So we are officially in the thick of the school year. Midterms and tests are coming up so everyone is in study mode. Which means more friends for me in the Tech Center! But its not all studies, there is a lot of fun stuff that you can do in the city. Yesterday (Tuesday) my friend and I went to Vitamin Waters free #Uncapped music event. I actually found out about the concert through Temple University! It was honestly the best thing I have ever done on a Tuesday. The concert happened at 2424 studios which is in Fishtown, a sub section of Philly. Fishtown is really cute, quiet and artsy area of Philly. They have a good thrift store called circle thrift which is a great place to shop. Also 2424 studios has several different art events as well as concerts.
But seriously this place is amazing here are some photos
I’m actually in the photo of the line can you find me?
Inside it was PACKED there we’re a lot of Temple students, I also saw some people from Upenn, Lasalle and Drexel as well. But one of best things was not only was the concert free but the shirts and everything else was free too! Seriously all I paid for was my bus fare.
See I told you, packed!
But the best part was the acts. Performing was Raury, Ty Dolla $ign and Jhene Aiko. Now before the concert I have never heard of Raury, and only knew about 4 songs of Ty Dolla $ign and Jhene Aiko combined. But the concert sold me because now I’m a fan.
Raury opened the show with a drum solo, they sang some of thier own stuff and did covers of Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana and a Queen mash-up. The Queen was a big surprise and the whole crowd got into it. Have you ever heard hundreds of people sing Queen really loud? If you haven’t you should find a way to make it happen, its surreal.
This is Raury, they’re a band. The guitarist said hi to me after the concert, so I feel pretty famous.
This is Ty Dolla $ign. I had no idea what he looked like before yesterday.
Ty Dolla $ign’s energy is crazy, he ran and jumped around for a good 45 min set and it was HOT in there. He closed the show with Paranoid and Or Nah, trust if I had to choose between singing Parnoid at a party and singing it at a concert, I would choose concert every single solitary time. We just jumped around and shouted at the top of lungs trying to match his energy. It was crazy! What made it better was my friends and I found a way to squeeze ourselves really close to the front. So it felt more like a personal concert. I forgot how many people were there until I turned around to leave.
Jhene blew me away, she sounds the same live as she does on her albums and she is great to watch on stage. The crowd absolutely loved her, she even said we were her favorite crowd!. She was so great I gave up taking pictures so could just listen and dance/sway/ sing along to her music. I now have a 8 songs of hers on my iPod right now my favorites are Comfort Inn Ending, The Worst, Bed Peace and Spotless mind.
She also did a cover of Tupacs Changes, which is one of my favorite rap songs and she did it justice. If you have never heard of her music its really chill and calming, very R&B. My friend calls her music “The female version of Drake, if Drake just sang”, I don’t disagree so if your into Drake I would definitely recommend checking her out if you haven’t already.Also, if you get the chance to see her live you really should take it.
One of the best things about going to a college in the city is free stuff is always happening either on campus or in the city. I follow a group called Campus Philly and they email me information about all the free things going on in Philadelphia. This weekend I’m going to the Opera for free through Campus Philly and I’m really excited for that!
Campus Philly will always send you cool stuff to do if your looking for plans on the weekend. Last year I went to a Mongolian Throat singing concert, which was already cool but got even better when they brought out a bass and another guy started beat boxing. If you haven’t heard of Mongolian Throat Singing, YouTube it, its worth it.
Well that’s all for today. But I come with presents, here is another picture of Jhene and video of her singing Spotless Mind. I decided to use #Uncapped video since its much better quality then mine.