Hey Everyone, its finally Friday whoo hoo! Todays post is rather picture heavy hehe. After Eminem I stayed in Auckland and worked for a few days then went to a Festival type thing called West Fest. It was held at Vector Arena in the city and there were two stages with multiple bands. It was over Wednesday and Thursday night. There were a number of bands I haven't heard of, however for me my top two were the headliners - Rob Zombie and Korn!!!!!!!
Now let me tell you a bit about me and Korn....they are probably my number one band. I've loved them since I was a very young teenager when I listened to them repeatedly! I kinda lost interest after their album Issues but their latest album The Paradigm Shift sparked my interest back up again, then I found out they were coming to New Zealand eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. So anywho seeing Korn live for the very first time....BLEW. MY. FUCKING. MIND. Words cant really explain it but it was epic! Rob Zombie was good too and I found a new band to listen to - Five Finger Death Punch.
After Westfest I headed back home to Christchurch then a bunch of mates and I flew to Melbourne to go to our first Soundwave Festival. My friend who I've known since I was 11 lives there and none of us had been so it was a trip of firsts! Soundwave was amazing, such a huge festival, so many stages and bands, food, drink, stalls. I saw a lot of bands including Placebo, Avenged Sevenfold, Green Day, and Korn again hehe. I also got to meet Phil Anselmo!!!!! If you don't know him then.....you clearly aren't into rock/metal music haha. It was pretty damn amazing and he pretty much said I was hot teehee.
Melbourne was great, its a nice city, very multicultural. We ventured to St Kilda, the city and surrounding suburbs. I'd love to go back one day!
Lastly after I got back from Melbourne I flew back up to Auckland to see Down live!! I didn't get to see them at Soundwave as they were on at the same time as Korn but again pretty damn amazing! Now Its been weeks without a concert and I'm feeling the urge again haha. Think I'll save it for Europe/UK and go to some sweet festivals!
Now feast your eyes on some snippets of what I got up to below!
Avenged Sevenfold set
Steph and I got Henna tattoos
Korn!!! Front row baby (but to the side lol)
Steph and I watching The Living End
Hanging over freeways in Melbourne
Five Finger Death Punch at West Fest
Brunetti's in Melbourne = Amazing
Down - front and centre baby!
Rob Zombie at West Fest - front row again baby!
Me and Phil Anselmo!
Megadeath at West Fest
Green Day at Soundwave!
Melbourne - this sign made me lol since I'm from NZ & you know, Lord of the Rings!
The girls and I hanging at St Kilda
Checking out the Graffiti lanes in Melbourne - awesome!
Melbourne City :)
Sunset view of Melbourne from the Melbourne Eye
Such awesome Graffiti!
Love the lighting in this shot!
Happy Friday Lovelies xxx