Friday, May 19, 2006

Rock show

Last night was crazy! Went to a rock show fronted by more than a few bands from jeddah/riyadh(probably 12 or 13 in total). And no I wasn't in any of the bands this time around, maybe next time;)
One of the bands had one of our friends so we came to see him as well. It was at some compound so that meant a free hand to make a lot of noise. And man, did they ever.
Since it was in a compound there wasn't really such a big deal about girls/guys mixing and the show was open for anybody as they long as they had a ticket. But its not like u could tell the difference. The ratio of guys to girls was like 10:1, so yea basically it was a sausage fest:p

The noise these guys made was insane. Guitars screeching, keyboards blaring, drums smashing, and singers howling just to be heard over the incredible din. All band members played very well and there wasn't any screw-ups (as far as i'm aware of). Some of them had very expensive gear like Gibson flying-V guitars, Dean Markley and B.C. Rich (puts my Yamaha to shame). Most of the songs they belted out were covers from various metal bands, some well known and some less so. And some songs were their very own original songs (which were pretty good!)

If you weren't paying attention to the band then it was the crowd with us. We had guys head-banging and jumping around like there was no tomorrow. Speaking of jumping around, they all even started moshing in the middle of the auditorium. Not a real mosh pit, but eh it worked anyway.

The only problems I had were the fact that the music was so loud it left you half deaf afterwards hah. And the cigarette smoke. Good Lord every idiot was lighting up and filling the place with a thin mist of disgusting acrid cigarette fumes. It was so bad that afterwards my clothes reeked of it. Ugh. Not cool:(
I don't have pics of it, but i might get some from some of my friends since they did take some pics. Ill post some up if I get them.




taqo said...

...And I didnt get invited? Im hurt.
Sounds like it was a blast.

Mosh pits are insane. A bunch of people running into each other. Thats just...stupid. LOL.
Fun to watch though.

SunShine said...

niiiice. I know other people who went to the one in Jeddah a while ago. Glad you enjoyed.

i'm into House though. Wonder when we can have techno raves as well =)

ren_crow said...

Taqo- Well I didnt think ud be interested in loud heavy metal music. I mean it isnt exactly Kanye West material:p

sunshine- Yea i think it was the same bands you saw in Jeddah who were playing in Khobar that night. Techno raves eh? well ppl go to bahrain for that. Yallah everybody head to Bahrain!

Black Orchid said...


BTW you're talking about the gig right?! y3ni where Sound Of Ruby played!

ren_crow said...

Aww its a shame u missed it, it really was a blast. and enough booze(aka Red Bull) for everyone:p

Yep thats right! Sound of Ruby was one of the bands that played there that night. Sounds like u know them. The other bands that i can remember were Crimson, Misanthropist, Creative, Inversion, and my friend's band Grieving Age.

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tormentor said...

kewl that u have enjoyed the show, unfortunately i was among the organizors so that i wasn't able to headbang or mushbit, see u in sametal gig IV