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Shooooooows

I feel like writing, so here’s some writing (OK, a lot of writing). I’ve pretty much given up on making this an ad-blog. I’m at work all day looking at them, and devoting a blog to my work would be suffocating. So basically, this has become a music blog; this is logical since my other passion is music.

Speaking of which, damn. There are even more shows in NYC than I thought. You just have to know where to look (mostly online). Now that I follow a wider range sites/blogs and have a few connections, I’m finding out about the harder-to-find-out-about.

My job also entails various outings, many of which are concerts. 

I saw Bruce Springsteen last weekend (above; good show but I wasn’t that into it), and I’m seeing Jay-Z tonight. I know most of his songs even though I’m not a mega-fan; I just haven’t had great experiences with rap concerts yet. I don’t know whether to dance by myself (awkward since hip-hop is generally a 2-person dancing genre, iykwim), or rap along, or just stand and watch. This should be a spectacle though, so I’m excited to see him and the new Barclays Center. This will serve as a little preview of the venue for SENSATION INNERSPACE.

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I also went to the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park last Saturday to see Band of Horses, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, and Neil Young. it was a last minute adventure with a friend, and wow was it incredible. BoH played both of my (and everyone else’s) favorite songs, The Funeral and No One’s Gonna Love You. I wasn’t a huge fan of The Black Keys and didn’t know much of their discog but I’m definitely going to download some soon. They were really really good, especially for a rock act that I wasn’t familiar with (sometimes harder to get into live). Then came the Foo Fighters. Apparently this was the last show they’re going to play for a while, and I’m so so so happy I got to see them. I forgot how much I love them and Dave Grohl specifically (I’m a huge Nirvana fan). I sang to almost every song and was probably dancing harder than anyone anywhere in that crowd of 60K. We didn’t really stay for Neil Young since we were unfortunately really tired and hungry. The scene was awesome though, with a backdrop of the city, so many happy people, and a great stage. Really had some surreal moments.

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Which brings me to the most exciting part of my week: FRIDAY. It’s all about Friday. This Friday I will be seeing Animal Collective for the 2nd time. I caved and saw the stage (RIDICULOUS) and setlist (UNBELIEVABLE) on collectedanimals. I’m going to be a flailing crying mess of total bliss. The closer it gets, the more it’s sinking in, and the more I can picture this mess that will become of me. When they play Peacebone, I might scream like a little girl. No shame. /actually very shameful. This is what having a favorite band is all about, this excitement, and it feels great. (And the weather is going to be PERFECT)

I also might be going to Electric Adventure at Six Flags in Jersey on Saturday with press passes, but that’s TBD. And SBTRKT next Thursday. And then Ann Arbor. And then SENSATION.

This is why I moved to New York. I’ve found what makes me happy in life, and New York is delivering in full. I’m living :D

telltailsign:

omfg

If this is legit, I might have to go. Smashing Pumpkins, Eric Prydz, Deadmau5, PL, Vampire Weekend, Washed Out, Phoenix, AnCo, AvB, Passion Pit, LL, Gareth Emory, Freelance Whales, and so many more…AnCo and AvB in the same day might kill me of happiness.

telltailsign:

omfg

If this is legit, I might have to go. Smashing Pumpkins, Eric Prydz, Deadmau5, PL, Vampire Weekend, Washed Out, Phoenix, AnCo, AvB, Passion Pit, LL, Gareth Emory, Freelance Whales, and so many more…AnCo and AvB in the same day might kill me of happiness.