Third time’s the charm.

On May 31st, I had the absolute pleasure of seeing The 1975 for the third time in the last 3 years. I had anxiously awaited this show for many months after purchasing these tickets. This time around, I was accompanied by my boyfriend, my brother, and his girlfriend. She, like myself, is a huge fan and it was her first time seeing them live, which added an extra dose of excitement for me. The show was played at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, New York.

A little backstory: For those of you who are somewhat unfamiliar with my life, I am self-proclaimed obsessed with this band. I have been a fan since the Drive Like I Do days – all the way up until now! The first time I ever saw them live, I was in Toronto, and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The happiness I felt in the split second in which the band appeared on stage is something I hope everyone gets to experience at least once in their lifetime with their favorite singer, band, musical, etc. I listen to them so frequently, that it turned my brother into a fan solely for the fact that he soon knew all of the words to their songs from me playing them over and over and over again.

Back to the other night: There were two opening acts, those being Colouring and Pale Waves. Colouring is a band from London, Pale Waves being from Manchester. Pale Waves is signed under The 1975’s label, Dirty Hit, also home to other acts such as Wolf Alice and the Japanese House. Colouring and The 1975 are signed under Interscope Records, also home to other acts such as Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, Sting, and U2, to name a few.

The setlist for the night was very pleasant to listen to, as it had accompanied songs new and old; some of which I had seen live, the other of which I had not. The setlist was as follows: The 1975, Love Me, UGH!, Heart Out, A Change of Heart, Loving Someone, She’s American, Please Be Naked, Undo, Somebody Else, Me, Girls, Sex, If I Believe You, Chocolate, and The Sound.

Following two sold-out shows in Niagara Falls, the band(s) headed to New York City to a sold out Madison Square Garden. How crazy is that?!

Unfamiliar with this band? Check out one of their hit singles here.

5 of 12, done!

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The month of May was filled with such an over-abundance of activities that I literally do not know where the last 31 days went. It actually took until the last week of May for me to have a second to myself to breathe and re-evaluate all that took place prior to that moment. Here is a rundown of all that I experienced within this 5th month of 2017:

  • My brother’s 18th birthday / party
  • The dreaded finals week
  • The end of the spring semester (and getting a 4.0!!)
  • Mother’s Day
  • My brother’s last day of high school
  • My brother’s prom
  • My brother’s girlfriend’s prom
  • My brother’s senior mass
  • My brother’s final Varsity Singers concert
  • My brother’s high school graduation
  • Dancing in a 40th anniversary dance recital
  • My brother’s girlfriend’s graduation
  • My brother’s college orientation
  • My brother’s graduation party
  • Two weddings over Memorial Day weekend in Toronto
  • The 1975 concert
  • Work, work, work, work, work *in true Rihanna fashion*

To say I am, for the most part, exponentially exhausted is an understatement. My boyfriend keeps joking that June will be the month of making no plans – that he is just going to go with the flow and do whatever he wants. I’m starting to think that maybe this “joke” is a good idea to take part in, because I definitely could use a little break.

My short-term goal for the month of June is to start drafting blog posts every evening after work and posting them on my lunch break the following day to get into more of a routine. I’ve fallen off the track of keeping up to my New Year’s Resolution, and I am making it my mission to fulfill it!

How did your month of May go?! Here’s looking forward to June! xoxo.