How can something as innocuous as picking up a box cause so much pain? I was loading my van yesterday morning and lifting a box from the floor onto the shelf, something I’ve done dozens of times a day for twenty years with hardly any issues. But Thursday morning I felt something twinge in my back. I was in agony yesterday and it’s not improved over night. This evening could be “fun”.
Reflecting on Wednesday evening, my first Creeper experience was very enjoyable, and I think the nephew enjoyed himself. I have to say the Creeper fans are some of the most fanatical I’ve encountered in a long time. Maybe not as maniacal as the Slayer hordes, but not far off.
I’ve never seen so many crowd surfers at a gig in Stoke. Right from the get go the crowd sang every word to every song and the mayhem ensued. The majority of the crowd surfers were females, definitely not a sight seen at the metal shows I’ve frequented. The security guys definitely earned their wages with that 70 minute work out.
Stupid back pain allowing tonight is the start of a three day weekend and a weekend chock full of gigs. Local ska band The Rough Kutz play Burlsem on bank holiday Monday. The impressive Casket Feeder are somewhere in Nottingham on Sunday and Saturday night should see me in the company of Metallica tribute band Metal Militia at Eleven.
Kicking the weekend off is my first time seeing Sheer Terror since 1998 when I saw them at Belgium’s Dour Festival. That has been the only time I’ve witnessed them on stage too, but UK visits have been few and far between. I can only see three listed. Their last appearance was during last years Rebellion festival in Blackpool. Prior to that two shows in London in 2012 and 1995.
I thought there should have been more shows around the Blackpool show, but I’m not sure if they were let down by promoters or no one has entered them on to the Setlists database? They were also scheduled to hit these shores a few years back when they were due to play Temples festival in Bristol, that whole event was scrapped mere days before it was due begin.
Veteran frontman Paul Bearer brings his New York hardcore punk band to the British Isles for a pair of shows (the other in London on Saturday) and the Leeds get together sees them christening a new room within the Temple of Boom complex. Only 150 or so will be in attendance in what I think is called the Hot Box, so it’s going to be a intimate hot and sweaty affair. Fingers crossed my back eases a bit, no doubt though I’ll look like an extra from Monty Python’s ministry of funny walks sketch.
Here To Stay is the opening salvo from the bands 1989 release Just Can’t Hate Enough originally released by Starving Missile in 1989 and later by Blackout! the following year.