Hola, wee while since my last post!
Been a busy few months! Glasgow, Edinburgh, T in the Park!
Had a wee jaunt to Glasgow to see the awesome Belle & Sebastian at the SSE Hydro. See some photos here. The gig was awesome and was the first one I’ve ever been to at the Hydro. Not a bad venue!
The next ‘wee jaunt’ was to Edinburgh to see the Foo Fighters! Except there were no Foo Fighters, Arg! Gig was cancelled due to Dave Grohl’s leg knack. Quite disappointed as myself and wife were really looking forward to it.
We decided that as we had already booked trains, hotel and time off work to head down anyway for a mini break and see some sights. Most of the sights we saw were the inside of restaurants and pubs but we did also fit in a trip to the really cool botanic gardens.
While having dinner at the awesome Restaurant Mark Greenway on Tuesday night we met literary legend Ian Ranking, who was sitting at the next table. Had a brief chat with him, he seemed like a genuinely nice guy and was happy talking to us till his dinner guests arrived. I am a massive fan of his Rebus books and my wife said she’s not sure when she’s seen me that excited!
Saw a very large ‘Corpse Flower’ at the Botanic Gardens, was pretty neat!
Some photos of the trip on Flickr!
And finally a few weeks ago we were at T in the Park. It’s been a few years since I’ve been (2009) and the wife had never been before. We had an ace time, saw some cracking bands including War on Drugs, Kasabian, Marina and the Diamonds, The Vaccines, The LIbertines, Idlewild and Noel Gallagher. We gave the camping a miss though and stayed at a caravan park in Scone. So still technically camping but not Proper Festival Camping. Was nice to be at a festival and be feeling fresh in the morning though!
Not sure about the new festival site at Strathalan. I think they will need to alter the layout a bit as there was a pretty bad bottleneck around the King Tuts Tent and by all accounts getting a bus at the end of the day was apparently a nightmare. Glad we had the car with us, our car park experience was thankfully ok. Well, apart from taking about 10 minutes to find the car on the Friday night hah.
T in the Park Photos here!