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On the Run.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

on the run tour

You ready, B? (@ Rose Bowl Stadium)

Regret Forever.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

sir paul mccarts chat

The last time Paul McCartney played a show in San Diego, I wasn’t even born yet. But I grew up listening to the Beatles because my dad would blast their records and play along with his guitar when I was a kid. I always thought he was their biggest fan, but Anthony might be giving him a run for his money.

Since none of our friends are going to the show with us, I’ll probably have to be Anthony’s emergency contact for when he faints like a fangirl at a Michael Jackson concert! Ha. When I asked my dad if he wanted tickets for his birthday, he said that he already bought tickets for himself, my mom and their friends before I even got mine. My bad, presale! Maybe someone else can be Anthony’s emergency contact after all.

michael jackson fans fainting crying screaming concerts

Electric Wire Hustle.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

kimbra - electric wire hustle - fold silverlake - bootleg hifi theater - los angeles - kcrw - jeremy sole

That one time Kimbra showed up at the Electric Wire Hustle show (@ Bootleg HiFi)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

banks at the el rey

Banks – Waiting Game

What if the way we started
Made it something cursed from the start

Friday, April 11, 2014

chromeo @ the fonda

Dance party (@ The Fonda)

Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

bootleg hifi

No vodka? And where do I exit??? (@ Bootleg HiFi)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

young the giant at the hollywood palladium

Young the Giant – Paralysis

And lately I’ve been thinking
I’m not feeling anything at all
Will I survive in the dead of night?
And now the lights are fading faster
Save me from my disaster

Friday, December 6, 2013

I kicked off my Thanksgiving vacay last week with the girls and JT in the OC!

It wouldn’t be a Justin Timberlake show without Christine almost getting into a fight! Ha. The image of Christine with half of her body hanging out the car window as we drove off will stay with me forever.

Thanks to Pammie for risking her life to take these awesome vids!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Queen Bey at Staples Center last night! She dedicated her final song to Paul Walker ♥
I may or may not be sobbing uncontrollably in the background. More videos here.

Celebrating Nothing.
Friday, October 25, 2013

Give me a reason to stay alive

Northern Wind.
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oh, my love, you don’t know what you do to me

Dallas Green’s voice still fixes things in the universe, FYI.
More videos from last night’s show here!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

alt 98.7 text winner - two door cinema club - the greek

I just happened to be the 98th texter. No bigs!

Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know

Hearts Like Ours.
Saturday, September 28, 2013

the naked and famous at the wiltern

The Naked and Famous – Hearts Like Ours

OSL 2013.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

outside lands 2013

You were so good to us, SF! Till next time…

Throwback Thursday.
Thursday, August 1, 2013

bi-rite creamery san francisco

I haven’t had a vacation in… what year is it now? Can’t wait to go back to San Francisco for Outside Lands next week! And okay, for Bi-Rite Creamery, too…

Legends of Summer.
Monday, July 29, 2013

legends of summer tour - jay-z and justin timberlake

Indie rock music is more my bag, but I like to get turnt every once in a while! Ha. Fun times with Pammie, Christine and Cat! It was only the best concert I’ve ever been to IN MY LIFE.

(Ask me again after this weekend, though… I may or may not be reliving my youth at the Hoobastank show in West Hollywood this Friday.)

Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail

98 Degrees and Rising.
Sunday, July 14, 2013

shi and me and 98 degrees

This may just be the vodka talking, but I’m pretty sure Nick Lachey crept back into my freebie five last night.

The Package.
Saturday, July 13, 2013

KNOTB 98 Degrees Boyz II Men Package Tour

I somehow got swindled into going to this concert tonight.

Shi offered me her extra ticket, and I said I would go on the condition that 98 Degrees performs ‘Invisible Man’ and we embrace through the entire song.

98 Degrees – Invisible Man

More Banjo.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

mumford and sons live in san bernardino san manuel amphitheater

“There’s a lot of white people here!” – Marcus Mumford @ San Manuel Amphitheater

Mumford and Sons – Timshel

Sunday Funday.
Sunday, May 26, 2013

concert season

Concert season is here!

We kicked off last summer by shaking our sandy parts to Santigold, so it only seemed fitting to do the same this year.

Santigold – Creator

Walk the Moon.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

And I want you
I want you
I still do

80s dance party at The Observatory with Walk the Moon!

Winter Winds.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

mumford and sons hollywood bowl sold out marquee

Mumford & Sons – Winter Winds

And my head told my heart
Let love grow
But my heart told my head
This time no, this time no

Loved, loved, loved.

White Blank Page.
Sunday, October 28, 2012

mumford & sons tickets

Mumford & Sons – White Blank Page

You desired my attention but denied my affections

Monday, October 15, 2012

Imagine Dragons with Pammie at The Observatory ♥

It’s Time.
Friday, July 20, 2012

Private acoustic show with Imagine Dragons at The Griffin last night! Thanks, Jessie ♥

More videos here.

Sandy Parts Festival.
Monday, June 4, 2012

Christine, Jessie and I got naked and famous at SPF 94/9 in Oceanside last night!

I was too busy shaking my sandy parts to record anything during Santigold, but she was def the highlight of my night! Here’s a vid of her performing in the OC:

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dat F sharp.

Friday, April 20, 2012

someecard - i'm outdoorsy in that i like getting drunk on patios

The Dear Hunter – Home

I was listening to FM 94/9 broadcast live from Coachella on the drive home from work today when I heard The Dear Hunter for the first time and thought… why am I not at Coachella again???

I think it’s partly because I thought Outside Lands would have a similar lineup, but mostly because I don’t like camping outdoors and not showering for three days.

Hotel next year, anyone?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I’ve eased up on the concerts lately to save money for that trip to Outside Lands! Now that I’m not going anymore, I regret not buying tickets to see Jason Mraz & Christina Perri. They still have tickets available, but none of them are in the pit!

There are two things you should know about me:

  1. I don’t do nosebleeds.
  2. I always find a way to score awesome seats. Even if I have to sleep outside a Ritmo Latino to get them. Just kidding. I haven’t done that since I was 17.

Christina Perri feat. Jason Mraz – Distance

How long can we keep this up, up, up?
And I keep waiting…

Outside Lands 2012.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

outsidelands 2012

After Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Coachella announced similar (amazing!) lineups, I was sure Outside Lands would follow suit. Never have twelve syllables hurt me so much to say, but NOT EVEN YOUNG THE GIANT COULD SAVE THIS LINEUP! I should have went to Coachella. At least I would have seen Radiohead. And Tupac’s hologram. Boo whore.

In other news, Incubus and Linkin Park are touring together, and their last show is here in SD! My 19-year-old self is punching the air in excitement.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Do the things I wanna do
Not the ones I’m supposed to
Why can’t I get close to the better side of me
When I was young

Young the Giant debuted some new songs last night at Soma and this was my favorite…

Sunday, January 1, 2012

We watched Mayer Hawthorne at The Cosmopolitan while taking swigs of vodka from our disposable flasks Friday night. We’re some real classy broads.

More videos from the show here.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

young the giant tickets

Thursday, November 10, 2011

So please don’t come to me on my dying day
Just let me go in peace
With all the things that I forgot to say
Racing through my mind

Sold out City and Colour show with Jessie and the hipsters last night! Is it just me, or does Dallas Green’s voice fix things in the universe?

City and Colour.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

city and colour - house of blues san diego

City and Colour – Northern Wind
[audio: and Colour – The Northern Wind.mp3]

Oh, my love, you don’t know what you do to me

Sunday, October 23, 2011

young the giant - hometown holiday benefit show

My favorite band on my favorite sister’s birthday in my favorite sister’s city?!

excited gif

Skinny Love.
Saturday, September 17, 2011

Come on, skinny love, just last the year…

After the Bon Iver show last night, Jessie and I met up with Shi, Christine and Antonio at The Local and drank away our sorrows till last call. And then we ate our feelings at Lucha Libre. And then we went home alone and cried ourselves to sleep.

SF Outside Lands.
Thursday, August 18, 2011

san francisco outside lands 2011

Quotes of the weekend:

  • “You really came alive after your pants came off.”
  • “I feel like I’m hiking and shit through Yosemite and fuck.”
  • “You ate all of Christine’s chips!!!”
  • “San Francisco is all about recycling old lovers.”
I will follow you into the dark.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark

Three days of live music wasn’t enough for us, so Jessie and I kept the party going in SD last night at the Death Cab for Cutie show.

Now we’re both sick, and Jess is worried about the half marathon she’s supposed to run this Sunday, while I’m worried about not being able to taste the celebratory beer we’ll both be drinking after she crosses the finish line! Ha. Priorities…

Wake Up.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Children wake up
Hold your mistake up
Before they turn the summer into dust

Last day / last band / last song at Outside Lands!

The Joy Formidable.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

the joy formidable belly up pizza port san diego

The Joy Formidable – Whirring
[audio: Joy Formidable – Whirring.mp3]

I had pizza and beer with Jessie, Shi and Anthony at Pizza Port before heading to The Joy Formidable‘s sold out show at the Belly Up tonight! Anthony was worried that Jessie and I were gonna ditch him for these boys who were supposed to buy Jessie’s extra tickets, but I think we were more worried that Anthony was gonna ditch us for Mike, some guy we had just met at the show who works for Stone Brewing Co. and loves craft beer (like Anthony), plays the drums (like Anthony) for the band Sweet Ever After, and just happens to have the same exact phone as Anthony. When Anthony found out that Mike home brews, his panties fell off and their bromance became official. I mean, am I gonna have to fight Anthony for him???

Quote of the night:

I need to find a new job… one where I can be home by five and drunk by six like you bitches.

– Anthony

I’m actually home by 5:30… but I’m still drunk by six :p

Saturday, July 23, 2011

maroon 5 san diego

Maroon 5 & Train with Pammie last night! Adam and his beard def didn’t disappoint.

Maroon 5 – If I Fell (The Beatles Cover)
[audio: 5 – If I Fell _The Beatles Cover.mp3]

Hello, old friend.
Monday, June 13, 2011

del mar fair ferris wheel

The San Diego County Del Mar Fair is back in town!

The girls and I enjoyed some bacon donuts and Bruno Mars before heading back down to see Mayer Hawthorne spin at El Camino (where Jessie got me drunk enough to rap about ass and titties).

Independence Jam.
Sunday, June 5, 2011

fm 94/9 independence jam 2011

After an exhausting day of marathon running and sign holding, Jessie, Christine, and I hit up FM 94/9‘s Independence Jam in Oceanside and enjoyed some music and beer at the beach!

Band of Skulls – Light of the Morning
[audio: of Skulls – Light of the Morning.mp3]

Summer Kickoff.
Sunday, May 15, 2011

This week, the girls and I kicked off our summer of music with Lauryn Hill at Humphrey’s by the Bay! Then Errol and Aimee gave me their extra VIP tickets to Channel 933’s Summer Kickoff because they know I love free booze, free food, free concerts, and most importantly, that young chico Pitbull 😉

Can’t wait for these upcoming shows:

I’m kind of a concert whore.

Independence Jam.
Friday, April 22, 2011

fm 949 independence jam

I’ve been fighting a cold since Monday, and the only cure is more concerts! Every weekend in June is now officially booked. FM/949 Independence Jam, Adele, Neon Trees, Mayer Hawthorne/Bruno Mars, Del Mar Fair, Vegas… Is it summer yet???

Monster Ball.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

lady gaga san diego

Monster Ball with the bestie last night! Gaga is one crazy ass bitch, and I love her for it. Yes, I’m a little monster, and I’ll be one until she shanks someone dear to my heart. What of it?

Lady Gaga – No Way

Right Here.
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Goapele at Anthology last night with my faves ♥

One Step Closer.
Sunday, February 20, 2011

linkin park san diego

The last time I saw Linkin Park was on their Meteora tour in 2004 from the nosebleed section. Tonight, I got to see Mike Shinoda’s handsome face from ten feet away in the pit! My favorite performance was of One Step Closer, the first Linkin Park song I ever heard. Definitely takes me back!

The Kill.
Friday, January 14, 2011

My fave performance of the night! 30 Seconds to Mars is easily one of the top five bands I’ve seen live.

Oh, oh, I want some more.
Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fiiiiiinally checked Neon Trees off my concert bucket list! More videos here.

Meet me in the boiler room.
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oh, Jordan Catalano. I’d let you make out with me in the boiler room, even though you’d just ignore me at the Buffalo Tom show afterward. I can’t wait to see you on my birthday!

Broken Social Scene.
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline)
[audio: Social Scene – 7-4 Shoreline.mp3]

Craft & Commerce & Casbah.
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Craft & Commerce & Casbah with Jessie last night. She’s an old friend, but my newest concert buddy!

We met up at Craft & Commerce in Little Italy for dinner and drinks. Our bartender, Frank, was truly a man after my own heart. From his plaid button down shirt with his rolled up sleeves, to his mustache, to the artful way he shook those cocktails with such conviction… I don’t normally like mustaches when they aren’t accompanied by a beard, but I think I can make an exception this time. Jessie and I shared the Mother’s Ruin punch bowl. It’s supposed to serve four, but the two of us drank it for dinner. Jessie called it “Frank’s punch,” but Frank told us that his punch packs a bigger bite! Yeah, that’s pretty much when my panties fell off. We were so full off of drinks that we barely touched our appetizers. Jessie had the bacon-wrapped corn dogs, while I ordered my newest obsession, Devils on Horseback (applewood bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with cheese). C&C is home to bacon-wrapped deliciousness, and they even have ice cream sandwiches with candied bacon in it. Def not your typical bar fare!

A corn dog and a couple of dates weren’t enough to soak up all that alcohol, so we walked our drunk asses nine blocks to the Casbah to see Blind Pilot. Even though we were surrounded by freakishly tall hipsters sipping PBR and blocking our view, I really enjoyed the music and spending time with an old friend.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

muse concert san diego

View from the floor at my third Muse concert last night. It was epic! Muse confetti balloons are pretty much my favorite thing in the world.

Muse – Stockholm Syndrome
[audio: – stockholm syndrome.mp3]

This is the last time I’ll abandon you
And this is the last time I’ll forget you
I wish I could

Dirty Sanchez.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

analog phoenix

Happy hour with the girls at Analog before the Phoenix show at SDSU tonight. We all had tall boys and totchos (nachos with tots instead of chips!) to start. I wanted to get something different this time, so I went with the Dirty Sanchez (grilled cheese with jalapenos and bacon). What was once my favorite move is now my favorite sandwich! Just kidding. (It’s not my favorite sandwich.)

Phoenix was amazeballs. Thomas Mars sang a French lullaby to me. And 4,600 others. But mostly just me.

“Rome” was def my fave performance:
[audio: – Rome.mp3]

Always and forever more
We’re together dead and lonely
I thought I couldn’t do this without you
Single in his bed somewhere
Ashes still it fall, fall, falls


Friday, July 2, 2010

OneRepublic – Say (All I Need)
[audio: – say all i need.mp3]

Do you know where your love is?
Do you think that you lost it?
You felt it so strong
But nothing’s turned out how you want it

OneRepublic + the fair with my faves after work. Is it 5:30 yet???

Holy Chino.
Thursday, June 10, 2010


What the french toast?
Saturday, May 22, 2010

At the risk of ruining what glimmer of street cred I might have, I’m going to let you in on my secret shame… I used to be in show choir. I have the sequin dress and nude character shoes to prove it. Fortunately, there’s no audio or video proof, but I think that admitting it is proof enough. Naturally, I fell in love with the TV show, Glee. And yes, I’m a total Gleek… What of it??? Last night, the girls and I headed up to LA to watch them in concert.

I took the day off from work, but was awakened at an ungodly hour by Shi, who loves her job and decided to take a half day instead. I mean, I don’t even know why she went to work at all. I’m sure her day consisted of taking two lunches, removing her nail polish with the cotton balls and nail polish remover she keeps readily available in her office, and calling me six times before 10am. Seriously, can I enjoy?

We picked up Pammie in the OC and stopped at In-N-Out for lunch. With our ridiculous order of extras (extra fries, extra-large drinks, extra-toasted buns, burgers cut in half… who are these people?), I’m surprised we ever made it to LA at all.

The LXD opened for Glee and I was blown away (especially by Madd Chadd Smith and his panty droppin’ chest pops). Def check out their inspiring performance at TED earlier this year. I’ll spare you the rest of the concert details, but the show was amazing. And I’m pretty sure Puck singled me out in the crowd and gave me a thumbs up in this picture. Try not to be too jealous:

glee concert

We stayed the night at Pammie’s and planned to eat brunch at Break of Dawn in Laguna Hills before heading home:

break of dawn

Little did we know we’d be waking up at the break of dawn, too. Shi needed to be back in SD by noon, so brunch turned into breakfast. 8:30 isn’t too early for a cocktail, is it?

break of dawn mai tai

Shi ordered the craziest mac and cheese I’ve ever seen. It had Sicil­ian sausage, short ribs, smoked gouda, tomato carbonara sauce, and was topped with bacon fried eggs:

break of dawn mac and cheese

Pammie and Chel both ordered the green eggs and ham benedict. Would they eat them in a box? Would they like them with a fox? And an even bigger question—how has Shi never heard of Green Eggs and Ham???

break of dawn eggs benedict

I ordered the most sinful thing on the menu… creme brulee french toast. It def beat the strawberries and cream french toast I had from Cafe 21 (and that’s saying something):

break of dawn creme brulee french toast

Pammie also got promoted to manager of her auditing department yesterday, so I just wanted to say congrats again! I know she won’t be moving back home to San Diego anytime soon, so I guess I’ll just have to keep going up to the OC to visit her. And if I’m forced to eat at Break of Dawn while I’m there, then so be it.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Today, I’m excited because:

  1. I just bought tickets to the Neon Trees/30 Seconds to Mars show in LA.
  2. I weighed myself after a few months of dieting/exercising/losing my will to live for Chel‘s wedding, and I’ve lost 25 pounds.
  3. Shawn the stripper has been confirmed for Chel’s bachelorette/passion party.

I don’t think I have to tell you which one I’m most excited about… Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve been looking for an excuse to bring Shawn back into my life since 2005 😉

Sweet Disposition.
Monday, April 19, 2010

Sold out Temper Trap show at the Belly Up tonight! Can’t wait to hear them live.

The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
[audio: temper trap – sweet disposition.mp3]

Sweet disposition
Never too soon
Oh, reckless abandon
Like no one’s watching you

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