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Posted 2011-06-14 4:51 PM (#27843)
Subject: Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards
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So - 24 hours on and still no report from last nights show - that is partly because Marty is still travelling back home to Scotland, and Richard is travelling down to the West Country on work duties - leaving just 7 hours after Twisted left the stage last night - so I guess you are left with me to provide the details.

Well to put the show into context this look place at the Indigo, a 2,100 sized venue inside the O2. There were 4 bands present that played 15 minutes sets before Twisted closed the show wwith a 25 minute set. The show started at 7.00 with a good set by Buckcherry, then we had to endure the comedy compere then a set by Scorosis (I'm sorry - I'm sure this isn't spelt right - probably isn't even pronounced right - but not to matter - I wouldn't recommend them - they were quite a harsh noisy, growly, shouty band - probably good at what they do - just not my style of metal. Following a break we got the first set of awards habded out bu Alice Cooper - this included are ver own boys getting an award for 'Metal Inspiration' - call me cynical if you want but probably an award made up as they felt they needed to give Twisted an award as they were headlining - don't get me wrong - Twisted desreve the award - but I'm not sure this award has ever been given before.
Following a set by Devlin Townsend and then Skindred - we had more awards before Twisted closed the show.

With only 25 minutes to play they started with You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll before playing Shoot 'em Down, We're Not Gonna Take It, I Am (I'm Me) and closing with I Wanna Rock (inc I Wanna Fuck line). A good set - played well with 120% energy which everybody lapped up. It's just that 25 minutes isn't enough.

It was great meeting up with Marty - who travelled by bus through the night to arrive in London at 7am - before spending the day walking the streets of London - only to have the prospect of sleeping on a chair at London coach station before returning home this morning - spending 25 hours sat on a bus to see Twisted play for 25 minutes - a true SMF!!!!!! Equally impressive was Richards trip down from Newcastle before driving down to Devon for work meetings this morning - For those about to rock - we salute you!!! Good also to see RockyRandall, who nearly missed Twisted as he was going to spend time at the bar to miss Skindred - not knowing he had already missed them (as he was at the bar) - it was only the pink mike stand that pulled him back into place!!!

I'm now left with that empty 'post Twisted' feeling - made worse by reading the report of a great show in Hungary - inc Whole Lotta Rosie (and knowing so many of the SMF's are making the Greece shows - yes I've even looked, but the dates and the cost just doesn't work out for me!!) - but also due to my (?paranoid) thought that this may have been the last time I see Twisted. This then makes me feel guilty - I should be grateful and celebrate the 28 times I have seen the band - instead of longing for more. If this does prove to be my last show then I have some very very happy memories - but because these memories are so good - I want more of them - I guess only time will tell!!!! (oh sorry - I got a little emotional and off topic there!!)

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