Part 1. Friday 1.12.
Friend and me went to Birmingham to see Good Charlotte on this tour. It was freezing cold so instead of queuing we sat at Pizza Hut and went to the venue an hour before door time. It appears that the most didn’t fancy lining up considering we easily managed to get into the second row. The people before us said they were queing since 10am. Lol.
The show started and I got a bit emotional after all the Linkin Park songs. But then friend looked at me not feeling well. I gathered security to get her out to the medic room. As the show went over curfew I had to leave earlier due to our train back to London. But I found out that friend was really bad and unable to walk due to chest pain and breathing problems. We tried to make it to the train station (missed the train) but then had to call an ambulance. It took two calls and 25 minutes for someone to arrive… After that we went to the hospital to wait 2 hours without treatment. It appears barely anyone got treatment but left at some point (maybe thats their plan) considering there was a man with head bandage were it bleeded through… We then decided to leave and get a coach back to London.
Part 2. Sunday 3.12.
Round two for Good Charlotte this time in Brixton. For this show I had a Meet and Greet. Friend and me decided to book while we were in Birmingham but only one order got through. After all friend didn’t join me on this one anyway. Waiting patiently in line until it was almost my turn. As I know Olli who was taking the pictures I started chatting with him while the last person was greeting the band before me. Part of the band looked over a bit confused while we were talking. Then Billy complimented my shirt, I said thanks, he said again that he really likes it, I just smiled and said thanks again but I actually started to think he might want to pay attention to the poor girl whos turn it currently was with them lol…
So it was finally my turn and I was happy that I decided to take the M&G and met the band I already know for a long time. Making the round to hug everyone the conversation between the Madden brothers and me went kinda like this:
Me: So when you gonna be back in Germany?
Joel: In Summer
Benji: We already announced it, are you even a real fan?
Me: Well you didn’t let me finish.
Benji: Just kidding.
Me: I meant like actually for tour and not a one off set at a festival.
Us getting in line for the picture
Joel whispering over: Probably in Fall next year.
Then I was about to leave
Benji: So which German city is your city?
Me: Closest is Hamburg
Benji: Alright we gonna come play in Hamburg then!
When leaving the room their brother Josh sorted out the merch package. I was waiting as someone wanted to take a picture with him but he handed me my package in the meantime. So when they were done we left the room and he was shouting after me. I initially didn’t react but then security stopped me and he was actually just checking if I got my merch haha.
The show was great and a bit different to the other ones as it was the anniversary show. They had three people filming the entire set so I think there might be some hope for a live dvd 😬 i somehow managed to wait around after despite pretty much everyone being kicked out from security so I was lucky to be the only one left waiting at barrier and got a drum stick from Dean as well as a pick from Paul and a pick from one of the support bands.
So overall pretty successfull. On my way home it appears that I was the first to tweet pictures of Sam Carter from Architects joining the band on stage for one song. So my notifications blew up after GC, Architects and Josh started to like the post 😆