I have squealed over my teenage love for Courtney before in this blog. So it should come of no surprise that when she announced a tour I was on Ticketmaster quicker than lightening. I have seen her last time in her Hole tour and she was so awesome that I was never going to miss this gig but it felt like it took forever to arrive. If you want to see what I wore check out my previous post where I went full on riot grrrl. I went with my lovely friend Rachel who I have known for almost as long as I have been listening to Hole we always get our dance on to Hole when we are out (if the DJ bloody plays it)
I was actually really surprised that the gig was in the small room at the 02 in Birmingham but was pretty happy as it meant it would be way more intimate. I know Nine Inch Nails were in Birmingham on the same night so maybe that is why there weren't as many people as when she played in Hole but that just worked out better for me.
Only one support act and they were practically on 2 minutes after we walked through the door. White Miles are a two piece who reminded me of L7 meets Juliette and the licks with a splash of dare I say it Lunachicks. Just drums, guitar and heaps of attitude. The lead singer came out in tight trousers, and a denim waistcoat over her bra and I felt like I was in blasted into the home of riot grrrl. The drummer was a cute dude with a heap of energy but it was cool to see the drums near the front of the stage Drummers don't get nearly enough credit and so it was nice to actually see them properly. I will be grabbing their album and they will totally be rocking my headphones. I wanted to grab the album at the gig as they were hanging out at merch but silly me didn't take much cash with me.