Marina Concert, Midterms, and a Fall Playlist

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw my post about going to the Marina concert last month in Atlanta. I hadn’t listened to Marina (then Marina and the Diamonds) since high school. When my friend offered me a concert ticket to one of her shows I jumped at the chance. We made flower crowns beforehand too, just for the sake of reliving our high school concert days (back when flower crowns were the it thing to wear to events).

Now, instead of galavanting to Atlanta on the weekends, I’m studying for midterms. I’ve already taken Contracts and Torts, but I still have Juris and Judgements and Introduction to Legal Research to go. Sorry if I’ve been a little MIA recently, but school comes first. And once I get done with all my midterms I’ll make a post about how it went, and maybe I’ll link some of my study sources.

And here’s the fun part: my fall semester playlist! You can listen to it on Spotify, but be warned that it contains a little bit of everything and is definitely all over the place.

Current favorite song is Roaring 20’s by Panic! at the Disco

Current favorite album is Lover by Taylor Swift

Current favorite artist is Lizzo

A Playlist for the Week

As some of my more recent followers know, the band my dad plays in performed this Saturday. They’re called The Procrastinators. My dad plays drums, and occasionally can keep the rhythm straight (haha kidding, he’s a great percussionist).

I love coming to their concerts and watching them play! This week’s playlist is inspired by Saturday’s set lists.

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Twenty One Pilots Concert

Hello everyone! Me here. Just another weekly playlist that’s entirely not a playlist! Aren’t those the best? (don’t answer that…)

Anyways, let’s get right on down to business! Waaaaay back when, on August 6th, I saw Twenty One Pilots on their Emotional Roadshow tour. Social media, aka tumblr fangirls, claim the show to be “existential.” And while I do have a tumblr, I am not a fangirl. But I will say that they hit the nail on the head with this one. I’ve never been to a show where the singer crowd surfs in the equivalent of a human hamster ball, or one where the magic acts are commonplace.

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These two could join the US Olympic gymnastics team given the amount of back flips I saw that Saturday night, not to mention the impressive flip off the piano. The physicality of the show is something I would’ve seen bands do in smaller venues. In the Infinity Arena in Duluth the impressive light displays and the audience of thousands the venue seems massive, but the touches of tumbling and aerobatics from Josh and Tyler the show became more personal.

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Some of my favorite songs from the concert? None other than Migraine, Car Radio, Trees, The Judge, Heathens, Stressed Out, Hometown, and House of Gold.

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A Playlist for the Week: AWOLNATION Concert

This week’s playlist is going to be a little different…and not a playlist. Sorry not sorry, folks! A local Donwtown Asheville music venue named the Orange Peel hosted AWOLNATION last Saturday night and my friend Deanna and I were lucky enough to get tickets! Being 5’4″, I didn’t have the best vantage point for watching the show, but the music from both openers and AWOLNATION themselves was great!

The Openers

Irontom, the first opening band, was alternative rock, but with a little bit of a twist. The lead singer has some killer disco-esque dance moves! His high energy and stage rocking enthusiasm helped set the mood for the concert. Charlie Sheen even cameo-ed in their music video for The Minista

The second opening band was Finish Ticket, out of California. While the first few songs felt like I was being serenaded by screaming headbangers, the show instantly took off with a  cover of When You Were Young by The Killers. Total game changer! The energy in the room picked back up after that hit and kept rising until the final song in the set – Finish Ticket’s hit song Colors.

The Main Act

After a half hour of technical difficulties, AWOLNATION took the stage. With a crazy light show and a few Top 40 hits in their pockets, the crowd went wild the entire time. Even when the mic started undulating in the second song of their first set, the band kept their cool and rocked the crazy pitch changes. They even took a break in between sets to have a laugh about it, saying they’ve “never taken [themselves] too seriously” so mistakes like that aren’t a big deal. When a band is having a blast performing, the crowd has even more fun.

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Have you been to any concerts recently? Let me know in the comment section below!

xo Bailey