Killers' finale in North America goes Wonderful, Wonderful.

The Killers Give A Wonderful, Wonderful Grand Opening At The Fiserv Forum

This was a day marked with much anticipation for myself as not only was it the grand opening of the Fiserv Forum in one of my favorite cities, Milwaukee; but it would be the last time The Killers play in North America for their "Wonderful, Wonderful" Tour (as far as we know).

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After seeing the fabulous band from Las Vegas, Nevada rock a fully-packed United Center in the blistering cold month of January, goosebumps ensued as I walked into the Forum's ground level floor for what would turn out to be once again, another blow out show for 2018.

There was certainly excitement in the air around the Milwaukee School of Engineering campus, and even in the Downtown Milwaukee area as fans were spotted earlier in the day with t-shirts. I happened to catch a conversation with two couples going to the Cubs vs. Brewers game where they mentioned a few individuals they saw with Killers' shirts.

The local opener for the evening was Violent Femmes, a small three-person group, joined by an accordion player from Barenaked Ladies, who I couldn't make out his name, and a saxophone player Blaize Garza. Although I've heard music by Alex Cameron (the opener from The Killers at the United Center), Violent Femmes was the hometown opening hero, and much better as an opener. Even Brandon Flowers himself requested two songs of VF to play: "Gimme the Car" and "I Held Her in My Arms." I am more than positive Flowers had zero requests of Cameron, then again, he produced the album for him…so I'm in arms.

Let's start with the introduction before the band made their way on stage. They managed to modify and reproduce the Wayne's World, Alice Cooper scene, which had me cracking up the moment they started it. If you happened to be near the sound mixers and see a tall, big butt guy cracking up, yeah that was me. From that point forward we were delivered 18 beautifully performed songs – with less of an emphasis on the "Wonderful, Wonderful" album than in January. Was I a bit salty they didn't open up with "Wonderful, Wonderful?" Slightly, but who cares? It's The Killers in Milwaukee, in front of my very eyes, a crowd full of eager eyes and ears!

I ended up taking notes about some particular moments in the show this time, which I haven't been doing as much, but I wanted to this time, and it paid off, ten-fold. So, let's get to them. Brandon Flowers shared two quotes with the audience that were quite breathtaking and hysterical. The hysterical one happened early on where he shouted "We've been playing in that dingy-ass Eagles Ballroom for 15 years. Can you believe this?" Sad to say, I've never been to the EB. I've only heard stories.

You could see Flowers took in every moment of the show last night in awe. The more breathtaking remark, he made, "I think a lot of us get our light from our moms. The trick is never to let it go out." There was a moment there where I went through a massive flashback of memories with my mother over these 27 years of life on earth with her and my father. That is something I have never experienced in the middle of a concert, and I know I will cherish it for many years to come. It was special to me.

Speaking of special, how special for mega fan, George, to get invited on stage to play the bass guitar during "For Reasons Unknown?" I've only seen The Killers do that once, and it was for Tony, the drummer. If you've never seen the video, I've got you covered. It's seriously a spectacle and the kid shreds.

The absolute best song combination of the night comes at tracks nine and ten, my all-time favorites, "Smile Like You Mean It" and "For Reasons Unknown." How those songs go into each other is perfect for a live concert. Most importantly, hearing the crowd roar as the first synthesizer note goes on "Smile Like You Mean It" shows the true fan following that attended the show. Seeing Flowers and his big smile at the very end of the song; at the end of each song; For all the things The Killers have done; it makes any live experience with them a real winner. Maybe I'll be lucky enough and catch them for a Vegas residency next year. One can hope, right?

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

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    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    Pharrell Williams Lights Up Napa's BottleRock

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    If we want to take a pair of binoculars and zoom into one specific moment in my most recent trip to California, then the focus should stay onto BottleRock Napa. While the name itself gives away where this was located, it does not elicit the weather, food, music, and vibes – as we all know, I have a soft spot for music.

    Day 2, Saturday (May 25th), included artists such as Sir Sly, Gary Clark Jr., Cypress Hill, Juanes, White Panda, and Pharrell Williams. A music festival in Napa Valley lives up to the perceived expectation – Michelin-star chefs and food vendors, wine galore, liquor, craft beers (IPA heaven), and a beautiful landscape. This is quite a difference from Chicago's Lollapalooza or Milwaukee's Summerfest, which mind you, there is no ill will for those festivals – but BottleRock poses its experience in a league of its own. Such a league includes an older age demographic of attendees, a "one-of-a-kind" location (for the US at least), and the non-festival route musicians — many of which are included above - and that was only Saturday.

    As far as shows of the day, Pharrell Williams takes the cheesecake with his "mini-N.E.R.D. reunion" with Shay Haley, amongst his vocal featured classics "Gust of Wind," "Get Lucky," "Drop It Like It's Hot" and plenty more. His singing, even at age 46, came with grace and passion; start to finish, with little to no technical difficulties. The band was incredibly tight, note for note, and the all-female supporting singers and dancers added an element to this show, which I had yet ever to witness. The art and focus on a "performance" could not have been more prevalent in this show.

    Pharrell's show is one that goes in the books with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Childish Gambino, The Foo Fighters, The Weeknd, J. Cole, Drake, and Disclosure. It is like the Men's Warehouse saying, "you're going to like the way you look," except Pharrell says, "you're going to like the way you feel, after my show." And that my friends, is a wrap.

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