The Magic Of Seeing A Band Live

The Magic Of Seeing A Band Live

"I never want to leave this sunset town..I'll hate the goodbyes but I won't forget the good times"
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Music becomes a large part of a teenagers' lives as they grow up. It allows them to find out who they are and it becomes an easy way to make friends. The bond created over shared music taste is what could start a friendship that will last a lifetime. I know personally for me, music has been with me throughout every stage in my life and the bands that I listen to have grown up with me as well.

There is nothing better than seeing your favorite band live and in person at their concert. It’s like all of those months that you jammed out to their Spotify playlists in your room has finally amounted to something.

Recently I got to see one of my favorite bands live as an early Christmas present. This was the second time I had seen them live and they were even better than I remembered. I had made one of my friends start listening to them so I would have someone to go to the concert with and our bond over the band made our friendship even stronger.

In the first moments that the band took the stage and the screams intensified it felt like a sort of magic floated over the audience. Groups of friends who had come together clutched each other's arms and smiled and laughed as they looked towards the stage in pure happiness. It’s something you can’t explain unless you are standing in the crowd yourself with the amount of excitement these fans had.

The energy that was going through the crowd had everyone dancing crazily. People were crowd surfing, and others were jumping up and down while belting out the lyrics. And I was right along with them. I didn’t care what others thought of my dance moves, I was there to have an amazing time and it exceeded my expectations.


It wasn’t just friends that were standing talking to each other, people in the audience began to talk to others standing next to them. It was the mutual bond of the band that made complete strangers open up to each other. And there is nowhere else in the world that that would happen besides a concert.

It’s the music that brings all of the fans together for a few hours one night. All of the problems that had plagued each fan is gone for a few hours and all that matters is the band on stage and the other fans around them. This feeling is something that I have found can’t be replicated anywhere else.

When my friend and I’s favorite song came on, I won’t be ashamed to admit we completely fangirled. The song had carried so much meaning for us and we sang our hearts out. It was a song that had helped carry us through the first semester of college and the memories of what that song held.

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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.

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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

Y'all know how these summer games go

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

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

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

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

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

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

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

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

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

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

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


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

Mood all summer 18

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

Couple goals, amirite?

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10 Reasons You Should Be Listening to The 'And That's Why We Drink' Podcast

If you love supernatural/true crime stories, this is the perfect podcast for you.

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If you are anything like me, you probably have been neglecting podcasts for most of your life. You've thought, "I don't have time to listen to people talk for an hour," even though you spend your free time watching Youtube videos of people talking. Now I'm not saying I've never listened to a podcast before—I'm not completely uncultured. I loved the Sourcefed podcast (RIP Sourcefed), but that was about the extent of my podcast knowledge. I just felt too busy to listen for them.

I recently just did a big road trip to California and felt like I needed something to listen to other than the same old boring music I listen to all the time. I looked into some podcasts to add to my playlist and stumbled upon "And That's Why We Drink," an incredible supernatural/true crime/comedy podcast and I instantly became addicted. It's sparked my interest in podcasts as a medium and these are some reasons why I think everyone should listen to it (you know if you're into that kind of thing).

10. Christine and Em are so good to their listeners

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They are so interactive with listeners on social media and in the podcast itself. I honestly don't think Christine and Em have gone a single episode since the very beginning without saying "I love our listeners so much," at least once. Also, their "Listener Stories" episodes are amazing. They are always so creepy and I love how thankful Christine and Em are that people send their stories in.

9. For a spooky podcast, it's actually really funny as well

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Christine and Em have this great banter and joke around when things get a little uncomfortable. When things in a story get a little too real or unsettling, they always have something to say that lifts the mood a bit. I find myself feeling guilty for laughing sometimes because normally it's about a murder or something equally as bad happening, but it does make me feel better.

8. The titles of each episode are gold

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I have been listening to the podcast in chronological order and every title makes me giggle or super excited to listen. A few of my favorite titles include: "The Wandering Cowboy and The Pregnancy Pact, but for Boys," "The 300-Year-Old Drama Queen and the Bitchy 7th Grader," "A 200-lb Rat and the Dollar Store Plunger," and "A Human Lazy Susan and the Bloody Bunch."

7. They are dedicated to their show

About a year and a half old, the podcast grew a following pretty quickly. Christine and Em have started doing live shows across the country and seem to be having a lot of fun with it! Unfortunately, I don't live near where they have been able to do shows at, but hopefully one day I will be able to attend one. The podcast is still just something they do on the side of their real jobs, but they put in the time and effort to put out an episode every week and do things to give back to their listeners.

6. Christine and Em are seriously relatable

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I honestly feel like Christine and Em are my friends now because I relate to them so much. They will say something and I'm just like "Wow, they get me." Every episode feels like I'm just catching up with friends and they're telling me spooky stories. Also, while I'm not a huge wine fan, I do love a good drink so Christine gets it, and Em has reignited my love of milkshakes. So thanks for that, Em. I also find myself often thinking, "And that's why I drink," after anything remotely bad or weird happens to me.

5. They really do their research

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Each story that Christine and Em tell is well-told and detailed that I never question anything. Normally I feel the need to research things more in-depth after I learn about them, but I never feel the need to do that after an episode. I just accept that Christine and Em do their research so well that I don't need to know anything else about it.

4. Their reactions to each other's stories are on point

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When one of them tells their story to the other, they always have great reactions to what's happening. Christine's gasps and Em's go-to phrases are always on point. I often find myself gasping like Christine while I listen or just straight up yelling to no one while I'm in my car because I seriously can not believe what is happening in the story.

3. The stories they tell are seriously spooky

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I have been listening to this podcast in every spare moment I've had for the last few weeks and I literally feel terrified 24/7. I have done this to myself, but I still think that's a testament to the stories these cool pals choose to share on their show. It's so addicting, I just can't stop listening. If there's anything this podcast has taught me, I am probably right to be scared all the time because there is some weird stuff that happens in this world.

2. Christine and Em are friendship goals

Christine and Em met at grad school, but didn't really become friends until they moved to LA around the same time. The two immediately bonded over their love of spooky stuff, from ghost stories to conspiracy theories to serial killers to aliens, and decided to start a podcast about it. Their banter is one of the best parts of the podcast, and their support for one another's passions is heartwarming.

1. Gio is the good boy you need in your life

Last, but certainly not least, Christine's dog Gio is probably the best part of the whole podcast. Christine and Em often talk about Gio and it honestly makes my day. Whenever a story is getting too dark or spooky, Gio is always there to remind us that there is some good in this world. I mean, just look at that handsome face! Best mascot ever.

I highly suggest you give this podcast a listen. You can find "And That's Why We Drink" on iTunes and Spotify, and you can also check out their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts. Happy listening!

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