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Finally had time to fix my older PC again and can play WoW on it again so now my wife and me can play at the same time again - also means that I'm finally playing again after what was more-or-less a 3 month (or so) break.
Also took the ferrets out in the garden yesterday for nearly 1 hour ;) that was quite fun. Maybe I'll post some pics later .. they've been really naked afterwards :)
Saturday I went to the Galactic Friendship Meeting which was this years general meeting. Seen a couple of people I've met before like 3-4 years ago when I last went (before I had moved to the UK until last September..). Apart from the fact that I had to be on the underground for like 25 minutes since the meeting was in the south of Vienna I had fun and got to see people again whom I hadn't met for ages ..
Unfortunately I had to leave a bit early, but I needed to be home on time ;)
One thing that sucks is that I won't be able to go to FOSDEM (Brussels, Belgium) this year... (for money and time reasons). Although I will try to go to Froscon (Bonn region, Germany) and/or OpenExpo (switzerland).. but we'll see..
Definitely plan to go to Linuxday in Dornbirn (Austria) again should there be one this year (which is what I assume / home)
In Glasgow for work today. will update this later/tomorrow. ;)
watch this space for updates hehe
[Update] I will write more - promise ;)
Took a bit longer than I thought ... anyway a bit of new content now :D (below this line if you go to the full view :))
Animagic 2007 was great fun (even though we noticed nearly at the airport that we had forgotten our confirmation cards for the Convention at home and had to ask my parents in law to send them using DHL... cost us GBP 65 - in the end we got in before we got the cards but they arrived later friday anyway which i guess is good, although it was expensive...)
The opening ceremony was great fun, though at the end we got Miyavi playing ... that was like the low of the whole convention for me as I personally don't like him and his music even a little bit ;)
As usual some items at the auction sold for up to around EUR 300 LOL
Spent some money in the dealer room but not too much this time comparably I guess. Though spent quite a bit in the Bring&Buy (also sold stuff for EUR 80 yay!)
On Saturday the Plastik Tree Concert was quite good (not my favorite, but quite good so we bought their latest CD - the japanese import LOL) unfortunately the J-Rock / J-Pop discothek wasn't very good so we didn't stay much longer after the concert (maybe it got better later, but it didn't start very good ..)
The show acts were good as usual and the Cosplay was good fun (compared to this what you get at uk convention Cosplay events it is like 200 times better :) ) unfortunately I had to miss a large part of the Group Cosplay as I had to pick up the Bring&Buy stuff.
One of the best things for me was the Final Fan-tasy Real Movie (there are trailers and episodes with english subs on the webpage as well)
I was a bit tired when I got back on Monday at around 20:00 or so, and we still had to pick up the pets as I had to leave at 05:00 the next morning to go to the airport to catch a flight to Glasgow for work..
Rain again today.. unfortunately I had to go to the office today. No rain on the way down, but a couple of flooded (low) fields near rivers on the way. Pouring it down now, but I hope it won't be too much of an issue on my way home.
Also i hope there'll be no issues with our flight to germany tomorrow, the flight back and the flight i gotta take to glasgow (and back) next tuesday for work :(
On a brighter note on the 2nd August We'll go to the Dir En Grey concert in london :D looking forward to that hehe
Getting started sorting out stuff for going to Animagic 2007 since we are leaving (very) early Thursday morning to get a flight to Köln (Cologne) ;)
Gotta also decide what to sell and empty some dvd-rws for the digicam!
will post some photos on here once the convention is over and we are back home :)
Haven't decided if i should (attempt to) cosplay - although it's too late anyway to get anything elaborate done.. but with all the stuff going on at the moment it's prolly better to wait for the convention next year anyway - hopefully there'll be more time then.
Btw It's been exactly a week now since I quit my job ;) got less than a month left now...
About the Metallica Concert on 8th July:
The Wemble Stadium is friggin *huge* and I'll attach some pics later if i get around to copy them from my phone :)
Fortunately it was pretty nice weather so the stadium was open most of the time (though it had a little bit of rain - unfortunately not enough so they'd move these huge 'panels' on the top -- i'd love to see that close hehe
Apart from that the support groups were generally ok:
Mastodon was not bad, but not exactly the sort of music I like.
Machine Head was quite good actually (i'd never listened to them before afaik) and I might buy some cds if they are cheap :) - the best of the 3 support bands imho!
HiM was ... loud instruments, quite vocals (and crappy ones at that when you could make out what he was singing). Frankly I don't think he was playing for the 'right' audience here as there were barely any people interested. (There was even a queue at the mens toilet!!! LOL)
Metallica itself was great actually no songs from 'St. Anger' as expected, but loads of 'classics' like Memory Remains, Nothing else Matters, Ride the Lightening, The Unforgiven, etc ... There even were some fireworks which was really cool (nothing compared to the flamethrower at the rammstein concert but still cool). Funny thing was that the fireworks seem to have broken one of the 4 background screens they had (in total there were 6 screens 1 on each side and 4 just behind/above the stage). Anyway the leftmost screen would after that only show some sort of 'noise' or strange patterns or nothing at all once they decided to put it off :)
Only thing a bit of a pain was that the bus I took back home was late so I didn't get home until nearly 02:00 (even though the concert finished at 22:00..)
One more thing regarding Music:
The new ManoWar album is great (I got myself the special edition with the DVD and the bonus track - unfortunately only watched like a quarter of dvd so far). I listened to the disc like 10-20 times so far lol