Concerts:One After the Other.

 

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As a college student, time management is something many people cannot help but stress about to organize. I am also a victim of this, however there is always time to have fun even when piles of homework take over your life. My idea of fun is to go to concerts. Not just any kind of concerts; Metal concerts! I am huge fan of the genre and it has been my favorite style of music ever since I was in the sixth grade. I am a huge supporter of the scene and the way I show it is by buying as many band t-shirts, CD’s, and going to as many shows as I can. I attended at least three shows last week, starting Thursday. On Thursday, I was lucky enough to win tickets to see Overkill and Symphony X. I was shocked that I won too because I have never won a contest in my life before. But on the day of the show, I got an email saying I won the tickets, so in a way it was sort of last minute. But I was definitely not going to miss my favorite thrash metal band of all time by any means. Symphony X put on a great show too, but I was honestly more excited about Overkill.

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The day after, it was a death metal show. A band by the name of Cattle Decapitation was headlining with some rather peculiar bands. The only supporting that I really enjoyed was by name of Black Crown Initiate. They’re a band I discovered a year ago when I went to Metal Alliance 2014 and had the opportunity to see them three times. Cattle ended up putting on a great show and it was crazy. Keep in mind, they played at Reggies, a venue where stage diving is not allowed. A lot of the fans actually ended up doing it. Well, what can I say? It shows how much people loved them.

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Finally, D.R.I. This took place at the same venue as the day before. At this point I was really tired, but I was so excited to see them and ended up doing so. I even moshed! I don’t have much to say about the opening acts because they were honestly forgettable in my book. All except for Reign. A local thrash metal band from Chicago whose guitarists were two of my friends who I was in a band with for a while. It makes me happy to see they’re doing great. Edward, lead guitarist, has progressed so much. I see him as the next Dave Mustaine. I’m dead serious about that.

I will not be attending any more concerts for the moment because I need a break from them. As much as I love metal, I need a break from it sometimes. But once November is here, expect me to be at Aragon Ballroom for King Diamond and Exodus.

The School Year is about done!

Hey Guys,

I don’t know about all of you, but I am pretty glad that school is finally wrapping up and this semester is coming to a close. The end of this semester came by very quickly and I started getting extremely busy!It’s time to get excited about the summer!
This summer I have a lot of great things going on!
The week after school ends I’ll be going to two concerts, one at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago and then the following day I’ll be making a trip out to Columbus, Ohio to go to a huge music festival in Rock on the Range.
At the bottom lounge I’ll be seeing the band Red.  I saw them earlier this year, but this time they will be headlining their own show. They put on a pretty good show, so I’m excited for that!

The following day, I’ll be taking a trip to Columbus, Ohio for Rock on the Range featuring a great lineup consisting of Halestorm, Bullet For My Valentine, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, A Day to Remember, Stone Sour, and the Smashing Pumpkins.ROTR I don’t think I could find a show with a better line up, so I absolutely cannot wait for this show! This should be one busy summer, but I am ready for it!

Make sure you all go out and have a great summer, we don’t have very many summers left before we enter the real world.

Spring Break is Over!

Front Row at Hollywood Undead

Front Row at Hollywood Undead

 

Hey Guys! I don’t know about all of you, but I had a great extended spring break. It went by very quickly though as it always does.

To the right here is an image from a Hollywood Undead concert I attended to rap up my spring break! It was an amazing concert! I was able to get front row at the concert. This was the fourth time I saw the band and it was easily the best experience I have had at one of their concerts because of how close I was in relation to the stage! If you have never listened to Hollywood Undead, I think you should give them a try, at least their older music.

Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns

Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns

Saint Xavier University on the scoreboard in Arizona

 

As you know if you have read my previous posts, I was in Arizona for spring break! While I was there, I was able to attend a Phoenix Suns game and I had a blast! If you have never been to Arizona, I recommend that you check it out because that is one fun place to be! The Phoenix Suns arena is definitely one to check out if you are a big basketball fan.

One of the main reasons my parents and I visited Arizona was for spring training. I went to a lot of games over spring training. One of the games was the Cubs @ White Sox. At the game, they gave Saint Xavier a mention on the scoreboard and I thought that was pretty cool! Take a look for yourself.
So to wrap this up, if you ever get the chance, you should definitely take a trip to Arizona, you will not regret it!