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post Nov 23 2014, 11:55 AM
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Hey guys ! What's up ? biggrin.gif Wanted to share, I've been to three concerts in the past month !! Every time it was so amazing. The first concert I went to was an amazing Black Metal evening of craziness, screaming, and lots of headbanging ! All the bands were amazing and I made a new friend with whom I might even play in the near future and he may be the bassist in the band I am trying to create. Totally amazing. This was, 8th of November.

The next evening, I went to the only concert I really was looking forward, which was being headlined by a Russian band called EVO, a transcore band which is really close to my heart because their lyrics helped me a lot in getting over my ex wink.gif That's why we're all into music, getting over sadness in life and enjoying the happy times with it smile.gif Right ? Well, guess what - that was the worst concert of all 3 laugh.gif laugh.gif The one I was most looking forward to. But the most important too, for the future. First I got to meet the vocalist of that band and I said hi and told him that I really like their music and the lyrics and that even though Russian isn't my first language, I still understand and really appreciate it. His reaction - Thanks, we try, and then goes away... The rockstar attitude dry.gif That was totally not cool. Then the concert started. The first band that played was called Shaman Ra, and they totally rocked the show, with amazing songs, riffs and we were all jumping with them biggrin.gif Really cool. Turned out to be the best band of the evening. And after show I was kinda able to talk to the guitarist and give a few compliments and stuff. Really nice guy. And of course, the high five's and handshakes that happen between songs and stuff biggrin.gif Because I am always right in front wink.gif biggrin.gif The next band that played was called.. I guess Must Wear Purple (CRAZY NAME, they weren't even wearing purple !) and it was as if they were playing breakdowns all the time. With a bit of clean vocals. They kinda lacked the energy.

Next came on EVO, what I was really looking forward to. And they were pretty unprofessional to be honest. They have 3 vocalists in the band and two of them weren't present. And the only one who was singing was making excuses and stuff dry.gif They played in Moscow last night and were probably hungover. But, nonetheless, they rocked it and we were all jumping and singing along ! Even I was biggrin.gif So, it was kinda worth it. I saw it as setting myself free from the past smile.gif

Now, here's when things get interesting. Since they were the best band of the evening, I commented on Russian facebook that they were and the guitarist invited me to the next concert. And, he added me as a friend and coincidentally, a few days later he saw me in a bus taking my new Jackson guitar in the packaging (and I didn't even notice him ! laugh.gif ) And he wrote to me about how's the guitar and we started chatting and he again invited me to the concert and insisted me to attend, even though it was in another town, though not far away from here, at least in my terms smile.gif And, I told him that I am interested, but need a ride. And he arranged that for me with another band that would be playing.

So, I went to that other town with the other band (called Generation), and, we became pretty good friends, especially after the concert started biggrin.gif As they were making their debut on stage and totally rocked it. And after show we greeted and they asked me how was it and we had some nice chat over some Jack Daniels tongue.gif (I always wanted to try, which I did, thanks to those guys) They were all pretty kind and down to earth guys smile.gif And, since I am from another country which is not seen as a place where you'll find a metalhead, I was the center of attention sadly laugh.gif laugh.gif After we all had some food and drinks, it was time for Shaman-ra to come on biggrin.gif And they rocked it once again. But more than the performance, it was the crowd !!!! So amazing, the energy was really high. If one person starts shouting all ''ey ey ey'' to a rhythm (that would be me most of the times) all would join in within a few seconds biggrin.gif And moshing was pretty nice too biggrin.gif They were recording a live album and it feels great to be a part of it, especially because my friend invited me to the concert. Of course, I don't have any pictures of the evening tongue.gif I was too busy pumping the metal horns, fist, shouting and trying to sing along, and a little bit of moshing !!! They rocked it and after the show was over, there was this BIG GROUP photo where some of us climbed on stage and posed with the band. Apparently, I turned out right beside the vocalist laugh.gif And I didn't have a clue where I was. It was all so spontaneous.

Then some more backstage stuff when I met Alexander (the guitarist and the guy who invited me) introduced me for the others, and I thanked him a lot but, he was all the time going ''Yash, thanks a lot for coming man'' Amazing guy ! I can't thank him enough. And, after a while, it was sadly time to go, so, I got in bus with the guys from Generation and we had a great time in the bus. smile.gif Just one of the most amazing day of my life biggrin.gif I got to learn about vocals from both the vocalists. And made some great new friends who're rockers. And they said they'll try to hook me up with some guys to play with. Just amazing.

And today Alexander messaged me that Generation might need a guitarist soon as one of them is leaving sad.gif Sad to be honest. I guess that's how the music ''business'' works ? You get to know people and talk to them ? smile.gif And he already invited me for the next 2 concerts ! I'm going biggrin.gif laugh.gif

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post Nov 24 2014, 07:23 PM
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BINGO!! The entire biz works soooooo much on casual relationship that having them is very important smile.gif Keep it up!!

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Hey guys ! What's up ? biggrin.gif Wanted to share, I've been to three concerts in the past month !! Every time it was so amazing. The first concert I went to was an amazing Black Metal evening of craziness, screami.? smile.gif And he already invited me for the next 2 concerts ! I'm going biggrin.gif laugh.gif

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