The Chainsmokers Concert: One Memorable Night

The Chainsmokers Concert: One Memorable Night

They sure did deliver a fantastic concert!
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In four months it will be a year since I posted on Facebook that if I did not see The Chainsmokers live within the next year I would be extremely upset. I am lucky to say I made this happen before the year was up!

Back in January The Chainsmokers released tour dates for North America and Madison, Wisconsin happened to be one lucky city closed by me to welcome The Chainsmokers. I knew I had to go, I could not pass up such a great opportunity. So I called my best friend Abbi, who I always seem to drag with me to concerts. I knew she would be up for this one no matter what because this was her type of music she would jam to over many of the concerts she's went to with me.

This past weekend on Friday April 28th, Abbi and I headed down to Madison for the concert of a life time! I had no doubt that The Chainsmokers would give us an experience we would never forget. Arriving at 2:45p.m. with two hours and 45 minutes until doors opened, we waited in a short line with only seven other individuals in front of us. It blew my mind that no one else was there waiting in line seeing as it was a general admissions concert. Me being the concert fanatic I am, I had to be there early for a chance at a front row spot.


Doors finally opened at 5:30p.m. the excitement over came me. Even though the doors opened they did not start scanning tickets until almost six. leaving 45 minutes until the show started. Thank god for standing outside in a line for almost three hours because we were right by the barricade and could see everything on stage. At 6:45 sharp the opening acts came out one by one. With an hour and 30 minutes of opening acts, I was ready for The Chainsmokers to come out already!

Around 8:15 the screen came down symbolizing The Chainsmokers were about to hit the stage!

This is when things got crazy! The music was insane, bass drops had the crowds jumping together all at once. Smoke shooting out when the bass dropped, fire and fire works lighting up from stage. Streamers were set off into the crowds as everyone screamed in excitement. Lets not forget about the insane light shows. Strobe and laser lights went off making the whole concert more wild. They played songs from their album and hit singles they have released in the past. I won't forget the part when Abbi and I sang Closer together while dancing.

At one point in the concert Drew came off stage and high-fived fans. I was so close to him and my hand almost touched his. I was freaking out and kinda upset that I did not get to high-five him but Abbi kept telling me "Its okay sam". haha. I unfortunately did not get photos of this, yes i know, how dare me, right? Well it all happened way too fast and I honestly was more worried about high fiving him than anything else.

The end of the concert was so amazing. Confetti went off into the crowd and it was so pretty. I had confetti in my hair, down my shirt and even in my purse. There was so much of it! I have always wanted to be in a crowd like this. They definitely made a huge exit off the stage with there last performance.

Over all, I had a blast! I knew The Chainsmokers would not disappoint and yet they delivered one of the best shows I have ever been to. For me this was a first being at an EDM concert and I would do it all over again. It was one big party and if you know me I have never been to a party. I do live by the quote "Who needs a party when you have a concert"! I am glad I bought these tickets and stood for 7 hours just to see them. Also thankful to have shared this moment with my best friend Abbi. I am sure we will take up the next opportunity to seem them live again. So thank you to The Chainsmokers for one exciting, loud, bright, and INSANE night!

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75 Last-Minute College Halloween Costume Ideas

To all the procrastinators out there: I got you.
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Halloween is only a few days away and is a time to have fun getting dressed up as practically anything you want to be. This year, the college gods have blessed us by putting Halloween on a Saturday and if you’re not a freshman, you know what that means: two nights of fun and two different costumes!

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Now if you obsess over Halloween like I do, you probably plan your costume months in advance and wait around until it’s finally time to wear it. Kudos to your crafty self for not procrastinating! But maybe you’re more of a last-minute type of person who scrambles to find a costume the day before Halloween. Or maybe you’re the type of person who wears normal street clothes when you go out on Halloween because you “couldn’t think of anything.” Here are 70 worthy costume options I’ve seen throughout this year's picking process that I would love to see people sporting on Saturday. Feel free to adapt any of these ideas and make them your own!



1. Ginger Bread Man

If you're a red head and I see you dressed like this, I'm buying you a drink.





2. Brawny Man


Nothing's manlier than paper towels.







3. Rosie The Riveter

Girl power.


4. Elmer’s Glue

People will be stuck on you all night!





5. Ned Flanders




6. Ceiling Fan




7. Laziest of the Lazy

Even this is better than wearing no costume at all.






8. Regina George






9. Beanie Baby

How to do it: dress up as any animal you want and wear a paper TY sign around your neck. Easy!




10. Heisenberg

Or, even better, if you happen to own a burger suit, wear it with the hat and glasses and be Heisenburger.




11. When Life Hands You Lemons

Lazy, cheap, and clever. What can be better?




12. Dancing Twins Emoji




13. Bank Emoji




14. Nudist On Strike

Nothing says lazy and last-minute like this!




15. Margarita






16. Franzia

And yes, that is me sophomore year.




17. Sim Getting Out of the Shower

18. Strawberry



Red dress + paper cutouts = this sweet costume!




19. Pineapple

A yellow dress and green paper is all you need!



20. M&Ms


21. Wayne & Garth

Party time! Excellent!




22. Blue & Steve

23. Dora the Explorer

Just please don't make it slutty.




24. Hot Rod


25. Game Boy






26. Reggie Rocket




27. Ace Ventura






28. Energizer Bunny

Keep the party going!

29. Crayon




30. Sriracha

Add a little spice to everyone's night.


31. Dilbert

32. Dexter and His Victim


33. Spice Rack

At least one person might think it's funny?

34. Bamm Bamm & Pebbles


35. Curious George & The Man in the Yellow Hat



AKA one of the cutest things I've seen in a while.





36. Ice Cream Cone







37. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy



What's better than wearing slippers all night?





38. Lilo and Stitch







39. Kermit the Frog







40. Blair and Serena

XOXO, Gossip Girl.





41. Cat & Dog

For you and your inseparable friend.


42. Spongebob & Patrick


43. Damien from Mean Girls









44. Teletubbies









45. Deviled Egg







46. Pacman Ghost





47. Clueless





48. Miss Universe

Just wear galaxy print and a homemade sash!





49. Cereal Killer







50. Almond Joy and Mounds


Relationship goals amirite?





51. Tom Hanks and Wilson from Castaway







52. Most Interesting Man in the World and Dos Equis







53. Bud Light Year





54. Drunk 1 and Drunk 2




Just be honest with everyone.



55. Pinata


I wouldn't recommend wearing this if it's supposed to rain. I learned that lesson the hard way freshman year.


56. Ash and Pikachu




57. Cruella De Ville and Dalmatian



58. Loofah


Bonus: it doubles as something to sleep on in case you don't make it to your bed.



59. Beer



60. Troll Doll


Your childhood nightmares turned into a costume.



61. Garth & Kat from SNL




62. Target Lady from SNL




63. Moaning Myrtle




64. Death Eater




65. Napoleon Dynamite Characters




66. Taco Bell Sauce Packets




67. Candy Corn



68. Solo Cup





69. Gum Ball Machine




70. Skeleton




71. Cuzco from Emperor's New Groove




72. Darla from Finding Nemo




73. T.J. and Spinelli from Recess




74. Kim Possible


Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me.



75. Russell & Mr. Fredrickson from "Up"




There you go! Now you have 75 potential costume options, so if you still go out in normal clothes, you'll have to tell people the real reason you're not dressed up: you're lazy. I hope these inspire at least someone and I'd love to see these being rocked this weekend!


Happy Halloween!

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Forget Halloween Costumes And Trick Or Treating, Inktober Has My Full Attention This Year

Inktober dares artists to push some time for themselves to draw at least one drawing each day in their October schedules.

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Besides waiting for October to celebrate Halloween, artists look forward to something else in October, which is Inktober.

Inktober means artists can draw things each day according to the month of October, under the requirement that they must be drawn in ink. Often times, many people will think it is a waste of time to draw during the month of October, but it's not for artists. Other than putting up costumes and preparing Halloween decorations, artists can try out ink for the first time if they have not done so already during this time of the year when drawing. Also, for ink, artists do not have to use expensive or any fancy ink at all, it can just be simply drawing with pens that have ink. And of course, artists need to draw on a paper to do Inktober as well.

In addition, this does not only challenge artists in drawing in ink but also their consistency and time management. Inktober is more fun if you actually do create one ink drawing each day in October. However, many people who are so busy with their lives, have the tendency of not able to have time to draw. Therefore, Inktober dares artists to push some time for themselves to draw at least one drawing each day in their October schedules.

Besides challenging artists for time management and consistency, it is also a time for artists to see and view other artists' Inktober drawings. This is also the best part. Artists will then can see many unique and beautiful Inktober drawings posted on social media such as Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram. Then, all the inspiration will be overflowing within the artists during the month of October. This is the perfect time to do Inktober because this October is a big hype for many Halloween festivities and film anniversaries. Artists will then be in touch with their creativity and imagination this October.

Furthermore, this year is the first time that I have tried Inktober, which is great to do in an hour or so. Although I was cluttered with lots of work and homework, I decided to take a little time off from them and give myself some time to draw a little to celebrate October. It is a perfect way to cope with stress. As I was drawing for Inktober, I already forgot what I was stressing about. Then, I was amazed by what I could draw with ink. After, when I am done with an Inktober, I will have the confidence to finish up my homework. Other than that, you will also be amazed by how your Inktober drawing turns out at the end and the reaction you will get after seeing the finished product of your Inktober drawing.

It's another fun activity that I insist artists should do this October because it's another way for artists to express themselves through drawing. I also encourage artists to hurry to do some of the Inktober because it only lasts only in October, which means one month. Overall, I am excited to see what kind of Inktober drawings there'll be for this year!

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