I’m kind of dead tired right now. Remember my plan about sleeping early? It’s going alright but it’s two hours past my bedtime now, oops.
I’ve been really into making YouTube videos lately (here’s my channel) and I’m trying to get into a good blogging and video blogging rhythm. I also want this rhythm to include time for songwriting and just lazing around, so as you can imagine it’s a bit complicated. Complicated for me anyway, hah.
Last Friday (July 8th) was the Detroit stop of the Vans Warped Tour, a touring music festival that focuses on punk, hard rock, and metal, and naturally I went. 🙂 It was my first Warped Tour and I’m sure it won’t be my last. I wasn’t too excited about most of the bands, but it was a good experience anyway. The environment was great and I had a blast.
I didn’t watch very many bands. I saw Enter Shikari, of whom I am not a fan; A Day to Remember, who have a few songs I like; Simple Plan, one of my favorite bands from when I was younger; and Foxy Shazam, who are just mad live. My favorite set was probably Simple Plan. It was the only one I went into the crowd for and the only one I was really invested in. They played a great mix of classics and new songs:
- Shut Up
- Can’t Keep My Hands Off You
- Thank You
- Welcome to My Life
- You Suck at Love
- I’d Do Anything
It was a short set but totally awesome.
Simple Plan played at 4:45. Around noon, Meghann (my friend who I went with) and I decided to go have lunch at Hockeytown Cafe across the street from the venue. While we were sitting at our table, four of the guys from Simple Plan walked in. Um, hello.
I got pictures with them; they were really nice. Want to see?
I still kind of can’t believe how lucky we were.