Tags are fun to do, and you get to know a bit more about me, too. Take the questions, do it yourself, and make sure you leave a comment when you have so I can check it out!
1. Which bands/artist do you own the most albums by?
The Rasmus. As the first band I ever fell in love with, I’ve been collecting their music for years, and I’m pretty confident I own every DVD, single and album they’ve ever released!
2. What was the last song you listened to?
That would be the new single by Five Finger Death Punch, Inside Out. Very, very loudly! Arrrgh, I love that tune! Ivan’s vocals are just so powerful! It’s perfect in lyrics as well as melody. I can’t wait to hear the rest of their new album, F8, which comes out in TWO DAYS! Naturally, I preordered it, and I know I’m going to listen the hell out of it once it arrives. I’ve always loved FFDP, but ever since seeing them live last month, I’ve loved them even more, if that’s possible. Now I’m bonded to them for life. That’s it! There’s nothing anyone can do about it, ever. It’s a heavy kind of love, but it’s so freaking awesome, I wish everyone could feel it. But now I’m getting off topic…
3. What’s your favourite music venue?
The Underworld in Camden town. I feel instantly at home and accepted there, and it holds many great memories for me. I go there as often as I can, it’s a very special place to me! At a close second, though, is Heaven in London, I’ve only been there a couple of times but it’s so atmospheric and cool, I love it!
4. What was the last show you attended?
I went to see The Calling at the Underworld, in Camden, London. It was a really lovely, feelgood, intimate show.
5. What was the greatest show you’ve ever been to?
That’s a difficult question, I’ve been to so many! But one that stayed with me, and that still gives me a little rush of happiness when I think of it, is Poets Of The Fall at Tullikamarin Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland. It was my first time seeing them and my mum and I were right in the front row! It was pure magic, there’s really no other way to put it.
6. What’s the worst show you’ve ever been to?
Deicide, at the Underworld. Absolute rubbish, I’m afraid to say. Let’s not even talk about it, what’s the point!
7. Have you met any musicians?
Yes, loads! I’m very lucky, I seem to bump into a lot of them in Camden Town.
8. What show are you looking forward to?
I can’t wait to see Sunrise Avenue play this summer at Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland! I just know it’s going to be amazing!
10. What is your favourite band shirt?
I have more black metal band tees in my wardrobe than any other item of clothing. I need to count them someday, but I’m fairly sure I have at least 40! My favourite is probably an Ensiferum t-shirt I got at their show one year.
11. What musician would you like to hang out with for a day?
I’d love to hang out with Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg! He seems so interesting and wise. We could put up bird boxes, sit around a campfire toasting Odin and drinking beer, and he could bestow his wisdom upon me!
12. Who is one musician or group you wish would make a comeback?
I would say My Chemical Romance, but they are back now! Yaaay!
13. What bands/artists have you never seen live but always wanted to?
The Hives, Bon Jovi, Metallica, and The 69 Eyes. I had a ticket to see The 69 Eyes last year but I was too ill to go. And you know I would have to be really sick to miss a gig. Hopefully I’ll get another chance to see them.
14. How many music related videos/DVDs do you own?
45! I like watching live concerts. It’s the second best thing to actually being there!
15. How many concerts/shows have you been to, total?
Nearly 70. It’s crazy!
16. Who have you seen the most live?
Bury Tomorrow, five times so far!
17. What is your favourite movie soundtrack?
I love the School Of Rock soundtrack! It’s still one of my favourite movies ever.
18. What was your last musical “phase” before you wisened up?
I was a teenage goth, although I wouldn’t say I’ve “wisened up”, exactly, I still love wearing black, and black eyeliner is kinda my thing!
19. CDs or downloads?
CDs! I do download a lot of music, but I have a CD collection that I adore and which keeps on growing! I like to have my favourite albums in CD format, so I can see them and flip through the lyric booklets, and get them signed.
20. What’s your “guilty pleasure” that you hate to admit to liking?
I don’t have guilty pleasures! If you love certain music and it makes you happy, who cares what anyone thinks?