“Box set containing 3 CDs (45 tracks), two hour DVD featuring live performances, rare footage and interviews. With a 256 page hardcover book containing original essays, candid and personal photos taken by the band, family and friends, and reproductions of band memorabilia.”
Prompt- Christmas night and morning with Niall if he had a little girl? From Christmas pjs to santas cookies.. maybe singing along to Christmas carols to reading “twas the night before Christmas. What would Christmas morning be like? Would his daughter wake him up or would he be too excited to see her face when she realized Santa came.
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“Daddy! Santa comes tonight!” Ava cries excitedly as she runs to Niall who had just gotten home from last minute Christmas shopping.
“I know baby girl,” he chuckled as he picked up the three year old, “where’s your mum at?”
“She’s making cookies.” Ava responded cuddling into Niall and played with his facial hair. He walked into the kitchen where you were making cookies. Looking up you saw your husband and your daughter, “There you are Ava, I thought you were helping mommy make cookies for Santa and daddy.”
She wiggled in Niall’s arms wanting to get down, “Dada is home mommy.” She said as if you couldn’t see him. Niall let her out of his grip and she ran to the chair that was pulled up to the counter and grabbed an angel shaped cookie cutter pressing it into the dough. “How was shopping, Ni?” You asked your husband, not looking up from the sugar cookie dough you were rolling out.
“It was okay, a lot of people.” Niall said with a sigh as he walked over to you and wrapped his arms around your torso pulling you even closer to him. The smell of his shampoo and body wash from his shower this morning still hung around on his skin, you couldn’t help yourself from cuddling a little closer to him. “Happy Christmas eve my love.” He said kissing your jawline before, much to your displeasure, he let go of you and walked over to where you daughter was concentrating on making different christmas shapes out of the sweet dough.
You watched your little family with a smile as Niall leaned over the three year old and helped her move the cookies over to the tray so they could decorate them before they went into the oven.
Soon the sun went down and Ava’s excitement seemed to grow by the second. She would not stop asking you guys questions: ‘Daddy, How does Santa fit down the chimney?’, ‘What happens if people don’t have chimneys?’, ‘Mommy, How does Santa eat so many cookies and not get a tummy ache?’, ‘What time is he coming?’, ‘How does he get in here without us hearing him?’. You guys were absolutely exhausted and there was still an hour until bedtime.
“Ava, baby girl, it’s time to calm down a little okay.” Niall finally said, opening his arms to welcome Ava in for a snuggle.
The toddler huffed but cuddled into her daddy’s chest regardless. You leaned over and cuddled into Niall’s shoulder and smoothed out Ava’s hair. “Do you want to read a story, sweet pea?” You asked your little girl. She nodded her head excitedly, Niall stood from the sofa to retrieve the story that he knew you had in mind. He came back a short time later and you already had Ava snuggled into the side and wrapped in a blanket. You hoped it helped her calm down a little.
“This one okay?” Niall asked with a smirk already knowing that she’d say yes. And as expected she nodded her head enthusiastically, her bright blue eyes lighting up even more seeing the illustrated picture of Santa Claus on the cover.
Niall read the story in his soft, deep, beautiful voice. It was moments like this that makes you remember just how lucky you are. He cuddled his little girl and read the story slowly and quietly, he let her get a good look at every illustration on each page before he turned it to continue reading. Ava watched her daddy’s lips move as he read the words that was printed on his page, her eyes twinkling from the christmas lights that were draped over the tree branches. She was such a little daddy’s girl.
When the story was finished Ava had chilled out significantly and you knew by the time you put her to bed she’d be out like a light. “Let’s set out cookies for Santa then let’s get ready for bed.” You said taking her little hand and led her to the kitchen. She picked out the cookies she thought Santa would like the most and helped you arrange them on the plate. After setting it on the side table next to the christmas tree Niall picked her up from behind catching her by surprise, she let out squeals and giggles as he peppered her chubby little cheeks with kisses. “Alright petal, time for bed.”
“No dada! I don’t want to go to bed.” She whined, her happiness dissipating quickly.
“If we don’t go to bed then Santa won’t come.” Niall explained already walking to the little girl’s room, you followed behind watching him handle the situation. She fussed at the response and you could see tears start to build in her eyes, which was tell tale sign that she was in fact tired.
You arrived to the princess themed bedroom, you went to her dresser and pulled out her christmas pjs that had a picture of Rudolph and Clarice on the shirt with the same print scattered along the pajama pants. Luckily she got a little happier seeing the pajamas you had picked out for her. Niall helped you change her into them, brush her teeth, and get her tucked in. You both said your goodnights and your ‘i love yous’ to your little angel before leaving the room.
Deciding to wait a little bit before you put the presents under the tree to make sure that she was asleep you went back to the den to watch a christmas movie. Niall picked ‘Christmas Vacation’ while you went to the kitchen to get popcorn, a beer or Niall and a bottle of water for yourself. Joining with him on the couch you sat enjoying each others company and the movie, it had become a rarity that you and Niall got alone time and were able to sit and watch a movie.
When the credits started to roll on the screen and you and Niall both groaned and sighed not wanting to get up. “Ready to play Santa Claus?” He joked helping you off the sofa. You carried the presents out of their hiding space, which was your closet, while Niall arranged them under the tree. After stuffing her stocking and sharing the plate of cookies with Niall , you were finally able to go to bed yourself.
“Mommy! Daddy! Wake up, Santa came.” She bounced in between you and Niall waking you from your deep slumber. Niall rolled over looking at his little girl before running a hand over his face and let out a groan seeing that the sun hasn’t even came the full way up. “Alright princess, how about you go wait in the den while me n’ your mum get ready.”
“Okay but don’t fall asleep again.” She warned scooting off the large bed and scurrying out of the room.
He chuckled at the little three year old before moving over to you and kissed your nose, he knew you were awake but was trying to act like you were sleeping. “We gotta get up beautiful.” He said making you groan. You both got out of bed, Niall slipped on his pajama pants and a t-shirt while you put on a pair of cotton shorts and one of Niall’s old t-shirts.
When you arrived in the living room you saw the little girl sitting by the tree trying to hold herself back from just ripping into everything she saw. “Alright baby girl, which one do ya want to open first.” Niall said taking a seat on the carpeted floor next to her, you following suit. And of course she picked the biggest one there was.
She tore up the wrapping paper to reveal the dollhouse that she wanted for a long time. The morning went on like so. She got everything she asked for, of course Niall would spoil his little angel. Ava got dolls, doll house, baby dolls, dress up items, stuffed animal, basically anything a little three year old would want. After she was finished opening her presents you and Niall exchanged your gifts.
Niall got you the makeup palette you had talked about for months (Even though he couldn’t care less about the eyeshadows, personally he thought they all looked the same), new shoes, a handbag, and diamond earrings. He also got you some naughty lingerie that made you blush and hide it from the three year old that sat on the couch watching her parents while cuddling her new baby doll, Niall laughed at your reaction making you scowl at him playfully.
You got Niall a new Rolex, some new golf clothes, some memorabilia of bands he liked (which he was over the moon and so grateful for, he wouldn’t stop thanking you), and the crazy socks he liked making him chuckle and thank you before kissing you sweetly.
“Can you help mommy clean up? Grandma and Grandpa are coming soon.” You asked your daughter as you and Niall started to sort out the trash and the gifts you had just received. After cleaning up all the wrapping paper, ribbons and bows Niall and you went into the kitchen to start to prepare the christmas dinner while Ava played happily with her new toys.
While the beginning of the 2000s was marked with Y2K(year 2000) futuristic fashions, the mesh of styles of the previous decade pre-cursed the fashion revivals of the 2000s almost perfectly. Throughout the new millennium modernized revivals of the 60s, 80s, and specific parts of other eras littered the ever chaotic fashion scene, making the versatility and impulsiveness of this technology ridden era a very Aries thing to do.
TAURUS // 1970s
While reveling in the aftershocks of the 1960s, most of the fashion choices in the early 70s were a reflection of the hippie subculture, but by the end of the revolutionary fashion era colors had become muddied with earthen hues and looser, more relaxed fits. The smooth movements, push for more natural beauty, and newfound sexual prowess discovered in this era are telltale qualities of a Taurus.
GEMINI // 1920s
The change of the 1920s fashion scene from all previous years was a very drastic one. A sense of lightness, wealth, and effervescence was brought to women’s clothing, creating a subculture titled flappers. In fact this revolution in fashion still dominates the fashion scene today. It seems this era brought a sense of life and fun in comparison to the grittiness the era held; this show of duality is unique to Gemini.
CANCER // 1990s
After the almost too vibrant antics of the 80s, the 90s fully rejected the obnoxiousness of the previous decade and turned it into something new. By 1993, there absolutely was no trace of the 80s, but instead styles like grunge, minimalism, hip hop, and glamor fashion had taken hold. This sensitivity to the previous decade and craving for originality is very Cancer.
LEO // 1980s
Materialism took this era by storm. Everything was bigger and brighter: hair, fashion, music, etc. Flashy jewelry, neon colors, power dressing, and brand names were never as important as they were during this era. All of the 10 years was a mixture fast-tracked people, look-at-me attitudes, massive egos, and brilliant energy; all describers usually associated with Leos.
VIRGO // 1930s
Due to the Great Depression, most fashions were very, very modest and handmade. Despite this, the 30s also marked the beginning of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Glamor still remained, however limited to those of wealth and the motion picture industry. Nothing was gawdy in this era, even the starlets had neat hair and simple, gorgeous flowing dresses. The cleanliness, meticulousness, and beautiful simplicity of this era equates well into the Virgo personality.
LIBRA // mid-late 1950s
As shown by the sales, the earliest years of the 1950s was a fashion slump, but it didn’t take long for fashion to return full force. The industry snapped back to a more elegant and classy standpoint. These years began more personalized options for clothing choices amongst women, ex. Coco Chanel’s suit, the poodle skirt, the sack dress, etc. time fashion was varying, options were becoming an actual possibility. The TV industry boomed in this decade, leading to a sense of elegance and romance that play perfectly into a Libra spirit.
SCORPIO // 1980s punk
In response to the 1980s spike in brand name and commercialism, the American punk was born. This subculture didn’t just touch fashion, but hairstyles also spoke of their disscontempt with the mainstream 80s scene. This patchwork grouping kept together by safety pins, bravery, and band memorabilia embodies the independence and tendency for resentment of the SCORPIO folk.
SAGITTARIUS // 1970s disco
It didn’t take long for the vibrancy of the hippie style to be assimilated back into mainstream culture. While all of the rebellious intentions of the bright clothing died out, people were still left with the colorful fun. Tube tops, wrap dresses, and other infamous pieces brought these colors from the outdated 60s and into the evergrowing 70s, forcing a whole new sense of Sagittarius-esque freedom towards another generation.
CAPRICORN // 1940s
The length and flow of the 1930s didn’t show much in the styles found in the 1940s. The outfits of this time period had a more modern flare. While,during WWII things took a change and women had to work in factories, while men were at war, this period still managed to change things for women and women’s fashion. This, along with the sharp lines and bold colors of the post-war fashion scene, speaks volumes of CAPRICORN’s tenacity and undying ambition.
AQUARIUS // 1960s
The 60s proved to be even more radical in its changes than the years that proceeded it. As wars struck, the children rebelled and countercultures were born in bulk. It was in this era that youth found its voice and showed the nation its independence and relentlessness, shown not just in their words, but the boldness of their beauty standards and clothing. This is something that is without a doubt a very AQUARIAN trait.
PISCES // 2010s
The ever-increasing amount of technology in this era has allowed for a more easily accessible approach to fashion, making pinpointing a certain style that defines the unfinished era difficult. Through the internet, the increase of online stores/e-commerce, and the blossoming strength of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have made finding your unique style easier than ever before. This sense of individuality and idealism is a very obvious part of the Pisces lifestyle.
I was going through all my band/concert memorabilia, and found that I had a lot of doubles of autographs, picks, set lists, and drum sticks from all the same bands. So, I figured why not give someone the chance to win the extras that I have.
RULES A winner will be picked on June 9th JUNE 16TH.If you want the chance to win, all you have to do is like and reblog this post, and follow me. No limit on how many time you can reblog. I’ll send you everything free of charge.
PICKS Josh Martin from The Wonder Years Deryck Whibley from Sum 41 Ghost from Motionless In White Frank Iero from My Chemical Romance David Desrosiers from Simple Plan
DRUM STICKS (In order shown) Hawthorne Heights Motionless In White The Wonder Years
SETLISTS Title Fight Four Year Strong The Wonder Years Motionless In White
ALBUMS Blink 182 Self Titled signed by Tom Simple Plan Still Not Getting Any signed by the whole band
OTHER Motionless In White poster signed by the whole band from when Creatures came out
My Chem ticket signed by Frank
Signed and used snare drum from In This Moment
Signed Paramore poster from a private show at the AP headquarters
hey what would you recommend bringing to a concert? I know I should bring a water bottle, but other than that I'm clueless
Sorry, this one got a little long, but here goes:
The best thing to do is to check the venue’s website first, because there’s usually a list of what’s not allowed in. That helps narrow things down a bit. However much you bring should fit within a string backpack or small purse. Zippers and the string-seal on string bags are your friend! As someone who gets paranoid over having stuff fall out of open pockets, you can never have enough zippers. Especially for your wallet and your phone: make sure those are sealed in a zipped place.
In terms of camera, your phone should work well enough, but small point-and-shoot cameras (with lens that can’t be taken off) can work as well, especially if phone battery life is a concern. (Though, do try to be courteous with your camera; you’re not the only one at the show, so don’t feel responsible about providing picture proof of every detail. I personally choose a 2-3 songs to get my photo fix out on and then leave the camera on standby just in case something wild happens towards the end.)
Make sure the waterbottle is recyclable, in case reusable/sealed bottles aren’t allowed.
The usual case I’ve seen lately is that only empty waterbottles would be allowed in, but it doesn’t hurt to ask security day of if your sealed waterbottle is allowed. If not, you’ll have something to keep you hydrated while in line.
In all truth, you may not need much beyond water, your wallet, phone and ticket (definitely don’t forget that!) for a casual show. (Unless there’s certain medical equipment that you personally need to carry with you, then of course bring that. If hearing impairment is a concern, you’re welcome to bring earplugs, though I find that using earbuds works just as well.)
If you’re planning on queuing for a long time: bring food in disposable containers!! If you bring your favourite tupperware, it’s just going to be baggage later. So pack whatever you’re eating in something that can be thrown away or recycled. Garbage cans are usually around, especially at the gate when you’re getting your ticket scanned, so there’s no excuse: keep the queue area clean!
The most underrated thing you can bring to a queue is a portable phone charger! Not only are they good for AR gaming apps, but they can help ensure you’re not stranded at a venue with no way to call home. I’d invest in at least one, because having your phone ready in case of emergency is super important.
For summer queuing: don’t forget to put on sunscreen before you go! Venues may vary on whether you can actually bring sunscreen with you, so it’s good to put some on before you go! Sunglasses may be a good thing to bring as well. Be careful about hats, though: it’d suck to lose/damage one in the pit.
Optionally, you might want to bring makeup, a handheld gaming system, sharpies and small band memorabilia to be signed just in case, but that’s solely to your preference. If you have a car available to you, you may want to bring extra stuff, like blankets and umbrellas, but don’t forget to put that kind of stuff away before doors.
That should cover everything! People may reblog with more tips, so keep an eye out for that. Otherwise, don’t forget to have fun at your show!! :D
I want to know what the market is like for hand produced Band Memorabilia along with Photography and Typography, vinyl lyrics and quotes for walls and other music/band related hand produced goods.
Would anyone buy any of the above?
Thank you for your time :)
Please reblog to help with my market research :)
This is just PART of my Radiohead stuff. I am still a (relatively )new fan . I’ve liked(LOVED) them since I was 14 . I turn 17 next Monday. The last pic. is from Amoeba Hollywood , where they always have a yummy selection of Radiohead stuff.