Monday, 28 April 2008

More Gigs, no leave, and Bike, and Cardiff again!!!

How are you??  I'm alright :o) 

Weekend was okay didn't really do anything but I shall expand more on that later on during the week.

But important news:

1)  Bike is gonna cost me minimum £30 maximum £50!!!!!!!  I'm panicking about this slightly as I don't think I can afford that with next month's pay packet!!  I wanna get my hair cut and go and see mum.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr to expenses!!  Plus it's the first month of the higher rent!!  All these expenses go up but the wages never reflect it :(  I hate Devon for that very reason.....................

2)  Queen & Paul Rodgers have released more UK dates.  Yep you've guessed it Trina and I have added more to our list so it now looks like this and trust me this is the definitive list.  I CANNOT do anymore!!!  No more leave left :(

Paris, Munich, Mannheim, Nottingham, Glasgow, London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool (Sheffield) Vienna and (London)

New ones in brackets!!!!  This year is gonna be mad!!!

Talking of madness it is of course Gig Diary day :o)  Back in November Trina, Wayne and myself went to four gigs in two weeks.  I've already told you about two of them, (Foo's in Cardiff and London), well this next one takes us into the second of those weeks.  Enjoy xx

BILL BAILEY - CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL ARENA 21st NOVEMBER 2007

 

Wayne and I agreed to meet in the car park at work as usual, so I left work at 4pm. I changed my top and made my way down to the usual spot which is where I met him. We then joined the rest of the Exeter traffic and made our way to the train station to wait for Trina. Whilst waiting we discussed how brilliantly awesome the Foo Fighters were on the Saturday and how nothing we ever go and see will come close to the brilliance of that gig!! So we listened to the Foo's whilst waiting. This was after we had been into the station to look for a cash point but to no avail.

Trina's train actually arrived on time, after saying hello and making ourselves comfortable in the car, we were on our way, back to Cardiff again!! We decided on a brief stop to get food and after moaning about the staff in the other services we figured it was best to stop elsewhere. So we stopped at Tiverton and got ourselves a Mcdonald's. We arrived at the right time because as we were leaving a big group of teenage boys were joining the queue for food. I couldn't even begin to imagine how annoyed I would've been getting stuck behind them!! After purchasing our food we went to sit in the car to eat and soon we were on our way again. It didn't take too long to get to the Seven bridge but as soon as we were on it I felt the need for the loo, yet there was none in sight!! *panic* On the other side of the bridge and near the tunnel you go through to get to Cardiff the traffic was very busy. It soon became apparent as to why this was as there was an accident on the other side of the road. It looked quite bad from what I can remember. Plus every now and then after passing that incident we saw police cars. It was like they were everywhere!!

We managed to enter Cardiff but it appeared we had entered via a different route. We were starting to miss Gareth and his sense of directions!! None of us could find the streets that we drove down last time, it all looked different. Eventually we were going down the road which we had gone down the previous week when we were trying to find our way out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wayne was going to use the same persons driveway to turn round in, but figured he might spot us this time and come out and have a go at us. It was quite stressful trying to find our way to the car park, let alone the building!! Trina was stressed so this made Wayne stressed and I was desperate for the toilet still.

Eventually we found the building and made our way to the car park. Unfortunately there was a queue of cars waiting to get in so we watched the people stood outside the pub near the venue and listened to their conversations about Bill, music and stuff. Once we were in the car park we managed to find a space but it was on the 4th floor. This was not going to help in making a quick getaway. As I was still desperate for the loo, I walked round to the building VERY quickly. Unfortunately there was a bit of a crowd going in so I had to wait for a bit longer!!

We get inside and make our way into the main part of the arena, looking for the toilets. If I remember rightly we had to ask someone!! They directed us over to the bar area which you can imagine was packed. The arena looked very different with seats inside it, it made it look a bit bigger, which was odd!! Anyway we found the loo's to my delight, and afterwards went to find our seats. Row 14 I think it was..........which wasn't that far from the front, but we had to walk round the front row to get to the otherside which was closer to our seat numbers. As we made our way round the front, we had to walk past Dan and Rosie. Wayne and I said a quick hello and went to find our seats. Trina stayed for a while and came to find her seat too. We had a good view which I was pleased about, not too many tall people sitting in front of me!! The screensaver on the backdrop on stage was off a light bulb and the background kept changing colour. There was some leaflets on our seats as we sat down and these were advertising the cd of the gig which we could order from the merchandise stall or one of the stewards and we would have to pick it up after the show. Trina and I debated about doing this then or wait until the intermission. Eventually it was decided that we would wait until the intermission and then we would look for t-shirts too.

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So I shall leave you there for now...............

back later in the week for a more gossipy entry and possibly some old piccy's ~ have uploaded one into the all about me section.  Me and Trina, check it out and have a laugh on us lol

Laters xx

 

14 comments:

swmpgrly said...

great pics

louiseb411 said...

You have a busy year of travelling. My eldest son has seen Bill Bailey said it was fab. Have a good week Louise  xx

oddb0dkins said...

that's a full agenda you've got lined up there Jen. Wears me out just reading about it.
Like the new pics.

B. x

cayasm said...

Wow Jenny so how are you going to be able to fit a break into all of that, sounds like fun though.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

funnyface0s0 said...

I'm still waiting to hear what the secret is ?!!?!?
Luv Jaynee X

jjdolfin9 said...

Busy, busy, busy, busy.  Phew!!!  Sounds like a lot of fun though.
Hugs, Joyce

jlocorriere05 said...

Fancy them moving all the streets round in Cardiff to confuse you Jenny! Lol! I'm glad you finally found it. It sounds like you have a busy but fun year ahead of you! Jeannette xx  

specialadyfink said...

Good grief how can you  afford to travel and pay to see all those shows...you must starve yourself,LOL
huggies
connie

pamal3 said...

Hey ladyyyyy. Sounds amazing so far. I have been In that situation of waiting and waiting some more for the loo! Not the best feeling In the world! lol. See for the price of fixing that bike?, would you not be better buying a new one? Just a thought. Sounds blooming expensive to me. Right i'm off to look at the pic In the all about you section. Love Pam xx

rdautumnsage said...

Ouch on the cost of the bike. It seems you would get a used one for that price. The cost of living is going up here in the states too. Gas is almost $4 a gallon and they are talking about rationing rice as it's going to rise in price at least 70%. It's almost like America is ready to end up in a depression. Sounds like your show list is going to keep you extremely busy (winks)...(Hugs) Indigo

labdancer51 said...

Oh dear Jenny, that is very expensive to have your bike repaired, I hope they do a good job for that money! Good for you using all your leave time to go to gigs, at least you having a great time and not wasting your holidays. Mind you, don`t you EVER get tired?...lol!  :o0

Love Sandra xxxx

jaymact1 said...

You are going to have to save hard bitween the bike and all those gigs.  Love Joan

helmswondermom said...

I know what you mean about expenses going up and wages not!  Sorry your bike is going to cost more than you thought.  I enjoy reading your gig adventures.
Lori

jeadie05 said...

I wish you lived nearer I would let you have my bike ,that is alot to get it repaired ,dont you have a freecycle system near you ? you could advertise for one ..love Jan xx