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About 2 years ago my best friend Molly and I went to a Hippo Campus show in Chicago. We didn’t even know who the opening band was until I heard them play their last song and realized it had been on my favorites playlist for a while! They’re music is fun and easy to listen to and they’re moving up in the music world and I hopefully will see them at some upcoming festivals

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For about 5 years now, Vampire Weekend has been one of my favorite alternative bands. Their music is unlike any other. Their 3rd album blew up and also won a Grammy. Not to mention, they’ve put on some of the best shows that I’ve ever been to. Although meeting Rostam and Chris after the show wasnt all I thought it would be, it was still an amazing experience!

 

One of the best weekends of my life was on July 31st to August 2nd. My best friend and two other close friends got a hotel in downtown Chicago about a mile away from Grant Park. Not only was the environment amazing, but the lineup has been one of the best I’ve seen so far. Some of the artists that performed were Misterwives, Cold War Kids, Walk The Moon, Twenty One Pilots, Kid Cudi, Tame Impala, Of Monsters and Men, Alabama Shakes, The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Florence and the Machine, Metallica, and finally Paul McCartney. I cant wait to see what the lineup looks like for 2017!

Photo Creds: Molly Stark

Two years ago on November 7th my best friend Molly and I went to see Smallpools and Magic Man at the House of Blues in downtown Chicago; still one of my favorite venues. As always, Smallpools puts on an amazing show with high energy and lots of interaction and talking with the crowd.

We were also lucky enough to meet Alex from Magic Man after the show! Unfortunately Smallpools wasnt able to stay after the show so we didn’t get to see them but that’s okay because I’ve already met them twice!

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(I’m farthest to the right and Molly is on my left)

(not my video but we were front row)

 

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When I saw that Coldplay was finally coming to Chicago after not touring for a number of years, I couldn’t be more excited. The only drawback was that even for a nosebleed seat tickets were still over $100. Because of this I planned on buying tickets either the night before or the day of. The day of the concert, my best friend’s family and I were on vacation in Branson, Missouri. We tried figuring out what we could do to see them because they’ve been on my bucket list since I was in 2nd grade. To make the concert, we drove up 8 hours from Branson to Chicago and bought the tickets as we were driving. Once we finally made it back to Chicago, we were having one of the worst thunderstorms of the summer. Although the two opening acts for Coldplay was not able to play because of the delays, we still got to see Coldplay and that’s all that matters. Being at Soldier Field seeing one of my favorite bands was amazing. It will always be one of my favorite shows! The environment when Coldplay is performing is one that you wont find at any other show, you must be there to understand!

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Lollapalooza 2013 was the first festival I had ever gone to, being only 15 it was very overwhelming but exciting at the same time. I saw Wild Belle, The Mowglis, Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend, and Phoenix. The crowd for Vampire Weekend was very intense but made the experience even better! Phoenix also but on a great show and after seeing those two bands play live for the first time I became a huge fan! 1093296_551349058235708_207173386_o-1

My love for live shows started when I went to see Two Door Cinema Club at the Rivera in downtown Chicago on October 18th in 2013. The crowd was one of the best I’ve seen! They are great at interacting with the audience and making it an experience I will never forget!

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During my time at Lollapalooza Chicago 2015, Paul McCartney was definitely the star of the whole weekend. The crowd went on for what seemed to be for miles. He played some of his solo songs, and also some Beatles songs. He finished it off with Hey Jude, but came back out for a finale which, to name a few, consisted of Helter Skelter and Get Back featuring Alabama Shake’s Brittany Howard. Sir Paul made July 31st a night that I would not forget!

Video/Photo belongs to the link below.

https://youtu.be/yysEbJBZonc