Monday, January 21, 2013

Live Music. Even in the cold.

Winter; known for its dreary cold mornings, hot lattes, and hoping the weather isn’t below zero degrees. Always hoping that it doesn’t snow so we don’t have to shovel our driveways, some of us happen to enjoy this weather, while others get winter depression. A common thought that crosses our minds are, “what can we do?” Most of us dedicate this time to work, but we need some sort of entertainment. There aren’t a lot of options, but most would agree that the best option is winter concerts. Not only are there many tours occurring in the winter, concerts are typically on the warmer side, whether it be from the heat provided, or body heat in the crowd. Typically, bands like touring in the winter. College students have a month off, and with this cold weather, beaches are not an option. Unless of course, if you go on vacation. Luckily for some of us, New York is full of venues to our convenience. There is The Paramount, Gramercy Theater, and Madison Square Garden, to the most local venues such as Santos, Ollie’s Point, and the Vibe Lounge. All venues accommodate to all genres of music. Especially with the cold temperatures, we need some sort of entertainment. When I say entertainment, I don’t mean watching TV by yourselves. Instead, I mean something that can be done with friends. There is not a day that we don’t stick in our earphones, and listen to some music, as some sort of escape. So why not escape this weather by taking a night off, hanging out with some friends, and enjoying the music we commonly listen to in concert. We support our favorite music by attending their concerts, and we enjoy a nice night out. Ultimately, it’s a win-win.

- Angie (Intern) 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Yellowcard 1.12.2013

This past Saturday I got to see Yellowcard preform live at The Paramount. This wasn’t my first concert at the Paramount or my first time seeing Yellowcard live, though it was my favorite.  When I first got to the venue, there weren’t a lot of people. But by the end of the show, the floor was packed, filled with fans, cheering, applauding, and yelling for more. By that time everyone was a mess.  People who’d taken off their shirts to try to cool off continued to walk around with them off, people who lost their shoes while crowd surfing walking around in their socks, girls with their hair a mess, and make up smudged. I don’t know why, but I love that. I love after a show, when you can barely hear anything, you can’t talk because you’ve lost your voice screaming the lyrics back to the band, and the last thing you want to do is look in a mirror until you get home and shower. That’s how I can tell I had an amazing night that I wouldn’t have given up for anything.  That’s exactly how I walked out of The Paramount on Saturday night. I’m not exactly sure when the next time I’ll be seeing a show at The Paramount will be, but I hope it’s soon because I know I’ll have just as an incredible time as I did seeing Yellowcard.

For more pictures from the show visit our Facebook page! 

- Lauren (intern)