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Have you seen this one?!

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Portrait studies from The Last of Us, done over at my livestream, finished up offline because likenesses are hard.

wings tour in newark, 3/23

so i don’t have a very good memory and i’m still lowkey freaking out so this will be kinda random and scattered, but here are some highlights that i remember from the concert.

first of all: wow. obviously i knew these boys were talented, but seeing them live is something else. gorgeous vocals, spot on choreo, all around amazing performances. they’re even better live than in recordings.

they’re all so gorgeous in person!!! hobi especially, wow, i couldn’t believe he was actually real??? he wore a choker for the encore and i Died. and jin wore the same dangly earring he wore in the interview yesterday, it looked so cool! and jimin he like…. Glows. it’s hard to describe but in person he’s so stunning and angelic like??? he really seemed otherworldly.

tbh i don’t remember much about introductions bc i was so overwhelmed!!! but they’d all prepared speeches in english, which was so sweet. :’) and their english was all so good. yoongi did the Thing again where he pulled out his earpiece and made us cheer for him asdfffgghjkcsd

baepsae was so cool!!! the changed the instrumentals a bit so it was a different experiece than just listening to it. dope was great bc the whole audience was doing the fanchant and singing along! tae tripped during dope, my clumsy baby 😊

the solo performances were out of this world. the way they were staged was so beautiful and almost theatrical. special shoutout to dance line for pulling off some pretty tough looking choreos while also singing/rapping an entire song!!! jungkook especially, wow. his choreo had lots of tricky footwork and it looked very tiring, but there was only one time in the entire song when he sounded a bit out of breath. he’s become such a stable, powerful singer with great breath support, i’m so proud :’))

yoongi didn’t come out to do first love until after we chanted “min yoongi” for a while ahdjjtjskkd so dramatic. he was amazing, his passion is so clear in his voice whenever he performs. he had a string quartet accompanying him, and towards the end they changed up the instrumentals and played the chorus of so far away i’m so emo :(((

reflection oh my god :(((( we chanted “we love you” in between the “i wish i could love myself” lines and he sounded like he was getting a bit choked up :(((( i straight up started sobbing. he’s so lovely and kind and intelligent and that comes through so strongly when you see him live, everything he said to us was so beautiful and sweet. hearing him perform that song hit me so deeply like :((( knowing that he’s been through the same struggles i’m going through and grew into this beautiful successful person is so inspiring.

andkkaldhjfsksjdk i barely even know what to say about mama!!!! i actually got weak in the knees and starting shaking a bit, it was so incredible :’))) hobi’s voice is so beautiful, and his stage presence….. it really can’t be described. he played off of the crowd so well and was just so like…,charismatic. also on the screen behind him they were showing baby pictures of him 😭

awake…… there are really no words. it was even more beautiful live, if that’s possible. his voice is so incredible like??? it sounded even better than in recordings. his high notes were so solid and powerful and gorgeous and i was really just completely blown away. everyone sounded amazing, but tbh i think jin sounded the best tonight out of all the vocalists.

cypher 4 ahfjsjfjak the crowd got so hyped!!!! yoongi dabbed lmao, and hobi poured a water bottle on the crowd again (God I Wish That Were Me)

jimin slapped jungkook’s butt in 21st century girls. amazing.

hobi’s body rolls in no more dream….. i Don’t want to talk about it. i’m honestly surprised i’m still alive.

boy meets evil goes directly into bs&t, and it’s not the full version :((( but hobi was incredible as always. again, his stage presence is really something you need to experience.

they made us wait so long for the encore akdjjdkalakdkdka what little teases! before they came out for the encore, everyone covered their army bombs with colored plastic bags to make a rainbow :’))) the boys were so touched and impressed when they saw it. in jin’s goodbye speech he said “army is our rainbow” 😭😭😭😭 and he did one of his flying kisses and of course we all lost it. tae said something about the rainbow too, but i didn’t catch it :(((( and then hobi said “you’re our wings” in his speech and i started crying. they were all so so sweet and thankful, i could really feel how much they love us 💖

outro wings oh my god!!!! everyone went wild. hobi’s part was amazing. he threw water at us again sfjsdjkhds. also jungkook’s voice was so gorgeous in this song!!!

spring day :(((((( the choreo is so lovely, especially jimins part, he’s so soft and graceful, he really looks like he’s floating. and hobi’s voice oh my god!!!! never let that boy tell you he can’t sing!!! he sounded amazing!!!! truly what can’t he do!!!!!

they stayed on stage for so so long after bows :’))) jimin kept making hearts. tae was reading a bunch of the signs fans brought, and someone gave him one and he got all excited and showed it to us! it was in korean though so i’m not sure what it said. and hobi oh my god 💖💖💖💖 i really can’t begin to describe how cute he was. he was going around and leaning down to talk to fans by the stage and his smile was so beautiful :’) and then some fans started throwing pokémon plushies onstage and he almost caught one and made the cutest giggle into the mic ahdjfjskksjdjjska i died and then he went around picking up the pokemon and playing with them and he was making the cutest faces he was just the most precious thing i’ve ever seen :’))) he and tae were the last to leave. they stayed by the curtain waving at us for ages, and they had a lil hug :’))) it really seemed like they didn’t want to leave :’)

i’m so overwhelmed by their talent and dedication and the love they have for us 💖💖💖 these boys are really something special. they bring so much happiness into my life. i’ll never forget tonight.

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On this day in music history: October 15, 1984 - “Stop Making Sense”, the seventh album by Talking Heads is released. Produced by Gary Goetzman, it is recorded at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA in December 1983. Recorded during the tour in support of the bands then current album “Speaking In Tongues”, the album is issued as the companion piece to the live concert film directed by Jonathan Demme (“The Silence Of The Lambs”, “Philadelphia”). The band’s main line up is augmented with additional musicians including Bernie Worrell (keyboards), Alex Weir (guitar), Lynn Mabry and Ednah Holt (backing vocals). The original LP release contains only nine songs and is heavily edited in order to fit it on one album, and also comes wrapped in a full color picture book. In 1999, an expanded edition of the album is released featuring the complete performance, matching the contents of the fifteenth anniversary theatrical re-release of the film. “Stop Making Sense” peaks at number forty one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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Sophia and Stephen talking prep for Brooke and Chase’s first kiss [x]

Things I’ve learned from serious fangirling over Stevie Nicks over the last week:

1) She is totally serious about her obsession with the Twilight movies.

2) She admitted to basically stalking Anne Rice.

3) She rambles. A lot. The Pretenders played 15 songs in about an hour. Stevie played 18 songs in about 2 and a half hours. And I loved every second of her weird stories.

4) Despite having been a guest at South by Southwest in recent years, she thinks it’s called “Southwest by Southwest.”

5) She is better live than on record (IMO), and can still twirl around in platform stilettos at 68 years old.

6) She is proud as hell to still have and still wear the original Bella Donna cape.

Tonight was honestly a dream and SHINee gave their songs so much life in person. They all had so much energy and were amazing performers. Very few artists are better live than in their recordings, and these boys gave their songs a new kind of life. They all clearly worked hard from the dancing to the singing and the overall show presentation. I’m so proud of these boys because they were my first kpop group and they’re still going strong. The fans themselves organized signs and glow sticks for the concert when they found out they wouldn’t be provided, which was so kind. This was honestly such a great concert guys. The venue was small so we were so close to SHINee and everyone in the crowd was just having fun with the music. I’m so happy I got to experience this. I wish I could listen to their songs live again because the recordings don’t even compare now. This was honestly the best concert I’ve been to because the fans there were so kind, the music sounded incredible, and the boys had so much energy and talent. It was small enough that it just felt like a party, but big enough to feel like a concert with all the fans united. I’m just so happy right now to have experienced this and I really hope more kpop groups will come to Vancouver or I’ll get to see more kpop concerts in my life. Thank you, SHINee and SHINee fans, for creating an unforgettable evening.

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City and Colour // Lover Come Back

Said it a million times, Dallas sounds better live than recorded imo

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As part of their Pioneering session, The A.V. Club received La Dispute while the band visited Seattle. Here’s their cover of Nirvana’s classic song “Polly”.

Because I wanted to tell you.
Because I thought you should know.
Because I thought it might scare you, to see me under the ice. Make you remember you cared for me. What would you do if I died? Would you fly out for my funeral? Get too drunk at my wake?
Would you make a scene then? Climb in and try to resuscitate me?