Thoughts and ramblings of an ageing, music loving, Sci-Fi geekā€¦

Roadtrip – Two conventions, some Lakes and some Mountains

This week has been time off work. Normally it’s just an annual trip to the Lake District which is in the Northwest of England for those unfamiliar with it. After the disaster that was last year, due to the other issues I was dealing with, I was looking forward to this and decided to combine it with a visit to a Convention with friends at the start of the week which was sort of on the way.

And, as often happens at the last minute, some guests from the TV show The Waking Dead were announced for an event in Birmingham on the second weekend of my break. A friend really wanted to meet them and as there were a couple of people I was interested in seeing too I said I’d drive back from the Lake District on the Friday and drive up to Birmingham on the Saturday morning.

So first up was a drive to Nottingham for Em-Con. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 23rd March 2015 / Conventions, Holiday, Photographs, Signings / 0 Comments

What price is too high?

How much would you be prepared to pay to see your favourite band or singer? Would you buy a ticket just to resell it for an exorbitant price? Have you paid vastly inflated prices for a ticket just so you don’t miss out?

It’s a topic that has been argued time and again but once more has reared it’s head. This week came the surprise announcement that David Gilmour was going to do a short tour. He is my favourite guitarist from one of my favourite bands (Pink Floyd if you didn’t know) and I didn’t expect to have the opportunity to see him again.

I was lucky enough to see his last solo tour in 2006 and knowing he’s not a big fan of touring anymore I expected that to be the last time. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 6th March 2015 / Concerts, Music, Thoughts / 1 Comment