The Beat Is The Pulse

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FYF Fest-LA Sports Arena 8/24/14

I almost did not make it. I was scheduled to work all weekend, including Sunday evening. My main concern was making it inside for Blood Brothers. The festival stars aligned and miracle after miracle happened.

1. A super nice person I have never met before offered a FREE wristband for pick up in K town. 

2. I was let go from work early at 7:30pm

3. Zero traffic in Los Angeles!

4. I found a FREE parking spot within a block of the festival, the 1st spot on that block to be specific.

5. Made it to the Blood Brothers stage exactly at 9:30PM!!

6. Found my friend who bought me Spicy Pie. 

I took some crappy photos because I was way too far away, regardless, so thankful to have experienced this. 

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So obviously by now you have heard, Blood Brothers were totally amazing!

Also caught the last bit of FlyLo!

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Warpaint-The Shrine 7/11/14

I was just going to make a photo post, but decided that I need to tell everyone that Warpaint is amazing live and you HAVE to see them if you get the chance. I saw them for the first time at Coachella and they totally rocked the tent down, so saying yes to this show was a no brainer. 

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I also feel the need to let everyone know that The Shrine still sucks as a music venue. Sorry not sorry. They opened up for Nick Cave, sad to report none of the Nick photos are share worthy. I am going to go on a limb and say their audiences are very different, the theatre wasn’t even half full when these magical creatures took the stage. 

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I really hope they do their own tour, as they only played what seemed like a 30 minute set and I know they would sell out their own show in a hearbeat. A seated venue is always a little weird for me. I felt like I was the only one standing, dancing my ass off and cheering in the middle section. At one point one of them said “I wish everyone would enjoy themselves as much as you” and I am pretty sure she was referring to me. Or maybe I have a big ego, whatever, I had a fucking blast. 

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Also the lighting tech could have been a little more…diverse? 

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Regardless, these rocking babes could play a 10 min show in a dark hallway and I would still pay to attend, so please Warpaint come back to LA for a full set at a less terrible venue, I vote for the Palladium or the El Rey. Or if anyone knows how I can get tickets to their show at the Ace Hotel in August, let me know! Please! 

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