going to the concert at the weekend and seeing kids so excited about music reminded me of a classic documentary that all rock-lovers (or 80s-lovers) HAVE to see: heavy metal parking lot.
in 1986 a couple of amateur film-makers carried a camera down to a concert venue and hung out with the heavy-metal fans waiting for a judas priest concert. this was way before any kind of reality-tv culture and the response from the kids was completely spontaneous. the mini-interviews that resulted are more fun and 'real' than anything i think we'd see today. there were stoners and groupies, drunk teens and kids with missing teeth, mullets and permed hair, bandanas, ripped clothes and amazing animal-print outfits!
awesome awesome fashion, and all absolutely authentic.
it was one of the presents i bought it for my boyfriend at xmas, he loved all the characters in it.
"graham", the "hell yeah" girl and the "punk belongs on mars" guy were our favourites.
you can find loads of clips on youtube but here's the trailer:
its the burberry-inspired boots i was talking about! i don't know how he found them because i didn't give him the shop, but the boyfriend managed to find these on ebay and get them to me for my birthday last week!