Queens of the Stone Age
|The National Bowl, Milton Keynes, June 8, 2001
I wasn't even going to go to this, but had such a good time at the Ozzfest a couple of weeks earlier, that I just couldn't resist the chance of another day getting pissed in the sun and listening to heavy metal.
Having queued for what seemed like forever on the M1 to reach the car park, we got fleeced £7 for the priviledge of parking in a field, but at least it was only two minutes from the entrance.
We got in just after Megadeth started their aimles thrashing. Funny, really - a decade ago and they'd have been headlining. How the mighty are fallen...
Queens of the Stone Age riffed like crazy for nearly an hour. Top band.
Offspring's dull comedy punk meant plenty of time to sling lager down our necks before AC/DC came on. I'd been to see them at Wembley the previous December and not really got it. I don't think I'd had enough lager that night, as they were awesome at Milton Keynes - overcoming the awful sound system by simply playing very, very loudly.
Good things about AC/DC 2001
Best bands of AC/DC 2001
|Click on pics below to see 'em bigger|
|Mariko, Quayley, Graham, Dan, Robbie and Nigel (back to camera) settle down for an evening's lager-drinking||Mariko gets into the heavy metal atmosphere nice and early. She didn't stop|
|Mariko and Graham. Sweet||Yup, that's your very own AC/DC periscope. Especially for the short-arses in the crowd||Witty and charming - a big hit with the ladies. Not|
|Three not very wise monkeys. And getting ever less wise with each pint of lager||This guy was enjoying the day so much that the paramedics took him away in case he over-excited himself|
|Graham, Quayley, Jimi and Mariko. They rock hard|
|I think AC/DC might have just arrived on stage...||Robbie and Nigel getting down with AC/DC. Note gurning lady doing Steven Tyler impression on right of picture|
|Ooh, I'm scared||Only at an AC/DC gig can you do this sort of thing and not feel ridiculous|
|Mariko took loads of pictures at AC/DC. See them here. They're much better than mine, anyway|
|Oh, the shame of it - bringing home a beer token... what a waste|