I do not read to think. I do not read to learn. I do not read to search for truth. I know the truth, and the truth is hardly what I need. I read to dream!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Emilie Autumn FLAG tour (very pic heavy)

OK, so where to start, where to start....
On the 11th of March, I went to see Emilie Live for the fourth time, in Bristols' o2 academy. It was probably her best show yet. Touring her still unreleased FLAG album, we Plague Rats' were in for a real treat.
The new songs were seriously unbelievable...utterly mesmerising!

All photos taken by me/belong to me!

This gig was special as I had a VIP ticket, which meant I could get access to the soundcheck for EA and the girls, and also meet Em herself. I had met her once before in 2008, at an after show signing, but nothing quite so intimate as this experience would be. Em signed my book, and took a photo with me...but this was just the icing on the cake. She was so sweet and genuine! She told me my PR tattoo made her so proud! She said I had strong magickal energy. She loved my drawings I gave to her, saying she would hang the leech canvas up in her bunk ;) The experience was beyond what I could ever imagine, she held my hand the entire time, and I cried at the sheer emotion and connection between us.

The show itself was just as full of buried treasure as her previous tours, but it was also so much more. The new songs, really upped the game. It was a lovely experience to sing along to the new songs, but having them mixed in with some of the classics we all know and love. And even these re-used songs, were made even more epic for this tour! There is so much I could say, but there is no way I could possibly convey to you what this experience was to me.

So I will just finish with the wonderful chance I had, to play 'The Rat Game' onstage with the stunning Veronica Varlow herself.

I was picked from the audience, (I think buttering her up with my present earlier, helped my chances haha) and got to go onto EAs stage, stand in the sticky, rum filled remains of 'God Help Me' in just my stocking feet, and make out with Veronica for the audience. Corrupted for their sick, sick pleasure! This was just the cherry on the amazing cake, that topped off my night...I don't think it could have been any better.

 Veronica with my bra!

 (I came home to some sweet messages from Veronica about my gift to her, which made me feel a little fuzzy inside. One of them was a PM, but below is the other one she posted on my facebook page for the world to see...)

First WanderLust Images!!

Alot and nothing have been going on here in the merry old land of Jade. I have officially started the 'WanderLust' Photography project...I'm doing the next shoot on Wednesday. Below are images from the first shoot - 'Inmate'.

Model; Victoria Jones
Art Department; Kate Downes
MUA & Photography; Myself (Jade Addis)

A week from today, I will be heading off on holiday for a short week. Heading up to Primrose Valley in Yorkshire. My friend Kate, is planning on vlogging the whole thing, so you'll all be able to see our antics and adventures. The main things in my bag, will be my striped tights, 50s dress, reading books, my journal, tea, and a load of alcohol :D
Off topic, I've decided to include a few tea reviews into my blog;
We'll start with...

Name; Vanilla Chai
Taste; A lush blend of spice, with the relaxing sweet taste of vanilla
Emotion; Calming
Best drank; With a fair amount of milk, in the evenings during your wind-down from the day.
Brand; I've only tried 'Tesco Finest', as I can't find it with either Twinings or Clipper.