This weekend me, Ellie and my friend Linda saw Thirty Seconds to Mars The Monolith Tour at Manchester Arena. It has been SO many years since Thirty Seconds to Mars have toured the UK so I have been looking forward to this for a long time. Ellie has grown up listening to them and this is the first time she has seen them so I was excited for her too. I love that we like so many of the same bands and that she’s old enough to come along and enjoy them now.
Manchester Arena have brought in a new age restriction in the standing area since re-opening. Now there are no under 16s allowed. Seating isn’t somewhere I would usually chose for a gig but, I have to admit it makes a nice change. My only complaint is from the seats I can’t squeeze my way to the front or get any half-decent photographs.
Regular reader will know I am a huge music fan. Nothing makes me happier (or eats more of my money) than live music tickets. Bands like The Killers, Biffy Clyro and Green Day are my favourites and spending a weekend traipsing around a festival is my idea of heaven. I do have a few musical guilty pleasures, Nelly being one of them. Tickets were released for Leeds but I couldn’t decide how much of a guilty pleasure he is and put off buying them, until the Groupon two for one sale. Taking it as fate just a week later me and Ellie were seeing Nelly at the Leeds O2 Academy. (more…)
In the summer tickets for The Killers went on sale, I decided I didn’t want to go. They sold out instantly and I immediately regretted not buying them. Fortunately they released another date, very last minute and I was ready and waiting to buy them. So, on the 9th November me, Ellie and my friend had a road trip to see The Killers at Liverpool Echo Arena. (more…)
The Bingley Music Live Festival is fast becoming one of my favourite festivals of the year. The tickets are cheap, the line up is good and it is local to me which means I can easily get home at the end of each day. It is also a really good festival for families so Ellie loves to come along too. It takes place the first weekend in September so always seems a good way to officially end the summer.
One of my summer traditions now is attending the Fake Festival tour. This year me, Ellie and my friends went to the Fake Festival at Roundhay Park Leeds stop one sunny Saturday.