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One of my all time favorite concerts!!!

If you read my first blog, about music, then you would know just how much I appreciate everything about it. In this blog, I wanted to tell you about one of my all time favorite concerts, Metallica, that I had the pleasure of attending last year. This has always been on my bucket list and, thankfully, they didn’t disappoint. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, then you are seriously missing out on some amazing stuff.

I think it’s only fitting to bring this up, as I will be attending another concert in a couple of weeks. It won’t be the same band, but it’ll be a great birthday present. Attending concerts and shows is something I love to do and that will never change.

Metallica is an American heavy metal band know for their astonishing guitar rips and influential lyrics. The band was formed in Los Angeles, CA in 1981, by lead vocalist and guitarist, James Hetfield, and head drummer, Lars Ulrich. Both of which are still, original, members of the band today. It’s crazy to think that they have been together for almost 40 years, now. The band’s fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicality made them one of the founding “big four” bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer. They are beyond inspirational, not just as artists, but also as human beings. So if you ever get the chance to see them live and in concert, take it!

They put on such an amazing, mind-blowing show with tons of older music, which made them who they are today, but also added some of their newer stuff. I have been a fan of Metallica since I was in the womb, I swear. 🙂 I was born into the rock and roll world and I am so glad to have grown up with it and still appreciating it today. My dad is the main reason why I fell in love with it. That’s what was on the radio when I was young and now it’s what I choose to listen to, amongst other music, as an adult. I truly hope this style of music, especially Metallica, never dies.

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To me music is . . . .

  Music is a part of our culture and it undeniably plays one of the most important roles in my life.  It can be found anywhere in the world and it’s used for a variety of things.  I couldn’t imagine my life without music.  Some people say that music doesn’t mean much to them and I truly feel bad for them.  It’s just something I cannot fathom.  I couldn’t imagine living my life without music being intertwined.  I would certainly be a very unhappy person without it, because it’s a release unlike any other. 

  It doesn’t matter whether you’re a music teacher, a composer for movies or commercials, a lead singer of a band, an instrument player, part of a church choir, an orchestra member, involved in your school band, love singing karaoke, or even if you just like whistling tunes in the shower, music has a way of bringing people together.  It can tell you a lot about a person.  It not only gives us a way to express ourselves and who we are, it’s also a way of communicating how we feel.  Without it, life would be boring.

  Music is in everything around us and starts from the beginning of our history.  It’s what makes you feel a certain way and what can make or break a moment.  It’s a complete emotional outlet.  It can improve focus and can cause us to feel more uplifted in our everyday lives.  Music connects us all and there is something out there for everyone.

Music influences our culture in many ways.  It can set moods and help create atmospheres.  Humans are behaviorally influenced by the way we feel.  That’s why we throw on an upbeat playlist while we’re working out or hit the dancefloor when a song we appreciate comes on.  The thirst for music is something that begins to take shape when you’re a child and continues to grow with you throughout your entire adult life.  I was brought up on what I consider to be the best music of all time, which is better known today as classic rock.  The 50’s through the 80’s are some of my favorite musical eras.  There are way too many to name, but my ultimate pick would have to be “The Beatles”.  I mean seriously, who doesn’t love them?

 Music cleanses the understanding, inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself. – Henry Ward Beecher