I'm not a Rod Stewart fan. Lets begin there. He's really not my kind of singer. So how have I come to be going to see him live later today you may ask?
Well, its because my friend is mad obsessed with him. Somehow we got into a discussion towards the end of last year about Rod coming on tour and performing at the Britannia Stadium. You may not be familiar with this venue - its in Stoke on Trent, home of Stoke City Football Club who are in the premier league. Yes, I'm a Stoke girl - well, sort of, close enough to be one anyway.
This is beyond local - its quite literally round the corner - Stoke isn't a very large place really. So there was that. It didn't require an overnight stay or travelling to consider.
Then, there is also the fact that I do love live music. Regardless of whether its to your taste, live is atmospheric. So there is also that.
Finally, its always fun to throw into conversations classic artists and legends you have seen live. Rod Stewart, for me, falls into this category. He's up there with James Brown, who I saw fleetingly many moons ago at a Festival - classics, not my thing, but a great conversation point or starter. So there's also that.
Lets face it, its a gloomy looking Saturday, England game is on at eleven so the pubs will be full of idiots who have been drinking all day. This is looking more and more appealing, even if it does rain which right now looks highly likely!!
In short, I'm looking forward to it. I may even have a little bop around if I know any of the songs he sings, or even if I don't! Why not eh? :)