Filling our bellies with yummy Japanese food before the Hu gig
The Hu, like many I only knew the few songs on you tube, but loved them and they just grabbed you immediately being slightly different in their blend of the folk metal/rock formula with beautiful string instruments, Jew harps and Mongolian throat singing sounds. When I grabbed our tickets I never imagine it would sold out and really should have moved to a bigger venue. Incredible the power of a youtube video going viral nowadays. Such an interesting mix of people in the crowd and lots of very enthusiastic fans, shame no support band. At least we made it into a lovely evening with lots of friends for dinner and drinks beforehand. They were just fantastic, 8 of them filling up that small stage and it was flawless performance, just so good at what they do and really wish they had their album on sale. Cannot help to dance and smile and the sound was perfect, which is impressive with all those instruments I could not name and anyone that shout 'ARE YOU READY TO ROCK' and then picked up a flute is a winner in my world. https://youtu.be/v4xZUr0BEfE
This weekend would have been my dad birthday and father day, on top of that we have been indoors for days preparing for next weekend festival so a bit of socialising and shopping was much required so we went to the Alternative Bring and buy. Fun catching up with everyone and returned with a few bargain goodies, cute spikey boots, a dress, t shirt, earrings, brooch and some cd's. Simon got quite a fab suns and moons velvet jacket
WGT bits have all been put away and the last few days have been about FairyFest. Saturday is Brian Froud theme day so Labyrinth pop Bowie has been added, he was at first on my hairpiece but wasn't quite right so he has moved to my staff, as well as the odd fairies, toadstools and flowers that have been added. I also found an old Froud fairy printed on fabric so she has also been added too.
Back to work on tuesday, this week been mostly unpacking and sorting outfits for next festival. Practice for simon At least on Friday, suzanne and I went to this little exhibition at lunchtime, ex colleague was showing her work in it and i love the Crypt as a venue. “Fantastic Properties” is a multi-media show where each member of the collective explores his or her response to the exhibition space as a place where personal and collective histories collide. http://cryptgallery.org/event/fantastic-properties/
2.5 hours sleep and it is on a train. easy journey back, tiny delay in middle train but compared to everyone else trouble free. After 5 days of corsets, make up and headdresses...that first day of comfy clothes and no make up always feel so good...
Thursday 6 June Goth Shopping, SadGoth and Dancing in the Woods
That day was mostly spent visiting all the goth shops in town and refilling my patchouli collection. Big ice-cream and collection our wristbands. Back to flat quick change and in the evening we went to the Sadgoth meet (it just get bigger every year), lovely to see so many friends from all over the world in one place and meet lots of new ones. Afterward we followed Alan to the woods and finally made it to the Blauen Stande event, a dancefloor circle made by candles in the middle of a field in a wood behind the Agra. Gala Nocturna/Dunkeromantik tunes all nights. It was amazing such a wonderful sight dancing under the stars to candlelights, well until it started to rain more and more and eventually we had to give up. Returning was a bit more complicated due to various transport unluckiness and lack of trams at 3 am on the Thursday in that side of town (a lesson I have learned this year check night bus times, as only once a hour)