|John O’Callaghan of The Maine
Photo copyright to me
The Maine performing Sad Songs from their album Forever Halloween
|Selfies with John O’Callaghan and meeting Jaret from Bowling For Soup|
What really made my day was meeting Jaret from Bowling For Soup! Bowling For Soup were the band that got me into rock music and they are the sole reason why I love going to live music considering they were my first ever rock gig. It was so great meeting Jaret to thank him, and I loved the fact that he is in one of The Maine’s shirts and insists he is now a fan!
It almost topped spending the VIP after party with them at Warped Tour. It was a lot more laid back and casual which I liked, though unfortunately come 2am they had bus call. So we stumbled back up to another bar, before retiring drunkenly for the night a good few hours later in Liz’s flat that overlooked the sea (it was literally on the sea front!).
The following morning we made use of the hot weather and walked down to the pier, grabbed some chips and ate them on the sea front. I’m also off to Hit The Deck festival on Sunday and I’m heading down to Nottingham Saturday night so yet more travelling and trains!
I’ve been in and out of London tons lately too for gigs and interviews and events, so I’m really looking forward to having a few days off work next week to just relax.
So that’s what I’ve been up to lately, most of which is related to music and going to gigs but to be honest, when isn’t it? I’ve still got a few more music festivals coming up but they’re quite drawn apart so I think after this weekend hopefully everything will just slow down a bit (which really means I’ll be spending my days watching back to back episodes of my favourite TV shows on Netflix!).
I hope you’ve all had a lovely bank holiday weekend and have spent it soaking up any rare sunshine you might have had wherever you are. I definitely did not like going from sunny Brighton to stepping off a train back in miserable and rainy Luton, but it was a lovely way to escape for a couple of days and just have another little adventure. Make sure you let me know your bank holiday weekend plans with a quick comment below as I’d love to hear all about it!
What do you think? Do you think they’re quirky or dangerous?
On the last day, the entire upstairs had been laid out to create a bloggers beauty bar and they practically covered almost everything. We could get our hair and nails done, get our eyebrows shaped or have eyebrow extensions added (!), we could have our makeup done and, later on in the evening, there was even a fake tan booth set up downstairs! It was really great to not only talk to all the different brands offering these services for things like advice or to get any questions answered, but it was just also really lovely to be ‘made up’ ready for the evenings events.
There was a certain buzz in the air when it came to the final fashion show as if everything had been turned up a notch – everything felt just that bit more VIP and classy for the final night, so I was really glad that I managed to get my hair and makeup done for this.