Monday, June 09, 2008

A Rocking Good Weekend!

Wembley! Yay! Here I am being extremely cheesey, just after Mlle Wilson and I got to the gig on Saturday evening.
I love this picture of Naomi and I. She's one of my best friends and I love going to gigs with her because she loves to dance and sing just as much as I do. Plue, she fine. Heh.
Here I am, having constructed a Britney Spears style microphone from a straw. This is what teaching has given me, the skill to make inane things to fill up wait times....

Supergrass playing support. They were pretty darn good, but we were all there for the Foos....

Notice I'm not actually eating this candy. This "gig bracelet" was a gift from my friend Jamie a few months back, and trust me, you do not want to eat that's waaaaaaay old!

ROCK ON Mlle Wilson! WoooooooooYeah!

This pic is of the main stage on the encore, where the Foos were joined by Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. Oh. My. Goodness. Amazing. And it made Dave Grohl cry. Awesome. Gosh, I want to hug him.


So, how was your weekend?

Above are the pics from the highlight of mine, the tremendous Foo Fighters gig at Wembley. Just amazing. The Foos have long been one of my favourite bands, and a few of their songs in particular are very special to me, so it was great to actually be there. Plue, Dave Grohl is one of my top three crushes, and the man did not disappoint - how can one person be that talented a guitarist / vocalist / drummer / writer / producer / frontman AND still seem like such a top bloke? I loves him, I do. And I think I have to call my first son David now. Possibly David Taylor Foo, actually.

The whole gig was immense. Highlights for me were "The Pretender" (WHAT an opener! 86,000 people just baying that killer hook!), "Learn To Fly" (this song moves me in ways it would take a whole other post to explain), "Everlong" (sigh....), "Monkey Wrench" (ah, this brought back such memories! Mudd club nights, moshing away. I was so angry back then...), "All My Life" (the bass and the drums were immense. Just immense), and then the encore - two numbers with the Led Zep guys ("Rock and Roll" and "Ramble On") and then a blistering version of "Best of You". Genius.

This whole weekend was amazing, actually. Got loads of work done Friday night/Saturday morning, amazing gig Saturday night, and then a day of fun with Mr H on Sunday, wandering around Camden market looking for bargains (I got a book on cosmology and a book on chickflicks :)) before heading to Primrose Hill for a picnic. Just lovely.

Weekends like that feed my soul, I swear. Even today, with it's rushes and stresses and worries, hasn't managed to kill my buzz.

Hope you are all having a super start to your week!




  1. looks like fantastic fun :) and how cute are you!! xo

  2. John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page? Awesome. That is way cool.

  3. I also had a weekend that fed my soul, and my tummy too. ;)

    Glad that concert was so good. Oh man, I'd love to hug a crying Dave Grohl. I love you, but just so you know, I would fight you for him.

    We are both so into the fabulousity and the summer of hasn't even started yet!!!

  4. looks like so much fun! I'm glad you got to enjoy Foo Fighters. I can live through you...

  5. Damn!!!! You are so lucky! What a huge crowd! Wish I was there!!!!

  6. Hehe...the picture with the straw made me laugh!

  7. Like the mic. But you ate the candy, didn'tcha?

  8. I love your weekends! I remember those candy bracelets...they didn't last me five minutes! :)

  9. I had read a report of that show, and as soon as I saw you went, I was very very jealous!

  10. That rocks! Literally! The images are so much fun too. I saw FF at Edgefest years ago, I miss that hard music movement, what happened to that? I'm a big Green Day fan myself.

  11. Looks like an awesome time!!

  12. Yay! Seems like you had fun! And you guys look great!

  13. hey gorgeous!!!!!

    I have to say: I.Love.Dave.Grohl.


  14. Can't say as I'm a fan of the Foo Fighters, but Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones taking the stage? That is made of awesome.

  15. I LOVE The Foo of my favorite bands. My daughter (11) is madly in love and obsessed with Dave Grohl. It is getting out of hand quite frankly, but I can't blame her too much because he rocks! lol

  16. I'm super jealous.

    I am a huge Foo fan.


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