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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: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Happy Music Monday! I hope everyone is having a smashing spring break! This music Monday is devoted to Macklemore.

Macklemore (his real name is Ben Haggerty) and his producer Ryan Lewis make hip-hop/indie rap music, and have been doing so since 2008. Haggerty started out his career in 2000 as Professor Macklemore and released an extended play, then dropped the “professor” and began making music as just Macklemore. He struggled with substance abuse for a few years, but after becoming sober in 2008, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis teamed up for the first time.

Since beginning his music career, Macklemore has released one mixtape, three extended plays, and two albums, all on independent record labels. Although he has such a large body of work, he didn’t really become super famous until his song “Thrift Shop” got popular in late 2012. The song has over 150 million views on YouTube and just so happens to be one of my favorite songs at the moment. My favorite song by him is probably “Same Love.” This song is about marriage equality, making Macklemore the first hip-hop artist to sing of such a thing, which I think is incredibly cool. I don’t usually like rap or hip-hop music at all, but I love that Macklemore’s songs actually are about legitimate things and have humor in them.

He will be playing at Purdue University on March 23 and at Indiana University on April 17. Click on the date for ticket info for each!

Two of my favorite songs by Macklemore, “Fake I.D.“and “Thrift Shop”, have a few choice words in them, so I can’t really put them on here. Click the name of the song to view those! “Same Love” is down below!

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

“Same Love”

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Breakity Break Break

Winter break has officially begun. Yippie skippie!!! As I said in my last post, I finished finals on Wednesday. Since I was done with finals, I went home with my roommate Ashni for the afternoon. She is from Westfield, Indiana and lives only about 20 minutes away from Butler. Westfield is close to Carmel, so while we were home, we hit up the Carmel Arts District.

This area was incredibly cool. There were a bunch of different shops and bakeries, and some really neat art galleries. My favorite aspect of the district was the various statues sprinkled throughout the area. Me being the expert model that I am, had to take a picture with each and every one of these statues. Here are a few of my faves!

Assaulting a police officer

My husband and I teaching our daughter to ride a bike.

Having a snack

Trying to steal a kiss. Don't tell my husband!

This trip was a great start to my break, and yesterday was fun too! I got home yesterday, but on my way out of town, my friend Kelsi and I hit up the mall and did some shopping, kicking our break off right. I am really looking forward to being home, relaxing, and spending time with the fam. Have a fabulous break, and thanks for reading :)

My Introduction

That's me!

My name is Bekah and I am a freshman here at Butler! I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. My favorite things to make are purses, skirts, and dresses, as well as jewelry. I also love dancing (I am on Dance Team here at Butler), eating cereal (mostly Special K), corny jokes, and shopping at Target. I’m very excited to be at Butler this year, not only because Target is just a few miles away, but so I can make friends and be in such a strong academic environment. I hope you follow along with me during my journey as a freshman this year.