- P. Harry: I wonder if she would be able to tell a story or something...
- Ben: Well Pastor if she can't, I can pop one out for you.
- P. Harry: No, I don't want you to 'pop one out.'
- Ben: I'm just saying I'm here, if you need me to fill a hole.
- P. Harry: No, I don't want you to fill a hole, either...
It’s still there. That pit. That sadness.
Inside my chest.
This is a tough question because I go to a fair number of shows and I tend to love them all. That being said, I typically classify the concerts I go to into three groups: rock, dance, or other. My favorite would come from one of the first two categories…
One of my favorite rock shows was definitely The Delta Fiasco and Shiny Toy Guns at The Station, which is this tiny little venue in Portland, Maine. I went with a good friend and my sister and the three of us probably rocked out harder than anyone else in that crowd. I loved it because it was such and intimate setting and I was with such quality people. And The Delta Fiasco BLEW MY MIND. They’re a indie/electronic three-piece from England and I straight up couldn’t believe their sound when I heard them live. If they’re going to be in your area do whatever it takes to be at that show. You won’t regret it.
Another great rock show was Pendulum at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle. Pendulum is one of my very favorite bands, so I was really pumped for this show. Our group didn’t get our tickets for the sold-out show in time though, so we had to scrounge at the door. While this was a pain in the butt, it added excitement to the night, and made me even happier to get in. Their set was tight, as were InnerPartySystem who opened. And the crowd went nuts. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a mosh pit that big, even at metal shows…
For electronic shows some of the bigger raves I’ve attended are at the top of the list. Shows that run for 11 straight hours and allow me to see dozens of top-notch DJs are not to be missed. My first year attending Metropolis was sweet, because I got to see BT, along with Sander van Doorn, Gareth Emery, MSTRKRFT and Donald Glaude. Last year’s Frost was also top notch, and I got to see Andy Moor, Morgan Page, Funkagenda, Marco V, John O’Callaghan, Josh Gabriel, and more.
My favorite electronic show may still be my first rave in Seattle, though. It was just local DJs and a small club, and we only stayed for a couple of hours, but it was like I had a whole new world opened to me that night. I think I had the biggest smile of my entire life plastered on my face as I danced hard enough to thoroughly wear myself out. I had so much fun. And I could never go back.
So yeah, I’ve seen a bunch of shows that I’ve absolutely loved. Concerts are a combination: you need good music, good energy, and good aesthetics. But most importantly you gotta go with good friends. A show is only as good as the people you share it with, so be sure you always go with somebody you love.
One day I’m going to live in Seattle, or the Seattle area. Small house, but nicely furnished, probably very modern. I did a project for school once and I decided I wanted one of these. I’m not quite so sure about that now, but something along those lines could def work.
I love Seattle because it is a big city, but it has this real down-to-earth small town vibe to it. People just seem more friendly there. Yes, it rains a lot, but the landscape is gorgeous and the options to get away are pretty much limitless. In addition to that, the music and art scene in that city are literally mind-blowing. I feel inspired every single time I’m there.
As for why I like the Rocio Romero prefabs… They’re simple, they’re clean, they’re elegant but they’re not over-the-top. They were what I picked out for myself 2 years ago. If I looked again now I could probably find something that I liked better, but I’m too lazy to do that right now. I’m nowhere near buying a house, and in the end my residence won’t determine my happiness, so there’s no need to stress about it.
Does that answer the question sufficiently?
The best part about year two was all the time spent with my girlfriend. Which sounds kinda corny and lame, but it’s true. That is partially because she came along on all the very most epic adventures, but also because she’s straight up awesome, and I love her.
Worst part was when I didn’t have a girlfriend anymore.
Yusssss! I have messages!
I failed last week. I was visiting a friend in Massachusetts and we said we were going to make wall art for her apartment. So we got posterboard and sharpies and were gonna get all creative… But then we didn’t. Distraction happened on my part. Epic fail.
Last time I succeeded… Well I had to convince my parents to give me a car to drive to Massachusetts, which isn’t exactly an easy task… But, obviously I succeeded… I AM A MASTER OF MANIPULATION, MUAHAHAHA!!!