When Bey used her intro of “Bow Down”to address all the false rumors and terrible things she’s heard about herself over the years. The reports were acted out through her back up dancers.
The reason I put out Bow Down is because I woke up, I went into the studio, I had a chant in my head. It was aggressive, it was angry. It wasn’t the Beyoncé that wakes up every morning, it was the Beyoncé that was angry, it was the Beyoncé that felt the need to defend herself and I listened to it after I finished and I said.. “this is hot!” imma put it out. I’m not gon’ sell it, imma just put it out. People like it? Great. They don’t, they don’t and I won’t do it everyday because that’s not who I am but I feel strong and anyone that says “oh that is disrespectful” Just imagine the person that hates you. Imagine the person that doesn’t believe in you and look in the mirror and say bow down bitch and I guarantee you’ll feel gangsta. - Beyoncé
For all you people that are freaking out that Fall Out Boy is breaking up, you can calm down, wipe your eyes and enjoy the new tour because it is not happening. Patrick himself has told us that Fall Out Boy is NOT breaking up. By “the end of the story”, they are just talking about the end of the ab/ap chapter. Patrick has also said that there will eventually be another album released.
Fall Out Boy is fine. If you must cry, cry because they are going on tour again and that is some exciting news!
Tonight is going to be a very interesting night for me. Tonight I’m going to see The Chariot perform for the last time. Now, I’ve been to farewell tours before and bands last performances, but never one that I had an emotional attachment to. For me, The Chariot has had a huge impact on my life. Im not their number 1 fan, I dont know all the words to all of their songs and I dont know the members names, but this band changed my life one night.
About 3 and a half years ago I got a text from my friend Austin, that said something along the lines of “hey man, wanna go to a show tonight” (a text i would later receive many times, but this was the first time ever) I was a bit nervous to answer, for I had never been to a concert before, I had never listened to metal music before. a bit apprehensively i said yes though and Austin took me down town to The Canal Club to see The Color Morale, Memphis May Fire, Inhale Exhale, Greeley Estates and The Chariot. I had no idea what i was getting myself into.
That one night forever changed my life, it immersed me into a culture that i had no idea even existed. i was thrown around, knocked down, picked up, punched and kicked, and i dealt out everything that was given to me in return. This community that i became a part of, has now consumed a over a quarter of my life, and thats insane. One night changed everything that i thought was and what could be, about myself, my friends, what music could be and what it could do for people.
Whether directly or indirectly, in some way, shape or form, i know that i can thank The Chariot for making me who i am today.
I love that Niall described their break they plan on taking next year as “well earned.” Not only is that very much true, it’s also an indication that our boys are finally going to be treated like human beings. They will be able to have personal lives, delve into other projects maybe, and do whatever else they’d like to do outside of their career…and not feel bogged down or tired. And that makes me so incredibly happy. I cannot feel an ounce of sadness over this news because I now know that One Direction finally is beginning to be treated like separate and very real people. Not robots, not a brand, not a name plastered on billboards. But PEOPLE. This is huge.