Events/Performances, Fun

G-Eazy at DAR Constitution Hall

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4 Rows back, and he looked right at me.

One performance by Halsey and G-Eazy (“Him and I“), on Saturday Night Live, and I became a huge fan!

On March 17, 2018, I, along with my other half, attended G-Eazy‘s “Beautiful & Damned” concert at DAR Constitution Hall, and hands down, it was one of the best concerts I’ve been to since Drake.

Those that follow me, know I’m a HUGE lover of music, particularly when it comes to hip hop and EDM.  When I heard G-Eazy rap for the first time, I went to iTunes and sampled every one of his songs, noting the uniqueness of each beat, and the soul in all of his lyrics.  As he puts it, “he’s an autobiographical rapper”, and as the media puts it, he’s the “James Dean of rap”.  Not quite fitting in with the typical hiphop crowd, he’s managed to carve a niche all his own, within an industry that has been historically African American, and he’s done it with a ton of hard work and sleepless nights. It’s that kind of story that impresses the hell out of me, and makes me a super fan.

SO…in just a short few months, I went from being introduced to his music, to scrambling to get tickets.  Below are some of the many snippet videos I took (the full library can be found here), and a slideshow of shots.

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(Note the below video has NSFW language)


Other Things to Note

DAR Constitution Hall is a CASH ONLY PLACE, and is honestly terrible for a large concert when everyone is in line for the one ATM – come with at least $200 if you plan on drinking.

We went to the after party at St. Yves.  I’ve never been a fan of that place, but given that that is where the after party was, and it’s an intimate venue, I made the call to go.  Now, I’ve been spoiled in D.C., in always getting right into a club, so the thought of paying an entrance fee never occurred to me.  Having to pay $60 for two people was ridiculous (then there were drinks).  But, I decided it was worth the effort to be in an even more intimate setting.  He showed up at 1am (last call is 2:30am in D.C.), and looked less than thrilled to be there.  I’ll think twice about after parties from now on (or so I say).

All-in-all, definitely attend his concert, definitely think of close seats, and definitely get to know he’s music.  Yes, he’s raw, yes, he’s pretty vulgar, but there’s something beautiful in him putting it all out there.

Date Ideas, Events/Performances, Fun, Travel, United States

Richard Marx and Rick Springfield at Wolftrap

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“… so after three days of recording the album with N’Sync, they had to sneak out the back door, because there were 800 girls waiting in the front, and I, not being known, went out the front… to my car… in the main parking lot. Out of no where, a smoking hot girl runs up to me and asks, ‘Are you Richard Marx?’ To which I reply, ‘Why yes I am!’  She responds with, ‘My mom LOVES you!’…” (Richard Marx on his age.)

This is just a small snippet of how wonderful the evening was with both Richard Marx and Rick Springfield.  They are (self-deprecating) funny, relaxed, and prove that they are still willing to tour, solely because they love their fans, and they love performing.  While I agreed to accompany my mom to see her longtime heartthrob (Rick Springfield), I found myself truly enjoying the show they put on separately, as well as together.  The entire thing was done acoustically.

Check out some of my videos and pictures below.  More videos can be found here.

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Events/Performances, Fun, Travel, United States

I Love the 90s Tour at Wolftrap

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A few weekends ago, I relived junior high school, high school, and college, all in one night, at Wolftrap.  When I heard a 90s tour with artists, such as Snap!, C+C Music Factory, Kid n’Play, Montell Jordan, Rob Base, TLC, and more were coming, I had to go.

The downside to going to these concerts is a. Realizing how old you are, and b. Realizing how old the artists are now, and how they no longer look exactly like they did in your childhood memories.  (To put it in perspective, Kid n’ Play’s “House Party” is 25 years old, and Kid is 53.)

The upside was that it was fun to hear the old songs again, and hear of what these artists are now up to.

Check out my videos and pictures below (more videos of each can be found here).

Snap!

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C+C Music Factory

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Montell Jordan

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Kid n’ Play

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Each of them were having so much fun… until…

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TLC

My mom and I left the concert after their second song, because it was that bad. T-Boz seemed incredibly unhappy to be there, and while Chili looked amazing, you could tell she was doing her best to carry the now duo.  They were singing along to recorded tracks – the whole thing was just awful.  I feel for them, but I’m unsure I’d recommend staying for their performance, or even going to one of their concerts.

Overall, it was a great night, and I’m so happy I got to relive the best part of that decade!