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Bekka and Amy got a chance to catch up with Jake and Cam from Australian pop-rock group, Tonight Alive backstage at their Newcastle show. This is what they had to say about their time in the UK and their upcoming plans.
Photo by: Adam Elmakias
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Please reblog this if you could. Great interview. Great guys. Excellent band.
I’m launching a new website in January 2013 which will act as a platform to support the local music talent within the North East of England. It aims to promote both unsigned and signed acts, as our aim is to strengthen the music community and make the world more aware of the talent our region produces.
So yesterday I went to Evolution Festival with Jade, her brother Jack and Aaron. We went to Nando’s first before heading to the festival and the first part of said festival was really boring. The crowd had changed dramatically since I was last there. It no longer seemed about the music or the atmosphere, it just appeared that everyones goal was to get drunk and supposedly then “have a good time”. I’m all for drinking, but I don’t think you need it to have a good time, and I’m really against it at festivals. If you pay that much money for a ticket surely you’re going to want to remember the event?
Anyway, I managed to catch Rizzle Kicks who were actually very good, I wasn’t expecting much but they delivered and know how to put on a show. Noah and the Whale who were also equally as good but their set lacked some gems such as “2 Atoms In A Molecule” which was a little bit disappointing. I also caught Deadmau5’s set which was extremely dull to begin with. His transitions between songs were too long and it was hard to keep captivated until about twenty minutes towards the end. During all of these bands might I add however, there was people moshing. Moshing. None of those bands that I have just mentioned require a mosh pit. Rizzle kicks I expected bopping about, Noah and the Whale sing alongs and arm waving and during Deadmau5 I expected raving, or dancing around like an idiot but all I got was people opening up circle pits constantly. I was somewhat disappointed with the festival really, it’s definitely been the worst one that I’ve been to out of previous years.
Today however I have been working so hard I’ve been pushing through my burst of laziness. I published the Go Radio interview for Venture which I’m really proud of, you can find that here. I edited and published my footage from Deadmau5’s set yesterday. I sorted out all of my holiday clothes again, published news to Venture, worked on what has the potential to be our Summer issue, answered and sent many emails and watched the final celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I don’t really talk about it, but I’m actually very patriotic. I have a strong love for the Queen and I really admire how she handles herself and what she’s been through. As much as I want to move to America, I’ve very proud to be British and I always will be.
In less than a weeks time I will be in Florida and I can’t express my excitement for that. Right now however I’m wearing a Minnie Mouse t-shirt because I can. I’m also going to go eat my weight in chocolate, brainstorm more venture stuff and watch Uptown Girls on Netflix.
I’ve been working hard, but playing harder this week. I think I owe it all to the sun. On Friday I finished work at half four and ended up in town with Becca. We literally were there for about four hours, picking apart the human race bit by bit. The weather was perfect, she is a babe, and our conversations were hilarious.
On Saturday I was working in the morning, and then I went to the beach with my parents and their friends. It was freezing for the most part, but I still accepted my free ice cream - obviously. We headed to the pub afterwards and ran into our neighbours. I left after about two hours to go to my friend Roze’s. She was having one of her usual gatherings with all of the people that we hung around with from sixth form, and we sat and watched Eurovision. I got Sweden in the sweepstake but no one would bet any money, I was not impressed. I walked home at 1am as well. Not one of my better ideas.
Today I finished work at 4 and then I sun bathed in the garden for hours. I’ve just been doing some Venture work (so many emails, so little time) and I’m about to head to bed. I’m going out with Wayne tomorrow and then I have work again.
Also, a key part of this week I BOUGHT JESSIE J TICKETS. I AM SO EXCITED.
I am loving my life right now, and I whole heartedly believe it’s because of the weather and the people that I am surrounding myself with.
It’s my birthday!
I’m 19 and I don’t know how I feel about this. Last night was really lovely though, and I appreciate the fact that a lot of people went to a great amount of effort to come out and celebrate with me. It’s one of the best nights out I’ve had, and I’ll definitely be going to propaganda again. The Union Rooms are cool too. Many in-jokes were rediscovered last night, and even some new ones were made. Nights like last night make me realise that I’m friends with some wonderful people. I wasn’t even hungover when I woke up this morning either, I can’t tell you how happy that made me. Here’s to being 19!
You can read more about my night at my wordpress: iambekkacollins.wordpress.com
The Wolves - Ben Howard
Which one of my friends is going to accompany me to Ben Howard’s show in November. Surely I can tempt one of you?
I went out to nandos last night with Nicole (picture one), Daniel (picture two) and Tash (picture five). I’ve only been to nandos once before, which is weird because I love Chicken so obviously I was happy with my meal.
We hit Sam Jacks and then decided to go out on the “scene” - which for those of you who don’t know is the name for where all the gay bars are in Newcastle. Without going into loads of details, I am the only straight member who went out last night so I wasn’t sure about hitting the scene. Turns out it’s fucking class.
We went to eazy street and I made friends with some 40 year old women ha. Danced to Good Feelin and ended up getting a drink poured on me which covered my hair and my legs. I watched an old man fall over the floor due to being far too intoxicated and the highlight was seeing my friends face when she got groped.
We then went to Rustys which I’ve never been to before. I was already contently drunk when we got there so we took over this corner by the toilets which was right next to the big stage. I got more drunk and made a fool out of myself by dancing far too much and also slightly inappropriately at times. I then ended up seeing one of my friends Beca (picture three) who I haven’t seen in about three years - which isn’t an exaggeration, so it was a lovely surprise.
It was one of the best nights out in Newcastle I’ve ever had. Far too much laughing and dancing went on and honestly it was amazing. I love my friends, I really do. <3