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MAR2024: NieR:Orchestra Concert 12024 [the end of data]

APR2024: World Ballet Series: Swan Lake w/ Live Orchestra

JAN2024: The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

AUG2023: The End is Nero: QOTSA

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

JANUARY 2024/ The State Ballet of Ukraine

What a magical and lovely experience! This was the first ballet I've ever attended and it was wonderful. We made a whole experience of it——got dressed up to the nines, had dinner at a fancy steakhouse beforehand, and then walked the strip downtown to the theatre. It was especially nice because the Christmas lights were still up and decorating all the trees and streetlights.

The dancers were so amazing and talented, and it took me back to when I was a young girl fervently wishing that I could grow up to become the best ballerina-slash-figure skater haha! (It was heartwarming too, to listen to the little girls in the crowd giggle and claim they would be ballerinas when they grow up.) It lasted about two hours, and it did not drag at all. I was surprised at how much storytelling you can convey through something like dance. It was easy to follow along with (I had forgotten completely what the story of Snow White was because I've never actually seen the Disney movie!) and the sets and lightwork were really beautiful.

The Prima was beautiful too, so skilled and just radiant!! My favorite danseur was actually Dopey! He was so cute and playful. The dwarves were easily the crowd's favorite, and their dances were so lively. It's such an art to be able to evoke feelings from an audience without the use of words.

It was a wonderful experience, and immediately on our way out, we bought tickets for Swan Lake. My only two regrets: 1.) we arrived a little later than we wanted to, so I missed out on buying a tote bag to support the ballet company 2.) I didn't take any pictures! I felt nervous my phone was going to go off (even though it was completely silenced...) so I turned it off before the show started. I wish I could've gotten a picture of the ballet dancers at the end of the show, when they were all together on stage.

Queens of the Stone Age

AUGUST 2023 / The End is Nero

Finally, FINALLY got to see QOTSA after listening to them for 20 odd years. They were my introduction to the rock music genre as a whole when I was an elementary school kid. Prior to discovering them, my music taste consisted of every 90s kid's: Britney Spears, NSYNC, Aaliyah, etc. Needless to say, I was HYPED!!! Probably the best live show I've ever seen. Hands down. Josh Homme sounds incredible live, it was like listening to a recording. Troy was so fun to watch on guitar too, his footwork while playing had me swooning LOL, I found it so fun and cute. They are all old men now but tbh I love them more now then ever!!!

The setlist was so good, a lot of hits and QOTSA classics were played as well as a couple of new songs off of their new In Times New Roman... album. The crowd interaction during 'Make it Wit Chu' had me tearful omg...Josh dedicated it to his best friend (who was in the crowd), the heartfelt chanting of the chorus by everyone...ahhhh it just hit me right in the chest. I felt so lucky and blessed to have the chance to see one of my longtime favorites live. My sister jokes that it's Old Men™ type of music but that's okay, like with everything my taste is all over the place haha. Speaking of Old Men™, the crowd consisted mostly of millenials and gen X'ers so I didn't feel out of place at all, but I was suprised to see a handful of zoomers.

It was so high energy and fun! I want to see them again. I nabbed a t-shirt and poster from the merch table.

Phantogram

AUGUST 2023 / The End is Nero

Phantomgram my beloved. An alt indie duo that I have listened to since I was a confused kid in college. SO good live. They were the second opening act for QOTSA. Sarah Barthel sounded ethereal, something straight out of dreams. Listening to 'When I'm Small' and 'Black Out Days' took me straight back to those Indie Sleaze Tumblr American Apparel days haha!

I really regret not grabbing a Phantogram t-shirt from the merch table but that just gives me an excuse to see them again. Since seeing them live, I've been listening to them nonstop again.

The Armed

AUGUST 2023 / The End is Nero

I had no idea who these guys were prior to the show but they were fun! Super high energy, very loud music, super bright and flashing lights. The two singers were really cute with their on-stage antics. I had a hard time understanding the lyrics because their music was soooo loud—they have kind of a melodic/musical metalcore sound. I'd mostly describe them as like...experimental post-hardcore? It's a bit odd and hard to describe, but I did enjoy the show!

I'm going to be listening to more of their music so I can get a better idea of their sound.

Distant Worlds

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Me: crying like a baby the whole night

I can't even describe how otherworldly it felt for me to listen to music that meant the world to me since I was like 7, live. Crazy....

Guess Whos Coming to Dinner

...years ago..

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A play adapted from a 1967 movie put on by a local theater group. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it a lot and found it quite funny and poignant. It's based on an old 60's movie, right before interracial marriage was socially accepted. It was even filmed before Loving v. Virginia, when it was still illegal! The subject matter is a very dear one to me, as a biracial child with parents in an interracial marriage :)

Slipknot

...years ago..

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1000% not my taste, but I had gotten these tickets through my old work place for Poopy. I knew none of the songs, but it was fun. I mostly just remember a guy next to us dressed up as Deadpool doing cybergoth dances for the entire show lmao