My Bucket List of Bands

It’s Been Awhile… Part 2

Whelp, I’ve done it again. Failed at keeping my blog up to date, but you know what? I’m bound and determined to not give up.

With that being said, I’ve decided to do a recap of the concerts I attended in the summer of 2014 all into one post. Boom!

First up, Weezer at DPAC! Phenomenal show! I’ve been a fan since the 90s and was beyond excited when I got invited to see them with one of my best gal pals.  A majority of their show was playing their music from the beginning of their career. It was pure bliss.

Weezer at DPAC
Weezer at DPAC
Weezer at DPAC
Weezer at DPAC
Weezer at DPAC

Next up was Vampire Weekend at Red Hat Amphitheater.  My friend Natalie and I had pit tickets for the show and while I’m not the tallest person (I had difficult seeing the show), I was of course in my happy place, jamming out to the music.

Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend

The last summer concert was probably my favorite.  He’s been on my bucket list to see, well basically forever. It was BECK at Red Hat Amphitheater! If you ever get the chance to see him live, DO IT! He played a lot of his old music from his albums Odelay, Guero, Modern Guilt, and more as well as tunes from his latest album, Morning Phase.

Can I also mention how much I love his style?! I pretty much loved his entire outfit and his hat! I wonder if I could pull that look off myself…

Swoon alert, it’s BECK!
Wicked style, Beck!

If there’s one thing I will splurge on it’s concert tickets.  Those few precious hours takes me away from whatever is going on in my life and takes me to my happy place.

What’s your happy place?


Around Town

A Modern Day St. Elmo’s Bar

I’m not going to lie most of my favorite movies were made in the 80’s…

You catch my drift.

So once Coglin’s opened in downtown Raleigh I knew I would be in heaven. Who doesn’t love 80’s/ 90’s music? Not to mention the walls are adorned with pictures from popular movies and TV shows.  It’s a nice change of pace if you’re tired of hearing all the current music being played at area bars. They play everything from Billy Idol to Whitney Houston to Guns N’ Roses and the list goes on.  I just wish the venue was a bit bigger. If you don’t want to have to wait in a long line to get into the bar I suggest you arrive before 10pm.

Since there’s no “Hot Tub Time Machine” to take you back into the 80’s, Coglin’s is the next best thing.