Guns and Gangsters (Nottingham)

I have now spent a full 24 hours in my new term-time-home. Its bigger than I thought it would be but the kitchens are crap, we have 1 little fridge freezer for 6 people. So I’ve had to buy a mini fridge for my room. The location isn’t ideal either, its such a rough area, hoody and track suit-wearing gangsters all over the streets, I just keep looking at the pavement and don’t listen to my MP3 player, also just around the corner is the local gun shop, with rifles and that in the window, we went to the retail park down the road yesterday and 2 men asked us where it was we pointed them in the right direction but I felt bad that I did afterwards.

Earlier today I walked down to rock city and the university, it was quite easy to get to.

People seems nice here so its ok, feeling home sick though.


Distortion 2002

Headlined By Green Day

Support – (Main Stage) Iggy Pop, Idlewild, A, Levellers, Hundred Reasons, Spunge
(Rock City Stage)The Wildhearts, Rival Schools, Raging Speedhorn, Snuff, Face to face, Capdown

Nottingham Wollaton Park

I didn’t really pay attention to the Rock City stage, it just sounded like a load of noise. Spunge were good, they were energetic. Hundred Reasons and Idlewild were awesome, Idlewild were quite sombre, we missed most of the Levellers, A were really good, Jay (the singer) swung from the stage into the crowd on a rope ladder. Iggy Pop was disappointing, he seemed to ramble and he played only part of the set he was supposed to which made the wait for Green Day seem like forever. They were awesome; Billie Joe was running all over the stage and the pink bunny and warning lights were cool, and Billie Joe soaked me with his water gun 🙂 . Also there was the little man dressed as Elvis with crazy teeth wandering around.