A Day In My Life, In the Crowd

True Care Tour: Until Next Time, ‘Morrow.

Last week, I was fortunate to see James Vincent McMorrow live for the first time. For those who may not know who he is (like my brother who asked me who the hell is that when I sent him a clip from the concert haha) he is a singer, an amazing singer, from Ireland. He… Continue reading True Care Tour: Until Next Time, ‘Morrow.

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A Day In My Life, In the Crowd

Everybody’s Tour… Literally.

Live Nation sent an e-mail to my inbox with a presale code because I go to so many concerts. That was May. The show was just about a week ago– July 18, 2017. Everyone was like you saw Logic already! Why are you spending money to go again? I said, I saw him as part… Continue reading Everybody’s Tour… Literally.

A Day In My Life, In the Crowd

Illuminate World Tour: One of Those (Amazing) Nights.

See what I did there with the title? I used one of Shawn Mendes’s songs to describe that night. It was one of those nights that you never forget, and that you don’t want to stop living in. The concert was on July 15th at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. That date had… Continue reading Illuminate World Tour: One of Those (Amazing) Nights.

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).

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!