I have completely fallen in love with Girls’ Last Tour. So rarely does reality ever line up so perfectly with what I hope a show will be. After just the first 10 minutes of the first episode, I was completely sold.
Two girls wander a long-dead world on their Kettenkrad in search of food and fuel to make it to the next day. It’s comfy, but melancholic, simultaneously full of wonder and hopelessness. Stories for episodes are often as simple as getting lost in a factory, investigating a lit up building, or waiting out a rain storm under an improvised shelter.
There is a beautiful simplicity to it all, and the gorgeous visuals and excellent sound design drive it all home. Lingering, panning shots of the abandoned, ruined, and quiet world they inhabit are a staple. The only sound is the wonderfully detailed environmental noise, the clattering of the Kettenkrad’s tracks and engine, and the two kids’ own footsteps. The standout soundtrack perfectly accentuates the mood and highlights the show’s heartfelt moments.
This is the world that they know. Chi often recounts facts of a world that’s so far removed from their own experiences that they often can’t even relate. All they can do is wonder what it was like in distant world that they will never know, while musing about what lies ahead for them, if anything. They’re aware that how precarious their situation is, but try their best to make the most of it while they can. Chi chronicles their story in her journal, but it’s entirely possible that there might not be anyone around to read it when they’re gone. With a name like “Girls’ Last Tour” it’s easy to imagine how this might end, and I don’t think I’m looking forward to that if that’s where it goes.
This is one of those shows that’s so easy for me to just gush about because it so perfectly pushes all of my buttons. The atmosphere and tone are so well done that I haven’t even really talked about the lovingly animated Kettenkrad.
Back in 1965, a fresh-faced, 18-year-old Bowie was known as Davy Jones, but he changed his stage name (which was inspired by frontiersman Jim Bowie) so as not to be confused with a certain member of the Monkees. (Photo: Redferns)
David Bowie rocks a long shag at the Cafe Royal, London circa 1970, during his ‘Man Who Sold the World’ era. (Photo: Hulton Archive)
‘Ziggy’-era, flame-haired Bowie poses beside his Rolls Royce in May 1973. (Photo: AP)
David Bowie performs during his ‘Ziggy Stardust’ era in 1973 in Los Angeles, wearing one of his famous onesies. (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
David Bowie poses for a portrait in his ‘Ziggy Stardust’ guise in June 1972; the absolute epitome of glam-rock. (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
David Bowie poses for a portrait dressed as Ziggy Stardust in a New York City hotel room in 1973. (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
David Bowie performs “Rebel Rebel” on the TV show TopPop on Feb. 7, 1974 in Hilversum, Netherlands. (Photo: Redferns)
At the 17th annual Grammy Awards on March 1, 1975, Bowie arrived as the Thin White Duke, an icy-cool persona primarily associated with his album ‘Station to Station,’ which was released the following year. (Photo: WireImage)
The Thin White Duke poses for an RCA publicity shot in 1976. (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Bowie performs at the Oakland Coliseum in California on April 5, 1978, at the tail end of his “Berlin trilogy” era. (Photo: Redferns/Getty Images)
Also an accomplished actor, in 1980 Bowie appeared in a stage production of ‘The Elephant Man’ at the Booth Theater in New York City, where this candid shot was taken. (Photo: AP)
In 1987, Bowie embarked on his Glass Spider tour, with Peter Frampton playing guitar in the live lineup. Here, the two rock legends are pictured at a March 18, 1987 news conference in New York where Bowie announced his North American tour. (Photo: AP)
David Bowie performs at Wembley Stadium, London on June 20, 1987, on his Glass Spider tour to promote his album ‘Never Let Me Down.’ (Photo: AP)
In 1988, Bowie formed the supergroup Tin Machine with Reeves Gabrels, Tony Sales, and Hunt Sales; the band released two albums, ‘Tin Machine’ and ‘Tin Machine II.’ Here, Bowie is pictured performing with the group at the concert to promote the latter album at the Brixton Academy in London on Nov. 11, 1991. (Photo: Redferns)
David Bowie performs on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on May 10, 1993, to promote his 18th studio album, ‘Black Tie White Noise.’ (Photo: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
David Bowie performs at the Meadows Music Theater in Hartford, Connecticut on Sept. 14, 1995, the year he released ‘Outside.’ (Photo: Reuters)
David Bowie performs during a concert celebrating his 50th birthday, at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 9, 1997. (Photo: AP)
Bowie rocks a long bob at the WB Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas on Oct. 28, 1999. (Photo: RTNSmith/MediaPunch)
Bowie kicks off the 9/11 benefit “Concert for New York” at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20, 2001. (Photo: AP)
Bowie performs during the Reality Tour – which would turn out to be his last-ever tour – at Madison Square Garden in New York City, 2003. (Photo: WireImage)
Bowie performs at the 2004 Nokia Isle of Wight Festival. (Photo: Getty Images)
The normally reclusive Bowie attends the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards at Lincoln Center in New York City, looking fashionable as ever. (Photo: WireImage)
Summary: @miaowchan17 said: Hello! Omg you are such a great writer and your Yugyeom scenarios AHSJSJKS, I love them!!!! Anyways, may I please request a Yugyeom scenario where he gets a new stylist and at first she doesn’t like him and he doesn’t like her, and they have to see each other almost everyday because of work? But then they start to fall for each other? (Comedy/ Fluff please) Sorry if that was confusing!!! Love your account! <3
Author’s Note: it wasn’t confusing at all my dear! I hope that I fulfill your request guidelines!
It had been a rough three weeks, to say the least. You had just began your new job as a stylist for a well-known group known as GOT7, a temporary position for you while they stayed in Korea until they left for their tour in other countries.
The first day was a breeze; getting through introductions was more comedic than you would have expected, the oldest boys constantly making a ruckus, making you giggle a little bit. But the youngest ones didn’t seem to like you all that much. As a stylist, you are allowed to change up the styles of what the boys wear on stage, and their manager had told you to do so as they were about to go on a tour and needed a fresh new look.
You had decided to take inspiration from their old outfits from their photoshoot for the new album; pink shirts, gray bottoms, and some with blue jackets/overlays. Though most boys didn’t mind the change, the youngest had seemed to take it a bit roughly.
“But, I don’t want to wear pink,” he says softly, “I have red hair. Isn’t it not good to wear red with pink?”
“But it’s a part of the overall feel of the picture,” you explained, “especially because the youngest aren’t wearing the coats.”
“But it looks stupid,” he sighed, shrugging his shoulders as he ran a hand through his newly re-dyed red hair.
“I’m sorry you feel that way,” you sighed, “but I have to do my job. Your manager told me I had to change your look.”
Yugyeom shrugged off your apology, holding a hand up as he went to sit on the couch next to Bambam.
“This is going to be fun,” you murmured to yourself.
on october 19th, 2009, dan and phil met. on october 19th, 2016, dan and phil uploaded a virtual reality video of their last tour date in america, a tour bus tour video, and dates for an event based on the second book they made together.
I’m not an expert about music or pop culture or anything like that. But I did want to share with you guys the David Bowie songs that always take me back to a very sacred time in my life. I had the good fortune to see David Bowie perform twice live in concert. The last time being “A Reality Tour.” I was able to know Bowie and love Bowie and grow up listening to Bowie because of the devotion of a family and a friendship that helped shape the person I am today. They were some of the first people to truly believe in me and enable me to dream. Time and time again.
This isn’t a playlist of Bowie’s “best” songs. These are the songs that just mean so much to me and I wanted to share. I tried to put them in some semblance of an order, just an amateur attempt. I encourage you all to listen to his albums as a whole (Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, etc.). These are just my favorite chapters from the stories he told:
Texas In July has announced ‘The Last Reality’ US Spring Headliner Tour with support from Like Moths To Flames, The Air I Breathe, For All I Am, Hundreth and One Year Later. Check out the tour dates below!
Mar 30 Kettering, OH @ The Attic Club
Mar 31 Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
Apr 01 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Apr 03 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
Apr 04 Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
Apr 05 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Apr 06 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
Apr 07 Bakersfield, CA @ The Underground at Golden State Hall
Apr 09 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Apr 10 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café
Apr 12 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Apr 13 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
Apr 14 Madison, WI @ The Loft
Apr 15 Toledo, OH @ Jamboree Festival at Headliners*
Apr 17 Barrington, IL @ Penny Rd. Pub
Apr 18 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
Apr 19 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Apr 20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Apr 21 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon*
Apr 22 Worcester, MA @ Metal Fest at The Palladium*
Apr 24 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Apr 25 Danbury, CT @ The Streets at Tuxedo
Apr 26 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
Apr 27 Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange
Apr 28 Lancaster, PA @ Launch at Lancaster Convention Center
The Air I Breathe will be heading out on The Last Reality tour with Texas In July, Like Moths To Flames, Hundredth, One Year Later* and For All I Am* starting at the end of March!
*on select dates
03/30 Kettering, OH @ The Attic
03/31 Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
04/01 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
04/03 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
04/04 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
04/05 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
04/06 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
04/07 Bakersfield, CA @ The Underground @ Golden State Hall
04/09 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
04/10 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe - Vegas Strip
04/12 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
04/13 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
04/14 Madison, WI @ The Loft
04/15 Toledo, OH @ The Omni (JAMboree)
04/17 Barrington, IL @ Penny Rd Club
04/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
04/19 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
04/20 Pittburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
04/21 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
04/22 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium ( New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
04/24 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
04/25 Danbury, CT @ The Street @ Tuxedo Junction
04/26 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
04/27 Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange
04/28 Lancaster, PA @ Lancaster County Convention Center
hundredth went on, and i knew who they were, but i wasn’t that familiar with their stuff, but i really did enjoy their performance. such a fun set. then came the air i breathe. i love them, that was my third time seeing them as well. but their bassist, colin told me and my friend that jesse wasn’t in the band anymore, and that their new guy was even better, he didn’t care. and they had a great set as usual. i was right up against the stage, and right in front of their new guitarist, & he kept winking at me, but it’s okay cause he was adorable. then, he bend down to me and said “you better fucking move” and smiled and winked with it. next was like moths to flames. nothing really happened during their set, except their guitar got unplugged, so the mp went out, so i plugged it back in for them. they are just a fantastic live band. and then, finally, was texas in july. they came on and were setting up, so we started talking to their lead guitarist christian, and mid conversation i just said to him “you know, you’re amazing.” then he replied “me? no, but thank you. you are amazing”. then they finished setting up and came on stage. i knew pretty much every word to all of the songs they played. the second song they played was Dreamer, and thats when Alex gave me the mic to sing for the first time. and continually gave it to me the rest of the night. then when uncivilized came on the ending part, he came over to me, and said, “this one is for you” and handed me the mic. and through out their set Ben, Chris, and Christian came to my side and smiled at me, while i was blaring every word, and then said thank you. and right as they came back on stage to start their encore, and huge fight broke out that started in the pit, so they immediately stopped the music, and proceeded to try and stop it. one of the dudes in the fight even hit me in the arm, as i tried to help someone. then it ended and they proceeded with their last song, and alex again, gave me the mic. but when they ended we went over to see some of their merch where we accidentally ran into Adam, and we had a wonderous conversation. my brother was telling him how wonderful and how great he was, and how he tries playing him all of the time. and he was so humble the whole time. but then he turned to me and said “i know you, don’t i?” and i replied “i wish, ahha” and he said, “i feel like i know you, you look so familiar” and i said “unfortunitely, the last time i saw you guys was a year and a half ago on the rock yourself to sleep tour” and he just chuckled and said how awesome it was when he noticed that i kept getting mic time. and i got a picture with him. and when he left, Alex saw me and waved me over, so my brother threw me too him. and we chatted about the performance, and thanking eachother, and he said “you knew pretty much every word, it was so cool. i had to give you the mic” then i said “you guys are pretty much my favorite band, so i was happy that you gave me the mic” and we talked some more and i got a picture, blah blah blah. but i also got a ppicture with aaron from like moths to flames.
Well, hello there! Our names are Chloe and Julii, but we answer to LatTAY and Donut girl. We’re from Chicago and Toronto and we are in disbelief that we are both getting to fly to Florida to attend the last night of the 1989 Tour (North America) in Tampa!
OUR STORY: We met working on the youtube collaboration channel, Enchanted Swifties, in 2010, and we have been best friends ever since. After 2 years of endless Skype calls, Julii had the opportunity to fly to Chicago and visit Chloe for a week in the summer of 2012. On the last night of her stay, we watched the Speak Now Tour DVD in the basement and pretended it was a legit concert (forever apologizing the the neighbors) because we thought we would never get the opportunity to see Taylor together live. Just a year later in the Summer of 2013, the unthinkable happened. Julii found a ridiculously affordable bus to Chicago, spent 24 hours traveling from Canada and on August 10th, 2013 we saw the Red Tour together. One of our wildest dreams came true. We saw Taylor live together, but surely it would never happen again…….right? Funny how things work out.
We’ve both been supporting Taylor since we were just baby fetuses in 2007. Naturally, it has always been one of our dreams to attend the last night of one of Taylor’s headlining tours. However, the last night has always been in a far away place, where we didn’t know anyone, and when we were too young to travel alone. This time is different and the unthinkable has happened once again. One of our other best friends from our youtube channel, Brittany, happens to live in the Tampa area and is going to school in Florida. Within the past few months, flight prices dropped and with a friend to stay with, attending the last night of a tour has become a reality. Neither of us have met Brittany in person before, but after 5 years of Skype sleepovers and virtual concerts, we are spending Halloween weekend living with her and traveling all over Florida together.
OUR COSTUMES: Funny story! So one time Julii decided it would be a fantastic idea to brag about how she had donuts and Taylor didn’t…. and… well… Taylor saw it, called her cruel [see post here], and in that moment Donut Girl was born. In honor of the monumental event, Julii will be attending the show as a donut. And what better to go with your Donut than a Pumpkin Spice Latte?! Except we’re spelling it latTAY because we enjoy making everything punny and annoying. On the magnificent pumpkin centric holiday that is Halloween, Chloe will be attending the show as a Pumpkin Spice LatTAY.
INFORMATION: During the show, we will having our intense dance party in Section 304, Row S, Seats 7 and 8. We’ll also be arriving the the stadium early (of course) and we hope to meet and take pictures with as many people as possible.
We donut want to wait any longer and we cannot wait to make a latTAY Halloween memories.