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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Life :: The Power of Music



I love music. I always have. And I've been through a lot of phases. I liked boy bands in middle school, pop-punk in high school, emo/indie rock in college, and now -- I mostly listen to rap! You can see this variety of tastes at the last.fm profile I've had for years.

I only know one gal who has stuck by my side through it all, loving the same music at the same time as me, and that's Kelly. She's the beautiful red-haired Michigan friend who has visited many times. Whenever she's in town, we jam out to Power 106. It's the only radio station I've ever been obsessed with -- the mixes are so addicting. The DJs are the best in the world. I promise I wasn't paid to say this.

A couple Saturdays ago, they hosted a sold-out stadium concert called PowerHouse. The lineup: Kid Ink, Wale, YG, Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar, T.I., Snoop Dogg, J.Cole, Tyga. The surprise guests: Ne-Yo, Too Short, E-40, Problem, IamSu, Nipsey Hussle, Joe Moses, Iggy Azalea, Lil Wayne. The result: A magical music high that lasted days!











My favorite rapper of the night? It's a tie between Jeezy and J.Cole, and I'll be purchasing their latest albums because of it (here + here). It's so easy to download music for free nowadays, but once in awhile I find an artist that I feel the need to truly support. Not only did those two put on energetic performances that sounded as good as their recordings (if not better), but they were genuine, humble, and grateful to be there. I'm respectful of rappers that have a good personality and don't just act like cocky gangsters all the time.

Overall, the show was amazing... I'm getting butterflies thinking about it right now! I'm so happy that I have this space for reliving nights like this. :) And, for the record, I went by myself. I felt like I was in my own little world, just me and the music! I'll probably be going to shows alone from now on, honestly. Yes, it was that awesome of an experience. Kelly will always be there in spirit, though!

By the way, every bathroom needs a cup holder. Genius, right?

15 comments:

  1. wow! these are crazy photos - so many people. concerts actually freak me out a bit - i much prefer sitting and sipping wine to a jazz band these days. this looks like a great wild time.

    <3 katherine
    ofcorgisandcocktails.com

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  2. Snoop dog is so funny to watch at a concert. He cracks me up. We saw him when he opened for linken park and korn. Great concert. I'm taking my daughter to the STL Warp Tour on Thursday. This should be interesting. Her first concert. She has very refined taste in music for a 12 year old. This will probably give me a heart attack but if she's going to a concert then I'm going to supervise. Concerts can get out of hand sometimes.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com.

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    1. Snoop was the best after Jeezy and J! So much fun. An entertaining performer for sure. :) I've been to Warped a couple times, too! You're such a cool mom for taking her. Have fun!

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  3. I absolutely love music as well and I know what you mean about having different phases of it. I feel like mine change so often! Looks like you had a great time, and I'll be checking out some of these artists soon :)

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  4. Aww man that sounds like an awesome concert!! The last one I went to was the Jay Z Best of Both Worlds Tour (without R Kelly) and it was amazing! Never had so much fun!

    I love music and cannot function a day without it!

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    1. I would have loved that show. I'm obsessed with Aziz Ansari's bit about R. Kelly, haha! Next up, I want to see Childish Gambino in August. :)

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  5. I know this power very well. I may thrive on the darker, less poppy end of the spectrum, but I know what you mean.

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  6. I always used to end up going to shows on my own! I think it's always a great experience, and I made a few friends out of it too.

    Emily Jane xo

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  7. Sounds and looks like a really fun concert. It's been too long since I've been to one. I love how eclectic your music taste is, by the way!

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  8. mMM, iggy azalea...sounds like a great one, I wouldve loved to be there!

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  9. great concert shots! dance to your own drummer Steph!

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  10. I need to get with the program and discover new music, however I do listen to old rap like Biggie....And every bathroom needs a cup holder for people like me who take water bottles and drinks into bathrooms! Hey, I can never be too careful! -Jess

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  11. It looks like it was awesome! Am vey impressed you went on your own too :)

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  12. I am so jealous of you right now! lol! There are no words!!

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