Bullet For my Valentine gig

Hello lovelies,

I hope you had a great weekend? I had a bloody fantastic weekend! James and I went to a gig on Saturday night and it was amazing! We saw Bullet For My Valentine in Bexhill with a couple of other friends. There were 2 support bands who were really good too - Coldrain from Japan - we caught a couple of their songs as we arrived late - and While She Sleeps from Sheffield, who are bloody phenomenal. Their singer has so much stage presence it was hypnotic. I'll definitely go to see the latter again, and of course Bullet were amazing. I'm still buzzing!

Here's what I wore:

It's not the best photo, but you get the idea. Necklace, old Primark, checked shirt Yours Clothing/vest old/acid wash jeggings Yours/boots (sold out) Brantano. 

The gig really lifted my mood. It made me feel ALIVE again! It reminded me of the person who existed prior to Fibromyalgia, CFS and depression. The person who went to loads of gigs and went dancing all the time, and who was passionate about so many things because I had the energy to be passionate. Someone who was full of vitality - I miss that about myself.

I've been feeling so low lately I haven't really felt a burning passion for ANYTHING, but this gig reminded me how essential music is to my mood and well being. It made me feel young and carefree again. The after-effects weren't too bad either - some back ache and sore feet from standing and dancing but I think I'm on such a high that my body refused to give me the usual pain hangover. The ability to enjoy music is timeless as well - there was a guy of about 60 in the moshpit!

I hope I can carry over that sense of vitality to my present day life somehow.

Here are some more photos of me and the night.

 My makeup came out really well. I was chuffed with it.

Being at the gig also gave me a reminder that my alternative 'side' is my true self and that means rock/metal/Halloween-all-year-round. For the last few years since I've been blogging I've very much bought what was easily available rather than going out of my way to find the things I really want. The reason I don't is because the amount of alt plus size stuff compared to alt stuff for thin people is so poor I find it really depressing. It has made me want to be truer to myself and put that bit of work in to find things that'll really make me smile. So watch this space, I guess. ;)

What was the last gig you went to?

Thanks for reading,
Leah xoxo

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