My first blog post. How exciting guys!
I’ve been thinking long and hard about what to write and then all of a sudden BOOM! it hit me. What better thing to write about than my favorite band in the entire world? Paramore.
I recently saw Paramore for the third time in the most beautiful city in the world: New York City.
Let me just tell you, the trip was indescribable.
I’ve never felt so much magic in one place than I have in Manhattan.
I’ve been to NYC a few times before but never in the beginning of the summer when the sun is burning hot as Hell, the streets are bustling with people smelling of the newest designer perfume and carrying vintage Chanel & LV bags, and you can taste summer on your lips. Plus, I never thought I’d be seeing a band (my favorite band) performing at the beautiful Hammerstein Ballroom. The venue was beyond any words that I could even begin to put into this blog post. With the architecture just taking your breath away at every inch, it was hard to focus on anything but my surroundings.
I ended up about 100 feet or so away from the wonderfully spunky lead singer of Paramore, Hayley Williams, hottie bassist Jeremy Davis, and the very talented guitarist Taylor York. Let me tell you, it was like having an out-of-body experience. I have never felt so much passion in a performer as I have in Hayley. And not only that, but the crowd nearly moved me to tears as we sang along to each and every lyric. We became one.
The trip was not just for the eventual Paramore concert, but to visit the awe-inspiring concrete jungle. After visiting tourist crazed Times Square, we (and when I say we I mean my two cousins plus myself) headed to the South Side Seaport where we were so close to the Brooklyn Bridge that it feelt like we could touch it.
I am still reeling from the trip nearly 4 months later. Paramore has become my life and I can’t imagine what I would do if I hadn’t found them. Paramore is an example of serendipity: I stumbled upon them years ago and the good fortune that that stumble has brought to my life is unexplainable.
I am going to see Paramore for a 4th time in November and I honestly can’t wait. Each time I watch them perform live, it’s like watching them for the first time. They have so much energy and passion for what they do and as an audience member, you just can’t help but get those goose bumps that pop up when the music is really good.