OH, Hey . . . Nonny Nonny

Last night Adriana invited me to see Shakespeare in the park with a group of her friends and even tho I decided to “take it easy” this weekend, I decided that I couldn’t pass up a chance to see a Shakespeare play in Griffith Park. FOR YEARS I’ve been trying to see a show at Griffith and, for whatever reason, I just haven’t been able to get my shizz together to see a play. Last night, finally, I got to see what I’ve been missing. The Independent Shakespeare Company staged productions of Romeo & Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing this summer and last night, we saw Much Ado. Now, all y’all know how much I love Much Ado (considering I am featured in the Much Ado film by Joss Whedon) so I’m sure you can imagine how fun last night was for me. The production was really great, the actors fantastic and the company was perfect. I had a great night. More »

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‘East Side Story’

Last night I met up with my BFF Adriana for a night of culture and merriment. Our friend Willia performed in a dance recital last night so we decided to make an evening out of it. Aide and I met for dinner at Knuckle & Claw in Silverlake for lobster rolls (that were out of this world amazing, OMG) before we made our way over to The Sweat Spot for Willia’s dance recital. I was expected to be entertained by Willia’s performance but I was not expecting to be blown away by the other superfun performances that we got to enjoy last night. More »

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Jenny Lewis Ends Her ‘Voyager’ Tour In Santa Ana, CA

Last night my friend Austin and I took a road trip down to Santa Ana, CA to see Jenny Lewis in concert at The Observatory (which has to be my fave concert venue in Orange County). Jenny chose The Observatory as the venue where she ended her Voyager Tour, so the night was a special one for everyone in attendance. I’ve seen Jenny in concert a few times over the past year, both as an opening act for Ryan Adams and during the first leg of The Voyager Tour earlier this year. Getting to see her, one more time, before she goes off to record a new record was a lot of fun, particularly because I got to share the experience with a friend who appreciates music and concerts as much as I do. More »

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Taylor Swift & Friends Slay LA At The Staples Center

Last night, at long last, I finally got to see Taylor Swift in concert and now I can honestly say that I understand what all of the hubbub is about. Taylor has set a new record for the most sold out nights at the Staples Center here in LA at one time (5 days) and last night was her 4th of 5 sold out performances. I luckily managed to procure a ticket for the show and was able to partake in the celebration with a bunch of very excited Los Angelinos. The show as over the top and really fun, I was very happy to be in attendance. More »

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FYF Fest, Day 2

Yesterday was day 2 of the FYF Fest here in LA and I had another great day of live music with about 30K Los Angelinos at the LA Coliseum park. Before I made my way to the fest, I met up with Eileen for a late brunch hang — which was fun — and then I was off to meet up with some peeps at FYF. As much as I enjoyed myself at the festival on Saturday, I was really excited for day 2 yesterday because Morrissey was the headline performer. Before Moz, I got to see really great sets by Spiritualized, Mac DeMarco, HEALTH, Death Grips and FKA twigs. Each performance was really great so I’d be hard-pressed to pick the best one … but I will say that I enjoyed everyone so much that it would be unnecessary to pick a fave … which was probably Morrissey for me :D More »

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FYF Fest, Day 1

Yesterday was day 1 of the 2015 FYF Festival here in LA and for the first time in it’s 12 year existence, I decided to attend the 2-day music fest. I’m very clear about how much I hate going to music festivals — for a host of reasons — so you know that it has to be a damn fine festival to get my attention. The line-up of the FYF Fest this year was just too good for me to pass it up. Coupled with the fact that the festival takes place in LA (no travel) and is easily accessible by public transportation (eg. LA’s surprisingly convenient subway system, in particular), I decided to give it a go. I had such a great time at the festival yesterday that I cannot WAIT to get back down to the LA Coliseum park for day 2 later today. BUT before I can enjoy today’s fun, let me tell you about the fun I had yesterday. More »

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A Night With Mozzer

Last night, for night 3 of my 7 nights of concerts this week, I made my way down to San Diego, CA to see the amazing Morrissey in concert. Altho I will be seeing him at the FYF Festival here in LA this weekend, I knew that I couldn’t pass up the chance to see Mozzer live in concert all on his own at a semi-local show. Originally, Morrissey was only scheduled to play SD on the night of August 20 — which I couldn’t make because I had tickets to see Shania Twain in concert here in LA (on night 2 of my 7 nights of concerts) — so I was elated when he added a second concert for the 22nd. The show, I can assure you, was so much fun. Moz has changed up his setlist a bit and has added new elements to his live performance which makes this particular show a must-see. I’m SO glad I was able to get down to San Diego to see the man himself in action. More »

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Shania Twain Rocks This Country, Rocks LA

Way back in March we learned that country pop queen Shania Twain would be embarking on a farewell tour this year called the Rock This Country Tour as as soon as tickets went on sale for her LA show, I snapped up a ticket. Last night was my chance to see Shania live in concert again and OMG, did I have the best time ever. The last time I saw Shania, I was still living in Detroit, MI … pre-PITNB days. Shania was ruling the world with her Come On Over album and I was pretty hardcore into my NIN/Marilyn Manson/Industrial music phase … which a not-so-secret love for all things Shania. She played the amphitheater in Detroit then-called Pine Knob (now called the DTE Energy Center) and I bought a lawn ticket so that I could hide amongst the masses. With 2 large beers in hand, I whooped and hollered through her whole set and had the time of my life. I was hoping to replicate that same feeling last night here in LA and I’m happy to report that I had as much fun last night as I did all those years ago. More »

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Kickin’ It With Kelly Clarkson

Last night my friend Austin and I went to the Staples Center to see Kelly Clarkson in concert where, it was reported earlier, she announced to the world that she is pregnant for a second time. Because we were late to the game on getting tickets, Austin and I got cheap seats way up in the rafters and, honestly, had a great time together. I’ve seen Kelly in concert a few times before so I knew that her show would be fun … but I had forgotten how amazing her live singing voice is. Whether you’re sitting in the front row or up in the nosebleed section, Kelly Clarkson puts on a show that is sure to entertain from start to finish. More »

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Date Night With Amelia

Last night my dear friend Amelia came out to my new place to see my new home and have a dinner date in my new neighborhood. Amelia and I don’t get to hang out as much as we like so these rare dates that we get are a real treat for me. She and I have been talking about getting together to just hang out over dinner for a while now and last night, we finally got together. I have to admit that my place isn’t 100% put together just yet but it is unpacked and put away enough that guests don’t have to see the stuff I’ve got stashed away in my guest bedroom :D More »

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