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Day 10: Post a picture video of a band you've seen the most

As far as I know this was the first show they played as a trio. And I was there third row! This was also the show where my sister and I got to hang out with them backstage before the show and we got a little private performance on the piano. *sigh* memories...

Sadly, only 6 or 7 videos exist of Plus One live. And only two are of the three-piece "rock band" Plus One while the rest are the original "boy band" Plus One. Glamberts are so spoiled with multiple videos of every show on tour and then some, lol. Anyway, I saw the boy band version twice and the updated rock band version four times.

I also highly recommend watching this video because Nate going out of his way to throw random objects onto the stage (including himself!) will never not be hilarious. Definitely my favorite of all the available Plus One footage.

And because they almost count as two separate bands, here's some video of a band I've seen in concert four times.
Or maybe I just feel like spamming Escape From Earth videos? )

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Day 09: Describe how concerts make you feel

Concert can have such a cleansing effect. There's been a few times where I had been feeling really sick and miserable, to the point of almost not going. And then once you're at the show and the band comes on stage - all that goes away.

I also love that feeling of being surrounded by other people that "get it." It's one thing to chat with other fandom people online, but the ability to do that in person for a night is an amazing thing. For example, during a lull at the Music For Relief booth last month at the Linkin Park concert me and another volunteer just started recreating favorite scenes from episodes of LPTV. In any other place those around us would be looking like we're nuts (Why is she pretending that water bottle is a didgeridoo? And what exactly is an autogram anyway?) but instead there was a crowd of LPU fanclub members waiting to go into meet-n-greet that knew exactly what we were doing.

Plus that moment where several thousand people are singing along to a song at the same time? Amazing!

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Day 08: Describe the craziest mosh pit you've ever been to

Family Force 5. Obviously a band that's lulzy insane onstage needs an equally crazy mosh pit. And I wouldn't even call it a mosh pit as it's more of a weird dance pit thing than anything else. That video above is a pretty good example on how it is.

I also recommend this video if only for the dude at the very beginning. XD

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Day 07: Post a picture of the band that you've seen that gave the best performance and why

I can't pick one, but above is a collage of my unranked list of 5 all time favorites. And I'm not even gonna start explaining why for each artist because that's just asking to turn this into a 5000 word tl;dr essay.

Wait, how about I explain each one with a descriptive word or two? Whether they make sense to anyone else is anyone's guess, lol.

Plus One: lol, umm...spazzy flaily boy?
Family Force 5: pure insanity
Escape From Earth: pick/stick tricks
Linkin Park: singalong awesomeness
Adam Lambert: fierce dorkface

Oh if only you knew how many times I changed the words I used for Adam, lol.

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Day 06: Post a picture video of a band you want to see live and why

Street Drum Corp because they're basically a punk rock version of Stomp - why would I not want to see that?! I also want to see Muse in concert because I've been a fan since 2004 and still haven't seen them live. Plus they have LASERS!!! =P

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meriones: (linkin park)
Day 05: Post a picture of a piece of concert memorabilia that you own

My guest pass for the Linkin Park show is still sitting on my desk, so here ya go! I rarely buy merch at shows (I have a battery powered glowstick thing from the *NSYNC show and that's pretty much it) and I've never caught a drumstick/guitar pick/setlist/whatever. I figure the ticketstub and whatever photos I took were enough of a memento. I almost cracked and bought an Adam Lambert shirt at my first show, but in the end I'm glad I didn't because a few months later I got it online for 15 bucks cheaper.

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Day 04: Describe in detail the best concert you've been to

Sorry, but picking a "best" concert is just an impossible task. Each show has it's own special moments and unique qualities to it. That being said, I've already written a concert recap for nearly every show I've ever been to, so I'm gonna link to the two recaps I'm most proud of. Surprise surprise they are my Glam Nation recaps: Mystic Lake Casino and Walnut Street Bridge

And yeah, I really need to start working on my Linkin Park recap some day soon...

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Day 03: Post you best concert picture

lol, is that too predictable of me? September 3rd, 2010 - Glam Nation Des Moines - PARTY ON A BRIDGE! Only concert photo I've taken in over ten years that has the performer actually looking at the camera. My second favorite photo is this series of Mike Prost action shots. My all time favorite drummer right there. I miss Escape From Earth so much! At least the former members are doing fabulously. Chris was nominated from a Grammy this year thanks to his work on a Cee-Lo track! And (funfact!) he also wrote a song for Adam! Of course it was rejected but still it happened!

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Day 02: Post a picture of your most recent concert

January 28th, 2011 - Linkin Park at XCEL Energy Center! There were way better photos I took at this show, but I had to share this one due to the incredible feat of getting 5 out of 6 members of Linkin Park into one shot. Yes, that barely noticeable grey/black plaid totally counts as getting Mike in the shot! =P

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Thought this would be a fun one to do. I also really want to do the 30 Days of Kris Allen meme but I can't find the full list of prompts anywhere, only days 1-5. If anyone happens to have a link or something please let me know!

Day 01: Post a picture from the first concert you ever went to

Technically I went to a couple free shows at Mall of America the year before (Youngstown and 98 Degrees), but what I consider my first "official" concert that had actual tickets in an actual venue was *NSYNC's Pop Odyssey Tour from June 24th, 2001.

I actually went back and read my recap from the show a couple weeks ago, and there's an entire paragraph where I ramble on about the cool laser show and how they pretty looked reflecting off the roof of the Metrodome. Clearly me and my obsession with lasers goes waaaaay back, lol!

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