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Mud, rubbish sex, food poisoning and the Quo replacing the headline act you've mortgaged your house to see. Tell us your experiences

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(, Thu 4 Jun 2009, 13:33)
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Milton Keynes, back in 2001 (? not sure, can't remember the date), when Metallica headlined with Manson in the special guest slot. The bizarre experience I had involved getting into the venue. As you can imagine with such a festival, a lot of metaller types are wandering around, chains and spikes galore. There's me in my New Rocks, black combats and a chain strapped to my trews when I get stopped by the gate security and am asked to remove it before I can go in. Just a few seconds later, a guy with a spikey dog collar walks past and gets in un-challenged.

Not sure why they thought my dangling chain was more of a threat than a spiked dog collar but I've never worked security, so I've no idea how their mind works. So I had to remove it and ditch it before I could get in. One of my friends afterwards said I should have said (in an Ali G stylee) "Is it cos I is black?" but I'm too much of a coward to be honest.

Not the greatest story but certainly one that stands out in my mind as being a very "WTF?" moment for me.
(, Wed 10 Jun 2009, 12:19, 7 replies)
I was there too...
I remember one of the security people inside stopped me and asked: "You look normal. Why the fuck are all these people dressed like this???" He had a point. It was a FUCKING HOT DAY!!! Too fucking hot for wearing black and looking miserable. Metallica we're good though, and the bit where Marilyn Manson twatted someone on the head from the crowd with his microphone and the dull, resounding THUD echoed round the stadium was class.
(, Wed 10 Jun 2009, 12:46, closed)
was that the gig that Bill Bailey talks about
where Manson was on his knees shouting "Milton Keynes" to get the crowd worked up?
(, Wed 10 Jun 2009, 13:33, closed)
that was funny. It was when Mazza was going through his David-Bowie-esque Mechanical Animals phase. He walks out on stage, some wit at the front of the crowd calls him a poof, and then WHACK!!! Microphone over the head for this fella from Mr Manson. The best bit was the sharp intake of breath about 50,000 did similtaniously, as if to say: "That's gotta hurt." Class...
(, Wed 10 Jun 2009, 13:44, closed)
I believe that is the one
And Spanky, there was one bloke I saw and thought "you're shitting me?!" (though i'm sure plenty would have evoked the same response). He was wearing black shoes, black trousers and a huge, full-length leather trenchcoat and nothing else. A trenchcoat in that heat?!? I'm surprised he didn't melt!
(, Wed 10 Jun 2009, 13:45, closed)
For some reason I really remember having chicken and chips...
(they must've been really nice chicken and chips). And I recall getting sunburned to the tenth degree of fuck... AND I remember seeing some cunt walking round in a suit of armour. A full fucking suit... (he must've boiled inside that thing, was like a walking man-barbque)...
(, Wed 10 Jun 2009, 13:54, closed)
I was there three
and I do remember being warm with my plaited hair extensions and leather trenchcoat. But damnit, I looked cool! (sort of)
(, Wed 10 Jun 2009, 13:44, closed)
yummy girlies
there was a fair amount of eye candy, who knows, maybe i ended up ogling you that day...i assume you're a chica?!

gotta love metal festivals. *dewy eyed*
(, Wed 10 Jun 2009, 13:49, closed)

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