We saw Muse at the O2 last Friday and as usual they put on a fantastic show. We first saw them about 10 years ago when they were supporting Skunk Anansie (who have just reformed) at Brixton Academy. We have since seen them a number of times at ever larger venues including a gig when they were supported by a very unknown Coldplay! What is impressive about them is the musicianship not only of frontman, Matt Bellamy but of the bass player and drummer who contribute equally, resulting in their often anthemic songs.
We had driven to avoid the chaos and logistics of getting back by train on the wheelchair late at night. Although we had left early in the afternoon, the combination of rain and Friday afternoon traffic made for a gruelling 2 hour journey. Arriving at 3 we made the most of the afternoon getting a late lunch before paying a visit to The History Of British Music " exhibition. We would have been happy to pay but it turned out our Muse tickets got us in free. Its an impressive exhibition with hundreds of pieces of memrobelia from the last 60 years. Original lyrics, guitars and stage outfits galore plus lots of interative stuff.
The O2 has great wheelchair access and helpful staff who get you to your seat without any hastle. And what great seats they were, no more than 30 feet from the stage. One of the few benefits of being in my position, and one that didn't go unnoticed by a man in the standing area who pointed out to us how lucky we were to have got such great seats.....!!?
OK, should have done this two years ago when I was first diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease but better late than never. I thought it would be a good way of keeping anyone who was interested up to date with what's going on with us. Communication is getting harder and whilst I want to keep texting, emailing and chatting to everybody this seemed a good way of saying more things to more people more easily. Typing is a slow process (this has taken 20 minutes so far) so a once to many approach seemed good.
I hope to keep it up to date with various stuff including whinges about things MND related as despite trying to "keep positive" it does affect (in a generally f**ks it up kinda way)almost everything I do!
For those of you who really want to, you can check out my "status" on my web link.
Finally, PLEASE leave comments, even if brief as its the only way I know its being read!!