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Was at Aninite 2008 this weekend. Was good fun - not the same as Animagic, but that's a completely different 'size' of convention :)
I'll post some photos and/or videos at some point soon (I hope ;))
Also bought Guitar Hero On Tour for the Nintendo DS at the weekend. This game is great fun although I'm nearly finished with career mode :(
One funny thing is the languages. The thing is my DS was set to english not german for some games I got as I prefer them in english. now Guitar Hero On Tour does not have English . .instead it decided to use the next language available for the game ... Spanish .. I didn't understand a lot and decided to put my DS to german and then I knew what I was doing .. I think it'd be nice if the user could specify the order of preferred languages instead of just choosing one ..
Also bought the 'new' Iron Maiden Documentary / Live DVD. Still gotta watch that though so will put some sort of review and/or comment later.
Wrote a little review of the concert on Last FM here's a link.
For those who don't want to click the link read a copy below:
Went to the Nightwish, Pain Concert yesterday.
Got there just about on time for the support band to start (fortunately as I do quite like Pain too :)
Both the Pain and Nightwish were very good in my opinion.
I also liked the Pyro stuff Nightwish had (Fireworks, quite big explosions,.. ;)) Also the Dark Passion Play Logo at the back with different color lighting was quite cool :)
Both the new songs and the older ones (which I hadn't heard sung by Anette Olzon before).
All in all a good event with both new songs from Dark Passion Play as well as 'older' classics (I Wish I Had An Angel, ..). well worth it's money :) - Also the first time I was in the Gasometer which is quite a nice venue (even though it was quite crowded there yesterday ..)
The Gazette Concert on Tuesday in Munich was great (although it was raining and the queue was moving very slowly ...). Got to St. Pölten at around 05:00 and home at around 06:00. Had a shower, got changed and went to the trainstation to go to work :D .I'll write some more later prolly :)
Read in the (free) daily newspaper one can get at train and underground stations that there's some sort of Manga Contest where one can win to work for Egmont Anime & Manga. The web address is manganet.de
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