Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Whoa! What a show! I never knew that world tours were so intense!
Before going on, my heart was smashing and I had a massive colony of butterflies in my stomach. This is our first ever show!
As we got on stage, I saw my brand new set of picks for my guitar, some drumsticks for Crackpot, some new bass strings for Ringo and an awesome new fire microphone for Ringo! The crowd went quiet, until we strummed the first note. Then mayhem! We rocked the house! I never knew we had so many fans! We jammed our best songs in this precise order: Spitfire, Up in Smoke, Meteora, Minutes to Midnight, Wake, Atom Bomb and finally Dancing in Hell!
After the show I signed about…3000 autographs before going to join the others at Starbucks for a chocolate chip Frappuccino! We were so overwhelmed by the amount of people that had followed us! This was an awesome experience for all of us!
The pressure was all over me today! It felt like ants were crawling up my legs! Make one mistake and that’s it! Peering through the curtain, I saw trillions of people, which made me think of them as billions of sharks waiting to get me! As the crowd roared like the devil, I stepped up and revealed myself. Walking to my instrument, I felt suddenly shy. The stage echoed with my footsteps as I strolled along. Picking up my sticks and sitting down, I felt scared. My heart was leaping up and down as if it had drunk 100 bottles of diet coke. As I got ready, my band members were being introduced by Rick, the band Chief! He introduced me as ‘the best drummer in the world.’ No pressure! Smoke evolved into different colours and I was ready to tackle the song. Was I going to fail or not?
The crowd prowled like a lion being attacked, but I knew we would have victory. Playing the drums as carefully as I could, I could not let my mates down. I just knew I had to keep the beat playing and nothing in the world would kill me. Rick was singing quite fast, but I managed to keep up with him, which meant Ken, (the bass guitarist) and Benjimen (the guitarist) kept up with me. My heart was pounding rapidly.
When the song was completed, I was exhausted. Rick had ran out of breath, but kindly trotted over to me and muttered ‘mission accomplished soldier. I think we hit the roof.’ When he gracefully went back, he had no voice left in him. I could just do that again! It was our first ever live song, and we did not screw up! My whole face was covered in water and everything was so blurry. I rubbed my eyes against my T-Shirt, but my reluctant eyes were stinging to death. I could not believe it. We had done it!
The concert was amazing I absolutely loved it! Wow, it was just so great!
Before going on stage, the pressure was on. Full house! Sweating, I took a quick peep through the thick red curtains. Ringo and Nimajneb were tuning their guitars; Crackpot was tapping at his drums. I could hear my heart thumping in my chest with a dreadful thought of messing up! What if I did? Would it be my last concert? Would I fail? I counted down, 5…4…3…2…1… and we were on! We jumped on stage and moment later, the crowd went wild!
As I ran on stage, I gripped the microphone tightly! I thought it was going to explode. Somebody had thrown a rose at my feet! Maybe it wasn’t going to go as bad as I thought. One word in the mike and the crowd went wild! Lights shot on, and the first note was struck. Soon after the bass and the drums joined in, and I started to sing the opening song: Up in Smoke. It was fun and when I threw my hat in the air, the fan that caught it, screamed! It felt great to sing, I felt alive!
Completely out of energy, I got off the stage, feeling so proud of myself! Sounds were still ringing in my ears from the show. We had a victory drink at a pub close by! Tonight was a brilliant night!
Today felt like the best day of my life! However, backstage, it certainly didn’t feel like it would pan out that way. My heart was pounding, my stomach was filled to the brim with butterflies, and furthermore, I was giddy with excitement. Pacing furiously, it didn’t matter how many words of encouragement I was offered, we were going to perform to thousands of people on a beach.
Lasers pierced the night sky. The crowd was screaming our names; you could feel adulation radiating from them. Suddenly, a deathly silence fell upon the low-lit crowd. The first note had been struck. Beaming with pride and exultation, I began to play, I felt like a God of Rock!
Several hours later, we were finished! After the performance, I felt nauseous. Thankfully, nobody asked me for an autograph, because I may have thrown up on them. In the end the crowd all got up and left, quite peacefully and we went straight to the bar to soothe our nerves!
Nimajneb (or Benjamin) was born, kicking and screaming like any other baby, in hospital on April 30th, 1981 in
In 1989, Benjamin moved to
High School was easy for Benjamin and he achieved excellent grades so he moved onto Harvard and studied Music, Math and Chemistry. After loads of hard work and stress he finally finished school!
After Harvard, Benjamin moved to Oakham! However, feeling restless he decided to go to
By 2003, they had written many good songs and were playing regularly in bars around
In 2008, they performed their first live concert on