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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…

Panorama NYC.
Friday, July 21, 2017

panorama nyc 2017

One more week!

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! 😘

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.

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…

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:

Pretty in Pink.
Monday, July 25, 2016

santa monica pier

The Psychedelic Furs (@ Santa Monica Pier)

Sabrina and I got separated on the way back from seeing her favorite 80s band at the pier. They cut off the line for the metro after she got on, and she turned around just in time to see me mouth, “I have your keysssssss!” from outside the train as it pulled away from the platform. I waited 15 minutes for the next train with these kids who were discussing the ending of Lost (that I had somehow avoided finding out for the past six years in futile hopes that I would start watching the show someday). They got on the train with me, and I missed my stop because I was too preoccupied listening to them ruin the endings of shows I’ve never seen. I got off at the next stop and tried to text Sabrina that I had to wait another 15 minutes for a westbound train, but her phone was in my bag, too! I thought she would for sure push me onto the tracks once I finally arrived at the station half an hour after she did, but she was just happy that I was okay. She even brought me pastries from Uplifters Kitchen today as a thank you for the pizza I brought for us to share at the beach!

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.

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

Secret Show.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

live from the artists den young the giant

live from the artists den young the giant

Live from the Artists Den: Young the Giant (@ El Rey Theatre)

When your sister, your cousin and Baberaham one of your best friend’s husbands enter a contest for you to win tickets to see your favorite band’s secret show, you know you’re loved… especially when one of them wins and they take you as their guest! Young the Giant was just as good as the first time I dragged everyone to go see them five years ago! They’re coming back to LA in October, but I’m considering missing their show to go on a trip with Shi to NYC instead. I don’t even know who I am anymore.

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.

Church.
Saturday, November 7, 2015

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

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.

Ugly Cry Face.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

fyf fest 2014 kim kardashian ugly cry face

#TBT to Kim Kardashian’s ugly cry face (@ FYF Fest 2014)

This is also the face I’ll be making when Morrissey headlines this year’s festival.


Out There.
Monday, September 29, 2014

paul mccartney out there tour petco park san diego

Not pictured: Anthony on the air drums and me on vocals (@ Petco Park)

Loved, loved, loved ♥

Paul McCartney – Hey Jude (Live)

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FYF.
Monday, August 25, 2014

FYF Fest 2014

FYF Fest 2014

The Strokes – You Only Live Once

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Epic weekend. I saw The Strokes perform, and I forget the rest. x__x (@ FYF Festival)

On the Run.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

on the run tour

You ready, B? (@ Rose Bowl Stadium)

Regret Forever.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

sir paul mccarts chat

The last time Paul McCartney played a show in San Diego, I wasn’t even born yet. But I grew up listening to the Beatles because my dad would blast their records and play along with his guitar when I was a kid. I always thought he was their biggest fan, but Anthony might be giving him a run for his money.

Since none of our friends are going to the show with us, I’ll probably have to be Anthony’s emergency contact for when he faints like a fangirl at a Michael Jackson concert! Ha. When I asked my dad if he wanted tickets for his birthday, he said that he already bought tickets for himself, my mom and their friends before I even got mine. My bad, presale! Maybe someone else can be Anthony’s emergency contact after all.

michael jackson fans fainting crying screaming concerts

Electric Wire Hustle.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

kimbra - electric wire hustle - fold silverlake - bootleg hifi theater - los angeles - kcrw - jeremy sole

That one time Kimbra showed up at the Electric Wire Hustle show (@ Bootleg HiFi)

Banks.
Thursday, May 29, 2014

banks at the el rey

Banks – Waiting Game

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What if the way we started
Made it something cursed from the start

Chromeo.
Friday, April 11, 2014

chromeo @ the fonda

Dance party (@ The Fonda)

Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)

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#FF0000.
Sunday, April 6, 2014

bootleg hifi

No vodka? And where do I exit??? (@ Bootleg HiFi)

Paralysis.
Saturday, February 8, 2014

young the giant at the hollywood palladium

Young the Giant – Paralysis

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And lately I’ve been thinking
I’m not feeling anything at all
Will I survive in the dead of night?
And now the lights are fading faster
Save me from my disaster

JT.
Friday, December 6, 2013

I kicked off my Thanksgiving vacay last week with the girls and JT in the OC!

It wouldn’t be a Justin Timberlake show without Christine almost getting into a fight! Ha. The image of Christine with half of her body hanging out the car window as we drove off will stay with me forever.

Thanks to Pammie for risking her life to take these awesome vids!

Halo.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Queen Bey at Staples Center last night! She dedicated her final song to Paul Walker ♥
I may or may not be sobbing uncontrollably in the background. More videos here.

Celebrating Nothing.
Friday, October 25, 2013

Give me a reason to stay alive

Northern Wind.
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oh, my love, you don’t know what you do to me

Dallas Green’s voice still fixes things in the universe, FYI.
More videos from last night’s show here!

98.
Sunday, September 29, 2013

alt 98.7 text winner - two door cinema club - the greek

I just happened to be the 98th texter. No bigs!

Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know

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Hearts Like Ours.
Saturday, September 28, 2013

the naked and famous at the wiltern

The Naked and Famous – Hearts Like Ours

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OSL 2013.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

outside lands 2013

You were so good to us, SF! Till next time…

Throwback Thursday.
Thursday, August 1, 2013

bi-rite creamery san francisco

I haven’t had a vacation in… what year is it now? Can’t wait to go back to San Francisco for Outside Lands next week! And okay, for Bi-Rite Creamery, too…

Legends of Summer.
Monday, July 29, 2013

legends of summer tour - jay-z and justin timberlake

Indie rock music is more my bag, but I like to get turnt up every once in a while! Ha. Fun times with Pammie, Christine and Cat! It was only the best concert I’ve ever been to IN MY LIFE.

(Ask me again after this weekend, though… I may or may not be reliving my youth at the Hoobastank show in West Hollywood this Friday.)

Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail

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98 Degrees and Rising.
Sunday, July 14, 2013

shi and me and 98 degrees

This may just be the vodka talking, but I’m pretty sure Nick Lachey crept back into my freebie five last night.

The Package.
Saturday, July 13, 2013

KNOTB 98 Degrees Boyz II Men Package Tour

I somehow got swindled into going to this concert tonight.

Shi offered me her extra ticket, and I said I would go on the condition that 98 Degrees performs ‘Invisible Man’ and we embrace through the entire song.

98 Degrees – Invisible Man

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More Banjo.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

mumford and sons live in san bernardino san manuel amphitheater

“There’s a lot of white people here!” – Marcus Mumford @ San Manuel Amphitheater

Mumford and Sons – Timshel (Live)

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Sunday Funday.
Sunday, May 26, 2013

concert season

Concert season is here!

We kicked off last summer by shaking our sandy parts to Santigold, so it only seemed fitting to do the same this year.

Santigold – Creator

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Walk the Moon.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

And I want you
I want you
I still do

80s dance party at The Observatory with Walk the Moon!

Winter Winds.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

mumford and sons hollywood bowl sold out marquee

Mumford & Sons – Winter Winds (Live)

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And my head told my heart
Let love grow
But my heart told my head
This time no, this time no

Loved, loved, loved.

White Blank Page.
Sunday, October 28, 2012

mumford & sons tickets

Mumford & Sons – White Blank Page

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You desired my attention but denied my affections

Rocks.
Monday, October 15, 2012

Imagine Dragons with Pammie at The Observatory ♥

It’s Time.
Friday, July 20, 2012

Private acoustic show with Imagine Dragons at The Griffin last night! Thanks, Jessie ♥

More videos here.

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