davidmcneil

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from Reading, England

  • Activity

    • Why i havent been here

      13 years ago

      davidmcneil

      My life has been a bit intense recently. The highlights have been brake ups, abortions, new relationships, surfing, mad exs, enough uni work to nearly kill me and my birthday. Oh and get drunk as well. In the next week ill try and explain everything a bit more but right now i have a party to get ready for smiley0.gif

    • Im in love

      13 years ago

      davidmcneil

      My friend just showed me this and i want one so bad

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      See it in action here

    • Oh yea!

      13 years ago

      davidmcneil

      So its been a week and i finally feel fully recovered after the festival. Theres way too much that happened to get it all in here but ill tell you about the best bits.

      It all started on the Thursday a bunch of us loaded up a car with 10 tents a headed down to the camp site at 7am. I live in reading so it was easy to get to the site in time for when the gates opened so we could get a good dry spot. We find a place quite close to the main entrance to the arena and set up our little tent village. Within an hour all 10 tents were up and more people started to turn up with supplies for the long weekend. For the rest of the day more and more people started to turn up and soon there was a really good atmosphere around the place. That night there were campfires all over the place and lots of people wandering and talking to strangers. Good times.

      Friday the music started. The first band i saw was Goldie Looking Chain. For anyone out there that dont know who they are they are a welsh rap group. Probably their best known song is "Guns dont kill people, rappers do". With tongue firmly in cheek they played there set and it was a good start to the weekend. I spent the next few hours wondering the site, spending some time in the comedy tent and and seeing bands i didnt know as well.

      Probably my favourite band of Friday was Queens of the Stone Age. They nearly had to pull out from the festival because of a knee injury but they played an awesome set. Songs old and new blasted over the crowd as the sun set on the festival. I spent a lot of the set in the middle of the crowd, trying to move from death circles and mosh pits to get as close to the stage as i could.

      On the saturday we started with Biffy Clyro. I dont expect many people out there to have heard of this band but ive been following them for the last 6 years and i cant get enough of them. Ive only ever seen them play in pubs and small venues so seeing them on the main stage playing to a big crowd was a great experince. I had a bit of a gap where i just hung out with my friends and looked around some of the stalls. The next band was Razorlight. The drumer of this band is a friend of a friend and ive seen him around winchester so it was quiet sureal seeing him up on this big stage playing before the Kings of Leon. They made the stage there own making it look like one of their living rooms complete with sofas, lamps and potted plants. I hung around for the kings of leon and i have to say that before i thought that they were alright but im a bigger fan after seeing them play live. They have a good sound for live performances and some pretty funky guitars going on that i never really noticed in their music before. The night was finished off with the Foo Fighters. Anyone out there thats a Foos fan prepare to be very jealous. Because i wasnt really into the kings of leon before they played i was quiet far back in the crowd for the begging of the Foo Fighters but that didnt last long. With the use of those handy things called elbows i barged my way to the front of the crowd right in the middle of the stage. They played anthems from there entire back catalog of albums from a Dave Grohl only version of Everlong to Dave and Taylor swaping roles with Dave on the drums and Taylor on guitar and vocals for Cold Day in the Sun. Dave hadnt played the drums at Reading Festival for 13 years so it was nice to think i was there to experince that. They played to the crowd alot, heres a quote:

      "Glastonbury is for smelly hippies, V is for the clean people, the fucking yuppies. The Reading festival is for dirty fucking rockers who come out to have a good time. Take it from your Uncle Dave, I’ve been looking forward to this for a very long time."

      I am a dirty rocker and it put a smile on my face to hear him say that. So they finish there set and i turn to leave. Something catches my eye and i see something fly over my shoulder and hands grabing for it. Its a drum stick. All the hands miss it and it falls to my feet. Everyone stands still not knowing quiet what to do. I move first and fall on the floor and grab it in one hand. The guy behind me is on my back with his legs around me trying to grab the stick out of my hand while another 4 people join in all trying to get at the stick. With some cunning use of other peoples legs i manage to keep a hold of it for at least another few seconds. If this was a move this would be the part where just as i thought i had it safe it would be swept from my hands and i would never see it again leading me into depressions and constant day dreams of what if i could have just held on a little longer. Luckily this isnt a film. That right folks not only do i now have a drum stick from the Foo Fighters, i have a drum stick from the Foo Fighters that Dave Grohl has used to play the Reading Festival which he hasnt done in 13 years. Funnily enough that put me in a good mood and went to bed with a big smile on my face after some partying around the camp fire.

      I think thats enough for one journal entry now so ill put the last day and photos up in the next couple of days.

    • So

      13 years ago

      davidmcneil

      Im sat at my computer a week after the festival started and i still cant get all of my thoughts in order. It did rock and i will tell you all about it over the weekend, ill sit down and force myself to update properly.

      To anyone thats been effected by the hurricane i hope you and your family and friends are all well and safe.

    • Drum stick

      13 years ago

      davidmcneil

      I got a drum stick from the foo fighters gig at reading festival. I had to fight off 5 people to claim it for myself. Dave Grohl has also played with it. All this and more coming later, right now i need sleep. I shall share my stories later tonight

      Goodbye for now

    • Singing in the rain

      13 years ago

      davidmcneil

      2 days to Reading Festival and its raining. Quite a bit. Awesome. What would a english rock festival be without rain, mud and music. Setting up the tents tommorrow should be a laugh, how exactly do you pin somthing down to mud?

      The plan so far is for one car,4 guys and all the tents (i think there will be about 8 tents) go down to the site for 8am tommorrow morning and we get all the tents set up in a mini village type of thing in a good spot. The rest of the day will be spent getting the rest of the group down to the site with all the supplies we will need.

      Its stupid how much ive been looking forward to this festival. Im trying not to get too excited just in case its not as good as last years but im easily pleased so im sure it will be great.

      Another highlight from last years gig was while Ash were playing on the main stage. About half way throught the set Har Mar Superstar got on to the stage and started to strip. This might be a bit small but heres a pic of it

      edit: pic wouldnt work so heres a link

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      He left his pants on but danced around the stage and started "waggling" behind the bassist. It was so funny, Ash were still playing the song while all this was going on, it was great.

      On sunday 50 cent was playing on the main stage. Now fair enough 50 cent is a big enough name to be put on the main stage, but it seems a bit of an oversight to out him inbetween Placebo and Greenday? Thats just asking for trouble. Why put 50 cent on the main rock stage? So placebo finish and theres the wait while they sort out the stage and a big crowd and been forming all day. Last day of the gig and everyone wants to get a good spot in the crowd for green day. His intro starts a few bottles go flying through the the air. Then a few more, and more and more. I was stood to one side of the stage and all you could see was a constant arc of bottles. when 50 cents intro finnaly finshed and he came out on stage he had with him a a trolley full of powerade bottles. He had played in leeds tonights before and he had been bottled then so this time he had his own ammo.

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      He played for about 10 mins then left.

      [link=http://www.stereoboard.com/artistnews/images/newsattach/adsf.JPG]Har mar

    • A.K.A

      13 years ago

      davidmcneil

      Dangerous Dave
      Geko Dave
      Sparky
      McO
      David McNeil man of steel
      Magic Dave
      Daby Bavid

      and just sometimes plain old Dave

      only my parents and brother call me David

    • So you think your a super hero

      13 years ago

      davidmcneil

      Well go on then lets see what you look like

      clear the background first and its easier to see what it looks like go nuts then post your pics here

    • so what?

      14 years ago

      davidmcneil

      i was feeling blue about stuff and i was going to try and vent some stuff here and then i thought bollocks to it. Sure stuff sucks right now but youve got a great load of friends, youre going to an awesome festival next week and you know it was for the best. You were even thinking about ending it yourself so why should you be down?

      No more thinking about why it didnt work, ill go crazy
      No more wondering when ill next meet someone, it will happen when it happens
      Add it to your experinces and learn from it, take the good times with you and forget the rest, who needs the bagage.

      I think that last bit is good advice anyone could use

  • Comments (23)

    • Gee

      13 years ago

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    • MrSquigles

      13 years ago

      Hello fellow Member,

      That’s a bad start. I am sending this to every person who is in the UK.
      There has been change. Please could you go straight to the UK Event thread as soon as possible to read the details? Tell you what; I will put in the link especially for you.

      Linkageness

      The long story is Evoluan has decide that he is not the one for the event and has past on duties to Moderator Pixie. Now there is change and as we are doing things differently you need to confirm you place again, so I cannot stress how this has changed a lot of things.

      Thanks again

      Please do not reply in your own personal comments! No one will see it. PM Me, Little_Lee or Pixie if you want to say/ask anything (Or post it in the thread)

    • Lukie

      13 years ago

      I pride myself on being a quick reader smiley8.gif

    • Lukie

      13 years ago

      I did, too lazy to upload.

    • Gee

      14 years ago

      okay. :)

      here's something pretty:

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    • Lukie

      14 years ago

      It's okay ^_^ I was just teasing.

    • Lukie

      14 years ago

      That's the RvB in Toronto community smiley8.gif

      btw, how are you feeling?

    • DeadParrot

      14 years ago

      So, I'll be attending the University of Reading in the fall, and I won't know anybody... so, if you feel like hanging out with a disgruntled American stranger, let me know. I imagine I'll be pretty desparate for friends. :\

    • HatHead

      14 years ago

      Thanks for supporting the big show in Toronto - it was awesome and we missed you here!

    • aak2013

      14 years ago

      Sorry for your losses. Just so you know, we're thinking of you here across the pond.

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      -a

      nyc

    • Thundera

      14 years ago

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    • Lukie

      14 years ago

      GIME ME YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE DAMNIT!!!

    • sheeeillaaa

      14 years ago

      aaaaaaaaah now i understand :D lol, sorry, its just far too loke for me to think properly..........3 AM

    • sheeeillaaa

      14 years ago

      but then ppl just wouldnt come

    • sheeeillaaa

      14 years ago

      TELL ME! TELL ME!

    • sheeeillaaa

      14 years ago

      yeah, reckon we should begin some bitch slapping?

    • sheeeillaaa

      14 years ago

      much you have now?

    • MJOLNIRarmor

      14 years ago

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      You have been awarded the MJOLNIRarmor award for being so awesome!
    • Titanium

      14 years ago

      Another CS student from Reading ... the best uni to be at to do geeky cool geeky subjects =)

      (hi Gee!)

    • Gee

      14 years ago

      tee! now I have two friends from Reading!

      (hi Titanium!)

    • Microbe

      14 years ago

      Hey man, thanks for the generous support. The money is in transit to the RvB account as we speak smiley1.gif

    • Titanium

      14 years ago

      I study Computer Science at Reading, am in my 3rd year cramming ... erm ... i mean revising for my finals. What year are you in?

    • pollution

      14 years ago

      Awesome.

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