The crowd was going insane, and I was in the thick of it all. I know what you must be thinking, and no I was not involved in a riot of some sort. Instead, I was attending what would become my most favourite concert to date. The best metal band on earth was coming to Scotland, and I made sure that I had tickets this time. They had played here three years ago, but my mother thought I was too young to go; I hate telling that story, for obvious reasons. Regardless, there I was, minutes away from hearing the sounds that I had enjoyed so many times before. Not being one of those die hard fans that goes out and paints his body blue, and shaves half of his head, I decided not to head right for the front row.
The whole process of ending up in Scotland for this event was anything but easy. It involved a rather long train ride from London, but I assure you it was worth it. I had booked my Hotel in Edinburgh centre two months in advance, since I knew that many of the Luxury hotels Glasgow had would be gone quickly. The Hotel in Edinburgh centre turned out to be a great location, as it was close enough to the venue, but far enough away to avoid all the noise. Like most Luxury hotels Glasgow has, mine offered superior service. They were so helpful that getting around Scotland seemed like second nature.
The show, as well as my experience in Scotland, is something that I will never forget. The memory of climbing on that train, opening my hotel room door for the first time, and that first ear-wrenching guitar riff remain with me to this day. I don't think I will ever see that band again, since they have disbanded, but I can assure you that I will visit Scotland again.