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Fall Out Boy at AFAS

Fall Out Boy, live at AFAS… How can I convey just how long I’ve waited to see these guys live? The lights dimmed and a beautiful CG ocean popped up on the big screen with a timer in the upper right corner. The audience didn’t even wait to start screaming. Once the timer had dropped to zero, a voluminous sheet descended and the band emerged from within. I have three bands that I adore and would follow forever. Fall Out…

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Pale Waves at Paradiso

The lights dim and the intimate crowd of about 100 people begin to scream. Figures creep onstage amid ultra violet lights and swirling fog. There is silence for a moment before the room vibrates with the low mumblings of a bass guitar. And then we are standing in an earthquake contained within the walls of our hall. This is what we came for, to listen to Pale Waves. I discovered Pales Waves off of a Youtube recommendation (who would have…

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Paramore at AFAS Live

Music is a cultural experience that needs no translation. I’m only about 3 months into my Dutch courses so I’m far from fluent. However, when people come together, despite their differences in language or origin of birth, that is a truly magical experience. There’s no need to understand anything but the beat of the music and how it rocks the soul. I feel like every live musical experience is the same and different simultaneously. It’s a group of people getting…

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