In my slightly younger years I was a bit of a “fangirl” when it comes to some bands and artists, so much so that I was able to combine my two loves in life. Which are of course music and travel.
I’m a sucker for a gig and when someone I like is playing I’ll travel to pretty much anywhere to see them.
Living in Glasgow, for gigs alone I have travelled to: Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leicester, London (many a time), Brighton, Dublin and Berlin. I love seeing artists anywhere I can, but honestly, nothing and nowhere beats the Scottish crowds. I’ve been to many a place but the atmosphere is just not the same (although the gigs are always still immense).
As well as just travelling to these places for gigs, I work with a company called barcode recruitment , so I work on the bars at festivals around the UK. I’ve worked at T in the Park, V festival and Leeds. Although there is many more to work at and not just festivals, sometimes just concerts that may be on as well as many other things, eg grand national, racecourses and boxing events. It’s always loads of fun and you meet so many great people. I’ve made some great festival friends, we’re a wee festival family.
Working at festivals is great. I get to travel somewhere, listen to and see some great bands/artists, spend a weekend with some great people and let’s not forget get drunk and have fun!
One of my best experiences has to be travelling to Berlin, Germany to see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. It was a great gig, probably because it was heaving with many other Scots for a start. Not to mention it was in a beautiful country that I got to explore for a few days.