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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~
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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~

A Gleeful Surprise (Friday Favourites)

8 Feb

Despite having a crazy record-breaking snow storm in Toronto today, the weather hasn’t kept my spirits down. I am so excited about today’s Friday Favourites!!!

For the past few months I’ve been working with an amazing foundation called ‘The Sunshine Foundation.’ They work to fulfill dreams of children in Canada living with a permanent disability.

When I first contacted them, my initial dream was to fly out to LA to go meet Ellen Degeneres. Unfortunately after contacting back-and-forth we figured out that due to high demand the dream to meet Ellen would be quite hard and a lengthy process. So I decided to make another dream. My second dream was either to go to the set of ‘Glee’ and meet the cast or have the chance to meet Tyler Perry.

I don’t want to give away too much about which dream I’ve decided to pursue, but what I will say is that through working with the foundation I’ve had so many amazing experiences! I’ve had the chance to speak at the Winners/Homsense headquarters on their behalf, and I also had the rare opportunity to meet Naya Rivera from ‘Glee’. I had the chance to interview her for more than 25 minutes and we did a press event together. It was such a great opportunity and she was such a genuine and fun person to spend the day with.

The Gift!

This brings me to Friday Favourites! Yesterday I was sitting at home when I received a package in the mail. When I opened it I was so surprised at what I found. I was sent two official scripts from ‘Glee!’ Naya Rivera knows I am a huge fan of the show, so she had almost all of the cast members of ‘Glee’ sign the scripts for me. Some of the signatures included Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Kevin McHale!

Glee

I know that this gift is truly invaluable and I’m so appreciative that they took the time to sign it and send it out to me. Thank you will never be enough but once again thank you thank you thank you for this amazing gift.

Happy Friday!

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

Mrs. Carter World Tour!!!

4 Feb

Last night Beyonce was absolutely incredible during her halftime performance. I, as well as many millions of people around the world would love to be able to command a stage like she can. All she has to do is stand and smize (smiling with your eyes) just the slightest bit, and she can have crowds of thousands screaming in disbelief. She has that IT factor that is intangiable. Along wih her flawless voice and killer bod, the Destiny’s Child reunion had me giddy and brought me back to my childhood.

Photo courtesy of InterAksyon

Photo courtesy of InterAksyon

Wait There’s More!

As a good friend of mine, William Reid, would say, hold onto your life alert kids! If a Destiny’s Child reunion and Beyonce at the halftime show wasn’t enough, Queen Bey announced that she will be going on a WORLD TOUR! I just about lost it after this announcement. I have been fortunate enough to attend one Beyonce concert in my life, and now with this world tour, I’ll be able to experience her talent in person for the second time!

As you can probably tell, I can barely contain my enthusiasm! Her concerts are truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I’m so excited that she will be coming back to Toronto.

Even though I don’t have tickets, because they are not even on sale yet, I’m very hopeful that I’ll be able to snag one up before they’re sold out and attend this concert of a lifetime.

Mrs. Carter World Tour here I come!

Photo courtesy of additiontolife.com

Photo courtesy of additiontolife.com

~Love Always, Taylor LN~

Super Bowl!!!!!

3 Feb
Photo courtesy of DClibrary

Photo courtesy of DClibrary

I have to admit, when it comes on to sports, I’m not exactly the biggest fan girl. Although I don’t spend much time watching games, I do enjoy attending them. The atmosphere of the crowd, lights, music and of course the athletes can transform any viewer into a fan.

This brings me to Super Bowl 47! There’s something about the Super Bowl that has the ability to captivate the world. The grand scale of it alone is amazing! Every year I tune in to watch what is considered to be one of, if not, the biggest televised events of the year. For those few hours its on, I am truly transformed into a mega fan, and although I don’t understand the rules and have difficulty keeping me eyes off all the very handsome men in tight pants, I truly have a fun time watching!

This year especially I’m so anxious for it to start. My favourite singer of all time, Beyonce, is performing the half time show! She is without question one of the greatest performers that has ever graced this earth and I can only imagine how spectacular her performance will be tonight!

Needless to say I’m looking forward to this Super Bowl and I’ll end today’s post with some good luck vibes for the team I’m cheering for tonight. Go Ravens Go!!!!

Photo courtesy of web2.0

Photo courtesy of web2.0

~Love Always, Taylor LN~