19 july 2023
Haven't written here in a while. On July 15th I went to the Arctic Monkey concert here in Milan. It was fun, entrance was at 5:30PM (tho I got in at 6:30) with 4 bands playing with Arctic Monkeys being the headliner. Pretty much missed the first band but who cares, judging from the 2nd band on the stage I didn't miss much. With the 3rd it was a bit different, the ones playing were The Hives. The music was alright, I actually enjoyed it, and the singer was very theatrical, really pump'd up the crowed for the headliner (gotta say that the signer kept spitting on stage, was a bit of a meme by the end of it, everyone in my section of the crowed would wait for him to spit, everyone was comparing him to a llama).
Then came the turn of the Arctic Monkeys, the concert was great, everyone had a good time, but I really don't want to go to a mainstream concert ever again (I say this but I'm sure I'll attend one again), it was full of mosquitoes, it was hot AF and there were too many around me. When it was time to leave it took us 20 to 30 minutes to get outside. Thankfully most of the bands I like are not really mainstream here in Italy, for example Polyphia, or BABYMETAL (I'm going to their concert in december).