Hello 2019

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years Eve and New Years! I know I did, and this is post is going to break down how I spent the last day of 2018!

My friend and I headed to Boston for the last day of 2018, and we stayed in downtown Boston at the Found Hotel. We walked around after checking in with the hotel, and got Shake Shack on Newbury Street. We shopped a little as well, and then decided to go back and get ready for our New Year’s Eve plans. Once we got back into our room and started getting ready, we ordered Nicole’s pizza in Boston to have for when we got back later that night.

When we finished getting ready, we took some selfies of course, and got ready to head out around 8pm. It was raining a little a bit outside, nothing too major, but walkable to the train station weather. The weather had changed when we arrived at our stop, Dean road in Brighton, to go to my co workers party. It was down pouring and we were, I guess you could say soaked, arriving at her party. Drying off we had some drinks, and talked with everyone there having a nice time. More people started to arrive, and the room got smaller with everyone coming in and dancing in the living room area.

The clock was ticking down to the last hour of 2018, and people were buzzed off Champagne and beer, but excited to ring in the New Year. Once the clock struck midnight, and the ball dropped in Times Square, NYC, everyone started cheering and saying “Happy New Year.” The confetti poppers went out, selfies were being taken, and high fives were going all around the room. I can say it was an interesting end of 2018 and start of 2019, but I’m glad I’ll have those memories to look back on!

Can’t wait to see what this New Year brings!

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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!

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!

 

10.31.18

Hi everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts, but I’m starting to get back into writing more and updating my blog. I wanted to post about recent events like going to the Big E, seeing Marc E Bassy, and more events to come! For this post, I’ll talk about how my Halloween went from attending the Red Sox World Series parade to my managers Halloween gathering/party.

As many of you know, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series against the LA Dodgers. They came back home to Boston and celebrated with fans. They tour the city in the Boston Duck boats with all the players and coaches showing off the trophy. My friends and I celebrated that morning/mid afternoon by attending the parade and cheering on the players. It was such a fun time seeing so many people dressed in Red Sox attire and singing along to Sweet Caroline, Dirty Water and just screaming for the players attentions. Also seeing the trophy was amazing, all nine of them that is.

After the parade was over, I headed back to my school to get ready for the rest of my Halloween evening. I was dressing up as a witch, and meeting up with my friend to head to my managers Halloween/Wedding party. My friend had dressed up as a wizard, and my co workers were dressed up as cats or famous celebrities. Once we got to my managers house, I took her gifts inside and was shocked by how her house was completely all decorated for this holiday, not knowing it stays up all year round. She’s so in love with Halloween that each year her and her husband go all out and decorate the outside of their house for this contest her neighborhood hosts. Everyone knows how much I love Halloween, so seeing her house all decorated inside and outside was just so fascinating for me!

 

Stay tuned for my next post!

Quick Food Review

For this post, I wanted to talk about the places my friends and I ate at during our trip before the G-Eazy concerts. The first place we went to was Blaze Pizza, which is in the downtown Allston/Boston area. I did a build your own pizza, and I chose vegan cheese with pineapple and chicken. I got vegan cheese because I’ve come to a realization early this summer that I can’t have dairy, so it’s been a challenge taking dairy out of my diet. After we finished with Blaze, we went and had some dairy free ice cream at this place called Fomu. It’s located down the road from Blaze in Allston, and has baked goods that are dairy free as well. The next day before the Connecticut show, we went and had Playa Bowls. The first time I ever had Playa was in New Jersey, this time we tried the one in Fairfield. It’s this vegan, gluten and dairy free fruit bowls. Their bowls include either acai, pitaya, green or coconut bases. Unlimited choices of toppings for your kind of bowl choice. I had the Nutella acai bowl. It is an acai base bowl with granola, strawberries and blueberries, and topped with nutella dressing. I hope to share more food reviews on the places where my friends and I eat at in the future!

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!