Aimee shared this video with me early, and I cannot get over how creative it is, and how I relate to it (with the social networks at least).
I haven’t really paid attention to the movie/trailer for Mirror Mirror at all, but this video definite piques my interest! Plus, this video showcases my exact frustrations with Skype! (Stupid Snow White, I mean spammers).
There are only a few days left to go vote for the video Hot Wild Girls in the Dorito’s Crash the Superbowl campaign! This video was created by Denver’s own Brad Scott (who has done work with Tickle Me Pink, which is how I met him).
Seriously, to all of you that were not at this show last week at the Marquis Theatre (and this is directed to just about everyone I know because there were NOT enough people there), you missed a fantastic show!
Opening for Company of Thieves was Popcult (seriously awesome local band), but of course COT stole the show. Genevieve Schatz is an amazing performer who captivates the audience the moment she got on stage in her sparkling dress.
Not only does she know how to dance, but her voice is incredible. Don’t believe me? Watch the video below, where she covers Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down:”
Last Tuesday, I *gasp* went to a concert! But this wasn’t my normal, local band concert, it was Duran Duran!
Now, while the majority of my concerts are small, local shows, I have been to my fair share of shows at stadiums. In the past few years I have seen Tom Petty, U2, The Cars, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, John ‘Cougar’ Mellencamp and more that I can’t seem to remember right now (I really need to start a list).
Anyways, I was a little hesitant to go to this show because I wasn’t sure how good Duran Duran would be live, but I have to say, I was impressed! You never know what you are going to get when you see some of these bands *ahem* The Cars, but Duran Duran is one band I would recommend seeing.
Not only did they sound great while playing their old songs, but I really enjoyed their new stuff from All You Need Is Now. Plus! Duran Duran covered an INXS song during the set!
For those of you who don’t know me very well (or for those that do not listen to me) INXS was the first concert I went to, in 1985 when I was 3 years old. Don’t believe me? My mom even tweeted this fact:
Here is the full set list: BEFORE THE RAIN
A VIEW TO A KILL
ALL YOU NEED IS NOW
BLAME THE MACHINES COME UNDONE
LEAVE A LIGHT ON
NOTORIOUS – INTROS
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
Tomorrow is the start of the 2011 Bohemian Nights music festival at New West Fest in Fort Collins. Since I grew up in Fort Collins, I have been dragged to my fair share of New West Fests, but I must say, they are getting increasingly better with each year.
The main focus of New West Fest used to be arts and crafts, and while many vendors still have booths and sell their art, the focus has changed and is now more music related. A few years ago the Bohemian Foundation came in and funded the music for the whole weekend and has been growing the festival ever since.
I am really excited for this year because I won passes to hang out in the green room on Saturday from Bohemian Night so I get to hang out with some of my favorite artists! This year I am looking forward to seeing the following bands:
Sour Boy and Bitter Girl
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
Chain Gang of 1974
Fierce Bad Rabbit
This year Bohemian Nights followed FoCoMX and used Sched.org to organize their lineup and you can log in with Facebook to customize your own schedule and share with friends. My full schedule can be found here.
Here are some of my favorite videos from years past:
Tickle Me Pink – Madeline:
This was just over a year after their bassist Johnny passed away. The wind and the dramatic ending still give me goosebumps to this day.
Meese – Next in Line:
Last year Meese played their last ever show at Bohemian Nights and here is the last song they ever played:
Flobots – Stand Up:
Since Tickle Me Pink played last year, I was lucky enough to snag a spot backstage for Flobots (which was lucky for me as the sound wasn’t that great and there was a HUGE crowd watching them).
Monika is a lover of concerts, a tech enthusiast, drinker of wine, whiskey and tequila. Following the Paleo lifestyle, not using shampoo on my hair and plugging myself into the wall at night are some of my latest adventures.
Community Manager by day, writer for Cocktail Enthusiast and creator of Noiselace, the earplug necklace by night!
Noiselace Earplug Necklaces
I created these necklaces out of the need to protect my ears by attending almost 300 concerts a year. This stylish, but practical necklace makes it easy for you to wear your earplugs at any event, be it NASCAR, shooting guns or a rock show.
Here's how to use Noiselace:
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