The Libertines & Bloggers Love Hub!

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I've had my nails done since this photo was taken, I promise ;)

I'm so sorry for the lack of posts over September; I'm definitely going to make more of an effort over October to post a lot more often! October is one of my favourite months, especially as the days get a little chillier and I can finally start layering again!

Today I wanted to share with you my experience seeing The Libertines at Alexandra Palace in London, and also see if anyone else knows much about the Bloggers Love Hub!
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We began the evening by heading to Victoria Stakes pub - which is only a three-five minute walk from Alexandra Palace. They'd actually set out a 'pre-Libertines' menu - so the pub was absolutely full of fans! The atmosphere was amazing, as every now and then people would burst into various Libertines' songs. We even saw some fireworks out of the window! 

We both ordered the Victoria Stakes' burger: hamburger, bacon, cheese, onions... dreamy. I wasn't expecting much from it, but it was so so delicious!

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I am a huge fan of a lot of different bands (feel free to check out my last.fm here) but, for me, The Libertines have always held a very special place in my heart. I can't really describe it, but I've always felt (in a strange way) that I can really identify with them, or that in some way, I'm close to them.

Considering they split up around ten years ago, when I was only 11 years old, I'd never seen them before, and I never thought I would get to. After a pretty bad experience at an Arctic Monkeys gig last year, I was a little apprehensive about going to such a huge gig, with a crowd that I thought would be quite riotous. Equally, I knew I couldn't miss it, so we stayed relatively close to the back.

The Libertines gig was one of the best I've ever been to in my life. The atmosphere in Ally Pally was that of pure love and excitement, and though I tried to keep it together, I did get a little weepy during 'The Good Old Days'. The legacy of The Libertines is based on the way they were always aware of their own demise, but that the songs and the music would always be a constant. It appeals to a lot of people who have faced hardships in their lives because it feels like, with The Libertines, you're all in it together. Hearing Gary shout to the crowd 'remember - you're all Libertines!' at the end, just completely did it for me. Amazing.

I'm sure to non-Libs fans this all sounds a little crazy, so I'll move on.

Has anyone else been invited to the Bloggers Love Hub? I'm intrigued by it but I hadn't heard much about it before! I'd love to see if some of you are going, or others who may have been before who can give me some feedback!


  1. Reading this has made me incredibly excited for seeing twin Atlantic at the end if the month also that burger looks absolutely delicious! ��

  2. WOW. I am jealous. I was supposed to literally 10 years ago so that's pretty dissappointing as I didn't make it because I was ill ;'( I could cry but I am glad you had an amazing timee!! xxx

  3. I saw the Libertines back in 2003 and it was completely insane. It's still in my top 5 gigs of all time. :) Looks like they're still ace live!

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  4. i have major burger cravings now!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

  5. Seems like you really enjoyed yourself! x x
    Jess x
    New post up at // www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

  6. One of the few bands I would like to see right now.



  7. hi. i am going to the bloggers love hub; why not? :D maybe i'll see you there!
    x Joy


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