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.

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! 

August 12th 2018

For the last adventure, we went to Bagel Central in downtown Bangor for an early brunch. They are famous for their bagels and choices of toppings, but they also sell other breakfast foods, and they even serve lunch too. Of course, I had an iced coffee and a bagel sandwich, while she had a bagel and omelette. It was a very busy place, but good food and service. Stephen King’s house was the plan after eating. She’s never been there before, and I wanted to show her his house and to show her what the hype about it really was. We went bowling for the next little tourist attraction at the Sports Arena in Hermon. She beat me with a score of fifty five to seventy two. After that we headed to Fort Knox in Bucksport to show her the history of the Fort. The Fort has been around since 1844, and was used in the American Revolution, as well as the War of 1812. It also has a tale of being haunted and is said that soldiers roam the grounds at night, as if they were still in battle. When we finished up the tour there we went to Treworgy Farms in Levant to feed the goats.

Finishing up the adventure we went to a restaurant called Governors. Governors is only a Maine based restaurant. Again, I had a BLT while she enjoyed the shepherd’s pie and poutine. After finishing dinner, we headed back towards my house so she could pack up and head back home to Massachusetts. It was a fun weekend adventure, even if the weather wasn’t as nice as we hoped. I know there’ll be more adventures in the future, so stay tuned for those!

August 11th 2018

For the next adventure, we went to Verve Burritos for a mexican lunch. The place was filled with art for sale. Green is their color scheme for inside the restaurant. It was a nice little place to grab lunch and coffee in downtown Bangor. It wasn’t too busy, so it was nice to just relax and eat. When we both finished eating, we were enroute to Acadia National Park for Sand Beach. Being cloudy and not too hot, the weather was not the best.  We took pictures and decided to walk to Thunder Hole, which is on the ocean, surrounded by rocks and a cave where the water splashes up into, making a thunder like noise. Being nearby Bar Harbor, there was a lot of tourists, and it is one of the most visited places in Maine. It was around three in the afternoon when we left to head back into town for dinner. We decided on Pats Pizza, which is one of the best pizza places in Maine in my opinion. I had a salad and BLT, while she tried the pizza and waffle fries. After I wanted to show her our mall in Bangor, and then get ice cream at Giffords. Giffords is a family owned ice cream parlor, where there’s a limited amount of stands in Maine. The one in Bangor is where I’ve always gone, and I had to take her there. I gave into having dairy and got a coffee frappe, and she made her own ice cream sundae. We ate the ice cream in the car and once we were done, we headed back to my house to call it a night.