You Me At Six and All Time Low

Walking up to the O2 stadium on the 14th February 2015 was one of the most exciting things I have ever done! I wasn’t interested in looking at the O2 or visiting one of its million or so bars and restaurants; I was pumped and ready for one of the most anticipated shows in the rock calendar. The You Me At Six and All Time Low joint headline UK arena tour. Yeah, you read that right!

I’d seen ‘You Me At Six’ perform twice before and ‘All Time Low’ once before. Each time I’ve seen these two incredibly talented bands play, the crowd has doubled and the ticket prices have doubled with it. But that’s OK, because I love them and frankly, I’d sell my soul to see that show again; it was incredible. Easily the best show I had ever seen. In fact, let me give you a little example of how much I enjoyed it; it has now been about a week since the show and my throat is just beginning to relax.

I’d first seen You Me At Six play in 2010 at the Hammersmith Apollo and from that night on, well to say I was hooked is the understatement of the century. They are- in my overly bias opinion- the single greatest band in the country, nay, THE WORLD (bit much?) at the moment. Closely followed of course by All Time Low. Obviously.

Oh, how rude of me; I almost forgot to introduce everyone!

So, people, this is You Me At Six…

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So we have:

  • Centre : Josh Franceschi – lead vocals (since 2004)
  • Far Left : Max Helyer – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (since 2004)
  • Second Left : Chris Miller – lead guitar (since 2004)
  • Far Right : Matt Barnes – bass guitar (since 2004)
  • Second Right : Dan Flint – drums, percussion (since 2007)

And here is All Time Low:

ATL

  • Centre Left : Alex Gaskarth – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Centre Right : Jack Barakat – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Right : Zack Merrick – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Left : Rian Dawson – drums, percussion

 

I know when I go to see these two perform, that it’s going to be an awesome event. You see, these days we’re bombarded with bands that have been put together very quickly, pushed on stage and then told to sing a song that has been written for them by someone else. And surprise surprise, it’s these bands that get all the immediate worldwide attention. It completely tarnishes the music industry and undermines the hard work, pure graft and years upon years of dedication to the game that bands like You Me At Six and All Time Low have put in. But these bands don’t have a true and loyal fan-base; they have 12-15 year old girls who will inevitably grow up and won’t give two flying hoots about them in five years’ time.

You Me At Six, All Time Low and many bands like them have some of the strongest fan-bases on the planet. They’ve grown up WITH them and respect and love them for everything that they have helped them achieve. It’s these people who will stand the test of time and continue to produce music to millions of fans across the globe until they’re 60.

I don’t know, maybe i’m just being sentimental. But I really do believe that these two bands have already and are going to achieve mighty great things in their respected careers. So good luck to them.

They’re my favourites. Who are yours?  Let me know with a comment!

 

Until Next time

Bye!

 

A Quick Upadate

I was sitting at my desk the other day with a blank document open, ready to start a new blog post when I once again realised that I had no idea what direction my blog was going in. It’s quite a strange feeling, not knowing what I want the blog to be. At first I wanted it to simply be about anything and everything I felt like talking about; then I kind of decided to go down the fashion blog route for a while, because I wanted it to have more of a focus, you know. But now I think I have unconsciously decided that I want to go back to where I started, and just upload what ever I feel like.

A lot of bloggers- mostly beauty or fashion/lifestyle bloggers – will try and tell you that your blog must have a focus, one subject that you aim at a particular niche, so that you gain a strong and loyal following. I have to disagree, I want my blog to be for everyone to enjoy, and that’s not going to happen when there’s just one subject on here, is it.

So i’m going back to my roots; picking up where I left off; starting fresh; square one and all that. This will also mean that my blog posts will be a lot more frequent, as I’ll be posting things that I really want to be talking about, rather than things I feel I need to be talking about, simply because it will aim at a tightly knit niche.

So there you have it, this blog will be going back to film reviews, current affairs and talking about basically anything that I want to, just because it’s more fun than being so restricted with one subject. There might be the odd fashion post from time to time, but don’t get your hopes up!

I love getting comments on my blog, so feel free to comment on what ever you like, with any suggestions for new blog ideas. Thanks.

Until next time,

 

BYE!