Will and The Mars Volta in Glasgow
Trip Start May 01, 2007
83Trip End Dec 11, 2008
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We struggled to find Will some vege food (being in Scotland of course), and settled for a vege burger and chips at wee restaurant in Merchant Square. Following dinner I took Will on a short pub crawl of the west end, to the cinema themed converted theatre 'The Loft' and to and older Scottish pub - Tennents. Of course before this I took him on the quirky Glasgow subway 'clockwork orange' - the third oldest in the world!
The next day I dragged myself to work whilst Will caught up on some uni work. I was getting a good vibe and getting amped up for the gig I had been waiting for for months - The Mars Volta. After work I scooted home whipped on the jeans and we headed back out to the pub for a few warm up drinks before the gig. We once again hopped on the clockwork orange over the southside the Carling Academy for the gig. A great venue for it. One of the nicest I've seen.
I was damn excited about seeing The Mars Volta again. Last time was in Melbourne almost a year ago to the day. I knew how good they were going to be and was getting shivers thinking about it. They came on about 8pm without warning and without support. They played for a wapping great 3 hours without a break!! And only then did they speak: "We've been told we have to stop now, we don't want to. We could play for two days." I was astounded (and sore!). They burst with energy from the moment they set on the stage till the very end. I loved it, and so did Will. It was a lot different to what he was expecting perhaps. I thought it was one of the best gigs I've been to. Maybe even the best!
Anyway, we had another great night and I think Will enjoyed seeing some of the more exciting parts of Glasgow, as going to a gig here is one of the best things to do!