After a super late night editing it was back to Donington for day two of Download Festival. This was the noisy one! Bury Tomorrow, Bring Me The Horizon, While She Sleeps, Marmozets, Arcane Roots, Skid Row (18 and Life!), Fall Out Boy and headlined by Linkin Park (complete with throwback red hair from Mike Shinoda!). I spent the day in a metal whirlwind, running between stages shedding hot pink foam earplugs everywhere I went (or so it seems because once again I couldn’t keep a single pair in my possession for longer than three songs!). When cider o’clock rolled around we had a brief five minute crash in the press tent to catch up on the days editing, then back to work. Loved it!
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Long nights, loud music and working super hard at a major rock & metal festival… fair play, this really is the best job in the world! Day one of Download Festival was spent helping set up the Total Guitar studio booth in the press area, meeting new photographers & catching up with old faces, a few surreal backstage experiences and losing every single pair of earplugs in my possession. Oh and it was sunny! Live highlights included Skindred (keeping it Newport!), Black Label Society, Royal Blood, Rob Zombie & Opeth. Behind the scenes and in the booth we had Zakk Wylde, Fredrik Åkesson, Mikael Åkerfeldt and John 5.