The Decade Tour 2014

March 7, 2014

 

I woke up to a cold and dreary day. The sun must have been tired from the two almost 70 degree days because it decided to take a vacation and let the rain come out and play. Nothing could put me in a bad mood though. I had plans after work and I was excited! The scary part was that the plans were with me, myself, and I. However, I found some confidence somewhere inside and couldn’t care less I was going out alone, to be in a crowd of strangers. What was I going to do? I was going to a Decade Tour show!

 

Megosh, Hearts & Hands, Farewell,My Love, Get Scared and Alesana! I’ll be honest here. I went to the show to see Farewell, My Love. I’d heard of Get Scared and Alesana, but never really listened to their music. I had never heard of Megosh or Hearts & Hands.

 

Work couldn’t end soon enough. While I love my job, going to see the Decade Tour show was a lot more appealing than keying invoices and filing papers. When the work day finally ended, I still had time to kill before going out. I finished my gift for Farewell, My Love, feeling pretty good about myself for finishing it in less than 24 hours. (You see, I wanted to give F,ML something to remember their first stop on the tour and I had trouble figuring out what to do, but once I did I was determined.) I went to my car, put my things away and headed to the venue.

 

Luckily I didn’t have to wait outside but just a few minutes. It had stopped raining, but it was only about 36 degrees. I had just enough time to get a bottle of water and a spot towards the back of the venue before Megosh started their set.

 

Now, the part you’ve been waiting for…

 

Megosh was the first band to perform. I had never heard of them before, but I really enjoyed their set! So much that I bought their CD! Megosh had a wonderful stage presence. They rocked out and got the crowd going! When their set was over they came out and mingled with the crowd, took pictures and signed autographs.

 

Hearts & Hands was up next. I had never heard of this band either. Never the less, I was impressed. Their stage presence was great! The crowd loved them! They did a wonderful job of getting the crowd even more pumped up. They, too, came out and mingled when their set was over and took pictures and signed autographs. I plan to get their music as well.

 

The third opening band was Farewell, My Love! These are the five guys I came to see and support. There were a lot more Lovers at the show than I thought would be. I always feel like not many people like the same music I do where I live. F,ML rocked out! The stage was kind of small, I think it was a few feet short of being 30 feet wide. As I watched them perform I couldn’t help but think someone was going to get hit. Whether it was Ryan in the face with a guitar or Logan, Charlee or Robby by Ryan’s hand. They did well, though. No one was injured. F,ML owned the stage! I knew their set would be absolutely amazing, but they surpassed my thoughts of what the set would be by miles! When their set was over the guys came out and took what seemed like a thousand photos, signed a hundred autographs and talked with anyone who wanted to talk. Their smiles never faded and their hands were still attached when they left, no worries. haha

 

Up next, the last opening band, was Get Scared! I found Get Scared after I ran across another band the lead singer was in for a while. Their music is awesome! Their performance is everything you’d think it would be. Nick Matthews, vocals, really knows how to get the crowd going. This set is when the mosh pit began. Nick’s energy is great! He gets in the crowd’s face and they can’t help but get excited and scream the lyrics at him. After seeing Get Scared live, I like them more and will definitely be listening to their music more than I did before. After their set, I saw Nick in the crowd. I’m sure the other band members were in the crowd, but honestly I don’t know the band well enough to say where they were.

 

Last, but definitely not least, the reason for the Decade Tour…ALESANA! I had heard of, but never listened to Alesana before this show. Talk about a crowd going crazy! This band had major stage presence! They are awesome! The mosh pit got bigger and the crowd surfing started. I believe it was when Alesana had the lead singer of Megosh do a song with them that started the crowd surfing because he was the first to trust the nice sized, but not quite surf sized crowd. Alesana is an amazing band, no other band is quite like them. They dominate the stage and you can really see that they love performing. They also seem to be really nice guys. One of them took time towards the end of the set to wish his wife happy birthday. I don’t know what else to say about Alesana, I can’t find enough words. If you ever get the chance you should definitely see them live!

 

The five bands that make up the Decade Tour may be somewhat classified in the same music genre, but each of them are their own genre. These bands are simply amazing and I am so glad I was able to go to the show! If the Decade Tour is coming close to you I suggest going! Also, if any of these bands come to your city you should go! I cannot say enough good things about this tour. I look forward to seeing them all again!

 

I hope Megosh, Hearts & Hands, Farewell, My Love, Get Scared and Alesana stay safe and have a wonderful rest of the tour! Keep up the awesomeness!

Emery’s The Weak’s End 10 Year Anniversary Tour

I’m a girl who goes for opening bands. (Sorry Emery. Love yah but You picked one of my fave bands to open for you). So when I heard This Wild Life was one of the opening bands for Emery’s tour, I did not hesitate to buy tickets.

A very sweet awesome friend, in cali, (Ruth C. for those who know her.) introduced me to them over a year ago and I fell in love. There music was so real and easy to sing along too. At the time I was financially unstable and she being the sweetheart she is bought me one of there packages. A t-shirt, cd, poster and sticker. Thank you again for that. I still owe you basically my life.

I asked my best friend to go. She had never been to these types of concerts and a concert to me so it was a long shot but she agreed and I showed her all the music from the band and she fell in love just as much as I did. So we planned our entire day.

We first went to breakfast at ihop. This was a day for trying new things. Neither of us had been so we just took the plunge. And let me tell you. Ihop over denny’s. I will never go to denny’s again. Ihop is cheaper and the quality of food is amazing!! My bf and I both got Mountain Dew (Because its awesome) 2 eggs, hash browns (which were amazing!! and I don’t usually like hash browns), and 4 huge slices of bacon (she got sausage.) along with a stuffed french toast topped with whipped cream and strawberries. And for the 2 of us it was under $20. We felt like we were robbing Ihop so we tipped them extra.

We then headed back to my house to get ready. Of course it being Halloween we were dressing up.  We had no specific costume, but more of a random assortment of ourselves. I wore my This Wild Life t-shirt, pants (obviously), converse, rainbow tutu, rainbow bead necklace, and a Luigi hat. She wore mostly the same but with a Mario hat. And I teased both of our hair.

We went to cici’s pizza for lunch and bought This Wild Life tons of goodies. It was Anthony’s birthday the other day and Everybody deserves a cake on there birthday so why not.

Before the show, (So I didn’t have to carry around all the things) I got in contact with the band. I found them hanging around the back of the venue by there van. I only saw Kevin at first (Singer, Guitarist). So i handed him the bag of goodies and we just chatted. Finally after a few minutes Anthony came around (Guitarist, back vocals.). He went to use the bathroom elsewhere because the bar’s was disgusting (true story). He was laughing because a band gace him a flyer for a show they were having. They were called satin’s butthole. (we were laughing at this for a bit). I then handed him his cake and he got so excited like a 4 year old in a candy store. Nobody on the tour or friends got him a cake. He was joking and saying his mission by the end of the night was to devour the entire cake with nobody else getting a piece. We hung out some more. (about 30 minutes), watched them play Frisbee (and almost break someones car light. Whoops. And myself almost getting hit in the head by the Frisbee. Thanks Kevin for that! And Thanks Anthony for jumping in front of it.). I also met Andy from Peace Mercutio outside and he was super nice and awesome too. They went inside for sound check and we went to the line.

First up was Peace Mercutio. I had never heard of them before but they were AWESOME!! Very funny guys and they walked right into so many gay jokes it was ridiculous. I would in a heartbeat see them again.

After them part of Emery came on and did a few of there songs acoustics and answered questions.

Then obviously the moment I was waiting for. This Wild Life Performing. The Played Ripped Away, Pink Tie, Puppy Love, Roots and Branches and a new song (I believe it was called Over You). Standing there watching them and singing along is what I love. And watching them catch a glimpse of myself and my friend singing along and seeing the smiles that instantly grow on their faces warmed my heart.

After there set of course it was merch buying time! We stood and waiting for them to come out (since yes, THEY SELL THERE OWN MERCH! Shocker! lol). Anthony came running and hugged me and said “I saw you singing along! Thank you so much!” I bought 2 t-shirts and the re-release of Heart Flip. $21 for everything but Anthony was only going to charge me $20. I’m used to paying a lot more than that for band merch. So I handed him $30 and told him to keep it. He was trying to hand it back but I would not allow it. Like I said in a previous post and I say everyday, I know how much certain bands I listen to are struggling. Especially with these two. Its just Anthony and Kevin with little money. So If I can throw in a few extra dollars than you know what I will. And that’s exactly what I did.

I then bought some Peace Mercutio stuff. I got 2 cds. I passed on the t-shirts because well I have enough (but then today I ended up ordering one. Ha!).

We then went to see Emery’s set. Fucking Amazing! No pictures since we hung in the back. To much moshing up front. And the last time I was in a mosh (Just a few weeks ago) my entire back gave out.

When we left we said goodbye to Anthony and Kevin and thanked them for everything. We gave them hugs and just chatted a little longer.

I always say this about concerts but it was one of the best nights of my life.

Concerts are my therapy and they help me through each day. Cannot wait for another one.

Thanks again for everything Kevin and Anthony. This Wild Life for life! ❤

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Back To School Itunes $7.99 Sale – Our Picks

These are our Favorite albums currently on sale for $7.99 in the Itunes Back to School Sale.

1) Some Nights by Fun.

2) Save Rock and Roll by Fall Out Boy

3) Paramore by Paramore

4) Doo-Wops & Hooligans by Bruno Mars

5) Feel by Sleeping With Sirens