Back in the day, I used to be a proper little rock chick/goth girl. And when I say goth girl, don’t conjure up images of Amy Lee with her pretty corsets and long flowing skirts (okay, tell a lie, that happened sometimes), think more Avril Lavigne with black Criminal Damage baggy jeans, band tees/rude slogan tees and black trainers, New Rocks or DMs. Lots of thick eyeliner and plenty of bracelets and bands too 😀
I was 16 years old and I’d started hanging out with a 17 year old boy who liked metal, he introduced me to brand new world; including Metallica and I was absolutely hooked. Inevitably, the boy soon disappeared off the scene and out of my heart but my love for Metallica never waivered. Their electrifying riffs and haunting lyrics made me feel alive.
In my heart I’m still that girl, even though the clothes I wear now don’t always reflect that. But when I saw this tee at the Expo, I knew it had to be mine. It’s an altered Metallica tee with “Give me fuel, give me fire” written on it, which are lyrics from my favourite ever song of theirs; Fuel. I’m more than a little bit in love with it, it’s so comfy to wear and that slash across the cleavage isn’t too revealing, after all, I’m not 16 any more 😉
I also love that it’s a one-off design so I’m not gunna see loads of kids wearing the same thing and not having a clue who Metallica are. Yeah, H&M, Bershka, Topshop and the like, I’m looking at you right now!
I teamed the tee with a pair of casual demin shorts from Next, a studded bracelet I’ve had for years, a pastel “fuck it” bracelet made for me by the lovely Vee and my beloved Dainty Mid Converse. And yes, I really am that pale 😀
I was lucky enough to see Metallica play live in 2011 at the last Sonisphere and, standing in a crowd of 30,000+ people, I cried. It’s still on my list of top 5 moments. Ever. Even though they didn’t play Fuel. Bastards.
What’s your favourite band/artist? Do you have a top life moment? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x