Chicago is reversing its plan to name a high school after president Obama because they received multiple complaints from people in the community. I guess parents were afraid their kids would spend 8 years of school and still not get anything done.

Jimmy Fallon

Concert Experiences!

Concerts I’ve been to:

  • Britney Spears "Oops! I did it again" tour —- I was—-9 or 10 years old at the time. It was my first concert ever!
  • Lamb of God —- I was 17 at the time. It was at Rams Head in Baltimore. The bands that opened for them were: Hatebreed, 3 Inches of Blood, and Behemoth.
  • Get The Led Out —- A tribute Led Zeppelin band. I forgot how old I was, but it was in my high school years. It was also at Rams Head in Baltimore.
  • Warped Tour —- 2012 
  • Lady Gaga "The Artpop Ball" (Lady Gaga’s Artrave) —- May 2014 at the Verizon Center in D.C.
  • Die Antwoord —- Sept. 10th, 2014 at the Echostate in Washington, D.C.

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Concerts I WANT to see next:

  • Muse
  • Paramore
  • No Doubt
  • Linkin Park (only if they play some of their old stuff as well…)
  • The Pretty Reckless

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Recent concert: Okay… Here’s a brief summary of the group I saw the other night:

  • Die Antwoord is a South African rap-rave-electronic group. Yolandi is the female rapper/singer and Ninja is the male rapper. VERY talented. They really got the crowd going! Very energetic. Amazing performance. I was introduced to them when I was in beauty school. My former instructor’s 12 year old daughter introduced me to the group one day. The only song she played for me was "I Fink U Freeky". At first, I was really confused. And scared. I thought it was a joke… I couldn’t get them out of my head! So I decided to give them another chance (or 5) and do some more research on them just out of curiosity. After a while, they grew on me. It’s very different from what I normally listen to. Now, I absolutely LOVE them!

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Overall Die Antwoord concert experience:

I just saw Die Antwoord on Wednesday, Sept. 10th 2014 @ Echostage in Washington, D.C. and it was amazing!!! I went with one of my best friends (Keri) and my dad. My dad came with us because—-well… It’s D.C. lol. Two attractive young women walking around D.C. alone or without a male friend is very risky and dangerous. Plus, we’ve never been to Echostage. Anyways… We got there at like 6 something pm waiting for the doors to open at 7pm. We got in and it seemed like a pretty cool place. At first, we stood on the floor (which was kind of a bad idea…) We were standing for maybe—-2 hours waiting for the group to come out. I was looking around and observing people like I usually do. I noticed like there were like—-4 bars in the place (which didn’t surprise me). As soon as people had drinks in their hands, I knew they were gonna go crazy.

This one guy and his girlfriend or whatever the fuck she was stood in front of us. Drunk off their ass. The guy was wearing a bright orange vest with random writing on it. His nickname for the night was "Pumpkin". The girl was wearing a pretty cute top, but her hair was ridiculous. She had black hair with high pigtails. Age-wise, I’d say—-late 20’s. She was also wearing denim jean shorts with a studded black belt with leggings underneath. Her nickname for the night was "Wednesday" (from The Adam’s Family). They were REALLY pissing me off… I smelled the alcohol. It made me cringe. It brought back some bad memories. Other than that, Pumpkin boy kept grabbing Wednesday’s ass (even tho she had nothing to grab in the first place lol). It was really trashy and low-class. I really did not need to see that. After a while, I told Keri and my dad that the couple are getting too crazy. Pumpkin boy spilled his beer on my new dress. He kept apologizing, but even Keri wasn’t happy. She said to him, “These are my new shoes…” haha. As time went on, he kept getting him and his girlfriend more drinks. After Wednesday was done with her drink(s), she threw her cup(s) on the ground and slightly kicked it near me. So I kicked it back near her because if she tripped, oh well. I wouldn’t have cared. Pumpkin boy was going wild and we kinda moved into a different spot.

Guy number 2: I’d say he’s middle-aged. He roughly pushed everyone (including me) in his path out of the way so he could be closer to the stage. I got so mad, I yelled at him and told him how fucking rude that was. He stopped, looked at me, and there was no emotion on his face. He was completely stoic. That’s when I knew he was more than just drunk… he was definitely on something else. So I stopped talking to him. He was so fucked up to where he kept leaning all around and we were trying to keep him standing up. My dad was holding the guy up from the back and some other people in front of the guy were holding him up from the front. I looked over and told my dad, “Dad, he seems like he’s one of those violent people. He’s gonna throw punches at you eventually.” Thankfully the guy didn’t because someone took him to the front. He eventually fell and was escorted out.

Guy number 3: Good lord… This guy was also fucked up. Not that it surprised me or anything lol but damn! He got on everyone’s nerves! He kept talking to me and Keri about anal sex. He kept repeating that lyric over and over again. He got it from their song, “Fok Julle Naaiers”. Me, Keri, and a few other girls were really disgusted with him. We kind of ignored him after a while. When he was holding that damn drink up in the air, I had a gut feeling that he was gonna spill that shit on my head and ruin my hair. So I took Keri and my dad and we moved away. People were still going crazy and we eventually left the floor and went upstairs to the balcony. Plus, us short people had trouble seeing anyways.

Now the balcony… Keri and I were trying to get a good view aaaaaaand if anyone let us in, it was only for “a few minutes” or after the person came back from whatever the fuck they were doing. It was ridiculous. The guys could have given us a fucking break and let two attractive young ladies in just to get a better view. That’s all we asked for. Assholes…

It’s amazing how people behave while intoxicated. I’ve been in recovery for almost 2 years now and I couldn’t believe just how awful people got! It’s been a long time since I’ve stepped foot into a place like that. I looked at Keri and said, "Wow… I used to be just like that when I drank!" Being completely shit-faced isn’t cute nor funny. Maybe at first it’s a little funny, but after a while it’s not funny anymore. It was really sick and horrifying. I am just so thankful that I don’t use anymore after seeing all that shit. I never really realized just how bad people get. And you know what? I don’t ever have to go back to that shit. I choose not to after what it’s done to me and so many other people. I’ve seen so many people ruin their lives because of addiction. They either go to the hospital, jail, institutions and/or even die.

Other than all that, I had a great time :)

Peace out, girl scout!

One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.

—George W. Bush

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