OK, so we went to Coventry and had a brilliant time, poor turnout but the usual suspects were there, plus Rob from Blaze was there, obviously a big 54 fan which was excellent. I got the album sleeve signed at last, and Steve drew a funny face over Adrian, AHAHAHAHAHA. The three supports, Afrai, Thoria (I think thats how they are spelt) and Sanctum. Hmmm, well Afrai were good at what they were doing (the bassist played like a lead which was cool), I didn't think much of Thoria, probably because their guitars were too quiet. Next up were Sanctum, who I hadn't heard play before, but Mia's second best band were very impressive, definitely worth checking out. Finally, at about 11:40, the Mighty Area 54 stepped on the stage. They changed the set list and played some excellent songs, Missing Time and Face of All Your Fears were played, and that was the first time I had heard them live. Steve had the job of the death metal vocals, and managed to make an excellent job of it too in my opinion. Overload is always the highlight of the set for me, and it was a belter this time around too, I think I may have hit someones head with my crazy head banging, SORRY if it was you!!! Some of the songs seemed to be played at double speed, it was so mental, Rob had to double bass drum like he was on drugs! All in all an excellent way to end the metal year, although there was an unfortunate lack of support for the best band there. OH YES I nearly forgot the flash! Sanctum had 2 girls with them, and one of them got her tits out for the lads! Sanctum clearly enjoyed it, as they got them up on the stage to dance. Area 54 Rule, I've said it before and will continue to do so until the day I go deaf. Go to their next gig, or you will be missing out on the greatest metal band I have ever heard. Rant over.