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2018 Wrapped.
Friday, December 7, 2018
2018 wrapped spotify

92,116 minutes = 4.2 hours a day (and $40 in data overages every month!).

Posty’s my guilty pleasure, but I didn’t realize how much I listened to the dulcet tones of Shawn Mendes. Spotify’s really out here exposing me right now.

I’ll just leave this here.

Waitress.
Sunday, December 2, 2018

waitress musical

waitress musical - lulu's pies

She is messy, but she’s kind
She is lonely most of the time

Sugar, butter, flour (@ Civic Theatre)

Oh, my heart. Even though Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen won all the Tony awards, Waitress is my most favorite musical to date. It’s like how everybody loves Breaking Dawn: Part 2, but my favorite Twilight movie is New Moon, because it’s the saddest one where Bella was emo AF listening to Lykke Li and pining over the loss of Edward the entire time…

I mean what, I don’t know anything about teenage vampire sagas.

Bohemian Rhapsody.
Friday, November 23, 2018

queen live aid bohemian rhapsody gif

Loved, loved, loved this film. Rami Malek deserves all the awards! What I would’ve given to see Queen live ⚡💔

Dear Evan Hansen.
Sunday, November 18, 2018

jay guillergan - dear evan hansen

dear evan hansen - ahmanson theatre

BRB crying (@ Ahmanson Theatre)

Jay and Pammie came up to LA for the day to see this beautiful broadway show. I don’t know if it’s the holidays, or my period, or the $300 I spent on my ticket… but Jesus, I got emotional.

Thanks to Jay for surprising us with souvenir mugs! And for refraining from singing along during the show (even though he proved on the drive there that he knew all the lyrics). I know how hard it was for him to confine that urge! Ha.

The Emotion.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

I lost count so long ago, maybe my heart’s numb

BØRNS (@ The Greek)

Cherry Wine.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

hozier at the wiltern

And it’s worth it, it’s divine
I have this some of the time

Hozier took us to church last night (@ The Wiltern)

Ohana Fest.
Monday, October 1, 2018

ohana fest 2018

ohana fest 2018

ohana fest 2018

Switchfoot – Dare You to Move

Young the Giant – Silvertongue

Beck – Where It’s At

Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait

Sunday funday with Sabrina and Cass (@ Ohana Fest, Doheny State Beach)

Mood.
Friday, September 28, 2018

Let’s See What The Night Can Do.
Sunday, September 16, 2018

I wanna get lost with you, and see what it’s like
To spend the whole night with you, just you

Mr. A-Z (@ FivePoint Amphitheatre)

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

See I know what we’ve got to do
You let go, and I’ll let go, too

L-Boogie up in here (@ Open Air Theatre)

I can’t believe I’m old enough for 20th anniversary tours, but the rough morning I had after getting home at 2am was solid proof!

This album soundtracked my junior year of high school, and hearing it in its entirety made me feel 16 again ♥

More videos here.

The Night We Met.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

🖤

One More Light.
Friday, July 20, 2018

🙏🏻💔

30 Seconds to Mars.
Friday, July 20, 2018

Monolith Tour (@ The Forum)

¡Dia de los Deftones!
Monday, July 16, 2018

dia de los deftones - san diego - petco park

Chino x Mike Shinoda 🖤

Let It Be.
Friday, June 22, 2018

Sir Paul McCartney is a goddamn treasure.
Loved, loved, loved 💛

Resurrection Sunday.
Sunday, June 3, 2018

The drive between SD and LA flies when you’re pretending it’s 2001! Full playlist here.

Treasure Island Music Fest.
Friday, May 18, 2018

treasure island music fest 2018

Tame Impala, Lord Huron and SF ♥

Tame Impala – The Less I Know the Better

Lord Huron – When the Night is Over

Dream Team.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

ohana festival 2018

Mumford + YTG!!!

Hold me still
Bury my heart next to yours

You’ll drive in my car
Just tell me we are going somewhere

Innings Fest.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

innings festival

Lord Huron – The Night We Met

Sylvan Esso – Coffee

Young the Giant – Cough Syrup

Local Natives – Coins

Head and the Heart – All We Ever Knew

culinary dropout

culinary dropout - moscow mule

(@ Culinary Dropout)

cornish pasty co - cottage pie - tempe arizona

(@ Cornish Pasty Co)

pizzeria bianco

(@ Pizzeria Bianco)

arrogant butcher

arrogant butcher

arrogant butcher

(@ The Arrogant Butcher)

tempe beach park bridge cinemagraph gif

(@ Tempe Beach Park)

We escaped the LA rain and road-tripped it to Arizona! The first of hopefully many Innings Fests did not disappoint. Good weather, great bands, amazing food…

Innings Fest.
Friday, March 23, 2018

innings festival tempe arizona

Tempe, I am in you. And I’m about to get all up in your Innings Fest (@ Tempe Beach Park)

Air + Style.
Monday, March 5, 2018

air + style la coliseum

air + style snowboarding gif

Air + Style x Phantogram (@ LA Memorial Coliseum)

Lucius x Tame Impala.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Wish I could turn you back into a stranger
‘Cause if I was never in your life
You wouldn’t have to change it

Lucius covering my most favorite Tame Impala song ever ♥

Linger.
Monday, January 15, 2018

If you, if you could return…

R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan 💔

24K Magic.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

mother's day bruno mars tickets

bruno mars the forum

24K Magic (@ The Forum)

My mom has visited me twice in LA since I moved here 5 years ago—once to see Adele at Staples, and this past weekend to see Bruno Mars at the Forum!

Now who has to tour LA for her to come visit me next year??? 

Shadow of the Day.
Saturday, October 28, 2017

linkin park - hollywood bowl - celebration of life - chester bennington

linkin park - hollywood bowl - celebration of life - chester bennington

Linkin Park & Friends (@ Hollywood Bowl)

Even though it had been years since I last saw Linkin Park in concert, I was heartbroken when I found out about Chester Bennington’s suicide.

I can remember exactly what I was doing when I first heard Hybrid Theory. Pammie and I have this game we play called Guess What Year? (it’s a working title), and I can always pinpoint the year a song came out because I’m able to tie it to life events. Like I know that Boyz II Men’s One Sweet Day came out when I was 13, because I remember crying to that song at Sharon Bernardo’s birthday party when I found out that Raymond Alcarion liked my best friend and not me. I’m totally over him now, partly because that was 22 years ago, but mostly because my name would have been “Marion Alcarion” had our love stood the test of time! Yikes.

When I was 18, my friend Nick Costa told me, “Linkin Park… Remember that name… They’re gonna be HUGE someday.” I downloaded some songs off of their EP on Napster (yes, I was 18 that long ago) and became a solid LP fan after that. I remember going to the library to chat in their forum in between classes in college. I remember listening to their CD in Sheena’s car while I practiced driving stick around Jamul. I remember how sad I was when their intimate show at Canes sold out before I could get tickets to their first tour. Linkin Park soundtracked a time in my life that I reminisce about often, and it makes me sad to think that Chester is gone now, too.

I was lucky enough to see Chester in concert a couple times in my life, and being able to go his memorial show and hearing all those songs made me feel like I was 18 again (my sore stems the next day from standing during their 3-hour set reminded me that I’m nearly twice that age). All these years later, I still remember their lyrics. Also, can we just talk about how good Mike Shinoda still looks??? Some things never change…

Watch a full stream of the show here.

New Slang.
Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Shins (@ The Greek Theatre)

It’ll change your life, I swear…

Late Night Tales.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Khruangbin x Geto Boys (@ The Fonda Theatre)

The Fonda is across the street from the Shake Shack in Hollywood, so we skipped the headliner for a shack stack and some crinkle fries (yes, I have a problem).

The Night We Met.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Lord Huron (@ Del Mar Racetrack)

I had all and then most of you, some and now none of you
Take me back to the night we met

The last time I attended 4 o’clock Fridays may or may not have been 14 years ago to see Hoobastank.

Panorama NYC.
Friday, July 21, 2017

panorama nyc 2017

One more week!

Waiting for the End.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

All I want to do is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what I haven’t got

R.I.P. Chester Bennington 💔

Arroyo Seco Weekend.
Monday, June 26, 2017

arroyo seco weekend 2017

arroyo seco weekend 2017 cheers

Sunday funday with Sabrina (@ Arroyo Seco Weekend)

Blind Pilot.
Sunday, June 25, 2017

blind pilot - el rey - los angeles

Heart eyes since 2010 😍😍😍 (@ El Rey Theatre)

Fux with the Tux.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

tuxedo shorts band merchandise

Tuxedo (@ Observatory)

When your friends give you free tickets to see Mayer Hawthorne, you repay them with booty shorts from the merch table, obvs. Thanks, Jessie and Abe! 😘

Euphoria Mourning.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

R.I.P. Chris Cornell 💔

Conference Season.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

work phone

I worked 16 hours straight yesterday and haven’t slept much these past few weeks 😩

I always need something good to look forward to during conference season, so I bought tickets to two LA shows (Sylvan Esso and Blind Pilot), an OC show (Young the Giant), and music festivals in LA (Arroyo Seco) and NYC (Panorama).

I may or may not have been delirious at one in the morning.

Good Grief.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bastille – Good Grief (@ The Novo DTLA)

Every minute of every hour
I miss you, I miss you, I miss you more

Darling, You Send Me.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Never Knock / You Send Me (@ Troubadour)

My favorite Kevin Garrett show yet. Alessia Cara came out to sing the song he wrote for Beyonce, and all was right with the world.

False Hope.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The way I keep myself together
Is by not keeping anything at all

Tomorrow

Blind Pilot.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Even faces change, my heart stays the same

Panorama.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

panorama nyc 2017

Tame Impala in NYC??? Yes, please.

Skinny Love.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bon Iver (@ Hollywood Bowl)

The rain may or may not have hid my tears! So apropos…

Stone.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

<3

FYF 2016.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Tame Impala was lit af (and so were we) 🔥🔥🔥 (@ FYF Fest 2016)

Adele.
Friday, August 12, 2016

BRB crying (@ Staples Center)

Radiohead.
Friday, August 5, 2016

I’ve wanted to see Radiohead live since I first heard Exit Music (For A Film) in the 9th grade. You guys, that was 20 years ago! Yikes.

I kind of expected them to stick it to LA and not sing Creep, but no Paranoid Android or Karma Police, either??? You’re killing me, Thom! OK Computer is my favorite album of theirs, so No Surprises was my favorite song of the night:

Summer Nights.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Twilight Concert Series (@ Santa Monica Pier)

Watching Mayer Hawthorne for free while eating a churro??? I could think of worse ways to spend my Thursday night.

I was standing next to the guy from Stepbrothers (the one who’s not Will Ferrell) while waiting to get in. I can count on one hand how many celebrities I’ve spotted since I moved to LA nearly 4 years ago. Most of the ones who live near me in Manhattan Beach are pro-athletes, so I probably just don’t recognize them (like that one time we ate at a communal table with Marshall Faulk). I’m pretty sure the tall drink of water who asked me where I got my torta bread from at Costco last week was an athlete. After directing him to the bread aisle, I asked him where the toilet paper was because I like to embarrass myself in front of hot guys, obvi. I crossed paths with him again while making my food sample rounds and died a little when he smiled at me and my bulk 30-pack of Charmin Ultra Soft Jumbo Rolls.

Hybrid Theory.
Monday, June 20, 2016

bones - the movie in the making - linkin park papa roach hoobastank gif

I’m pretty sure the victim in this episode stole my CD binder circa 2001.

The Echo.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

kevinogarrett liked my instagram video

Kevin Garrett (@ The Echo)

Remember that name. He’s gonna be big! Also, he liked my video, so I can die now, obvs. Please invite him to my funeral. And request that he sing this Sam Cooke cover

Electric Love.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

birch aquarium giant sea bass

birch aquarium moon jellies jellyfish

I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly (@ Birch Aquarium at Scripps)

Claws + crop tops (@ Green Flash Concerts at Birch Aquarium at Scripps)

I saw BØRNS for the third time, and unlike the weather, he did not disappoint! It was my first Green Flash concert overlooking the pacific, and the only green flash I saw on this gloomy day was the overpriced beer all the UCSD kids were drinking. I love this venue, though. You get to explore the aquarium before the show, and on a clear day, you can watch the sunset while your favorite band plays.

When Doves Cry.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

prince text

This was like the time Paul Walker died, and everyone was texting me to make sure I wasn’t hanging from my shower rod (with the exception of Shi, of course, who was texting me corgi vids instead).

Rest in paradise, Prince! May you purify your soul in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.

Mellow Drama.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

ILYSM ♥

Late Night Tales.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Church.
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Leon Bridges took me and Anthony to church last night (@ The Observatory North Park)

Take Me To Your River.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Love, love, love ♥

ACL.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

austin city limits 2015

austin city limits 2015

austin city limits 2015

austin city limits 2015

Anthony and I kept it weird (@ Austin City Limits)

My trip was cut short due to my grandma’s passing, and Anthony had the time of his life those first few days without me. He hit up the Dirty Sixth with Austin locals he made friends with and ended up giving one of them my Friday wristband. They saw all the bands I wanted to see. I’m bummed I missed Tame Impala and Leon Bridges among others, but luckily I didn’t have to wake up at an ungodly hour on Saturday and wait with him in that 4-hour line for Franklin. Day-old brisket reheated in a hotel microwave and eaten in my chonies still tasted better than any BBQ I’ve ever had in California!

I flew in Saturday night and met up with Anthony at an Irish pub downtown. Fado is the official US soccer bar in Austin, and it’s surrounded by gay bars on 4th Street. My uber driver was convinced he was taking me to see my gay friend once I told him where I was headed LOL. I mean, it would explain so much… After US lost to Mexico, we hit up Firehouse (a cool little speakeasy inside a hostel) and Rainey Street. I loved, loved, loved it there. Rainey Street is a block of old houses converted into themed bars. We stayed till last call, and all I remember from that night is a lot of Ludacris and stanky legs. You don’t realize how drunk you are until you’re walking the hotel halls in nothing but your dress slip looking for a beverage machine so you could wash down some tylenol at three in the morning.

We didn’t wake up early enough to stand in line for BBQ before the festival on Sunday, but we stopped by Torchy’s Tacos before we made our trek to Zilker Park. There was a lot of walking. Like. A LOT. Before, during and after the festival. In nearly 100 degree heat. And in sandals that had 0% arch support (but were 100% cute, obvs). This was definitely not Portland where we had a local friend with a car, ample public transportation, and weather that was 50 degrees cooler. The highlight of my day happened just before BØRNS’ set when the sun disappeared behind the only cloud in the sky for half a minute and everyone cheered. BØRNS, Sylvan Esso and Hozier’s sets were very close seconds. So were those two snow cones we each had.

Before I knew it, it was Monday and time to check out. Anthony hit up the gym in the morning while I stayed my ass in bed. We ate lunch at Valentina’s Tex Mex where Anthony had brisket tacos and I had a beast of a beef rib with the most beautiful smoke ring. We strolled down South Congress afterwards and drank micheladas for three hours at a bar inside Hotel San Jose. We got to the airport early to watch the Chargers lose, and I asked the TSA guy if the Starbucks was before or after the security gate. He ruined my mom’s life and told me that there’s no Starbucks at all, because Austin is all about supporting local businesses. I get a Starbucks mug for my mom whenever I travel, and she’s just gonna have to be happy with the mug I got her during my layover in Phoenix!

All things considered, I’m glad I was able to take a break from life and escape for a couple of days. I’ll def be back to explore this weird little town again.

This Woman’s Work.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

grandma julie nunez

When I was reading The Diary of a Young Girl in high school, I mentioned to my grandma that I wanted to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Years later, she traveled to the Netherlands while visiting my aunt in Denmark and brought me back a souvenir from the museum. I couldn’t believe she remembered after all that time. My grandma was the most considerate and sentimental person I’ve ever known, and I’m grateful that she instilled her thoughtfulness in me.

She is the reason I have random notes in my phone that say, “christine garlic delight dip at del mar fair” or “anthony swagu stamp.” She taught me that even if people have everything, you don’t have to give them the world to let them know you appreciate them. You just have to remember the little things.

She is also part of the reason I have over 20k miles on my new car. I’d put a million more miles on there if I could drive down to San Diego and spend just one more day with her.

Rest in paradise, Grandma Julie. I love you more than my seemingly apathetic demeanor suggests. You know I don’t like to let them see me cry.

Remember the Time.
Sunday, August 30, 2015

questlove - grand park - remember the time - michael jackson

Questlove x Michael Jackson (@ Grand Park)

If this event was any indication of what ACL will be like, I’m not ready for the heat (sunburn city!) or Anthony’s dance moves.

Eventually.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tame Impala sounds like a psychedelic Beatles ♥

I half expect my dad to show up during their set at ACL and have seats behind me like he did at Sir Paul Mccarts! Can’t wait for this festival.

YTG.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

(via @acoustictrench)

Even dogs love the dulcet tones of Young the Giant.

From Gold.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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