This last Wednesday (8/1) I got to attend Sleeping With Sirens’ Chill Out Summer Acoustic Tour. It was the first acoustic tour I have attended and it was a great first experience. This was about my seventh time seeing this band live. Every time I watch them I fall more and more in love with their music.
Kellin Quinn, lead singer, isn’t one to give too many speeches during a show, but this one he did talk quite a bit. He was funny, sincere, and emotional. I even cried during his “Better Off Dead” talk.
They played new and old songs and together an amazing show was put together. They had three encore songs, their last one being “Kick Me” which they performed in an “electric” way as they called it.
Overall this show was so magical. The stage setup was so cool and beautiful at the same time with the lights. Their stage presence was welcoming, as in you could tell that the band members accepted everyone who was there. If you have never seen Sleeping With Sirens live before, definitely check them out next time they tour. You will not regret it!
Although I am located in Oregon, I traveled by car all the way to Denver, CO to attend this year’s, AKA very last, Vans Warped Tour. This year the music festival did not hit anywhere near me in Washington or Oregon, so I had no choice but to drive about 16 hours. But you know what? It was so worth it!
This year I got to see bands AS IT IS, The Maine, Waterparks, and a little bit of This Wild Life. I took my mom with me since I have always wanted her to experience Warped Tour. She is so cool that she got Awsten Knight from Waterparks to wave at us! However, the number one thing on my list was to meet The Maine. After nine years of being a fan, I finally met the whole band. Kennedy from the band talked to my mom and I in line outside the venue because we were wearing Brazil merch, so we ended up discussing the World Cup a little bit with him. It was so great! But when I met the band, it was the greatest thing.
I have now attended the Vans Warped Tour for five years and attended seven total dates. Let’s just say that this one was one of my favorites. I will never ever forget July 1, 2018. Vans Warped Tour, you will be missed.
Recently I got to meet Echosmith for the the third time! Very first time was actually in a hotel the day after Warped Tour, and I was even in my pajamas. Didn’t even care, though. The second time was with some friends at their headlining tour. I waited about 6 hours to meet them. First 20 people in line got free meet and greet, so I took advantage. Such nice people! Noah Sierota even recognized me last time. OMG! Anyways, it was a great experience!