Melbourne, Me & The Living End: Day Five

Posted: December 23, 2012 in The Living End

It was day five of my stay in Melbourne, a Sunday, relatively nice out today, cool but not cold, I thought it was great! Others thought it was cold, I had no idea what they were talking about. After all i’m the one who should’ve felt cold since i’m use to high 20’s low 30’s with a fuck ton of relative humidity in summer on the Gold Coast, but nope, I felt comfortable. So today I was hanging out with Daniel for the day since Christine had work yet again, we decided we would see the new 007 film, Skyfall, and do some Christmas shopping so it was over and done with so we didn’t have to deal with it later.

The Living End

We decided to get Grill’d for lunch, oh man I have not had a take away burger from a chain place taste THAT good. A little price 18 bucks with chips & a drink, but well worth it in the end, I have paid more for less & flavourless burgers. I would happily go back there for another burger some time in the future! So after having lunch we wandered over to buy movie tickets for the 1.30 showing of Skyfall, at this point I felt stuffed. Which was a shame cause I wanted an over priced frozen coke from the candy bar D= Oh how I was suffering first world problems. I’ll be honest I was rather sceptical about Skyfall, I wasn’t sure what to make of it since I had not seen Casino Royale or Quantum of Solace, and I also wasn’t sure what Daniel Craig was like as an actor. I was also sceptical because I wasn’t a huge fan of Pierce Brosnan’s 007 movies. Alright I am only a lot bias to Sean Connery & Roger Moore, I loved their movies as a kid.

Anyway, I fucking loved the hell out of that movie! It was great, there were a few parts where it was just dialogue and nothing important where I almost fell asleep, but that was because I was really tired! Since I went to bed at 2.30am that morning, not my fault I was on a high from the night befores events! Not like it was a boring or dull movie or something, because it wasn’t! I won’t give away any plot details, but there were a few things I noticed that 007 was doing to prepare a stronghold that I saw in Burn Notice about 5 years ago. Was it a coincidence or was it borrowed from Burn Notice? We will never know..

So after the movie finished we went back to Daniel’s I ended up helping him speed up his computer and such, and he had some presents for people to wrap. Also did something else but I forget what that was.. Around 6 or so we headed back to Christine’s since she was due home from work about then, it was fish & chips for dinner, woo! I hadn’t had fish & chips in ages. I decided to order crumbed barra, whilst everyone else got flake, I should’ve gone with the flake, since the barra wasn’t that amazing. I was disappointed, but oh well. It was still tasty though! Also potato scallops & dim sims were consumed, along with beer. I also noticed how exhausted Christine was and told her we didn’t have to go tonight if she didn’t want to, but no she said we were going. I just felt bad for her dragging herself to it feeling that exhausted. I think she knew this but didn’t want to disappoint me.

Roll OnAround rolled 8.30 or so and Christine & I had to head off since the band was on at 10 tonight! We ended up leaving around 9.15 though because that’s just like us heh. Tonight’s album was Roll On! My least known album by The Living End, but that’s okay I was determined to have a good time anyway! I only knew Roll On & Dirty Harry, but it’s still a great album. Tonight we managed to score the exact same park as we did the night before, but sadly this was about 5 or 10 minute walk from The Corner Hotel, but that was okay it was a lovely night out, nice & crisp! I thought it was beautiful! Christine seemed a bit cold though.

It was another quiet and not so crowded night there which was odd given it was the band’s second album and I thought more would be there but oh well, I was alright with that just meant less dickheads to cause trouble, or so I thought. I think it was that night I watched security drag 2 idiots out of the pit and some bloke went for someone outside the venue which ended up involving the cops and all. Eugh people are idiots!

But it was a damned good night, even if I wasn’t that aware of the material on the album, I still enjoyed it. After that we went home and literally just passed out, I was tired as all and Christine was beyond that, the poor girl working all day and then staying up until close to 1am.

Join me tomorrow for the final day, day six of my Melbourne adventure to see The Living End live over six nights!


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