You Better You Bet
2nd July 2013
I have a lot to blog about today, which makes a real change!
First of all, I want to say a big thanks to Georgie because without her help this post wouldn’t be possible. I tried to log on to my WordPress dashboard yesterday but I kept getting an error message saying that I had used all of my allocated PHP script memory.
This seemed like nonsenses considering the size of my website. I contacted my host who said that I would need to upgrade i.e. pay for hosting. I spend this morning looking round for free hosts for my website and some of my lovely fellow bloggers gave me some advice. But Georgie came to my rescue and with a tweak of some coding everything is back to normal. Hooray.
Last Saturday I handed in my notice. I was frustrated with my hours getting altered at the last minute all of the time and it felt like I had no time to myself. I only wanted a part time job and it was slowly turning in to full time. I also wanted extra time to prepare for moving out so I thought it would be best to leave my job now. I have two more shifts left to do but then I am free!
On Sunday I went to Liverpool to see The Who in concert. As there were no trains back from Liverpool after a certain time my dad decided to drive. We spent the afternoon in the city, doing a bit of shopping, and then after we went for dinner at Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
We made our way down to the docks and to the Echo Arena. Outside the arena were loads of scooters as The Who are a mod band and back in the day the mods rode on Vespas and Lambrettas. They were kept in such good condition and I took a few pictures. The guy who owned the prettiest scooter there let me jump on so I could have my photo taken. Here is the result:
Quite clearly I wore my Who t-shirt to the concert but I did buy a concert t-shirt with the dates of the tour on the back. I’d show you what it looks like but it’s currently in the wash.
The Who were absolutely incredible. It was without a doubt the best thing I have ever seen!
The first half of the show they played songs from their film Quadrophenia, none stop. It was just continuous music without a break. I have no idea how they did it. Pete Townshend sand a lot more songs than I was expecting, which was a treat, but Roger Daltrey is an amazing frontman. He was swinging his microphone around just like he use to and Pete performed his famous windmill move on guitar. For a 68 year old and a 69 year old they had so much energy and they really do put the majority of old people in the world to shame.
My favourite songs from the Quadrophenia part of the show were 5:15 and Bell Boy. 5:15 is a song which is basically about getting high on a train. At the end of the song there was a bass solo by John Entwistle. Of course, John has been dead since 2002 but they had huge screens on stage showing a clip of him playing a few years before he died. It was kind of haunting and very emotional. John was an incredible musician. I think this is one of the biggest reasons why they didn’t play My Generation, because the song is famous for John’s bass solos. Here’s a clip from one of the previous nights. The think what I love the most is how the other members of the band stop and watch John play. My god, I wish I could have been this close to the front!!
Bell Boy is also known as Keith’s song. Keith Moon died in 1978 at the age of 32. When The Who performed this song they showed a lot of pictures of Keith being the absolute crazy loon that he was. In Bell Boy Keith sings a section of the song and the large screens showed him singing and they played the vocals to go with it so it felt like he hadn’t been replace.
After the songs from Quadrophenia The Who performed six songs from a variety of their albums; Who Are You, Pinball Wizard, Baba O’Riley, Won’t Get Fooled Again, You Better You Bet and Tea and Theatre. I didn’t want it to end. I will never ever get the chance to see such a legendary band in concert again. This is why you have to take every opportunity you get.
Tomorrow I am back off to Liverpool. Tyrone and I are going to look at some flats ready for our next year of uni. It’s all very exciting but quite scary. I’ll let you know how we go on in my next post.
And finally, some news of my acne. I am going to see the skin specialist on Thursday but last Thursday I saw another doctor who prescribed me some magical solution called Zineryt, and it is actually working! I am so happy that something is making a difference. Yay!