s why it didn`t start and that`s why the tires were smelling so horrible ! Blonde… :))))
Why did I wrote it three times ? Must be because of the silly Christmas song I can`t get out of my head, now that I wrote the title. :/ This always happens : I remember a song ( most of the times, a stupid song I don`t even like ) and there it is, trapped in my mind; sometimes I walk around the house and I start to mumble it, if not even sing it. And then I go.. ‘what the f… aaaww, Goddammit !’. Well this is one of the songs I can`t get rid of right now, even if A Perfect Circle and Audioslave are doing their best.. maybe I should pass to Children Of Bodom and Sepultura.. or even Burzum, Dimmu Borgir.. who knows ? :)))
Anyway.. the idea was : it`s snowing. I was long waiting for it and I love it. There`s this tiny sparkle that lightens up whenever it snows for the very first time.. people start to sense the spirit of Christmas, they become better.. or at least I know I do.. I turn soft, even if I can`t quite promise this Christmas I`ll be listening to carols instead of metal or hard rock. :)
These are some pictures _ADI_ took for me.. from his window. I like the way the relationship is going.. but there are several details ( I`m obsessed with details ) that still bother me.. We haven`t told to any of our folks we`re together.. they just know we`re hanging out a lot and we`re best friends.. they got used to the idea `cause it`s been happening for quite a while now.. and I`m talkin` about three fuckin` years. Well, mom`s starting to get suspicious.. is it good or bad ? :) Why don`t we wanna tell ? To let some time pass.. for the spirits to settle.. it`s enough pressure already coming from our friends.. Adi never had a girlfriend before, imagine the pressure on him now.. and on me too.. they go way beyond normality ( in time ) with the questions. And I kinda feel I want all to happen now, as well.. I`m greedy when it comes to love, but I promised to myself I`ll have patience with him, teach him everything I know.. I mean.. he tells me he`s sorry he doesn`t know to hold my hand right or simply.. to hold me right.. Imagine what a virgin he is.. :) The advantage is that, after all these tourments, he`ll have the exact shape I moulded him into.. and he`ll always remember me and be grateful for my patience.. so I guess this reward is enough to keep me going, don`t you think ?
Snow like in fairy tales.. Wish everyone would feel what I feel when it snows.. Hope. Don`t give up, you can make things better.
You are a band with Metal in it’s name. Metallica. You have no costume or make-up, you just serve metal up the ass. You rock!