Heavy Metal Buffet

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

Last night Island Mouse became Metal Mouse, as my siblings brought the Heavy Metal Buffet to Mareel. It was an awesome night! I did my bit by helping to flog lots and lots of tshirts on the merch stall and, being in the know at Mareel (my other job), by finding all sorts of useful things very quickly.

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

I was super proud of Dirk and Marjolein, plus the two Jamies, Dave, Chloe, Joe and all the volunteers. The whole night went off without a hitch and instead with a really great atmosphere and loads of music fans of all ages and genres. The emphasis was on enjoying some great live music in a local venue and not on getting so rat-arsed you couldn’t stand anymore.  Everyone really supported this ethos and just got on with making the most of a mini-festival.

Here are some of my highlights:

Hoygir – best hair/guitar combo of the night…

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

 

Beef Cleaver – Marjolein’s last gig with them (sob!) and with added strings.  Classy…

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

 

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

 

 

Eat Dr. Ape – Shetlander JP Parsons plays bass with this Glasgow based band…

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

 

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

 

Semperfi – Aberdeen based and fresh from Download (cue massive scream – I screamed purely for the guitarist’s awesome beard)…

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

 

 

And local favourites Ten Tonne Dozer – with Dirk on Mouth-Digeridoo-Throat-Singing-Effects…

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

 

 

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

 

It was really great to see Dirk’s artwork everywhere – on the logos, CDs, t-shirts, hoodies, back-drop…a guy even came in with the HMB logo tattooed on his hand!  Hardcore.

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

And an honourable mention to our parents, who stood up against the barrier and moshed with the kidz. They may look all calm and collected in this shot, but later on I couldn’t get a clearer one because they were having it large!

Heavy Metal Buffet / City Mouse Island Mouse

 

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