I bet everyone is sick of hearing about my concert plans by now, but for those of you who are not, here’s my plan of events for June and July:
Leave Cape Town for London. Well, assuming of course, that Cape Town’s heavy fog and London’s recent spate of terror attacks allows me to even leave the country. Theoretically, I should arrive at Heathrow sometime on the 11th. Once again, weather and terror-permitting.
Bruce Springsteen at Wembley. It’s one of those bucketlist things that everyone has to do once in their lives! It’ll be my first show at Wembley, and even though my seats are so far away that The Boss himself will look about the size of an ant, I’ll still be there, dancing the night away. In the dark.
Leave London for Dublin. I’ve even booked a flight! I leave Stanstead at 10am, mercifully late enough to allow myself a decent amount of hours sleep after Bruce. Heaven forbid I caught the 6am out of Luton, which definitely would have seen me passing out from exhaustion before I saw my first leprechaun.
The Gaslight Anthem at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. I saw Gaslight at Reading last year, and nearly fell to the floor in hysterics when I found out that they were supporting The Killers at Wembley this year, but nothing compares to seeing a band at a show that is 100% their own. The timing for this was almost too good… we’d planned a Dublin trip anyway, and Gaslight just happened to fit in perfectly!
Leave Dublin for London. Return, sleep, build up my energy for The Killers day, which is sure to be the greatest of my life thus far.
The Killers at Wembley! Enough said. This will be their biggest show to date, and probably the highlight of their career. You know you’ve made it when you can play Wembley. I look forward to a day of meeting up with Victim friends, hunting down the nearest Starbucks, chatting with roadies… oh, and the actual concert should be pretty cool too.
Gap for general awesomeness.
T in the Park, Kinross, Scotland. Yes, I said Scotland. Yes, I am perfectly aware that the average temperature for Scotland in July is 12 degrees. Thank goodness for weekend non-camping tickets, and warm, cosy hotel rooms. Highlights I’m looking forward to here are: Mumford & Sons, Jake Bugg, Of Monsters and Men (who I slept through at Reading), Imagine Dragons, The Script, Snoop Lion (haters gon’ hate), The Lumineers, Ke$ha (once again, haters…), Foals, Two Door Cinema Club (I will not miss them a third time), Hurts (I still can’t believe I’m really seeing them!), former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and… of course, The Killers.
Fly back. Die of post-concert depression. And exhaustion. Start planning next trip on plane back.