Saturday, February 22, 2014

Harlem USA Tour

Playing: Shadow of the Day-Linkin Park
Rereading: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
Last Tuesday, I went to a New Politics' concert at the Observatory with the opening bands, Sleeper Agent and Magic Man. Usually, the warm up bands aren't that great, but in this case, both of the opening bands were stellar. Sleeper Agent had a really fun set and the lead singer, Alex Kandel, is living the dream. One girl being in a band with five guys? Definitely not bad at all.
Magic Man was also pretty great and the keyboardist, Justine Bowe, is also living the dream of being in a band with four guys. It was funny to watch the whole crowd freak out whenever the lead singer, Alex Caplow, get near them. Pretty much all of the girls at the concert couldn't help but fall half in love with Alex because he is so good looking.
When New Politics came on stage, everyone pushed forward, which luckily got me to the second row. I loved how interactive everyone in the band was with guitarist Soren Hansen passing around his ukulele, drummer Louis Vecchio blowing kisses to the crowd, and singer David Boyd  running up and down the aisles of the venue. I loved how the band was able to cram so much into an hour and a half with Danish lessons (because they're from Denmark), impromptu covers of silly pop ballads, and a dance show in the middle of the performance.
After the show, I immediately went off to go talk to the opening bands, which is definitely one of the perks of a small concert venue. Sam Lee and Alex Caplow of Magic Man were so sweet and fun to talk to. Unfortunately, I didn't get much of a chance to talk to Nick Smith, since there was a line of girls waiting to talk to him. Even if I like the opening bands, I typically don't look them up afterwards, but I've been checking up on Sleeper Agent and Magic Man and both of them are really good.
The best moment of the night was getting a chance to meet New Politics. Before the concert, I interviewed David for an article that I'm writing for the school paper (which was a great excuse to get to talk to him for a longer amount of time). I was a bit disappointed by the meet and greet because it turned out to be more of a pay and hey. You weren't allowed to get their autographs or hug them, but that's ok. David called me sweetheart and Louis called me babe after telling me I was pretty cute, which might be the highlight of all my meet and greets ever. All in all, it was a great concert and I really liked having a meet and greet instead of having to wait by the back door for over an hour to meet a band. I definitely want to see them again on the Monumentour.

P.S. Sorry that I haven't been keeping with my blog or tumblr that much recently. I've been watching a lot of the Olympics. I'm very happy for Charlie White and Meryl Davis. They definitely deserved the gold medal in ice dancing. (Also, how crazy is the scandal over Adelina Sotkinova and Yuna Kim? Adelina won the gold; let's be happy for her.)

16 comments:

  1. I'm not so much into bands so I do not know much about band cultures though I must say that these bands do sound very down to earth when they perform and also when they talked to you. I'm sure it was a great experience for you!

    RYC:
    English teachers taking selfies at GLOBE theatre sounds like the coolest thing ever! Lol.

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    1. It's fine that you're not that into band culture. I guess it's only important to you if you like that band. (:

      Haha, all of my English teachers have their selfies proudly displayed somewhere in the classroom.

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  2. aww heart this!! well i can't imagine it would be hard for them to call you a babe because you are one! :p

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  3. aah it looks like you had a great event! It's always fun to go on the picture with people from a band.

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    1. It is! I always love getting a chance to talk to them.

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  4. It looks like you had a great time * U * ! Live concerts are great !

    xx
    Mooki Cat

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    1. They are! I've got my eyes open for any good concerts coming near me soon.

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  5. ohh looks like you had a great time. Shadow of the day is one of my fav linkin park songs. and the pic with you and New Politics look fab!!

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    1. Thanks! And Shadow of the Day is so good!

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  6. Oh very interesting dear~
    comment to me back to keep in touch!
    xx

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  7. Nice photos, dear! ^-^ Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    http://www.caterina-m.blogspot.com

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  8. Aw, this all looks like so much fun! Great photos ;)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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