Funeral for a FriendPosted on Fri, May. 25th (2007) at 17:17
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Yesterday started off with an anxious wait before I headed to the train station to meet Lesley, Heather and Adam at about . After sitting on the train for just over an hour, we arrived at Birmingham Moor Street Station, where we were greeted by Martin and Nick who had travelled there earlier in the day. We then all went to a bar (which had amazing toilets) to meet up with Martin and Nick's other friend and to get some food. However me and Lesley were not impressed with the manky brown chips, so we ran away to Tesco's to get some yummy food. After we had eaten, we made our way to the
First on stage was a band called Haunts, they weren’t too bad, not the type of thing I usually listen to, though.
After a painful wait, the stage was taken over by Receiving Ends of Sirens. They were a lot better than the first band, and they put me in the mood for Funeral even more.
Another painful wait until the stage went pitch black and the intro to into Oblivion started playing. I felt a massive rush of adrenaline run around my body and at that point I started screaming and singing as loud as I could. I would like to apologise now if I deafened Lesley, Martin and Heather. Overall I was extremely pleased with their set list; they played songs from all three albums, so I was very happy to hear some old songs in there, although I was a little disappointed that there wasn't much screaming coming from Ryan. Matt gave a beautiful speech just before they played Roses for the Dead, which gave me goose bumps and made everyone cheer even louder. They ended the night with Escape Artists Never Die, just like on the Spilling Blood DVD, so I was extremely happy.
After the gig, the seven of us went to New Street Station to get some food, then we quickly made our way to Moor Street Station to catch the train home. I usually hate long train journeys after gigs, but this time I was kept entertained by Martin and Nick, then me and Lesley played hang man, well, Lesley's version of hangman until the train driver man said "ding, ding, ding, this service terminates here".
Overall it was such an amazing night (and day).