A Day To Remember - Pyramids Centre 15/3/10
posted on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 @ 09:01 | permalink
A Day To Remember
Support: Architects, Your Demise
Portsmouth Pyramids Centre 15/3/10
Entering the venue, I breathe a sigh of relief that, as with the seeming trend of gigs these days, my 5ft 1 self actually has a hope in hell of seeing, thanks to a large portion of the audience being barely in their teens, and therefore pre-growth spurt. Ignoring the monstrosity that is a ‘Mrs Oli Sykes’ t-shirt, I make my way to catch Your Demise open with a bang to an excited crowd – although it’s clear to see they’re mainly here for the headline act.
Architects gave a strong performance, however seemed muted at points despite vocalist Sam Carter’s efforts to get the crowd going, who were seemingly less responsive, excepting a small portion of loyal fans. A shame that a large portion of the crowd probably only knew them due to Carter’s vocals on Bring Me The Horizon track The Sadness Will Never End, as they currently lead the way in the growing British hardcore scene.
The last time the Pompey crowds saw A Day To Remember, they went down a storm supporting Bring Me The Horizon (yep, them again...) hit the stage to rapturous cheers and applause, hitting hard with ‘Fast Forward to 2012’, an unexpected yet appreciated opening song.
The Ocala boys had clearly aimed their set at fans who had been there from the beginning, playing tracks from earlier released ‘And Their Name Was Treason’ and ‘For Those Who Have Heart’- although it was standout tracks from latest album ‘Homesick’, such as singalong-friendly ‘The Downfall of Us All’. Despite these recieving an eager reception, the excitement of die-hard fans to hear old favourites was clear, and the crowd as a wholewere generally consistent, with just a few lulls when rarer or slower tracks were played.
Things were slowed down a little with the frankly stunning cover of The Fray’s Over My Head, and Have Faith In Me - the only downer was the band’s slightly sexist claim that they ‘had’ to play the soft songs ‘for the ladies’. A notable omission was the removal of previous 'set staple' Kelly Clarkson cover, 'Since You Been Gone', showing the band moving onwards and upwards, and being known for their own original work. After ending on arguably their best known track ‘The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle’, and the young’uns poured out to waiting parents, it’s easy to see that A Day To Remember are a band that aim to please their fans - and succeed.
This review can be seen in Pugwash News
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New Town Killers (Jobson, 2008)
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The Paedophile Pandemic.
posted on Friday, 19 March 2010 @ 11:09 | permalinkOkay, quick one as I have lots to do this evening but saw this news story on a forum I visit, and found it interesting. You can read the full article here, but the general gist of the story is that Facebook are being pressured to place a 'paedophile panic button' on their site, for children who suspect the person they are talking to could be part of society's current most-witch hunted creatures - the paedophile.
The recent death of teenager Ashleigh Hall, who, for those who don't know, was killed by someone she thought was a good-looking teenage boy who she met on Facebook, has thrust the paedo-panic gripping the nation back into the media circus scaremongering spotlight. Although a tragic incident, Facebook alone cannot be blamed for the teenager's death.
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posted on Thursday, 18 March 2010 @ 15:16 | permalinkIt was a long time coming, but I've finally got round to making this. Fiddling around with HTML has taken up plenty of this lovely Thursday evening, along with a filling, if slightly sub-par Chinese takeaway and plenty of episodes of Supernatural.
My name is Milly 'Vanilli' Youngman. Aged 21, on the verge of turning a terrifying twenty-two (how's that for allitteration?!) I'm a second year Film Studies and Drama student at Portsmouth University, as the handy little 'About Me' box with my nice little picture states.
Things I like: Music of many different genres, Alkaline Trio, intelligent TV sci-fi/drama shows, Supernatural, eating things that are bad for me, going to the gym in a vague attempt to rectify this, spending time with fantastic people.
And as for things I don't like...you'll probably be hearing plenty about those.
Why am I doing this? Well, firstly, like many others with ambitions leaning towards writing/general creative jobs, it's a way of getting my work out there. Secondly, as a place to vent about some of the many things that irritate me, also the many things that amuse/fascinate/entertain me. And don't worry, there'll be no 'today I ate some Weetos, then went for a walk' style crap. Unless something highly thrilling happens during my day. I'm also going to be putting up a few old articles/pieces/reviews to start me off.
So keep an eye out, content coming soon!