Bring Me The Horizon show at the o2 Bristol Academy axed after power cut forces venue to evacuate.
A mid-show power cut at the 1600 cap venue stopped Parkway Drive and headliners Bring Me The Horizon from playing, so the Sheffield band set up an impromptu acoustic show outside for disgruntled fans.
It was a night that started well, with The Devil Wears Prada tearing open the bill with a loud, high energy set.
Brutal mosh pits broke out early on, an impressive feat for the first of four bands, but with a line up as impressive as this, the crowd were unlikely to be dissatisfied.
Scream-singer Mike Hranica is small but fierce, screaming into the microphone and marching around the stage with such stage presence aspiring hardcore frontmen would give their right arm for.
The six-strong group took great form on the stage, with an almost synchronised-looking mutual headbang taking over each member from one side of the stage to the other.
Ending their fiery set Hranica reminds the crowd of the band’s religious roots, before losing himself, and encouraging the fans to do the same, in the final beatdown.
Up soon after were Brighton band Architects, who with recent album ‘The Here And Now’ have taken a slightly different, more melodic direction to their sound.
Starting with album opener ‘Day In, Day Out’ the band saw a huge and suitably bouncy reaction in the crowd, screaming along opening line “The years I put into this” with singer Sam Carter.
It was a perfect start to what unfolds as a stellar set, notably weighted with newer material with older favourites ‘This Is The End of the World’ and ‘Follow The Water’ thrown in for good measure.
Frontman Carter demanded friends sat on each other’s shoulders for slow jam ‘Heartburn’, much to the joy of overly stressed-out security guards. (Don’t you just love them?)
Giving the crowd quite a heartfelt thanks for hanging out, Carter dedicated song Learn To Live to anyone “who’s been left on the side”, leading to a big sing along for middle eight ‘We are the ones you left out in the rain’
The 40-minute set went down a treat in the packed out venue, disseminating any worries of how well their new material is being received.
Roadies cleared the stage and set up for Parkway Drive, and when the lights dropped the crowd screamed and cheered for the Australian hardcore kings to play. But when the lights dropped on the stage, they did so in the whole venue in a huge power cut that saw the whole venue evacuated fifteen minutes later.
Fans were stuck around outside the venue calling for Parkway Drive, as the band played keepy-uppies in the makeshift backstage area by the venue.
But dismayed at the scrubbing of the show, Oli Sykes and guitarist bandmates Lee Malia and Jona Weinhofen climbed on top of a skip to play an impromptu set for fans, who ran from all around the area to squash in and see, and taking over an opposite multi-storey car park for a better view.
After a well-received rendition of ‘It Never Ends’ Sykes told the crowd “Sorry this is the shittest gig ever! I’m sorry this is the best we could do.”
Joined by Architects’ Sam Carter they went on to play ‘Suicide Season’, ‘The Sadness Will Never End’ and ‘Chelsea Smile’ – which triggered some comical mosh pits in the crowd. Their music isn’t the type you’d expect to come off very well in acoustic form, and though the renditions were pretty strange, they went down a treat with a crowd that would’ve otherwise gone home very disappointed.
Departing their makeshift skip stage, the band were distracted, along with the crowd, by an over-zealous streaking fan on a nearby stairwell, getting his 30 naked seconds of fame.
Fans called for Parkway Drive, and a group of teenage lads even climbed on the skip to drum up a sing-along before being chased off by security. But it was all good natured, even the guards seemed to be enjoying themselves, making the most of an otherwise disastrous event.
Bring Me The Horizon bassist Matt Kean told Midnight Mixtape the show would be rescheduled, though whether or not it will feature Parkway Drive remains to be seen.
Check out our full Bring Me The Horizon gallery here!
Review by Laura Callan
All Photos © Laura Callan / Enrique Bazan
“Nengi went into the shower with Ozo and Trickytee” – Ka3na
Ex-big brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Ka3na, has made a startling revelation about Nengi, Ozo, and Trickytee.
She revealed that the trio had a shower episode during the ongoing show.
Speaking after her eviction from the show, Ka3na was asked if she felt people were playing games in the house, or are actually connected.
She replied by stating that the only person she feels has a game plan is Nengi, stating the housemate likes to be dominating and putting men in her corner.
Ka3na stated that Nengi went to the extreme when she went into the shower with Ozo and invited Trickytee to join them.
Watch her speak below;
In an interview with a radio station this morning, the mother of 3 said that she and Praise didn’t have sex, that they were only aggressively cuddling in the room.
“There was no sexual intercourse whatsoever. You saw what you saw on the screen, but I was living in the house, and yeah, nothing happened,” she said.
Ebonyi Bullion Van robbery: Suspects are dismissed soldiers – Army
The Nigerian Army has released a statement regarding the suspects who were arrested by the Police over their alleged involvement in the Ebonyi Bullion Van robbery.
According to the statement, the suspects who were reported to be serving soldiers had been dismissed from the force over various offenses.
See full statement
RE: POLICE NAB SOLDIERS OTHERS FOR BULLION VAN ROBBERY
The attention of Headquarters 82 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to an online publication on the unfortunate Bullion Van Robbery incident at Abakaliki Ebonyi State on 29 July 2020 which led to the arrest of two suspected dismissed soldiers and other gangsters involved in the act.
It is necessary to inform the public that the so-called soldiers in the report are not personnel of the Nigerian Army since 2015 and 2018; when both Corporal Ayeni Samuel and Corporal Emeka Harrison were dismissed. The available record shows that Dismissed 03NA/53/088 Corporal Ayeni Samuel was dismissed in 2018 for desertion and pipeline vandalism at 174 Battalion.
The dismissed soldier was attached to 174 Battalion from Command Day Secondary School Ikeja for the United Nations mission in the year 2013. Dismissed Corporal Ayeni deserted the Unit and was later arrested for pipeline vandalism at Ikorodu in 2018.
In line with Nigerian Army extant rules and regulations, Ayeni was officially tried and awarded dismissed regiment as a Corporal and not Sergeant; as claimed in the story.
Also dismissed Corporal Emeka Harrison was tried and dismissed regiment from 7 Division Garrison Maiduguri since 2015.
Colonel Aliyu Yusuf
Deputy Director of Army Public Relations 82 Division
BBNaija Dorathy reveals why Ozo needs her (Video)
Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Dorathy has opened up on the reason why she thought fellow housemate Ozo, needs her more than she needs him.
According to her, the popular housemate always wants her by his side because she helps him to make the right decision.
She also said that Ozo has a sisterly bond with her, and that was why he couldn’t do away with her.
Dorathy stated this on Monday while speaking with her female housemate friend, Lucy, about the drama surrounding Ozo, Nengi, and herself.
She also said that Ozo revealed to her his intention to get back with Nengi, adding that she is not bothered about his ‘U-turn’, but will support and respect his decisions.
Recall that Ozo emerged the Head of House for this week’s challenge for the ‘Lockdown’ edition on Monday.
Ozo also chose Dorathy as the Deputy Head of House.
He has since promised Dorathy that he is completely done with Nengi and won’t allow himself to be played any further.
Watch the video below:
If you recall, Ka3na while speaking in an interview yesterday mentioned that Ozo’s love interest in the house, Nengi once went into the shower with him and also tried to invite Trickytee in to join them.
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