Are you ever too old to go trick-or-treating? Is candy for everyone?
I want to say "you're never too old!"
But if it was socially accepted for anyone to go, always,
Then people would stop giving out free candy,
it would be too expensive.
Which musicians of the last two decades have had the most lasting impact on music as we know it today?
She's not my favourite singer,
But I'd have to say Lady Gaga.
She blew up in under a year,
Faster than I've seen any artist do so,
And -maintained- the popularity,
Other artists everywhere are trying
their hardest to compete with her,
Fashion has changed, the music industry has changed,
& those who aren't trying to pretend they're rock stars,
They're the ones trying to compete with Gaga.
My favorite band is The White Stripes
But I dont think they're popular enough
to have been the MOST influential,
Though they're definitely influential on rock.
Some animal rights activists are fighting to replace the term 'owner' with 'guardian' to convey a more balanced relationship between a person and her or his pet. Do you agree or disagree with the importance of this mission?
I agree with Crossroads.
Also, DO YOU THINK THE CAT GIVES A FUCK?
Honestly, the animal can't tell the difference.
Plus, if you purchased it, you own it.
Its not like its slavery, the animal does what it wants,
And I'm sure they don't give 2 shits if you say you're the owner.
TRUST ME. And if you think they DO know the difference,
You're juvenile, naive, over-imaginative and need a hobby.
Guns & Roses was amazing!
Last minute Dave told me
I could give the other ticket to a friend,
& so I called may the hour before I left and she came.
She pushed us to the VERY FRONT OF THE STAGE
We had floor tickets and were center stage,
At the front. I never headbanged so hard,
And the guys were onstage right in front of us.
The guitarist came out into the crowd and started playing,
Like RIGHT beside us! Then the Trailor Park Boys onstage 8D
Julian still had his rum & coke, too
Axl Rose started pouring shots, and they handed them out,
Like right in front of us! Me & May almost got one...
But not quite lmao, he passed it to the guy beside us then.
THEY EVEN PLAYED LIVE & LET DIE,
Which will mark the second time I've heard it live.
The first was by the man himself, Paul McCartney~
It was fucking awesome.
The bass was going through my chest so hard
(Especially at first when I was insanely baked)
I screamed so hard & threw whatsitcalled? (sign of the horns)?
Until my arms got sore.
The guitarists were fucking PRO
Even though Slash wasn't there,
The new guy was AMAZING, played just as well.
When the explosives went off I was so close,
It almost hurt (my ears mostly), but I was SO amped!
The guitarist looked like RIGHT at me, too
(though, May was there so he was probably
staring at her cause she's a super babe)
But it LOOKED like he was. Either way it was awesome!
The confetti was fun, there was so much I could
barely see the stage at one point lmao.
I caught some~ And a streamer.
& to top it off, I got on the scale
& I lost 2 pounds at least just from tonight lmao.
I was rockin nonstoooopppppp
<333 I Love Concerts.
( Pure Genius...Collapse )
PAUL MCCARTNEY WAS
THE EPITOME OF
The way my day started, I went to meet Keith & Tong at the commons at 3:00, when the gates opened. I was surprised and glad to see that Laura was accompanying them as well. We ended up waiting for what could have been an hour longer than the ticket promised to get in. Then we waited about an hour & a half for the opening bands to play, most of which were bland though I heard a couple of really good tunes. The people were already starting to flood in and everywhere, & I was beginning to really get the full impact of how rowdy this crowd was going to be. The masses of people covered the entire grounds of the Commons in swarms. I thanked myself for deciding against a VIP ticket, because looking at them up close I could see how far from the stage the bleachers were. That, and the fact that you can't rock out to amazing music if you are seated. I can't imagine paying an extra 200 bucks to force myself to sit. (or for some stupid after party where people naively hope to meet Paul McCartney)
Since we had a long wait ahead of us, we planned to use the bathrooms right before Paul was about to come onstage, and then try to force our way through the crowds. Prior to the bathroom trip I had a couple of Smirnoff coolers with Tong & had a nice little chat in the grass with her, and so I was hoping and praying that I didn't need to piss anymore, especially during the Paul McCartney performance. Of course, waiting to get to the front of the stage was a bad idea, especially with a crowd of this massive size (about 60 000) . Keith & Laura didn't like the idea of fighting their way through the crowd and began to get frustrated with me... at which point I stopped and reminded them that I had already said I am going, and that they don't have to. I wasn't going to let them stop me from getting the best experience out of this. After all, I had paid 136$ to see it. I can however understand why someone who isn't as pushy as me might get uncomfortable with that situation<3 I'm not mad gaiz~ I told Tong she doesn't have to, but she was so pumped. She was like, I want to! I want to! Lets do this. So we pushed through a lot of crazy people, for about 15 minutes, looking for small breaks in the crowd and what not. I came up to one woman, who wouldnt move aside at all. So I politely said excuse me, could I get through? And she says... "...where're ya headed?" So, instead of saying "I'm trying to get closer to the stage while you chill back here" I told her, "I'm looking for my friend Kyla". So she looks, and yells out "KYYYYYLLAAAAAA. KYYYYYLLLAAAA. WHERE ARE YOU." to be a smart ass. So I mustered up a pretty dirty glare for a quick moment, (or perhaps I should say the most dead cold expression I could give) and she said "I'm just pulling your chain" and moved aside. Though I dont think my glare intimidated her (I'm pretty unintimidating) , I think she just knew how annoying she was being.
We came to a part in the crowd where there was absolutely no way to get ahead or even sideways. We were pretty close, not right up at the stage front, but when Paul came on we were close enough to see all of his facial features and whatnot. So it was worth it for the clarity. We tried getting closer quite a few times but realized we were quite literally trapped where we were. It didn't matter once Paul McCartney came onstage, though, because though sometimes a few heads were in the way, what we saw was absolutely astounding. He began with a booming & upbeat "Drive My Car" performance, and the whole crowd could be heard singing "BEEP BEEP! BEEP BEEP YEAH!" in unison. He told us a few things about the songs, before he played them. For instance, he explained that "Here Today" was written for John, in the style of an imaginary conversation he would have with Lennon if he were here today. I'd always wondered if it was for John, but it sounded more like a song about a passing lover, so I wasn't sure. "Everyone give it up for Lennon!" And of course everyone was eager to comply. The performance was so heartfelt, I wondered if I would cry but I didn't, must have been the adrenaline still coursing through me. I cry too easily and at the wrong times anyway, so that is a good thing. He did a tribute to George by playing "Something" , starting on what I think was like... a ukelele? Dear God I dont know but it was great. It started off quiet and with only him playing the first verse, and then the band all broke out into the sweetest sound ever. The guitarist tore through that oh so distinct and briliant riff, and the crowd once again was singing along... "You're asking me will my love grow, I dont know I dont know". He said that blackbird was written when there were a lot of civil rights issues going on in America, and that he thought of a lone black girl struggling through the times. I joked to Tong that the song was about me (lame, I know) & enjoyed the opportunity to mellow out a bit after rocking so hard. I had an odd moment during the encore with "I Saw Her Standing There" in which the moment before they started playing I immediatly knew what they were about to play. I can't explain it, my whole body went into it. I dont think I'm like, telepathic, its probably something subliminal that clued me in, but I was sincerely baffled...it was a bit like how Dejavu feels. (on further thought, I think its because he played one note on the guitar, and I mustve been able to tell from the tuning or something. You know, cause they have a million different guitars for all the different types of tuning/sound so they dont have to do that onstage...I must've recognized the tone of the guitar in "I Saw Her Standing There" from the one note...Which if thats the case would be effing awesome) It was an odd but wicked feeling! From the minute the stick hit the drums I was enveloped in the music.
At the end of what I think was Calico Skies (But my memory could be skewed) he stops and says, "You know I'm trying to remember the chords, and the words and pay attention and have it all come together, but its hard when Im looking over and I notice this sign that says, 'Paul, will you sign my arm so I can get it tatooed?' So I'm trying to ignore it but its hard! Oh well, it can't be helped then, come on up" And the girl is in hysterics, some 15 year old looking girl, and she hugs Paul, and would barely leg him go, and you can see her mouthing OH MY GOD OH MY GOD
on the large screens as she goes and hugs all of the band members. Tong comments, "Lucky bitch!" jokingly, (we were both jealous lmfao~) and Paul signs the girls arm. She leaves the stage and he says "You'd better go get that done now!" and they strike up another tune.
He played "A Day in the Life", one of my absolute favourite Beatles songs (about the top three) and segwayed into "Give Peace a Chance". It was absolutely beautiful, and Tong managed to capture a pretty good picture of the crowds response to the performance.
Drive My Car
Only Mama Knows
Got To Get You Into My Life
Let Me Roll It (w/ Foxy Lady outro)
All My Loving
The Long And Winding Road
Sing The Changes
Band On The Run
Back In The U.S.S.R.
I’ve Got A Feeling
A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance
Let It Be
Live And Let Die
Mull Of Kintyre
I Saw Her Standing There
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
So, finally I can swtich this to a basic account and migrate over on to this LJ.
Hooray! I'll delete this post, later.
I cannot deal with this advertisement crap.
Its taking all the good out of being on livejournal.
Just looking at my journal page makes me cringe.
Does livejournal need money that badly?
Its almost like they're trying to coerce people into buying a paid account.
I dont have money to spend on things like a journal when I can pick one up for a dollar.
In fact I can't even make layouts now, people without a paid account wont be able to use them anymore.
And I certainly dont have a paid account.
My current layout is stretched out and tacky looking because of this damn advertisement.
I can't believe they sunk that low, ugh. This place was good, now its just bullshit.
Honestly having advertisements shoved in my face is not worth all these silly little perks.
This is making me think Eljay are jerks.
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