6 Bands Coming TenSixtyFive in Mobile This Weekend

6 Bands Coming TenSixtyFive in Mobile This Weekend

Free music festival? You won't want to miss it.

TenSixtyFive is a free music festival coming to downtown Mobile this weekend. From Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2, downtown Mobile will be full of music and fun, and no one wants to miss that. Now, you may be wondering what bands you need to make sure you can be there for, and I'm here to help. Here are six bands you can't miss at TenSixtyFive.

1. Love The Hate

Love The Hate is a local rock band from right here in Mobile, Alabama, and they're the absolute best. I may be a bit partial to them seeing as my brother is the bassist, but even still, I can assure you that you'll love them. Their self-titled EP is available on Spotify and iTunes, so be sure to check them out prior to the show and get a feel for them before coming to see them play live this weekend! They play on the Windcreek Casino & Hotel Stage on Saturday at 2:30, so make sure you come see them! You don't want to miss them!

2. Starset

You've probably heard of Starset without ever knowing you have. They're well known for a song entitled 'Your Demons' that you can check out on Spotify, Youtube, or iTunes. They play on the Windcreek Casino & Hotel Stage on Saturday at 7:00, so don't miss it!

3. Seether

Seether is an extremely well-known rock band that has toured nationally and even has their own music festival, Rise Above Festival. They are most well known for their song 'Broken' featuring Amy Lee. Seether also plays on the Windcreek Hotel & Casino Stage on Saturday at 8:45, so don't miss them!

4. Wild Fire

Wild Fire is another local rock band, hailing from Gulfport, Mississippi. You can find their music on their Facebook page and have a quick listen before seeing them perform live this weekend. They'll be rocking out at the Windcreek Hotel & Casino Stage on Saturday at 4:00, so be sure to stop by and hang out!

5. The Struts

The Struts are a UK based band that has toured with the likes of Rolling Stones and Motley Crue. You can find their album and EP on Spotify and iTunes. Be sure to give them a listen at home before catching them on the Jake Peavy Foundation Stage on Saturday at 6:30!

6. Counting Crows

You've definitely heard of Counting Crows before, or at least I think most people have. They've been around for a while and were especially popular in the late 90's/early 2000's. You may know them best for their song 'Accidentally In Love' which was featured on Shrek 2. Their music can be found on Spotify and iTunes, along with any other music streaming service. Be sure to check them out and reacquaint yourself with them at home before hearing them live on the Windcreek Hotel & Casino Stage on Sunday at 6:15 p.m.

These six bands aren't the only ones playing at TenSixtyFive, of course. These are just my six picks for bands that you can't miss. For a full schedule and lineup of all the bands playing at TenSixtyFive this weekend, go to tensixtyfive.com and learn more about the festival itself and plan out your weekend. I hope to see you this weekend in downtown Mobile for a weekend full of good music!

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything

They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.

Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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