Rolling Stones in Vienna

I grew up listening to music from the ’60s and ’70s, which my dad often played during our car rides. My favorites were The Beatles and Queen. Another rock band that frequented our playlist was The Rolling Stones. Admittedly, I hadn’t listened to them in a long while, but when I listened to the Stones again to get reacquainted, I was surprised how many songs I was already familiar with, loved, and even knew the words to. Their music is classic and their songs still so relevant. That’s why when I found out they were playing a show in Vienna on June 16 at the Stadion, I knew I had to see the iconic band live.

Have you been to a rock show? I think this was just my second show, and I reconfirmed that rock show goers are really really into it. We had tickets for the standing area far from the stage, and a lot of people around us tried everything they could to get into the VIP area – trying to bribe the security guards (failed), pretending to be long-lost friends of people who were selling VIP area bracelets (got caught), passing their wallets to VIP bracelet sellers to get it back with the bracelet inside it (stupid, but it worked), and when the concert started, running past the security guards. Security eventually couldn’t stop the crowd from running past the barriers and to the stage.

My favorites from the concert were Start Me Up, Angie, Get Off My Cloud, You Can’t Always Get What You Want (to which I probably sang too emphatically – I’m going through a phase), and of course, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.

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BSB

I don’t have much to say about this without getting too cheesy, but last week, my childhood dream came true.

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It’s never too late. ❤

#BackstreetsBackAlright

Try New Things: Köln edition

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Cologne: new city, new chance to TNT or Try New Things! I was really excited to get a ticket to Foxes‘ concert at the Artheater in Cologne, Germany back in April. I think I first heard her sing on one of my fave Fall Out Boy songs, Just One Yesterday:

 

As excited as I was, I was also anxious because I would be doing two things I’ve been wanting try: go to a concert alone and go to a bar alone. Because I arrived a little early, I spent some time at the bar and ordered a beer. And I survived. But being in a social place by myself felt very awkward because I was extremely self-conscious. Maybe I should have had more beers. Once inside the venue, things were more fun because everyone was smiling, dancing, singing, and cheering. A little small talk among fans. It was okay, but for me, concerts are something to be shared among friends, so I probably won’t be going to a concert (and a bar) alone anytime soon. I am glad, however, to have been brave enough to cross both items off my list. Another Comfort Zone Challenge completed.

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The guy on the keyboard, Sam Kennedy, was really cute. I couldn’t help staring hahaha. Oh, and he’s on instagram!

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Foxes’ voice already sounds great on records, but live it’s even more amazing! She has easily one of my favorite voices these days. It was so good. I’m sooo glad I get to watch her again in Vienna, because she’s opening for Pharrell in September! Woohoo!