So last night I finally saw my favourite band The Black Lips play live, but how did I end up jumping around on the stage with a microphone in my hand singing with the band???
The black lips at Manchester sound control. Thursday 28th August 2014. I bought 2 tickets a few weeks ago but didn't really advertise the spare one very well to my friends and with nobody really keen on a last minute Thursday night out I went by myself and stayed over being as I've a day off work on Friday.
I was surprised at first that a small venue had not completely sold out but they don't go in for glossy in your face over promotion, they shy away from being too fashionable. The understated back drop to the stage is just a big white sheet with black lips and some cartoon flowers in spray paint, balloons and toilet rolls are being thrown about until there's trails of paper draping from the rafters all around the stage.
The band seemed to enjoy the chaos and came hugging and shaking everyone's hand as we clambered back off the stage. Despite turning up on my own with two tickets in my pocket I had a great time. two tickets = double fun?