Monday, May 4, 2009

Bamboozle 2009

This was one of the best Bamboozle experiences yet. With over seventy bands to choose from on 5 stages for about $70 dollars, it was so worth it, and even the weather upheld at 75 degrees and sunny. I know Amanda posted on this, but I felt I had to also because it was such an awesome and crazy experience. Among my favorite performances included We Three Kings (whom I had never heard before coming there), All Time Lows, Bloodhound Gang (although Amanda was not to impressed), and of course Third Eye Blind. Oh and did I mention JOURNEY! Yes Journey! Journey was the special surprise guest of the night and with a new lead singer, they sounded amazing, the crowd will never stop believing in their talent for sure. The highlights of the day included when I got stuck in a mosh pit during New Found Glory and saw the guitarist from Bloodhound Gang puke three or four times after chugging beer. Although somewhat staged, absolutely DISGUSTING. Sidenote: *Mosh Pits should be on a list of things people with disabilities should not do. LOL. I left the pit with a slightly twisted ankle and my roommate left with only one flip flop. That was one of the scariest experiences of my life, but it made for a good story for sure.
Third Eye Blind captured my heart (as expected) for sure. Playing old songs including "Graduate" "Jumper" "Semi-Charmed Kind Of Life" and my all time non-hit "Motorcycle Drive By" as well as new songs from their upcoming album coming out in July "Don't Believe a Thing", the overall experience was memorable. If anyone has never heard Motorcycle Drive By-- check it out... here's part of the song from Bamboozle found it on YouTube

CCSU Drag Queen King Ball

I had to write about this because it definitely is a subculture in itself and a form of great entertainment. I attended my first drag queen/king ball at CCSU this past Wednesday night. Having an openly gay male friend that is (usually) totally against drag actually performing, I felt obligated to attend to see him dance the night away in heels as his alter ego Heyonce. Yes, he is obessed with Beyonce, so it was quite fitting for him to be Heyonce lol. Anyways, I had no idea what to expect here! Walking in I was surrounded by men in dresses and makeups that looked better than most girls on a girls night out. CCSU works with professional drag queens to put on a benefit every semester, and this year, the talent was exceptional. One drag queen performed to Britney Spears and Lady GaGa songs, and I must say looked 10 x better than the actual Britney. How any man can dress up in woman's clothing, wigs, make up, and heels and still do splits and dance around like they were wearing sneakers, deserves major credit. These drag queens had exceptional dance moves, thriving personalities, and some of the thickest heels I have ever seen. I enjoyed the show a lot more than expected after getting over the tons of men in dresses lol.