This time tomorrow I’ll be shuffling around the 3Arena in Dublin killing time while Lamb of God are still churning out some noise on the stage and eagerly anticipating what will probably be the last time I see thrash behemoths Slayer on Irish soil.
Today was my last day at work for hopefully eleven whole days, but you never can tell with my place at the moment! I was asked this morning if I needed the days off. Just let me think on that for a fraction of a millisecond. No was the reply.
Around 3pm tomorrow I’ll be on a plane out of Birmingham heading to the Emerald Isle and fingers crossed we’ll make it to the arena in time for Obituary who hit the stage at 6:30, please RyanAir, no huge delays. As much as I’d hate to miss them at least I have another two opportunities to see them in the next week or so. But tomorrow is all about Slayer.
Seeing as it’s November tomorrow too, I’ve cut this years visit to Ireland a bit fine. I’ve been to Dublin for at least one concert in consecutive years since 2013 and I’ve made the short hop on and off since my first visit back in 1999 when I went over with Stampin’ Ground.
Tomorrow kicks off a hectic stint of gigs. Not long after I’m back on English turf I could be heading up the A34 to Manchester to see Anti-Flag, but that depends if it sells out in advance and we suffer no major delay on the return leg. A day in Leeds beckons on Saturday for the Damnation Festival and a LIK gig in Birmingham could be an outside bet on Sunday, and that’s just the first four days. No rest for the wicked and all that.
Dittohead is taken from the band’s 1994 album Divine Intervention and it’s been a decade since I last experienced it live during the Unholy Alliance III jaunt. Well, assuming that they haven’t dropped it from the setlist for the European leg.