Living My Best Life Tour: Paramore 2018

Hi Guys!

I hope that you've all been doing awesome! Today, I will be uploading a backlog of blogs that I have been meaning to write for a while now. This is the first. I've been going through a heck of a lot these past two years between gut-wrenching heartbreak, becoming seriously ill, being laid off my day job thus suffering a big financial hit and going through growing pains as I approach my quarter-life crisis. As a result, I've decided that I am going to focus a little less on being "perfect" and more on being me and being HAPPY! That is why I've decided that I will call this chapter of my existence, "The Living My Best Life Tour." This "tour" includes traveling more, going out more and doing fun exciting things. In the past year alone, I've taken a week-long trip to Paris with one of my best friends, taken several mini-vaca's to different states, and seen so many of my long-time favorite artists in concert.

This blog is about my experience seeing my FAVORITE pop-rock band of all time, Paramore, at Huntington Bank Pavillion in late 2018 alongside Nik. I have been a fan of them long over a decade. They were the inspiration for my alias, Josh* Paramore*. I can recall too many days blasting songs like "That's What You Get," "Pressure" and "Fences" as a 7th-grade rocker with my temporary electric blue and hot pink hair streaks! These days it's been more like "Brick By Boring Brick," "Monster" and "Only Exception."  Needless to say, seeing them in concert a decade later was nothing short of nostalgic heaven!

 Image Credit: Taylor Nettnin

The vocals were so unreal, it was like I was listening to an album. Hayley Williams gave me every bit of life that I needed. I had a feeling this would be the case when she walked on stage in a to-die-for neon yellow pants suit, letting us know that she meant business. That was a KILLER fashion statement by the way! It gave me all types of punk princess gangster vibes if that makes sense LOL. The Instrumentals and guitar solos were also amazing and I was SHOOK by the way they commanded the audience's attention.

Image Credit: Chicago Music Guide

I am so happy that I got a chance to experience this! Given the stress and devastation that I was enduring at the time, I needed this concert. It was almost as if it was working better than the medicine that I was taking at the moment while I was sick. I felt rejuvenated, healed. Thank you, Paramore, for giving me that opportunity!