Monday, 23 September 2013

THE GIG POST | 30 SECONDS TO MARS AT THE iTUNES FESTIVAL

I was going to post this the day after the show but was so tired and had to be at uni for the morning that I forgot to finish writing it. But anyway hope you like. :)

I was lucky enough to win tickets to see 30 SECONDS TO MARS at the iTunes Festival on the 18th September. It was my first time at a MARS show and have to say it was an interesting experience. I've been a fan of the band for almost 10 years now and it was long overdue that I saw them live. I traveled to London from Oxford and met another fan who used my guest ticket. I saw and spoke to several other ECHELON and it was great to see so many won tickets too. I remember watching Lana Del Rey's show last year at the festival and really wanting to go to the festival this year. I honestly did not think I would win tickets at all so was astonished when iTunes emailed me to say I'd won.






Amazingly enough I was right at the front with maybe 2 people stood in front of me. I had never been to The Roundhouse before so it was great to finally see it in person.




There was a warm-up act called The Family Rain that played before MARS. I really enjoyed their set even though I did not know them. Their music was a lot more indie than is my usual taste but I loved the guitar melodies and the beats of their songs.


After their set the tension in the room was tangible and everyone was ready and waiting to see MARS. They came on stage at 9pm and played a 90 minute set. They played a mix of songs from the albums THIS IS WAR, LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS and an acoustic version of THE KILL from the album A BEAUTIFUL LIE. 

Their set-list was :
1. Birth
2. Night of the Hunter
3. Search & Destroy
4. This Is War
5. Conquistador
6. Do Or Die
7. Depuis Le Début
8. End Of All Days
9. City Of Angels
10. Pyres of Varanasi
11. Hurricane (acoustic)
12. The Kill (acoustic)
13. Closer To The Edge
14. Up In The Air

Here are some pictures from their show I apologise for the blurriness as I was too excited to concentrate on getting really good quality photos but look how close I was to the stage.





I was exhausted by the end of the show, I had practically lost most of my voice from singing all the songs (word for word I'll have you know ha ha). I got back to Oxford very early in the morning at probably about 2am and as soon as my head hit the pillow I fell asleep.

Note: Please do not take & distribute the photos online they are mine and are personal.


LOVE VANESSA xx

Friday, 6 September 2013

QUOTE OF THE WEEK



LOVE VANESSA xx

UPDATE | WHEN BLOGGING AND LIFE DON'T FIT


I've noticed that I have gained a few followers in my absence and I thank you so much for that. It means a lot to me that you guys have followed. 

I'm pretty new to the blogging game and I've not being a very good little blogger as I haven't had a chance to post anything new for over a month. 

I've been very busy this last month as I have been preparing to go back to university. I graduated this summer with a Bachelors Degree in History but wanted to study a post-graduate course too. I had an interview and managed to snag the place I wanted to go to. So I am going to study a Masters Degree in Publishing. It's also a big move for me as I have to move to Oxford as that's where my course is being taught. 

In all this excitement my blog has been on the back-burner and I haven't had the time to update it. But I have promised myself as soon as I have settled in my new course I will start to update this blog more often. 

Ultimately the reason I wanted to start a blog here was because I like to write and I wanted an outlet for my interests which was something other than just my tumblr.

So finally after all my rambling... 
I apologise for the lack of posts but I'll get there in the end and a big thank you for following me.

I shall be posting another quote of the week after this post so do check that out if you would like to here.


LOVE VANESSA xx

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