By midday on Friday, honestly, I'm normally pretty wasted. Whether I've been pitched-up for a couple of days already, or having just spilled out of Kerrang!'s patented Party Bus after annoying the driver with ridiculous requests all night, I'm damp, beery and rarely in the best of shape.
Rolling out of bed at 10am was a nice change of pace. After which, some metal-soundtracked stretching felt like the perfect warm-up for the weekend ahead. Presented by esteemed specialist DO.OMYOGA – with the aid of some excellent doom, drone and ambient sounds – the mission-statement that “listening to great music will always make you prayerful and whole” had me lighting candles, rolling out the mat in my living room and giving it my (limited) all. Unfortunately, years of mosh pit injuries meant that my Downward (Download?) Dog wasn’t quite up to standard. After facepalming my pathetic effort, a game girlfriend agreed to step-in and stunt-double for the photo below.
Then it was time for the music – and cans – to really start flowing.