Monday, January 26, 2015
The Nerdy Girlie's Music Monday #10: Bad Suns
If you know The Nerdy Girlie…you know I am passionate and dedicated to the things I love. One of those things is music. You can read that much in my Friday's post 5 Songs That Have Changed My Life. All the bands on that list have my entire heart.
I am always open to finding new music and get super excited when it is something that I can connect with on a different level other than just a fun song. I long for music to go straight to my heart.
Bear with me as I dive a little deep into my Bad Suns history so you will understand where I'm coming from with this post. During the height of my LOVE of their EP, I found out that they were going to do a FREE Hornblower cruise show back in San Diego. I had just moved to LA a week before and was LONGING to return to San Diego. So when I won tickets, I hopped in my car and drove down for the weekday show on the San Diego Harbor!
The FREE cruise around the harbor was enough to make my heart swoon…the setting sun, the Hotel Del, the Coronado Bay Bridge…it was my city at it's finest hour. The boat was packed with people there obviously for the free booze and could care less about the band. Which I'm sure would be disheartening for any band.
I'm sure everyone goes to a concert to hear the music and I love that part of the show…live music is amazing, but as a fan I also want to be able to get a vibe off the band and feel like I've seen their personalities shine through. This first show of Ban Suns…sadly I really didn't. They had a captive audience…literally since we were out on open water and as a fan I really didn't feel the show.
You can imagine, I wasn't in a hurry to see them again anytime soon. Then The Music Maven, The Gamer Geek and I met up in Las Vegas and The Gamer Geek found out that Bad Suns was having a FREE show there. I went because I love my Gamer Geek, but otherwise, I would have skipped it.
Photo by The Gamer Geek
The venue was super chic, near Fremont Street in a place called Container Park. Guess what the place was made out of? Old, recycled shipping containers! The stage was on a large grassy knoll…ok this isn't half bad I thought. When it was Bad Suns' time to take the stage, The Gamer Geek and I took our signature spots right in front of the stage. Unfortunately that was also where some other, more vocal fans also made their spot.
I had the pure luck of getting caught in front of some girls who REALLY needed the bands attention and that involved screaming their desires directly into my ear. Now I can fan girl with the best of them…you guys know that and I TRIED to let them have their fun..but soon it was too much for me, even after their requests were acknowledged. I left The Gamer Geek to the front and I strolled to the back.
NOW this past Sunday night Live Nation asked me to cover Bad Suns' show in Santa Ana for their Ones To Watch site. See if third time really was a charm in the second part of my review coming this afternoon!