Things seem a little... quiet... around here? I've had to avoid outfit posts or really any posts that need a full length shot because I don't have a mirror big enough at home and don't want to take the leap from face hidden shots to full frontal face! It's dawned on me though that all bloggers must make this leap at some point and I may have reached it! So maybe expect some real shots this week. Maybe.
Meanwhile I've been filling a void with lots of makeup and have discovered just how good a certain eyeliner is; more on that tomorrow if it will ever come off my hand! Not that I line my hands, I was just testing it, you know. Although I did wear it to the smallest, sweatiest club in Birmingham last night and it stayed put! Sadly we didn't as the main room was so packed that we stayed in the 60's room all night, which I pretty much prefer anyway, especially when I have cool 60's eye makeup, more on that tomorrow too. I'm holding posts up because it's 1am right now and I'm trying to change my sleeping habits from 6am-4pm to normal times. I have a huge fear that someone will break into my house and get me downstairs in my basement bedroom while my family are snoozing obliviously upstairs. This may seem ridiculous but I find the only way to not lie in bed listening to every little noise is to stay up all night until a time where no one would break in. I am possibly insane but I have problems with creepy people and get paranoid! Some random man stopped me when I was charity shopping in my local high street and said "You've cut your hair," and I was like "Excuse me?" and he said "Yeah, I see you walking up and down **** Street all the time, you've cut your hair, haven't you." Creepy!
Anyway excuse my lameo rambling, a main point from last night was a gig I went to. I took a leaf out of the marvy Stephanie from Fashion Robot's book and tried to be nice to my sister so I bought her a ticket to see one of my old favourite bands, Be Your Own Pet. I'm not at all into music the way I was before it ended up being like a competition to find the most unknown band. But I had a super soft spot for this one and sat outside an over 18s gig when I was 16 and they came out to meet us and Nathan hung out with us for like half an hour in the cold. Then I saw them at Reading 06 where some girl was hilariously shouting 'I love you Jemima' when the lead's name is Jemina. Don't worry I told her right hehe. She must know what it's like to have Microsoft Word tell you that you have spelt your name wrong too! Not to mention she is awesome looking. Then after while watching some random band, I saw Nathan walking out of the crowd towards back stage and ran over and was like 'Hiiiiii' and he was like 'Hey, I remember you from Birmingham?' and I was like 'Omgomgomgomgomg,' in my head of course! I still have his cigarette packet from that day and a hand painted CD by the band and a detention notice of Jonas's somewhere, Infinity Cat is an awesome label. It's cool because they're my age. So yeah, enough shameless reminiscing, you get the point that I was pretty into them and I heard on the radio they were touring with a new album so bought two tickets and decided to take my darling sister, then go onto the club.
The video below is a pretty shocking account of the gig as it's so dark and grainy and has hardly any sound. It gets a bit better near the end. I wore the black double u-neck dress and felt totally overdressed but my super high heels meant I had a great view! My sister and I had a few super over priced drinks (£6.75 for one double?!) and while the support band was playing I noticed a familiar looking person in the crowd. Now you know how I love a good 'fro and nowadays guys are more accustomed to growing their hair, so I wasn't totally sure but I whispered to my sister that I thought it was Nathan from BYOP. We looked for about a song and I was trying to pluck up the courage to ask and get it right or look like a total fool and be highly embarrassed. I then took into consideration that of the 400ish people around us, and we were in the middle of the crowd, no one else had noticed him. This fed my doubts that maybe it was just a lookalike because surely most of the time when you see a band you know what they look like, especially if they're distinctive in the first place? After two songs I was very doubtful, then two girls and a boy started talking to him and my sister and I moved forward a bit to confirm his American accent. The support act was leaving and I knew there wasn't much time so I went over and said 'Sorry can I butt in?' which probably annoyed the hell out of the other fans but they seemed quite nice and I quickly said "Nathan hi! We've met before but I don't know if you remember?" and he said "Oh hi, yeah I think I remember," which I couldn't tell was that true or not but I didn't really care, I was just thinking yay! But I got really shy and didn't know what to say and was like 'Umm well I just wanted to say hi!' and said bye, which my sister said after made me sound kind of stupid but I'm glad I did it in the end! He went backstage and they came on about twenty minutes later, much to the crowds uproar. A pit started straight away which is saying something in only a small venue and people were going a bit mental, not to be unexpected! They played loads of new stuff and some stuff right from the beginning which was great and Jemina says the best things in between songs unlike alot of bands. The new drummer sounded good too, though I couldn't see him at all! More people were singing along than I expected and some really drunk guys were crowd surfing, getting pulled over the bar and then walking back out and through the crowd, jumping back into it! We moved a little further back near the end and I saw these guys run through about a million times! So in the end it was a little strange that people were dancing all around and singing along but didn't notice a member right amongst them. I'm super glad we were standing in that spot though, this means I've met members of the band every time I've seen them!
To steer the topic at hand back to fashion (although there wasn't exactly one in the first place!), I got some more leather-y look leggings to replace my amazing old ones that are dull and now have practically no waist band. I got a Topshop pair off eBay by just typing in wet look leggings; there are loads of pairs. They're much thinner and stink of either a factory or the plastic they're made of, but they're longer and tighter and I will be able to wear them to a cramped club tomorrow without being too hot! Possibly expect pictures. But if you look closely at the flash photograph, you can see that the TS ones have faint lines or scratches down them while the Mango pair have lasted for over a year being scratch free!