My Bucket List of Bands

My Letter to Brandon Flowers

Dear Mr. Flowers,

I’m not going to lie.  I was super bummed when you cancelled your show at The Ritz.  If you knew me, you would know I live for concerts. It’s my thing.  It was also an early birthday present to myself.  I’ve always been a fan of The Killers since day one and was lucky to see y’all at Red Hat Amphitheater.  When I found you released a solo album, I was all over it like white on rice.  Then I found out you were coming to The Ritz the day before my birthday. That was the perfect present.  Fast-forward to Wednesday.  You cancelled the last leg of your tour with no explanation.  Major buzzkill.  It better have been for something serious like a busted vocal chord or you got SARS.  The only good thing that came out of it was they refunded the tickets.  The bad news is I can’t use my ticket for my display I’m going to start working on… it just wouldn’t be right. Another buzzkill.

It’s a good thing I have a forgiving heart.  You’re still on probation with me.  I’m not saying I forgive you right now, but give me time.  And by time I mean a few weeks.  I will eventually build a bridge + get it over it, but I just can’t listen to your album for awhile.  I hope you understand.  Also, if you ever become single again feel free to reach out to me.

Bye Felicia,

Jessica

RIP unused tickets.
RIP unused tickets.

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My Bucket List of Bands

Somebody Told Me

It would be hot as Haiti’s for The Killers concert and they weren’t lying.  It felt like I was trapped in a sauna with scores of people surrounding me and incredibly stuffy it was hard to breathe, but who cares… I was FINALLY seeing The Killers.  Ever since they hit the music scene, I’ve been waiting ever so patiently for them to come to Raleigh or anywhere in the state of North Carolina.  My dreams came true on August 12th when they performed at Red Hat Amphitheater.

They really rocked their first show in Raleigh playing several of my favorite songs from their early music like All These Things That I’ve Done, Human, Somebody Told Me, Mr. Brightside, When You Were Young, and Losing Touch.  I had a major swoon moment when he sang a tidbit of James Taylor’s Carolina in My Mind.  At that moment, Brandon Flowers made me weak in the knees.

Due to the insane heat we had to get some “air” which basically meant we needed to get out of the massive crowd. While we were standing off to the side a man came out of the pit and ripped his wristband off and proceeded to give it to us.  For the remained of the show we took turns going in the pit to get an up close + personal view.  It was oh-so amazing.  I felt like I was on cloud 45,985 watching Brandon Flowers commandeer the stage.  The only downside of the night was the heat, it was rather unbearable, but we mustered through it!

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Not my best concert photo, but here’s Brandon Flowers of The Killers. Swoon.

 

 

 

My Bucket List of Bands

Somebody Told Me

The Killers are coming to Raleigh on August 12th (happy early birthday to me)!  Y’all don’t know how excited I am about this concert.  I’ll probably say this about all the concerts I’m going to this year, but I’ve been waiting for them to come to Raleigh since FOREVER!  I pretty much wanted to do the “Carlton dance” once I secured my tickets, but thought it would be best if I didn’t break out in dance in the marketing department.  I’ll save that dance for a rainy day or when our department needs a laugh.

Mr. Brandon Flowers, I’ll be seeing you in August!

xoxo