Holiday Tours

Happy Holidays everyone! I can’t believe it’s already that time of the year, so for this post I want to reminisce on the past two Sammy Adams holiday tours. Over the years, Sammy has done holiday tours after Christmas, which are usually all on the East Coast, and lasting only a couple days. Some of the shows will be back to back, or have a day in between for a break. I’ve attended his “Home Alone for The Holidays” tour in 2016, and this past holiday tour. 

Home Alone for the Holidays tour, which was back in 2016, was my first holiday tour of Sammy’s! It was such an experience seeing him perform at the House of Blues in Boston. He had Huey Mack and INDY Raps open up for him, and Huey had brought out Cam Meekins. When Sammy came on, it was amazing just seeing him perform, and singing along with him to his songs. I love seeing and hearing other fans sing along, and enjoying the presence of Sammy too. He sang some older songs that tour like “Only One,” “L.A Story,” and some songs off Boston’s Boy. I never heard Only One live before, so hearing that was amazing, I basically got the whole thing on video! He always ends his shows with All Night Longer, and he had a special guest appearance by Mike Stud at the end, and they sprayed water on everyone from the water bottles on stage. Huey Mack, Sammy’s friends, and family came on the stage at the end to enjoy the moment with him. The show ended and we all went to get merchandise from the table and headed home afterwards.

Sammy’s last holiday tour I attended was in 2017, being last year! I went to three shows that tour, with the first one being in New Jersey. It was a crazy week, with having to be up at 5am to head to Boston to meet up with my friend, and then drive to New Jersey together. We met up with my other friend, and we all got ready together quickly to head to the venue in time. We were in the back just chilling, and watching the opening acts and dancing to the music. Sammy finally came on opening to “Thunderstorms,” and we tried moving closer, squeezing through the crowd. We were about three rows back, and decided to just stay there for a bit, until we saw Andie side stage, and headed over there to talk to her. We all sang and danced listening to Sammy perform, and watching him do his crazy dance moves to each song. It was interesting since he didn’t end the show with All Night Longer, but instead I Hate College.

The next day we saw Sammy in Boston, and met up with some more friends! After VIP happened, we all went to the barricade to talk about our pictures, and watched everyone else take theirs. It was the same setlist again, and opening song to start out with after the openers performed. After that show ended, we all were going home the next day, when last minute, my friends and I decided to go see him Rhode Island! We ended up getting free VIP, where I was bugging Sammy to sing Just Love Here next tour. (We’ll see about that one.) After VIP, we went to the barricade to secure a spot and did the same thing as the past two shows, sang and danced.

His venues were smaller this tour, like every other holiday tour he’s done. Sammy likes to have an “intimate” setting for the fans, and making it all about the connection he has with us. I’m sad to say I won’t have any upcoming holiday shows this year, but we all know I’ll see Sammy soon in the new year!

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HWH 2018 Pt. 2

Hi everyone! Here is my final part of the Hanging With Hoodie Tour, enjoy!

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The last show of the tour was in New Jersey on November 8th, and of course we went. We couldn’t miss the last show, and we had to get another cake for it saying, “Love Boston Hoes.” We only had General Admission, so we chilled in the hotel getting ready and ate before going. Arriving to the venue, we gave Nicky C, the bass player, our cake and talked with him for a bit before getting in line. Watching Super VIP go in, we were counting down until General Admission was going to go in. Inside the venue was a bowling alley as well, so it was interesting seeing people bowling when we walked in to get pictures with Hoodie. Ending the show in New Jersey, there’s always pranks happening for the last show of the tour. When Gianni & Kyle come on, they’re about to sing one of their most popular covers, and Hoodies crew comes on stage, and starts singing a completely different song throwing Gianni and Kyle off. All fun and games and they laughed and got back on track to their setlist. Hoodie then gets pranked when it comes time for the Trivia/spinning the wheel time. The crew changed all of the sayings on the wheel to negative sayings towards Hoodie. A fan landed on Hoodie having to kiss Alex, his lead guitarist, and I must say it was pretty funny.

Wrapping up the show with No Interruption was bittersweet  because I don’t know when the next time I’ll see Hoodie will be. It’s always a fun time seeing him and watching him living out his dream, so I can’t wait until the next time he tours again. Hoping sometime soon because I miss him already, but I know he’s busy, and needs this break before the Europe tour. Also, I can’t wait until he drops some new music of course! Hope you guys enjoyed reading my Hoodie Allen concert experiences and decide to go see him sometime!

 

 

HWH 2018 Pt.1

Hi everyone! As I stated in my last post, I was going to write about the Hoodie Allen shows I previously went to, so here’s part one of my Hanging With Hoodie Tour experience!Hoodie_HWH_Tour-_FB_Banner_Name_Only_1400x

On November 3rd, my friends and I all saw Hoodie at the Middle East for night one of his two Boston shows. The majority of us had his Super VIP, where you go in before General Admission and get some cool items like a polaroid and drawstring bag. After we all took our pictures, we lined up at the stage to get ready for the show to start. The openers were Gianni & Kyle. They are two guys called Gianni and Kyle, who sing/rap together. They were pretty good, and I must say I’ll definitely see them on their own tour sometime soon! Once they were off stage, Hoodie comes on and gets the crowd going crazy, like always. He played one of his new songs and then some off The Hype, and older albums. He always finishes with No Interruption, and that’s when we all know the shows over. The next day was Boston show number two. My friends and I had just GA, but the rest had his Super VIP. We chilled in the back after we took our photos with him to just have fun and dance around! After the show ended we got some merch and headed to get food before our drive to NYC.

November 5th was the New York City show. We got up early in the morning to drive down. We stopped in Connecticut to get a cake for “Cake Boy,” of course, and had the bakers right “F*** the Yankees.” Once we got the cake and some snacks, we headed to the hotel to get ready for the show since we had Super VIP. Once all of us were done getting ready, we headed to the venue to wait in line with everyone else who had VIP. VIP was another good time seeing Hoodie and giving him a letter I always write for him, and just talking about New York. Gianni & Kyle killed it like always opening up before Hoodie, and getting the crowd going for him. They always interact with the audience which is amazing, and call people out for going hard or what not. Hoodie comes on and it’s just a great time seeing him performing in his home state, and just seeing how happy he is that his dream really came true. Such a sentimental time for him, his family, friends, and of course fans. After the show was over, we were waiting outside to see Hoodie and the crew, but the rain was making it cold and wet, so we decided to get some pizza and head back to the hotel.

The Lightspeed World Tour

For this post, I wanted to write about one of the previous concerts I went to in downtown Boston at the House of Blues! My friend and I saw KYLE & Marc E Bassy on Tuesday October 30th, but of course we only went for Marc E Bassy since we hadn’t seen him in a couple months. The last time we had seen Marc E Bassy, was at University of New England, in Biddeford Maine. It was UNE’s spring concert that was open to the public for students to have guest, and my friend who goes there got us tickets.

KYLE’s tour was called “The LightSpeed World Tour” and was hitting every city in almost every state of the US and Canada, as well as heading to Europe to finish up the “world” tour. We had general admission, which was standing room only on the main floor of House of Blues, and we chilled in the back about four to five rows from the barricade. When Marc E Bassy came on, we were excited and started singing along to the songs he performed. The one song we wanted to hear live, but didn’t think we would, was Simma, and when he performed it for the first time, you could only imagine how crazy we acted when hearing it. Everyone stared at us like we were crazy, yet we just kept singing and dancing along.

After Marc E Bassy’s set was finished, we went to the merch table to get some merch to represent Bassy. I saw Kyles merch guy Kent, who worked with Hoodie Allen on his Hype tour, as well as Logics tour over the summer for Kyle being an opener for it. I said hi and we talked about life, and how everything was, as well as his job and how he got working with Hoodie and Kyle. I was intrigued because that’s a side job I would love to have, selling merchandise for an artist or working for one to run their social media. When I was done chit chatting with Kent, I went to go to take a picture with Marc E Bassy, and then talked to him for a couple seconds since multiple girls were wanting their pictures taken. Around 10-10:30pm, we left to go get food and reminisced how much we missed seeing Marc E Bassy.

Next post I’ll talk about the Hanging With Hoodie tour, so stay tuned!

 

Endless Summer Tour Round 2

Hello everyone! I stated in the last post I would be seeing G-Eazy in the upcoming weekend and would want to share my experiences, so here it is! Endless Summer Tour part two!

My friends and I saw G-Eazy in Hartford, Connecticut on August 25th, and August 26th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. We had lawn for the Connecticut show and had a fun time chilling in the back just singing along and dancing. The Connecticut show was at the Xfinity Theatre, and it was probably one of my favorite venues. Everything just seemed set up nice and organized for the workers/artists. There were merchandise booths inside and outside the venue for the fans to purchase from. At that show, I actually met G-Eazy’s brother James, outside and got a few pictures with him before the show. 

For the Massachusetts show, we had pit tickets and this fast lane entry, which lets you inside before general admission. Once we were inside, we looked around to see where the merchandise tables were, and what they were giving away or selling. We ended up taking some beaded necklaces from this lady at a booth giving them away, and headed inside to the pit. We hung around in the back of the pit, so we could dance and sing while not bumping into other people. Once the show started and G-Eazy came on, it was like a whole other world. Opening the show with Pray for Me, and then singing some songs off older albums and the latest album, it was definitely an amazing show. Some of his crew and opening act crew members, chilled in the back next to us while enjoying the show. His brother James was behind my friends and I, dancing and trying to enjoy his brothers set, until girls were coming up to him asking for pictures. I always love hearing G-Eazy talk about how Boston is one of his favorite places to perform at, and how incredible it is for him to be playing at big venues like the Xfinity Center. I can definitely say that I’m excited for the next time my friends and I see G-Eazy, whether it’s another Endless Summer tour or his own album tour. We’ll be there! 

Off in that Endless Summer…

Hi everyone! Since I’m seeing G-Eazy again on his new Endless Summer Tour this weekend, I wanted to talk about how the first tour went. I’ve mentioned before that I’ll be doing reviews on concerts I go to or have gone to in the past, and for this post I want to recap the first Endless Summer Tour back in 2016. August 3rd 2016, was the day of the Mansfield show in Massachusetts, where my friends and I had attended. I won this contest where I got free front row tickets and two VIP passes to meet G-Eazy. Meeting him was something I always wanted to do, and getting too talk to him face to face for a few minutes was everything. He was so sweet and genuine during the whole experience. After the meet and greet, my friends and I ended up being barricade and got a nice front row view for the whole show. From singing almost every word to all the songs he had performed, and being on the big screen while doing so, it was definitely a fun concert that I’ll always remember. I’m so excited for the Endless Summer Tour part two, and the adventures that’ll come along with it. I can’t wait to share my Endless Summer part two experiences with you guys soon! 

#TBT

Since you all know, I’m a fan of Hoodie Allen, so I wanted to throw it back to the first time I ever saw him live. In honor of seeing him several times this upcoming tour of his, Hanging With Hoodie, I’m doing this small TBT.

Back in 2015, when Boys of Zummer came to my city, I immediately got tickets to it. I was dying to see Hoodie live, so when I got my hands on PIT passes and his VIP package, I was so happy. I have been a fan of him since 2012, so being able to meet him for the first time that day was everything to me. June 20th was the day Boys of Zummer came to Bangor, and when everything changed for the better. I wouldn’t change anything about that day because meeting Hoodie has made my life so different. The VIP experience included some merchandise of his, a polaroid picture with him, and a regular Meet and Greet photo. After meeting Hoodie and seeing him live, I was just too excited and couldn’t wait to see him again. Meeting a celebrity you love and look up to is everything you could ever ask for. The lineup for the show was good, the backdrops were amazing, and just being in my hometown was perfect. That tour was definitely one for the books. Personally after that day, I’ve become a lot closer with Hoodie, and have met some incredible people who I call my best friends to this day all from liking his music. I can’t thank him enough for everything he does for his fans, and I can’t wait to see him on this upcoming tour in November.

P.S I’ll definitely have a post about this tour of his, so be ready!