Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I wish I knew this song a few months ago

But better late than never

My heart soars when I find new music to love.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

American Idol Tour 2010

We wanted to be early and beat the traffic on I-4 to Tampa, but never did we think that arriving several hours early would land us here:
We were just pulling into the parking lot and I spotted the amazingness that is Casey James from a mile away! We parked and literally ran across the street for the chance to say hi to these fellas. The first guy I talked to was Tim Urban. I was on a mission because my friend Garrett is in love with Tim and I promised Garrett I would ask Tim if he remembered meeting him at the Idol stop in New York. There weren't a lot of fans out and it was pretty chill, so when Tim said he DID remember meeting Garrett, I went "wow, I can't wait to tell him, he's going to be so happy!". Then, after a moment of brilliance, I thought aloud "Tim, will you tell Garrett yourself that you remember him?" and Tim said sure! So I grab my phone, and while I'm waiting for Garrett to answer, Emily snapped this pic below (I am such a multi-tasker):

Tim was the nicest Idol out of all the ones we talked to. And he has that star quality moreso than any of the others in my opinion (even Lee). But anyhow, here is the adorable Tim chatting up Garrett on my phone:
Emily and I were also lucky to meet Idols Big Mike and Aaron Kelly. It was a fun and unexpected occurrence!

The concert itself was so much fun! Our seats were unbelievable, we were in front of the first row lol it made it 100 times better being so close. I recorded my favorite tunes from the night:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Not Like The Movies

I'm in love with this song. I always knew Katy Perry could sing and deliver not-so-bubblegum-pop tunes, and here it is. Looooooove love love. 

PS I really need to blog about my American Idol tour experience. Perhaps I will get to it tomorrow! So much greatness!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The White Tie Affair and Runner Runner Concert

July 28, 2010

For the first time in my concert history, I went to a concert and didn't even stay for the headlining act. The headliner of this concert was actually Secondhand Serenade but my friends and I went strictly for Runner Runner and The White Tie Affair. (I would have stayed for S.S. but my friends had to work in the morning and I only knew their radio hits anyways so it was no big deal to leave. I will laugh when someday I become a huge S.S. fan and wish I would have stayed) Anyhow....

All in all, it was a great night! The bands were amazing as always and nice as always. Another first, we actually had our picture taken by someone in the band instead of us taking the band's picture. go figure! I asked Peter of Runner Runner (who was just walking around the club before the show pretty much going totally unrecognized by everyone) if they were going to play "Hey Ally" because my name is Allie and not only did they play it but they dedicated it to me as well (like legitimately they did, they said "this is for Allie" before they started singing it)!! Anyhow, he took our pic for his tour scrapbook, how cute is he?? I love bands when they are just starting out, they are so nice.

The White Tie Affair played a lot of new material which made me even more excited for their upcoming album despite it's cloudy release date. Check out 2 of the new songs below!

 The sound is pretty good considering I recorded them my point-and-shoot little sony camera.

Last but not least, my friend Sheena really wanted to meet Sean P and being the amazing friend that I am, I fought the crowds for her and made it happen. Then, being the amazing photographer that I am, I made this pic happen.
My modesty is pretty stellar, I know. But seriously, I want a picture like this with a member of my favorite band! They look like besties! Anyhow, on a totally different concert note, I have American Idol coming up Wednesday!! So excited, mainly because I assume Casey James is going to fall in love with me!