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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#MCM

Alright, so since today is Monday, I figured I’d do a little “Man Crush Monday” post. Usually people will post on social media celebrities they have a crush on, so I figured I’ll share mine in a blog. These two guys have impacted my life in such a positive way. I wanted to dedicate this post to Hoodie Allen and Sammy Adams. Ever since 2012-2013, when I first started listening to their music, I’ll always support them. Their music is one I depend on for hard times in my life, or even just a small pick me up on my way to work. The music calms me down, and is a way for me to tell myself that everything will get better, and to not give up. My love for them is huge and will never stop. I’ve done crazy things like camp out for thirty hours on the streets of two cities, and fly to a whole other state just for one show on a tour that didn’t come to my city. Both of their music is something I’ll always listen to, and I’ll always sing my heart out to their songs during the shows.

 

To sum up this post, let me just say one last thing. Support your local artists, and support your friends who want to be an artist, and lastly just support any artist you love! This doesn’t mean spend thousands of dollars on traveling for them, but just buy their music. Tell everyone about this artist, and to give their music a listen. Buy their merchandise and help support their name in the world. Go to shows if you can with friends and just have a good time. These little things go a long way for the artists you’re supporting.

Coast 2 Coast

Hey everyone! For my first actual blog post, I’ve decided to write about one of the many Sammy Adams concerts I’ve been to. This one was quite special, being around my birthday, and flying for the first time to Florida. 

 

The concert took place in Orlando at The Social on April 5th, and was part of his Senioritis Tour. My friends and I all had his VIP for the concert, and we had showed up a couple hours before doors. We talked to the other fans waiting in line about where we were all from and how excited we were, next thing we knew the doors were opening. The six of us had all taken our photos with Sammy, and then lined up against the barricade waiting for the show to start. The openers had taken the stage and were telling us who they all were, where they’re from, and why they chose music for a living. They sang their songs, and once they were finished Sammy was up next. When Sammy came on and started singing it was definitely the icing on the cake for this trip. I took pictures and recorded almost all of the songs he performed while singing along with my friends. Halfway through the show, he teased us with a new song called “Basic,” which he was planning on releasing later in the year. After singing his last song off the setlist, and also thanking us for taking the time of day to support him, he finished the show with All Night Longer for an encore.

After writing this post, I definitely will say that traveling to see your favorite band or artists is a must. Drive the five to nine hours for a show, or even fly to another state with friends to see your favorite artists perform! It’s a memory you’ll have forever and a story to tell everyone.