first concert i ever saw

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April 26, 2007: the FIRST time I ever saw you in concert.

February 4, 2017: the most recent time I’ve seen you in concert.

11 years. 17 shows. So much travel. Endless merch. Endless friendships made.

I will stand by your side forever and ever, @taylorswift. I love you.

Gerard Way - London, November 10th 2014.

If you know me personally you’ll know how much this helped me.

[My video don’t repost]
LARRYSTERDAM (v2.3 cause version 1 sucked)

New York used to be New Amsterdam.

Nice coincidence. Wow.

THIS IS WHAT THE RUCKUS IS ABOUT!!!
GO TO 3:00

HE APPARENTLY NEVER CHANGES THAT PARTICULAR LYRIC! So that is when people went “WAIT HOLD ON HOLD ON HOLD ON WHAT?!”

Plus the Amsterdam, HL Thing which didn’t make sense cause even though Amsterdam is in NORTH-HOLLAND (like North England) IN THE NETHERLANDS, we still use NL. Not HL, unless Harry wanted to name it Harryland. Fair enough. HL is the postcode for ‘1017 HL Vijzelstraat’ So i don’t think it is that either. Who forgot to tell him that using HL is like the equivalent of using .eng as abbreviation?


AMSTERDAM 2011

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And all of  that happened^

A squealing Louis

These set of pictures

And the interview that came with it

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anonymous asked:

Diana/Akko college student (no magic), first week, Diana in library while Akko is completly lost..!

Sorry this took so long, I’ve been super busy with school and then Dianakko Week so I haven’t really had a chance to sit down and write. Better late then never though, right?

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“Uuu, I can’t believe I got lost, the campus isn’t even that big!”

Akko pulled the map out of her pocket again, glaring at it as she tried desperately to decipher it. “And you’re no help either! I thought maps were supposed to be easy to read but this is so vague! Ugh..” Her shoulders slumped as she pressed one hand to her forehead. “This is giving me a headache…maybe I’m just reading it wrong..?”

“Excuse me.”

Akko looked up from her seat to see a blonde girl around her age staring down at her. Her gaze was intimidating, but at the same time, her sapphire eyes held a certain gentleness.

“I couldn’t help but notice your muttering, and it’s quite distracting. I would appreciate it if you could possibly lower your voice - we are in a library after all. If you’re having trouble with something, there’s a help desk at the front of the building,” she said (‘more like ‘lectured’’ Akko thought), maintaining a stoic expression, as if she had said that paragraph many times before.

“O-Oh, I’m really sorry, it’s just that I’m having a bit of trouble finding my dorm…” Akko giggled sheepishly as she held up her map.

“I see. Well, I’m sure you can ask a professor for help-”

“Can you take me there?” Akko interrupted.

“What? Why?” the blonde asked, dropping her stoic persona for a moment and was replaced by confusion.

“I mean, I’d rather not have to tell too many people about this, and you seem like you know your way around the school so…” Akko fidgeted with the map as she looked away shyly.

“I’m afraid I don’t really have the time-”

“Please? My roommates are probably worried sick!” Akko pleaded. “Well, OK, Sucy probably doesn’t care much but Lotte’s probably worried sick!”

The blonde glared at Akko for a few moments before sighing in defeat. “Fine. Just let me pack my things and then we can go.”


“So, what dormitory building are you in?”

“The red dorm!”

“Let’s see…that’s…really not very far from here…”

“I’m really bad with directions, OK?”

Akko and the blonde girl were stood outside the library entrance, Akko still, holding the map and fidgeting with it, bending it back and forth.

“Regardless, the red dorm is this direction, uh…” the blonde stepped forward a bit before stopping and glancing behind her. “What did you say your name was?”

“O-oh, right! I’m Kagari Atsuko, but just call me Akko!” Akko responding, jogging to catch up with the girl. They walked along the path, side-by-side, exchanging small talk.

“Kagari Atsuko…that’s a Japanese name, correct? Did you live in Japan?”

“Yep!”

“What are you doing all the way in Britain?”

“I’ve wanted to come here ever since I was little! Ever since I saw my first Shiny Chariot concert, I knew I wanted to become an amazing musician and singer just like her! So as soon as I found out she went to Luna Nova University, I knew I had to go there!” Akko answered enthusiastically. “What about you? You never told me your name!”

“Ah, right, my apologies. My name is Diana Cavendish.”

“Cavendish, Cavendish, where have I heard that before…”

“My family has a history in classical music. Countless generations before me were brilliant musicians and composers, many playing in a large orchestra. I came to this school in order to follow in my mother’s footsteps-”

“That’s it! Cavendish is the most common kind of banana, right? That’s where I recognise it from!”

“A-ah…”

As the two continued to walk together, Diana realised that Akko wasn’t as dumb as she initially thought - she was actually quite intelligent in her own way. She felt bad for making such an assumption, but figured that what Akko didn’t know wouldn’t hurt her, so she kept quiet. She realised that she and Akko actually shared many classes, taking the same music course, along with one of her roommates, Lotte Yanson. Before they knew it, they had reached the red dorm building.

“I suppose this is where we part ways.”

“Y-yeah…”

After a few moments of consideration, Diana took a notepad and pen out of her pocket, quickly writing something before ripping out the page and handing it to Akko.

“This is my phone number - feel free to contact me any time you want to talk,” Diana said, holding out the page. A small smirk appeared on her face. “Or if you get lost again.”

Akko blushed slightly before taking the paper, nodding earnestly. “Yeah, I definitely will! Thank you!”

Diana nodded before turning her back on Akko, her hair flowing in the breeze as she turned and walked away.

“…Lotte’s not gonna believe I actually got a pretty girl’s number!”

11 years ago, I heard this song called Tim McGraw on the radio and loved it. I looked into who sang it and really liked it. I bought this girl’s first album when it debuted and played it until I memorized every word. I was only 10 years old, but I felt like I related to this girl so much in her songs. I’ve done it for every album since.
The first time I ever saw this girl in concert, I sobbed the whole time. I was in awe that the woman who wrote what I felt was the soundtrack of my life was standing right there in front of me was overwhelming. I’ve seen her every tour ever since.
The first time I ever picked up a guitar was because of this girl. I wanted so badly to be able to play her songs and maybe someday write some songs of my own. I’m a terrible songwriter and I stopped playing for a while, but I did it because of her.
The first time I ever experienced heartbreak, I played her songs on a loop because I was too embarrassed to cry in front of anyone but myself. I’ve cried to her lyrics in a hard situation ever since.
This girl has given me some of the greatest friends I’ve ever asked for. Growing up, you always here “don’t trust people you talk to online”, but I can honestly tell you I wouldn’t have the friendships I have today without Taylor and the internet. I’ve made countless amounts of friendships ever since I joined Tumblr and Twitter and I’ve gotten to meet a lot of them. Jessie is one of them. We met on Tumblr 4 years ago and bonded and have been friends ever since. On Saturday, she called and told me she had an exclusive opportunity to go to some Taylor Swift event and she wanted me to be her plus one. Neither of us had any idea if we’d meet her or if she’d even be there, but I bought a plane ticket 10 minutes later and was in New York Sunday night. Monday night, we met at an abandoned building and got onto a charter bus to this “top secret location” which was given to us by Taylor’s management and ended up at Taylor’s album release party. We still had no idea if we’d even get to meet Taylor or even see her. They told us that we were at this party to watch exclusive footage from Taylor Swift NOW and after showing us 3 never before seen videos, Taylor herself walked out and informed us all that we’d get to take pictures with her.
I can never thank Jessie enough for letting me experience this with her and I can never thank Taylor enough for how much she’s shaped me into who I am today.
This all still feels like a dream.

I didn’t get around to posting this but I went to my first ever concert for my 23rd birthday!!
I saw @officialsteampoweredgiraffe in concert!!!
It was very fun
I clapped in sign language the whole time
And had alot of fun :) I hope to see them again maybe at a ren faire

tagged by @hardcorebookworm to do 10 facts about myself!

  • the first ever concert i saw was evanescence so y’all fake fans can just retire now
  • ive only had one job and ive worked at it for 4 years now. i’m considered a god in this workplace
  • i’m left-handed when it comes to precision instruments such as writing, cutlery, etc! but for almost everything else i’m right-handed
  • i gave my mum a beanplant i got for free from one of my lab classes and it has successfully taken over the garden
  • i’m currently halfway through my uni degree!
  • my closest friend has known me for most of my life - 13-14 years i think! he used to donate pokemon cards to my dumb ass and i still have them to this day
  • i’m a sagittarius
  • my liquor of choice is galliano sambucca
  • i dearly want a sleeve tattoo on my right arm
  • my two godmothers are both teachers. coincidence? 

Listen, anyone who knows me knows how much I loved Melanie. She used to be one of my favorite singers. She was the first person I ever saw in concert. But, I cannot, and will not support her anymore after this has all come out. She raped her friend. Nothing could ever make that at all okay. Nothing. Melanie Martinez is a rapist, end of story, and I’m done with her and anyone who thinks what she did is remotely okay.

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Some books still elicit a powerful mix of feelings inside of you long after you read them. THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY is that book: it’s the tale of young Minnow Bly, who lost everything to a cult – including her hands. Gut-wrenching, vivid, and ultimately hopeful, it’s a story that will linger with you way after you finish. Here to tell us more about herself is the author Stephanie Oakes! 

Name: Stephanie Oakes 

Novel: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly 

Available: June 9

Who’s your favorite author, living or dead? I still think the things that JK Rowling did in the Harry Potter books are pretty much unmatched in any books I’ve read, but since I’m sure that’s a really common answer, I’ll also say Melina Marchetta. She is a genius.

What’s your favorite thing about your book? I really like how fearless it is. That was definitely not the case from the early drafts, but I realized that I couldn’t do this story or these characters justice if I held back.

If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose? I might choose Jacky Faber from the Bloody Jack books. She is hilarious and resourceful, and she could entertain us endlessly with her musical abilities.

Where do you write? I sometimes write in coffee shops because it helps me to focus, but I also do a fair amount of writing in my house. Here’s my desk where I write. I like to keep checklists of what I’m working on. I get great pleasure from crossing things off the list (and it’s even more fun with my penguin pen). Nearby, I have a kind of inspiration corkboard with some Minnow Bly swag and various bits of inspiration I’ve printed off of Tumblr. Near my desk is my TBR bookshelf, as well. It’s extremely full! I have a bad book buying habit.

Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history? This is really hard, but I’ll choose Eleanor Roosevelt. She was bright and funny and fearless.

Do you tweet? What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever tweeted? Yes, I tweet. @StephanieEOakes The funniest thing I’ve ever tweeted? That’s hard to pull up from my memory banks—-I think the advantage and disadvantage of Twitter is that I forget about what I write about five seconds after I post it.

What is your favorite season? Probably fall, but after a long winter, springtime can be pretty awesome, too.

If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go? This is so difficult! Can I go back in time? If so, I’d go to Dickensian London in a hot minute. If the past is off limits, I’d really love to build a house right on the edge of some massive nebula (the Rosette Nebula and the Carina Nebula are two of my favorites), and just have that be the view from my front window.

Do you have any writing rituals? Turning off the internet, sometimes getting a cup of coffee or tea, and putting on some instrumental music. It usually takes me at least ten minutes to get into my writing groove, too.

What is your idea of earthly happiness? Feeling busy and productive. I don’t like having endless time on my hands, and I like the feeling of knowing that my actions are helping to bring something positive into the world.

What is the best concert you’ve ever been to? Probably my first concert. I was sixteen and saw Death Cab for Cutie, and it was something like a religious experience.

What are you currently working on? I’m revising my second novel for Dial Books for Young Readers, a YA mystery called The Arsonist.

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Thanks Stephanie! We can’t wait to hear more about your next book. 

Follow Stephanie on Twitter!

Get your copy of THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY!

RoBeRt PlAnT winked at me and he gave me his thumbs up OK? OMG

I went to my first concert ever and saw ROBERT PLANT last night! OMG the performance was so powerful, stellar, GOLDEN ! Robert just amazing; he dominated the stage with his magic presence and the musicians of the SSS were so so good.

I don’t know how, but I managed to get front row right in front of Robert

But the best part of the show was when I litteraly  took my T-shirt (my special t-shirt) off during Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You and I raised it up to show it to Robert…

I saw he squinted to see the written more clearly and then he started laughing like an idiot, my golden, sweet idiot .

But there’s more…

After the last song (Going To California OMG) I decided to raise my t-shirt up again… and that was such a good idea. So right when the band started to leave the stage Robert walked to the edge of the stage, right in front of me. 
And then the magic happened: he winked at me with his fucking sexy grin and then he gave me the thumbs up with such a warm smile that I thought I could faint. 

It felt like time stood still, and I swear I saw him young again, and his smile took me back more than 40 years in a split second, I felt like I was attending one of his concert in ‘72 and that. was. great.

 I still can’t believe it. He was so perfect. So funny. OMG the best day of my life

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I’m sorry if I’m bothering you with my stories but that was just too perfect. I fell so blessed. by the golden god  

Echo and the Bunnymen was the first concert I ever saw. It was right about the time of the Ocean Rain album– the most beautifully orchestrated rock album of all time, I think. Myself, Sean [Moore], and Richey [James Edwards] from the Manics went to see play them in Bristol, just over the Channel in England. That was the first concert I ever saw. We hung around at soundcheck. We figured out where the backstage door was, and we just hung around there. We waited and got autographs and did what everybody else does. It was really strange to see that every member of the band reacted in a different way. They give you this impression that all bands are organic living things that just have different rhythms from other walks of human life.

It was just a great moment for us, really. It’s probably my best memory of music itself, going to that concert, getting Ian McCulloch’s autograph, meeting the drummer Pete de Freitas, meeting the guitarist Will Sergeant– who was really aloof. He didn’t really want to sign an autograph because he thought we were deifying him and he didn’t want to be deified. Les Pattinson, the bass player, was just really sweet and cool. And then when we actually saw them and we saw the Cretins open on the stage for the first time and we heard the deafening sound of live music, which we’d just been listening to on record for ages, it was probably my best memory of music.

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James Dean Bradfield, on Echo and the Bunnymen.

Souce: http://pitchfork.com/news/36599-5-10-15-20-manic-street-preachers-james-dean-bradfield/

“Im Devastated! This great Artist changed my life! First concert i ever saw in Detroit! R.IP. ❤️ #rebelheart” -Madonna

When I Met Yeezus

BY JACKSON ALESNA

I’ve been a big fan of Kanye for a long time now, the first concert I ever saw was when the Glow In The Dark Tour (GITD) made its stop here in Seattle when my dad took me. So when the Yeezus Tour was announced to make its first appearance ever here in Seattle (10/19/2013), I pretty much lost my mind. I actually had a mid-term I took in the morning then I headed down to the venue to be like first in line. I got there at like 10AM and I was the first there, I was going to hold the spot because my friends couldn’t show up until later. What’s funny is we didn’t even have general admission, we had like assigned seats, but we were trying to be the first to buy the merch. Anyways, I chilled for about an hour and just got bored, so I walked around the venue and I see all these tour busses there and not much else really. I walked over towards the gate and right then it opened and a black SUV pulls out, just for the hell of it, I held up my GITD shirt and the SUV stopped and a hand popped out of the window and waved me over. I wasn’t really sure what was going on but once I got up to the car I saw Ye sitting right there just smiling at me. He had on a GOOD hoodie, and that brown mink coat on his lap. I just remember looking at him and saying “There’s no fucking way”. He laughed and so did Virgil, Don C, and I think Kim too in the back. He said what’s up and I just told him how big of a fan I was, thanks for everything, and asked if he would sign my shirt. He said of course and put out his hand to shake mine first but I was so flustered I just put the T shirt in his hand. He laughed again. Signed it and I asked him if I could take a picture and he said “yeah let’s do it”. I was expecting him to get out of the car, but he was like “Just take it like this”. Then the following exchange happened:

Me - “Shit, how am I even going to take this picture”

Ye – “Nigga just take that selfie!”

Me – “I can’t believe I’m taking a selfie with Kanye West on some Tyler The Creator shit”

Then Ye and everyone in the car laughed again. After I got my picture, two ladies walking brought it all to an end when they yelled “Is that Kanye West?” and he just said gotta go, and that was it haha. It was such a weird experience because just the way he was talking and his mannerisms he seemed very reserved and almost as nervous to meet me, as I was to meet him. After he left the Venue security came up to me and asked if that was him and I said yes and told them everything that happened and they were just shocked because they all had the preconceived notion that he was just an asshole. Of course after this I was not worried about being in line anymore, and stuck around for a while.

Virgil came out later and we walked a couple blocks and talked about Off-White and the Tour Merch because no one had seen them yet. I asked him about the Red Octobers and he said “man, I’m the wrong person to ask about that shit because I don’t even have a fucking pair yet” and laughed. Then he told me Nike only gave Ye a couple pairs for the whole tour or something, they seemed like they were already fed up with them. But that was that, the day I was Blessed by Yeezus. 

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Hi Taylor! You might not remember, but you liked my post on 2.16.16 and nearly put me into cardiac arrest, so thank you! I wanted to give this “mini bio” post a try and see where it gets me! My name is Hannah Rose, I live in Northern California, I have one cat, she is the bane of my existence, her name is Maggie and she looks like Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon. I am currently 18 years old but I turn 19 on July 7th! I wrote you a letter back in September that was kind of a long shot to have you read it, so hopefully this will maybe be easier? Crossing my fingers for any luck I can get. I saw you in concert for the first time ever in Santa Clara on August 15th 2015. It will definately go down in history as one of the best nights of my life. You are so talented and down to earth that I can’t wrap my brain around the fact that you are actually a real human being. Your music and characteristics have gotten me through so much, and I’ll never be able to thank you for that, but I thought I would tell you about a certain song that has gotten me through the most difficult times in my life. About 4 almost 5 years ago, I got into a pretty serious relationship, with someone older than me, I was a freshman in highschool and he was in college. At first it seemed like the best thing that could ever happen to me, I was so hard on myself that I couldn’t believe a guy as handsome as him, could want to be with someone like me. I thought this is what true love was! Until a couple months into the relationship he started to control what I did, where I went, who I talked to, when I could and couldn’t talk to him. If I upset him he would guilt trip me, he would play the victim, and this happened for about two years, until I finally decided to listen to speak now, (again, I already had but this time I actually listened to the lyrics), and I really listened to a song called Dear John, and it hit me, like a ton of bricks, that this song, is exactly what I’ve been screaming at myself to say, for months. That song, gave me the courage to get out of an emotionally abusive relationship, it saved me the long nights that could have ended in tragedy, instead ended in finally freeing myself. So thank you taylor, for giving me the strength, to shine like fireworks over his sad empty town. I will never be able to put into words how grateful I am, for you, for everything you do, for mending me into the person I am today, and I hope one day I have the honor of you following me, and me meeting you in person, to thank you. I love you, to the moon and back. you will be remembered. @taylorswift

Pete Seeger

A Pete Seeger concert was the first concert I ever saw. My parents took my brother, my sisters and me. I will never forget it. I was little. Dancing in a field in upstate New York while the grown-ups sat on the grass. My parents and family raised me on music of all sorts and
Pete Seeger was a big part.

I met Pete Seeger more than thirty years after I first saw him play and having listened to his music over those years it was somewhat awe inspiring. We had lunch. He was so funny and charming, humble and brilliant, all at once. Full of hope but disappointed in our wasteful ways.

He was almost ninety when we met and after lunch he slid down the bannister because stairs were hard on his knees. He slowed himself gracefully at the bottom and hopped lightly off his perch. His wife, Toshi, complained about his recklessness through her laughter.

He made me want to be a better person. Why don’t we lend our ears to the greatest among us. Pete Seeger fought for the working people and he fought against greed, and corruption, and war, and pollution, until the end of his life. Even though he was frail he came and performed at FarmAid just a few months ago.

Thank goodness for Pete Seeger.

David