A Day In My Life

Saw an Angel at the Oracle Arena Last Night (Na, Na, Na, Na).

After anxiously sitting and listening through classes until 6:25 pm with my concert ticket snugged away in my purse next to me, it was time to head to the Oracle to see Chance the Rapper on his concert stop in Oakland for his Be Encouraged Tour. A breezy bus ride, a Bart hot and stuffed… Continue reading Saw an Angel at the Oracle Arena Last Night (Na, Na, Na, Na).

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A Day In My Life, In the Crowd

Trying to Come Down from a Concert High.

Friday was my university's annual concert, Donaroo! The performers were winners of the school DJ competition, two of the school dance groups, Giraffage, and ANDERSON .PAAK! (yes lawd!). I think most of the cost of the concert is included in tuition or fees we pay, but the concert was still very cheap for the performers… Continue reading Trying to Come Down from a Concert High.

Short Stories

Live Inside the Prison with Mad Max.

My name is Maxwell Smith, age 40, white male. But call me Max. Whatever you do, do not call me Mad Max or Mental Max like the rest of the world. When you write about me and cite me, call me Max. Just Max. The Warden took this hour for the interview out of my… Continue reading Live Inside the Prison with Mad Max.

My Opinions

Why I Stopped Listening to Alicia Keys

I haven't been able to listen to Alicia Keys no matter how bad I want to, and no matter how much I love her. I have been a fan of her music for years, but she was ruined for me during Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco this year. It's not her make-up stance. I… Continue reading Why I Stopped Listening to Alicia Keys

My Poetry

I Threw Away My Favorite Shirt. 

I threw away my favorite shirt. And, it kind of hurt. But I couldn't wear it anymore. I couldn't walk around in denial of the red assault stain tattooed near the collar of the shirt. So, I threw my favorite shirt away. Because of a drunk idiot at a concert this summer. The carcass of… Continue reading I Threw Away My Favorite Shirt. 

A Day In My Life, In the Crowd

A Sea of Love and Color: Head Full of Dreams Tour

Light up bands, love buttons, fireworks, large balloons, a sky full of stars, colorful confetti, a sandwich story, nostalgia, lots of love, and simply magic. Yes, they performed the song magic, but I mean the night was magic. It was so amazing! Coldplay joined together twenty years ago in 1996. I was born twenty years… Continue reading A Sea of Love and Color: Head Full of Dreams Tour

A Day In My Life, In the Crowd

The Endless Summer Tour!

Saturday night, I spent five hours at the Ak-Chin Pavillion standing, dancing, screaming, singing, jumping, thirsty, sweating, and having a phenomenal night.   I haven't been to the Ak-Chin Pavillion since July 11, 2008 when it was still called the Cricket Wireless Pavillion. Eight years ago I went with my old best friend to see… Continue reading The Endless Summer Tour!

A Day In My Life, In the Crowd

My life has almost reached full completion.

Yesterday. Yesterday was not only St. Patrick's Day, yesterday was Justin Bieber's concert in San Jose for his Purpose World Tour. Yesterday was one of the best days of the year so far. I have been a Belieber since I was in eighth grade. Six years later, I am now twenty, and I still have… Continue reading My life has almost reached full completion.

A Day In My Life, In the Crowd

Sounds Like Gibberish

Last night was one of the best nights of my life. I went to a intimate concert at Slim's (a bar/venue in San Francisco) to see my favorite singer Max Schneider perform... It all started in August. I heard he was going on tour on his Instagram and I freaked out. Ahhh! I texted my… Continue reading Sounds Like Gibberish