Ritual

I don’t know about any of you, but over the years of attending concerts, I’ve developed a ritual of sorts. 

I take off work early so I can go home get ready. I put on albums of whoever I’m going to see and listen over and over until it finally hits me: “OMG! I’M GONNA BE IN THE SAME ROOM/PROXIMITY AS _____!!! *fangirls*”  If it’s a metal show, I paint my eyes with dark shadow and ruby red on my lips. I throw on an appropriate black band tee, grab cash for a new tee at the schwag table, and blast music on the drive to the venue.

I’m bringing a new friend with me to see Ghost tonight in St. Louis at The Pageant.  She’s a Metal Virgin.  I hope she has as much fun as I normally do!  

If you haven’t seen Ghost yet, you must! They sound of the clergy practically screams revivalist 70’s Heavy Metal.

Stay Metal and Rock On. 🤘 

Chicago Open Air: The Recap

It’s been a week since #thebestweekendever at the First Annual Chicago Open Air.  I was going to write a huge Recap post of Day 1, 2, & 3, but instead I’ll post some movies I made using Magisto and mention a few of the random highlights.

Day 1

  • The dude gettin’ it hardcore during Drowning Pool…about that Metal hair man.
  • Watching Butcher Babies’ “The Climb of Life“…Jesus Needs More Babies For His Little War Machine, afterall…
  • Maria Brink’s costumes ❤ ❤ ❤
  • Kuma’s Corner…The Zeppelin burger…ermagerd…
  • The double rainbow in the afternoon
  • All the fucking fire during Rammstein’s set.  It was like a Dethklok show.  I can literally die happy.

WATCH DAY 1

Day 2

  • Taking the day off and hanging out with my cat
  • Hatching a Pokemon egg while walking to Toyota Park from our parking spot literally the next town over
  • Watching KoRn kill their set for the second time in my life
  • Not being stuck in the parking lot for over an hour
  • Late Night waffles at IHOP with Baby Bro as the couple seated next to us critiqued their Metal weekend and trashed Disturbed

WATCH DAY 2

Day 3

  • Changing my opinion of BabyMetal after they yelled “BIGGA CIR-CLL!”, making a hand gesture to signal to the pit to grow wider…they finally sold me.
  • GIMMIE CHOCOLATE!!
  • Being disappointed in Manson’s pisspoor performance..He’s done way better shows.
  • Finding the best kept secret spot of the arena so Baby Bro and I could quickly navigate between watching the 2nd stage from the arena balcony to the main stage
  • Watching the 9 guys of Slipknot perform in rhythm flawlessly
  • Watching post-spinal surgery Corey Taylor (Bae <3) amp up the charisma
  • Riding the Lightning all the way home from ChiTown…crazy storms were brewing during Slipknot’s set

WATCH DAY 3

Chicago Open Air: Day 3

Last day, Metalheads!!!🤘🎸

Baby Bro and I are SUPER FUCKIN’ EXCITED FOR MANSON & SLIPKNOT!

We’ll probably grab some more burgers from Kuma’s, too. Nommms🍔

Current lineup plans for us are:

  • 4:25–Bullet For My Valentine
  • 5:10–BABYMETAL
  • 5:50–Manson
  • 6:40–Killswitch Engage
  • 7:20–Five Finger Death Punch
  • 8:50–Slipknot

Hopefully, Corey Taylor doesn’t break his damn spine.