What a shame that Bonnie/Karin has left us... Just after I found this thread! It's one of the best on here I have to say, by far the best non-tennis related. Forum politics can be really unpleasant at times, I know.
I was enjoying the last Anathema video she posted too!
I went to Bloodstock Open Air festival this weekend and saw some amazing performances.
Meshuggah were amazing - face-melting brutality! I left feeling as though my mind had been altered in some way. I'm now some kind of dormant math-metal-triggered soldier I think!
Opeth played probably the best set I've ever seen them play. Their sound was absolutely perfect, Mikael enjoyed some banter with the crowd as always, and they did a cover of Rainbow's 'Catch the Rainbow' in tribute to Ronnie James Dio. It was really beautiful, and poignant.
Devin Townsend played on the Saturday and it was the highlight of the weekend. Sadly he had masses of technical issues which caused his set to be cut 15 minutes short, but he was onstage the whole time doing interpretive dance numbers and being absolutely hilarious on the mic, it was pure comedy. He played a good set of songs including Deadhead which is my favourite song by him, his voice is immense on it.
Gojira played on the Sunday - I haven't seen them mentioned in here before, they are something else live. Absolutely the tightest, heaviest thing you've ever heard but still beautiful and exciting - got to meet them at the signing tent afterwards which was a pleasure. For those of you that haven't heard them here is them doing one of their best songs live - not from Bloodstock but they play it the same way always. It's amazing. Check them out especially from around 4:00 onwards! Let's hope this embedding malarkey works -
EDIT: it didn't - here's a link instead!
Great weekend, also great performances by Korpiklaani, Amorphis, Cathedral, Bloodbath and Fear Factory. Right, off to write a full-length blog about it!
Hope you're all okay today!