Tonight I went to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the LG Arena in the NEC in Birmingham. Simply put, it was a disaster.
Thursday when I went to purchase my train tickets the woman who served me provided me with tickets for the wrong day, due to the fact she recited the days back to me correctly I didn’t check the physical tickets for the date. So when I got to Hull Paragon Interchange station I found that my train time didn’t actually exist, putting me back by about an hour waiting for another, then when I got to Doncaster my connection from there to Birmingham was 33 minutes delayed.
The fact I even got on the trains was a miracle, as I was threatened with a massive fine and possibly being arrested.
This resulted in me getting to Birmingham at 8:30 rather than 5:30, missing the support acts, only just making it in time for the chili peppers and not even being able to meet up with my mate Sam, which totally ruined the night.
Due to many hours of frantic phone calls and web surfing to try to actually get to Birmingham at all my phone ran out of battery so no pictures of the chilis themselves unfortunately.
They played really well and It was great to see such enthusiasm and energy from a band where the members are ageing and its always great to see flea slap his bass!
Unfortunately the days train events ruined the night for me, but oh well.