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Summer Of The Concerts!

2 Mar

I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am for this spring/summer season!!! Not only will I be wrapping up school and getting excited for what craziness the summer holds, I will also be attending some of the most amazing concerts of the entire year!

At the beginning of 2013 I made a choice that this year I would try to attend as many concerts as I possibly could. They are one of the greatest events you could ever attend. The combination of a night out on the town, a live crowd, and everyone just having an amazing time watching the artist perform their heart out on the stage, is a feeling beyond compare. I don’t know about everyone else, but whenever I leave a concert I feel on top of the world.

So who am I going to see?

Rihanna

The very first concert that I’m attending this year is Rihanna’s Diamond World Tour on March 18th!!! As controversial of a star she is, it’s hard to deny that Rihanna has the ability to knock out hit after hit. As I wrote earlier in a previous blog, I’ve really loved her ‘Unapologetic’ CD and I cannot wait to see her in concert.

Photo courtesy of oh! My top news

Photo courtesy of oh! My top news

 

Bruno Mars

The second concert I’m going to see is the Bruno Mars Moonshine Jungle World Tour! Bruno Mars has proven to be an amazing performer. After watching his previous Grammy performances and his acoustic performances on YouTube, I can only imagine how incredible his concert along with his enthusiastic band will be! To add the cherry on top, Ellie Goulding will be his opening act 🙂

 

Photo courtesy of Digital Spy

Photo courtesy of Digital Spy

Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z!!!!

Okay! Let’s be honest, I don’t even know how they were able to get two of the biggest stars to go on tour together. Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z in one concert is mind blowing. I’ve been a fan of Justin since his N’SYNC days, I was a fan when he broke out as a solo artist and I was even a fan when he left music to be an actor. Now that he’s back in action and bringing Jay-Z, one of the industries most respected artists on tour with him, this concert is without a doubt going to be out of this world. Words can’t describe how excited and privileged I feel to have a ticket to this event.

Photo courtesy of Washington Post

Photo courtesy of Washington Post

BEYONCÉ

To top it all off, I will be attending one of the most anticipated concerts of the entire year. Everybody knows that Beyoncé can siinnnggggg, but more importantly everyone knows that Beyoncé is a world class performer! She is an artist that leads her soul out on the stage and gives every performance all of her effort for her loving crap. Shortly after her Super Bowl performance, she announced that she was going to be going going on a world tour. Seeing that Beyoncé is my favorite singer of all time, I need that these tickets to be hard to get, but necessary. After a lot of research I was able to get access to a ticket sale before they went on sale to the general public, and I was able to obtain two priceless tickets. This concert is truly the greatest icing on the cake for all the concerts that I will be attending and I can almost guarantee it will be the greatest of them all!!

Photo courtesy of Beyoncé online

Photo courtesy of Beyoncé online

Needless to say I think it’s clear I have a lot to look forward to in the near future, and I hope to be blogging about my experiences at each of these concerts as they come.

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

Take A Moment…

27 Feb

In life one of the greatest gifts in my opinion is music. Music has the ability to transcend generations, races, and gender, and one of my favourite genres is R&B. This genre, although mainly dominated with songs about love and love making, at times produces music about subjects that truly make you see things in a different light.

Miguel is the perfect balance of these expectations. His album ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ most definitely has songs about love such as, ‘Do You’ and ‘Adorn’ but the amazing thing is that he balances that with a beautiful song called ‘Candles In The Sun’ which I’m obsessed with. The lyrics are beautiful, the video a piece of cinematic art, his message strong, and his voice haunting.

 

Enjoy

 

 

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

Lessons…

18 Feb

It’s crazy for me to wrap my head around the fact that before the end of this year I am going to turn 20! What’s even wilder for me to imagine is that a quarter of my life has been spent as a quadriplegic.

Reflecting over the past almost five years, I’ve truly learned soo much about myself. I’ve learned just how fragile life is and how far emotionally, physically, and mentally I can be pushed and challenged.

I’ve learned to accept life for what it is, and I try to learn and grow from the constant lessons, life tends to throw my way.

One of the biggest life lessons I’ve learned is…

“Sometimes the most hurtful thing is the silence of friends, not the words of enemies”

I’ve had to grow apart from some of the closest people to me, and it has been a very painful experience. To go from hanging out, spending every waking hour and entrusting people with your darkest and most private secrets, to having absolutely no contact with them is frustrating and heartbreaking.

I, a few years ago, could not begin to picture my life without them.

Some people might wonder what happened between us. Up until recently, I often asked myself the same question.

Fortunately after many years and a great deal of growth, I’ve finally had closure and an understanding regarding those relationships.

During the most difficult times in my life, that’s when I needed my friends the most. Unfortunately some people in my life couldn’t step up to the plate. It’s not that they said anything ill towards me, or spread rumors behind my back, it’s their silence that killed our friendship.

Their disappearance, lack of support and lack of compassion was bewildering.When I did see them, it was as if I was staring at a stranger. I began to slowly recognize the distance in our relationship and it regrettably took me a long time to let them go. Don’t get me wrong I don’t expect the world from my friends, I just expected them to be what they should be, a friend.

Through that painful and long lesson, I’ve learned to value the friends I have in my life even more and I learned the hard way that “Sometimes the most hurtful thing is the silence of friends, not the words of enemies”

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

Single Awareness Day!

14 Feb

Most people call February 14th Valentine’s Day. For me, I’ve come to adopt this day under a new name, Single Awareness Day lol!

This day is also celebrated on February 14th and it is celebrated by single people all around the world.

So today, whatever you celebrate, make it awesome and memorable.

Single Ladies

Photo courtesy of Savvy Girl’s Guide

xox

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

RTA Harlem Shake

12 Feb

If you haven’t heard, there is a new viral video called ‘The Harlem Shake’ making its way around the internet

Seeing that I’m in a Radio and Television Arts Program, it was only fitting that we make our own version. Our professor was gracious enough to let us film near the end of our lecture in the massive AMC theatre! This video could not be possible without the organization of one of our fellow students Michael and the enthusiasm of my RTA Family!

Enjoy 🙂

ORIGINAL

 

RTA VERSION!!

Love Always, Taylor LN~