From The Girl Who Loves Concerts And Will Not Let Fear Win

From The Girl Who Loves Concerts And Will Not Let Fear Win

They cannot take this away from us.

Concerts, something I look forward to attending every year. Each year I normally attend 3 to 4 concerts. They are a happy place not just for myself but for many people in our generation today. Music defines our lives, we live for it and breath for it. It makes gloomy days turn into brighter ones and boring nights turn into amazing nights. There is not a second that goes by that I am not listening to music or singing to a song that is stuck in my head. Music holds a deeper meaning for all of us and attending a concert should be safe, fun, enjoyable, happy and adventurous. Because music means so much, I will not let The Manchester Terror ruin concerts for me.

On May 22, 2017, Manchester was shaken up when Ariana Grande's concert turned into a tragic night. The many families and children who attended this show left with fear when they should have left with enjoyment and happiness. Concerts are supposed to be safe and now we are supposed to fear what we all love so much?

I will not let this coward act ruin something I love so much. I stand with the many people who have gone to a concert in the last week and I recognize the courage Manchester faced on June 4, 2017, as they united together for a benefit concert put on by Ariana Grande. These acts of love and unity show how much we as one can not be brought down. It is important to stick together in tough times and even throughout the good times because together we can conquer anything.

Ariana Grande showed the world how selfless she is and how much it meant for her to be able to give back. Many children, teens, and parents lost their lives or loved ones. Ariana stayed strong for herself and for everyone hurting during this hard time in Manchester. Her dedication to music and her fans has inspired not only me but many around the world as well.

While I have found my inspiration within music and artists, I will not let fear win and I will not let them take something of value away from me. I will stand up at a concert and enjoy myself. I will buy endless amounts of tickets because it means something to me. To anyone out there who is afraid and terrified to step foot in an arena, I just want you to know that you are probably not alone. But I want you to know, fear should not win and you are stronger than that. Do not let them take away something of value in your life.

We all have a choice and that choice is to give into the hate or to not. There is so much to fear in our world today and the list just keeps getting bigger.

But we can not let them win. Stay strong.

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.


We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

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11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

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16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

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17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint

18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings

23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

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27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

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29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

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30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop

31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

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32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me

This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

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You have always existed.


What is life?

A perception

Our own unique experiences

Varying from person to person

What is life?

A line that is nonlinear

One that is never-ending

And goes in so many directions

What is life?

A line that paints a picture

A picture that only we can understand

It never stops and starts again

Because life itself does not do this

What is life to you?

You have existed

You have always existed

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