Tough Mudder proved to be an unexpectedly tiring experience (maybe coupling it with some partying didn’t help)
But, a trip to my first ever festival had been arranged for ages!
Download didn’t necessarily feature my most favourite bands, but as I was discover a lot of the enjoyment comes from seeing bands live.
Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein were headlining over the 3 nights. Of these 3 it was only Iron Maiden that I was confident of enjoying, the other 2 were a bit GRRRRRRRRRRRRR for my liking. But seeing them live and the effort put into their stage shows completely changed my mind about them.
We saw so many other bands over the course of the weekend, but my diamond find was Stone Sour – a side project of Slipknot’s lead singer – far more my cup of tea – more melodic and less grrrrrrrr
Was gutted to discover that I’d missed Europe of ‘the final countdown’ fame, but did get to see Limp Bizkit and Rollin’ – brilliant
Also managed to invent some new songs for the bands – Slipknot got ‘cider, tiger, roar’ and Iron Maiden has a song that states that ‘there’s a time to live, a time to die, a time to be Jamaican’……
Amazing experience – was anyone else there?