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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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Music Monday: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in Concert

Happy Music Monday, all! Last Wednesday, I saw Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in concert. They played at Indiana University, and let me tell you, it was quite an eventful evening.

I went with my friends Sam and Katie, and we got to the concert about 15 minutes before it was supposed to start. Since we didn’t get there too early, we expected a long line waiting to get in. To our surprise, there was hardly anyone in the parking lot, and absolutely no line. When we got to the door, the security guards acted like we could just walk through, then abruptly were all like “Ohh oh! Hold up. Nice try!” They looked through our bags and let us through the door. It was weird.

We found our seats and looked out across the barren arena and were further confused by the lack of audience members. The first opener, Talib Kweli, performed, but it felt like no one was listening. It was like when you’re talking with a group of people, but no one is really listening to the person trying to talk to everyone. A few more people showed up, and a rapper named Wale (pronounced wall-aayy) performed next. Wale was horrible. All I can say is no way Wale, no way. He had the whole audience chanting incredibly offensive lyrics to one of his songs for a good five minutes, and it successfully made me uncomfortable. After that episode, he invited players from the IU basketball team onto the stage where they rapped and danced with him. They are basketball players. Not celebrities. Not rappers. It was so, so strange.

After Wale, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took the stage. They were incredible! Macklemore danced around the stage the whole time and talked to the audience about the origin of each song before he performed it. Before “Thrift Shop,” he spotted a guy in the audience with a fur coat and asked if he could wear it for the song.

The whole crew in action.

He did, and it was great. “Same Love” was one of my favorites, as was “And We Danced.” He was so, so fun to watch and I think I want to be his best friend. If you ever have the chance to go see him, please do. It will be a great time even if the rest of the evening is incredibly weird.

P.S. I’ll put a video I took of “Same Love” at the bottom!

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

“Same Love”

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Music Monday: Imagine Dragons

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying their day off. This Music Monday is devoted to Imagine Dragons.

Imagine Dragons is an American alternative rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Fun fact: the group’s name is an anagram, but no one other than the members of the band know what it means. They have three extended plays and one album titled Night Visions. The band’s most popular song, “It’s Time,” holds the record for the longest run on the 2012 Alternative Top 10 charts, so that’s pretty neat. When I first heard this song, I liked it, but I didn’t love it, ya feel me? I was curious though, so I looked up more songs by the group. The more I listened to the band, the more I liked them.

My favorite song by Imagine Dragons is “Radioactive.” I absolutely love the music video for this song because it is really strange. The video entails strange stuffed animal things fighting each other in a wrestling match. I’m not entirely sure what it has to do with the song, but it makes me like it so much more. Here are a few songs for you to check out. Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

*Another fun fact: Imagine Dragons is playing at the Egyptian Room downtown on February 28th. Check out ticket info here!

“It’s Time”

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“Radioactive”

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“On Top of the World”

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Music Monday: Freshly Brewed

Happy Music Monday! On Friday night, Freshly Brewed, the women’s a Cappella group on campus, had their first concert. As I mentioned in my post about Out of the Dawg House, I am fascinated by people with musical abilities. My friend Allie is in Freshly Brewed, so I have basically been looking forward to hearing her sing all semester!

Out of the Dawg House opened the concert and they were perfect as always (their concert was on Saturday night, but I went to the Nutcracker instead, so unfortunately I missed it)! The concert was so good! The girls sang a variety of songs, including a lot of mash-ups.They did one Harry Potter themed song where they whipped out Potter glasses, thus proving that they are in fact as cool as I thought they were. They also came and serenaded the girls in the Schwitzer lobby earlier in the week to encourage people to come to the concert. They were seriously fantastic and I cannot wait for the next concert! Here are a few of their songs! Have a fantastic week and thanks for reading :)

Never Let You Go

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Harry Potter

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Music Monday: Parachute

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a spectacular Thanksgiving break and ate a lot of delicious food! Since it is Music Monday I will discuss my Thanksgiving festivities (including a grandma update) in my next post! For now, let’s talk about music.

The concert I saw over the summer!

I am going to talk about Parachute today. Parachute is an American rock band from

Charlottesville, Virginia. Although “rock” is the genre in which they are described, I would say they have more of a singer-songwriter vibe mixed in. They aren’t totally mellow, but they don’t rock hard core either. Parachute has released two albums, Losing Sleep and The

Way It Was, as well as a few extended plays. Their most known song is probably “She Is

Love.” Fun fact, Parachute used to be known as Sparky’s Flaw but changed their name in 2008.

Parachute has been on tour with Kelly Clarkson, The Goo Goo Dolls, O.A.R, Matt Nathanson, and Duffy to name a few. They have also toured independently. In fact, I saw them in Joliet, Illinios over the summer with The Cab and it was a great time! Here are a few of my favorite Parachute songs! Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

“Pretty Girl Rock” cover

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“Under Control”

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“She Is Love” Acoustic Version

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“She (For Liz)”

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