Last night I lived one of my craziest dreams – I saw Paramore. THAT’S RIGHT – PARAMORE! I started listening to the band when I was 12 years old – and as crazy as it is to admit – it’s been over 10 years since I’ve been a fan of Hayley Williams and her gang.
I remember being a pre-teen, hanging out with my friends and listening to Misery Business and eventually, I became what people would call emo. Wooooah – what a time it was. But this post is not about me reminiscing the past – it’s more about to tell you all about how exciting it was to go see Paramore – one of my first emo true love.
Exactly a week before the concert, I asked my friend Melissa (Mel) if she was down to go to the concert, as a fun throwback – and little did I know how much I needed to literally throw back some Paramore into my life. After I finally convinced Mel to go, we got tickets and went on a binge listening of Paramore’s old and new music for seven complete days. Every day we would listen to a few different songs and wow, I forgot how much the band’s songs really influenced me as a pre-teen, a teenager and more recently, as a young adult.
Catching up with their new material and throwing it back to their old stuff showed me how great the band is. The amount of evolution they themselves as artists went through is really impressive.
Anyways, all of this to say that going to the concert yesterday was the best decision of the month. Ok, one big decision for a month doesn’t seem like a big deal – but we make so many decisions and choices in a short period of time – and going to that concert was a great choice.
So, anyways, going with Mel to that concert was so great! As two former emo kids, going as a dynamic pair made for a great time at the show. Honestly, I don’t remember the opening act and Foster The People were fine (I’m not a fan of the band) but when Paramore came on, there wasn’t one moment that I stopped jumping, head banging or dancing.
And man, head banging and jumping like nobody’s business is the best feeling ever. I felt like I had wings and that Paramore was my red bull – wait, did I say that right?!
Honestly, how the concert went is not even the most important part of the story – the most important is how I felt. I felt free, happy, independent, good, confident, angry, nostalgic but most importantly, I felt like I was exactly where I was supposed to be.
What I hope you guys take from this blog post is that when you feel you want to go see this artist that you like or maybe loved when you were younger – don’t think about it, go see them. Go thank them your own way for having helped you through some hard times and maybe some pleasant ones!
Paramore was one of my highlights this year and I can’t wait to share my weekly vlog with you all to see how great they were and how much fun I had!
XO, The Mod Misfit.