For Now-

I have stuff to post, but for now, here are some photos from my California trip.  More to come!

_MG_4562

 

_MG_4618

 

_MG_4853

 

_MG_5096

Advertisements

The Concert

On Saturday I went to my first concert.

IT. WAS. AMAZING.

I am still in the happy-from-music stage.

The Script, American Authors, and OneRepublic.

I heard about this concert last Friday (just over a week before the concert), and at that point I knew only about 3 OneRepublic songs, only 1 American Authors song, and I had never heard of The Script.

But I have been wanting to go to a concert, and I thought OneRepublic would be fun to see. I looked up the concert that day, and saw there were still tickets available. So I talked to Dad, and we decided to listen to more of OneRepublic’s music, to see if we liked it enough to go.  We didn’t get around to listening to it until Tuesday.

On Monday night I made a semi-final decision not to go, and I texted my friend (who was talking about coming with us) and told her we weren’t going to go.

And that’s when I heard Counting Stars playing from my dad’s office.

I went downstairs to tell him I had changed my mind, but when I went down there, my mind was swayed.  After listening to more OneRepublic (and liking most of their songs), I changed my mind.  Dad came up later that day and said, “Hey, these guys are cool, I think we should go see them.”

So I texted my friend, and told her we were going.  We were able to get tickets that night.

And I could hardly wait.

Bethany and I had way too much fun together – we danced for a good part of the concert.  I was so very thankful to have someone to dance with!

I am not sure what else to write – it is hard to describe.  The skill the musicians have is amazing – I was so glad that they used a real piano.  Also, the guitarist played a mad guitar solo before Counting Stars.  SO.  AMAZING.

At one point, the microphone that OneRepublic’s main singer was using stopped working.  He played the intro to a song (a beautiful piano piece) and then when the song got to the place where it should start, he kept messing with his microphone. After a few moments, he starts singing, “My microphone wasn’t working, but now it does.”

There were several unusual instruments used – dobro, viola, cello, and banjo.  It just adds a neat edge. And for the last song, OneRepublic had 4 or 5 drums lined up across the front of the stage, and during instrumental portions of the song, they would play them. I am so not good at articulating this – it was great.

Well, I think I’ll quite trying now.

Except for one final thing:

IT WAS SO MUCH FUN AND AMAZING AND JUST…GAAAAAH.

I don’t feel like this post does my mood justice. But I am not that great with words.  Oh well.

Here are some photos.

WP_20140802_003

Bethany and I – American Authors playing in the background

WP_20140802_006

The Script

WP_20140802_008

Us and The Script. =)

WP_20140802_009

WP_20140802_010

The Script had asked everyone to take out their cellphones, and it looked so cool.

WP_20140802_014

OneRepublic playing Secrets

WP_20140802_016

(Same as above)

Note: As with all things, if you are under your parent’s authority, don’t just take my word for it, make sure they are O.K. with it!  I do not necessarily endorse everything that these artists have done or put out.  Use discretion.

Snow!

Sorry I didn’t post last week.  So I’ll post two this week to make up. 🙂

Last week we got about a foot of snow.  And it was about 8*F out, too, which makes it really hard for this girl to stay inside and not take photos!  But when they were saying “frostbite in less than 10 minutes” on the radio, I figured I should stay inside.  🙂

So here are a few I grabbed from the front porch and windows. 

_MG_4050

Love the sun!

_MG_4055

Aren’t all the lines from the wind blowing cool?  And the light.  OH.  THE.  LIGHT.  Photographers like light.  🙂

_MG_4056

 

_MG_4059

More lines  🙂

_MG_4061

LIGHT!

Today in Photos

Happy New Year, everybody! 

Long time no see!

Again.

Sorry ‘bout that.

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to post more often.  So I have determined to post at least one post a week.  Not too daunting, eh?

So to start:  today in pictures.  I (finally!) brought my camera to work, and took some shots while I was there.  (And I had a little fun.  So don’t mind the hair-product-pictures, o.k.?)

So these start in the morning, and go through the day.

Today:

_MG_3953

 

_MG_3956

 

_MG_3958

 

_MG_3961

 

_MG_3963

 

_MG_3965

 

_MG_3971

 

_MG_3986

 

_MG_3997

 

_MG_3998

 

_MG_4002

 

_MG_4003

 

_MG_4019

 

_MG_4021

 

_MG_4023

 

_MG_4027

 

_MG_4028

 

_MG_4036

 

_MG_4046

 

 

P.S.  What do you think of my silver and turquoise nails?