Hollywood Undead kicked off their last North American tour of 2015 on Friday the 13th this year! It was in Saint Petersburg, FL and I was there! Originally I had a press pass through a band called ReAktion, but for whatever reason they had to pull out of the show last minute and the pass fell through.
I was disappointed, but ended up having an amazing time and actually had the best time ever promoting Immortal Music! The line alone was insanely fun -Saint Petersburg, you are so full of character and I love it. You can see why by watching the vlog and looking at more pictures on the Facebook page. I took some pictures of downtown Saint Pete, which is covered in very colorful art.
A first happened at this show actually. Not only did I have people acknowledge the Immortal Music shirts in line, but I got to pass out bracelets, and made a new friend. Said new friend was met in the line, and actually helped me get bracelets to both bands that played. The first band was Evacuate the City, which is a slightly up and coming band from Orlando, and I did actually get to speak to their singer about Immortal Music. I'm not going to lie, I freaked out when the bracelet got handed to him, because that was a first. I did try throwing bracelets on stage at Warped tour, but as far as I know, it didn't work. I freaked out even harder when I witnessed Danny from Hollywood Undead get my bracelet.
I may have actually gotten a picture of that moment, actually. Below is the picture from what I think is that moment, though I am not sure. I cannot remember if I had my camera that moment, or if my boyfriend did. He did take the camera from me and take a couple pictures for me, but I cannot remember if he had the camera when Danny got the bracelet or not. I think I was too focused; and everything always gets blurred together in your memories from a show, so I honestly cannot tell you. I would like to think this picture is of that moment, even though Danny lost his face in this picture because he moved.
I could crop him out, and it would be a beautiful picture of Funny Man on his own, but due to the memory connected to it -I simply refuse to. And I'm not even sorry about it.
There's also two others that were taken just before this that I felt like sharing. One I originally thought may have been seconds before the bracelet got to him, and the other was just cool because Danny is interacting with fans. Those moments are always cool.
A lot of the pictures I chose as my favorites were actually favorites because of the effects the lighting gave. Like this one below -looks edited right? Its slightly faded out, and has a couple orbs in it, its clear and personally I think its BEAUTIFUL. Maybe its just me, but I do kind of think it looks like I put a filter on it like the ones on Instagram, but somehow that's just how it came out.
Then there's those 'classic' concert pictures with the hands in the air and the band on the stage. I don't know about anyone else, but I kind of love those pictures and pictures of the crowd. It shows the passion, and to me, shows what a concert is all about. Bringing people together just for the sake of music. I got a few of those, and honestly love them!
I'll admit, I actually wasn't looking forward to the show. Then when the pass fell through, I really just didn't want to go. Had we not driven two hours, and my boyfriend not been so excited, I probably would have not gone. I'm honestly so glad I went through with it, because I think it brought something back that I genuinely needed back.
Over the last month, I've been rather discouraged, and frankly a little bit depressed. I completely lost the spark I had, and no longer had any drive to write or do anything really. It felt like there was no point, and hardly anyone seemed to mind anyways, so it didn't make sense to try to make myself write. I didn't even want to make myself do anything -I just wanted to feel like doing things again. I was hoping covering a show again would spark that again, and I think it has because I actually have wanted to write since that show. I've wanted to share pictures and tell stories. I think its back, and that makes me feel so much better.
Want to see more pictures? Head on over to the Facebook page to see all of the pictures I took from this night! There's almost 300 of them!
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