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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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The Grammys

Happy Music Monday all. Last night was the 56th Grammy Awards. Unfortunately I did not watch the show, but I did indeed hear about a few iconic performances. The three performances I heard about most via social media and general Internetting were by Lorde, Taylor Swift, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. In true Music Monday fashion, let’s discuss them.

Lorde: Lorde performed her Grammy winning hit “Royals,” and I heard nothing but weirdness regarding this performance. I heard she convulsed strangely on stage and kind of looked possessed. I watched the performance, and I found no such weirdness. The stage was darkly lit, and her voice and makeup were dark per usual. Other than the eeriness surrounding her voice in general, I didn’t think her dancing was all that weird. She just vibed with the music. “Royals” is a strangely eerie sounding song, so naturally Lorde’s dancing to it would match. It would have been weird if she were happily bopping as if she was listening to a One Direction song.

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Taylor Swift: All I had heard about Taylor Swift’s performance was that she head banged and it was weird. All that I gathered from Taylor Swift’s performance was that she head banged and it was weird. I’m only joking because I’m not that big of a fan of hers. She played her song “All Too Well,” and joking aside, I thought her voice sounded really good, and I actually liked the song. When the head banging kicked in, however, I did feel really uncomfortable. She looked like she let out a treacherous slow motion sneeze, rather than lost herself in the music.

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: The award-winning duo sang their song “Same Love,” and it was quite an epic performance. Macklemore looked and sounded as great as always, and towards the end of the performance, Queen Latifah hit the stage, announcing that 33 couples (both hetero and homosexual) were exchanging wedding vows in the crowd. Right after the couples wed, Madonna appeared out of nowhere and sang a bit as well. Although I think the message and support displayed by having the couples there was important and totally valid, it does seem a little over the top. The song itself is so powerful that I’m not sure the extra bits needed to be there. Regardless, it was an incredibly powerful and significant performance.

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Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

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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MY 100TH BLOG POST!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is my 100th blog post. YIPPITY, YIP, YIP! HUZZAH! HOORAY! REJOICE! #FREAKOUT. Since this is my 100th post on my blog, I will share 100 facts about me!

1. I really wanted to make this a vlog, but did not have time. Sigh.

2. I need to repaint my nails.

3. I’m wearing my Forever Lazy today. All day.

Yep.

4. I should be working on a paper, but I have writer’s block.

5. My favorite movie is Napoleon Dynamite.

6. It is on my bucket list to learn the dance he does at the end.

7. I actually have a physical bucket list that I update frequently.

8. It gives me anxiety that the semester is almost over and I still have several friend crushes to fulfill.

9. I love Target.

10. My whole outfit yesterday was from Target.

11. My favorite food is cereal.

12. I drink at least 3 glasses of milk at each meal.

13. I am seeing Macklemore this evening. Yeah!

14. I’m going to Lollapalooza for the first time this summer.

15. I’m an art + design major.

16. I love being an art + design major.

17. Art Now is next Tuesday and Wednesday (23rd and 24th) in the Reilly Room. You should come.

18. I just switched my journalism minor to creative writing.

19. I also added digital media productions as a second minor.

20. I met a woman with a pet goat in Holcolm Gardens 2 weeks ago.

21. I will make a vlog recounting that interaction in the near future.

22. A strange man named Kevin gave my friend and me his phone number and email address in Target a few weeks ago.

23. Most people don’t know, but this blog is my job. I actually get paid to do this. So righteous.

24. I have never been out of the country.

25. I really want to visit Europe.

26. I want to go to Paris Fashion Week. A girl can dream, can’t she?

27. I like to shout random phrases in French on a regular basis.

28. I sing and snap my fingers whenever I am walking somewhere by myself.

29. I love complimenting strangers.

30. I love approaching strangers and befriending them.

31. This post is going to be much longer than I realized.

32. If you are still reading at this point, God bless you.

33. When I’m not at school, I work at a department store called Bergner’s.

34. I have two brothers.

35. One named John.

36. One named Ben.

37. My number one celebrity crush is Adam Levine.

38. I once drew a picture of his naked torso.

Whoop, there it is.

39. I also really like Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

40. I also recently fell in love with James Franco.

41. As far as females go, I really love Emma Watson.

42. I didn’t, however, enjoy the movie Perks of Being a Wallflower.

43. The book was a lot better.

44. My favorite book is The BFG by Roald Dahl.

45. This is a super long post, maybe I’ll continue it on Friday.

46. My favorite color is purple.

47. I am terrified of squirrels.

48. A chipmunk once got in my house.

49. My neighbor caught it with a butterfly net.

50. I will continue with 50 more facts on Friday!

Have a great rest of the week and thanks for reading :)