Ahh summer approaches. For all of us, it means many different things. As a child it meant fresh lemonade and tart pudding. When I became a teenager, it meant riding my bike with my friends to go to the mall or hit the local arcade. And now that I am older, it only means one thing. Work. Ugh.
Oh, I forgot another thing.
Concert / Music Festival season!
So why not share my hype and excitement with all of you here in the LC community! You all love music dont you? Course you do, I really only met 2 people in my life who don't, and can you really be considered people at that point? I KID I KID!
Here's the lowdown, the music that I have experienced live is a drop in the bucket compared to my collection of CDs, vinyls and digital collection amassed since I was a young teen. And since last year when I started at Aeria, I became addicted to going to live shows. I have been to an electronic music festival, a folk show in an intimate little bar, our downtown jazz festival, rock shows seeing as my favorite band is just that, and I have a nice handful of shows lined up for this summer.
What I am asking of you all is to share with me your experiences. Tell me about seeing your favorite lead singer stage diving into your face! Explain to me how a portapotty at a festival is just NOT the business. Enlighten everyone on why speed metal is god, and everything pales in comparison to a gnarly solo shredded into your head live. I went to see Rusko recently, and it was just so darn fun. I danced for 2 and a half hours and came in to perform GM duties sore for the entire week. WORTH IT! Tell me what acts in your area/country you're looking forward to seeing.
Not all my experiences were amazing of course, so I want you to gripe about the worst things about attending live music events too! For example, security at the last show I attended literally didnt give two flying chickens about the crowd smoking, INDOORS! That made it insanely difficult to enjoy myself if Im breathing in smoke every other breath. The place was already a sauna with all the bodies packed in such a small venue. Jeez!
Bonus points for music for me to check out! Link to youtube videos, give me spotify URLs, and if I happen to really dig your suggestion, youll receive a nice thank you from me. Dont worry, I wont spoil it, its a surprise!
So what do my favorite stories win?
Well, the spiffy pokeball badge of course. This badge will make you eligible for future raffles hosted by yours truly!
And the grand prize?
Widen your musical horizon with a 500pk of spiffy EXPERIENCE BOOSTERS
Get your ear drums knocked out with a nice little Smackout Pack!
Sample what the world of music has to offer with a Potion Sampler Pack!
That's not all!
Upgrade your instrument of choice with a MS +23!
Remember to get your groovy swingin' stories in before the deadline:
June 19, 2012 at 7PM PST
(Ill be back from a show the night before, so Ill be amped to read all your experiences!)