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