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

Band of Horses

BOHLast night was my first concert of 2013 and boy was it amazing!

If you have never been to a Band of Horses show, you must drop what you’re doing immediately (when I say immediately I mean after you read my post) and then find tickets to one of their shows.  You’ll thank me.  Seriously, you will.  This will mark the second time I’ve seen them perform (they’re officially tied with New Kids on the Block).  Don’t tell them that, I doubt they would want to be associated with an 80’s boy band.  I hope this blog post doesn’t ruin my street cred.

Back to last night’s show.

I’m pretty sure I went a little nuts when they played my FAVORITE song of theirs, The Funeral. When I saw them last year with My Morning Jacket, I’m pretty sure they closed the show with The Funeral (which was the perfect song to close the show with) so you can imagine my excitement when they included it in their set list.  This leaves me to rate my top 5 concerts of all time (this could possibly change since I’ve got 6-7 more shows this year)

  1. Mumford + Sons
  2. The Avett Brothers
  3. Band of Horses
  4. Kings of Leon
  5. New Kids on the Block (yeah I know I’m being judged, but those guys can put on a good show AND they’ve still got it)

Like I said earlier in my post, go see Band of Horses.  If you like them you can thank me, if you don’t then you need to listen to them again because you’re obviously missing out on something great.

Enjoy some of the pictures I took from last night’s show!

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Band of Horses at The Ritz in Raleigh
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Band of Horses at The Ritz in Raleigh
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He totally posed for me in this picture.
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Band of Horses at The Ritz in Raleigh

xoxo

My Bucket List of Bands

It’s Showtime!

I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty excited about some of the shows coming to town this year. I just bought pre-sale tickets to see Fun. at Red Hat Amphitheater and Band of Horses at the Ritz in May.  I also learned that The Postal Service will be coming to town this summer too. The things I find out on Twitter is enough for me to spazz out at work.

I have a wish list of shows I’m itching to see and my fingers and toes will be crossed until they come to town.

Ok Raleigh… you’ve heard my requests, now let’s make this happen!

xoxo