2018 in music

Quick sidenote: As you may have noticed I changed the name of the website as well as the names on all of my social media account. I just thought it was time for something new. I can’t change my url yet, but 2019 might be the year that I’ll start my own website!

A little while ago I saw this post on Claire’s blog, talking about her year on spotify. For those who don’t know: Every December Spotify gives you a little overview from the previous year. I never thought about sharing this, but since I love music, I thought this could be a lot of fun!

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I don’t remember everything the site shows you, but I know I picked the best ones to show you. First of all that’s the amount of minutes I spent listening to music. This isn’t totally true, since I share an account with my mom, but most of these 42000 minutes were used by me. Continue reading

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5 seconds of summer, Afas

On November 5th after a very hard exam, I arrived at the venue. However it was almost freezing and I didn’t feel like I could queue all day in that cold. Instead I went to a friend and came back around an hours before doors opened.
If I’m being quite honest: I’ve never seen a queue THAT big with still an hour to go. It really shocked my and I stood all the way in the back, without being able to see anything.

Besides by name I didn’t know Lovelytheband, but they sound fun and really enjoyed the show. Mr brightside was the only song I couold sing along to, though that obviously isn’t theirs. Continue reading

Passenger, Afas

After the Passenger show earlier this week my best friend,a friend of his and me bought tickets for his bigger show in Afas on September 26th.
Early in the morning I was busy with buying tickets for Dodie in January and getting my tattoo. After that I chilled for a while with my friend and we took off to Amsterdam.

Although we arrived like 30 minute before the doors would open, we could’ve had 3rd row or maybe even better. It definitly is a very different crowd then I’m used to. However we chose to get seats instead. All of us we’re very tired and didn’t want to stand for that long.

After a few songs by Steph Grace, who was amazing by the way, we could enjoy Passenger. He played for a very short time and almost the same setlist as last time, which was too bad. This time I knew more songs than last time, so that was great. I enjoyed my self and that’s the most important. I hate will always be the best song of his live.

 

Waterparks, Melkweg + Meet & Greet!!

As some of you may know, my best friend surprised me by taking me to the Waterparks show earlier this year. We enjoyed it so much, even when we didn’t know any songs, that we promised each other we would go again when they were to return. Well lucky for us, it was only a few month later on August 27th. They aren’t that famous yet in The Netherlands, so we got VIP ticket for a really affordable price.

We didn’t feel the need to queue, because with VIP we already had early enterance. We were still much earlier than half of the people who would come to the Meet & Greet, so we had alright places. There was this girl from France who we talked a lot with and it was awesome to hear all of her stories. Continue reading

Imagine dragons, Gelredome

After not being able to see this amazing band in the beginning of the year, I got really excited to hear they were coming back. Not to Amsterdam, but to Arnhem this time. At the station, where I got myself some dinner, I met up with a friend who I met at Bastille. That was very fun and I loved seeing her again. I didn’t plan on queueing, so I wasn’t there till half an hour before the doors would open.

Didn’t expect it, but we were actually quite far upfront. After we got in we still had to wait 2 hours before the support act would come, which was way too long. I was so bored and there was no wifi or service. Continue reading

Passenger, Vondelpark

On a saturday morning, around the end of June, my friend told me he was going to Amsterdam to see Passenger play a free show in The Vondelpark. A huge park in the middle of Amsterdam. I don’t know most of his songs, but I love the ones I do know. After convincing my mom to go with me we went there. Eventhough we missed the first 20 minutes, it was a great show.

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His energy made the whole show as great as it was, it was clear he genuinely enjoyed playing this show. I only knew 2 songs that he played. One being Let her go obviously and the I don’t know the other one’s name so I can’t tell you. Continue reading

Camila Cabello, Afas

I wasn’t completely sure about going to this show, because this was the first show I went to where I didn’t know anyone. There was a golden circle anyway, so I didn’t queue till 12.
After buying merch and getting a little fucked over in the queue I found a group of girls who I spent the rest of the day with.

The support act, Drax project, wasn’t really my thing and I didn’t enjoy that at all. The other people around me loved it though, so it probably up to me.

Camila’s part of the show was amazing and it made up for the entire day, which had been kinda shitty. Throughout the entire show there were these little video’s. It was fun to see them, especially because they looked so cool.

She played all of my favourite songs, well most of them, like Havana, She loves control and Something’s gotta give,  had incredible dancers and sang beautifully. The audience was very boring, but she also made up for that. I had the best time.

During Something’s gotta give there played these video’s in the background with made it even more memorable. They were from all kinds of important topics like Black lives matter, Gay pride, Woman’s march and March for our lives.

Next time I really want to go again, hopefully not alone and most likely first row. That would make the experience a whole lot better, so definitly worth the extra money.