Photo of the Week – Concerts

My photo of the week is actually from last weekend, but it was from an adventure that has stuck with me all week. Hope you don’t mind that it’s more than just one photo 😉

One of my favorite things to do is going to concerts, which I don’t get to do often enough. I was lucky enough to go to a huge concert in Chicago over Labor Day weekend, so I wanted to share a couple photos from the two shows we saw. We were also lucky enough to have great seats, about 10 rows behind the mosh pit.

Thirty Seconds To Mars

30 STM carnivores concert

30 Seconds To Mars Carnivores concert


30 STM carnivores concert

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Linkin Park Carnivores concert

Linkin Park Carnivores tour

This is the second time I’ve seen both bands, but these shows were so much better than the last time. In fact, they were incredible! I jumped, screamed and sang every word, and then lost my voice 😉 Needless to say, we had a blast!

The event organizers don’t let fans bring nice cameras into concerts (cameras with a removable lens), so these are cell phone pictures from a cell phone that’s a few models behind the latest and greatest. Note to self: buy a point–and–shoot camera with a better zoom feature for the next concert.

Hope you have some fun adventures planned during these last days of summer.


Art Journal 2011 – Week 4

I’m a bit late in getting my art journal updates completed, since I was out of town last weekend, and have been keeping busy with homework and shoveling from the Snowmaggedon we’ve been in lately.

In the beginning of last week, I knew what I was going to feature for my next art journal pages, even though the event hadn’t happened yet. I have been looking forward to Linkin Park perform live for quite a long time.

I made a copy of my ticket so I could use it as ephemera on my card. I layered some cool rock-n-roll paper, zipper trim, and metal studs from my stash.

I was going to illustrate the next card with a scene from the concert, but these cards are so small, and I didn’t like how it turned out. Instead, I used my concert t-shirt for inspiration, painting the background blue with black edges, adding the band’s logo, and stenciling some of my favorite song names that would fit on this little card. I added some sparkly rhinestone bling to represent the suns and stars.

Yes, I can be a bit of a groupie. But in the midst of snowy storms and winter doldrums, it’s good for the soul to have such cool events to journal about!

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Related Posts:

Weeks 1 and 2

Week 3

A Weekend To Remember

Thank you everyone who played along in sharing five things people might not know about you! It was fun to learn a few of your new secrets.

I am at a loss for words on how to describe the Linkin Park concert I went to over the weekend! I was so thrilled to just be there, soaking in the awesome vibe. I was happy to come home with ringing ears and a sore throat from screaming and singing.

It was an amazing show! They played all of my favorites and my brother’s favorite too.

The band came out with a new CD last fall, so they played some of their new tunes in the middle of the set. It was obvious they have been rehearsing because their performance was better than I imagined it would be. No fluctuations in their voices – every note and scream were in tune and solid. Every single song sounded better than the recorded versions!

We didn’t get tickets to be in the mosh pit because I’m short and would have had trouble seeing in that massive crowd of crazy screaming people.

As a member of the Linkin Park Underground (fan club member), I was able to get us really good seats, where you could see the veins popping when Chester screamed. Aw yea baby!

As you can tell, I snuck in my camera and took a ton of pictures and a recorded a couple videos.

What a rockin fun group of talented guys! I already can’t wait to see them again!

I spent the rest of the weekend hanging out with my brother which was a blast, even though we both had to spend a lot of time doing homework (he’s getting his Masters degree in Business Administration). I love those kinds of weekends!