The Venue in Vancouver, opening for Everygrey - and I am going! The tickets were a surprise gift from a friend of mine to sort of celebrate a new chapter in both our lives. My friend is not a metal head. And this will be my first metal concert.
In a discussion with my colleagues at Black Wind Metal (who will be launching the new BWM site on Monday!), I found that wearing my Sonata Arctica t-shirt would be totally kosher. I was a little worried that it might seem out of place to wear another band's shirt at a particular concert, but apparently that is totally fine. I was worried about what to wear otherwise. I don't exactly have the most exciting wardrobe in the world, and luckily the SA t-shirt is short-sleeved (unlike my Nightwish shirt).
My friend will be taking photos of the event. I'm pretty stoked! It should be a really fun experience, though I expect I'll be the oldest person there.
Sonic Cathedral is in touch with Arkona's label and is helping to organize a possible interview with the band for me, so I can write an article for the SC web zine! How fucking cool is that? Cross your fingers that it will actually happen!
Vancouver is going to open up a ton of gig opportunities for me, so that excites me about my new home. Living in the sticks totally sucks when you are into a scene that doesn't exist there.