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Now, before it's time to ring out my favorite 2017 albums/songs/etc. (ones that were released in 2017, didn't exist before 2017, yada yada) I want to do something different. My favorite DISCOVERIES of 2017 - that is, my favorite albums and songs that existed before 2017 but that I didn't discover until 2017. So, here we go!

Albums (NO ORDER because orders are annoying):

  • Kehlani - Cloud 19 (I know it's technically an EP but so what)
  • Kehlani - You Should Be Here
  • Bjork - Homogenic
  • Bjork - Post
  • Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
  • Tori Amos - Boys For Pele
  • Tori Amos - American Doll Posse
  • Tori Amos - To Venus And Back
  • Tori Amos - Midwinter Graces
  • Tori Amos - Night Of Hunters

Songs (see previous):

  • Kehlani - First Position
  • Chr*s Br*wn - Party (feat. Gucci Mane & Usher)
  • Bjork - Army Of Me
  • Bjork - It's Oh So Quiet
  • Tori Amos - Mary Jane
  • Tori Amos - Mrs. Jesus
  • Tori Amos - I Can't See New York
  • Tori Amos - Teenage Hustling
  • Kehlani - Act A Fool (feat. IAMSU!)
  • Kehlani - FWU
  • Kehlani - Alive (feat. Coucheron)
  • Bjork - There's More To Life Than This
  • Bjork - You've Been Flirting Again
  • Bjork - Venus As A Boy
  • Bjork - Big Time Sinsuality
  • Tori Amos - Professional Widow
  • Tori Amos - Muhammed My Friend
  • Tori Amos - Snow Angel
  • Tori Amos - Wild Way

 

I knew about Tori Amos before 2017. I had listened to her albums Little Earthquakes and From The Choirgirl Hotel, which are two of my favorite albums... ever. But thanks to @Hylia and @Vulnicura. I dove into the rest of her discography. I still have yet to listen to Gold Dust or Strange Little Girls, but I've listened to every single one of her other studio albums now, and last night we listened to her Christmas album too (thanks @Aidan. for that thread).

I also knew about Bjork before 2017. Back when Spotify was first starting out and not at all the giant it is now, I asked my alternative friend for music recs so I could expand my music taste. Amoung others he recommended me Tori Amos, Liz Phair, and Bjork. He recommended me Post and Debut. Well, once again, Spotify wasn't a giant back then YET. So it didn't have Post and Debut - it only had Post Live. I listened to Post Live and I liked it, but not enough to get addicted to it. Fastforward 6 years to now, on FOTP, when those same people mentioned above (Hylia and Vulnicura) strongly hint that I should give her a chance again. So I do. I've so far listened to Post, Debut, and Homogenic, and I've loved every single one. So even though I TECHNICALLY listened to "Post Live" in 2011, I still count "Post" and its songs as a 2017 discovery.

As for Kehlani, I did NOT know about her before 2017. But thanks to one of my Twitter friends named Anita, as well as @QUINN and Hylia, I dove into her work this year - starting with her album released in January, SweetSexySavage. Obviously that album isn't on this list because it came out in 2017, BUT I also dove into Cloud 19 and You Should Be Here (her two pre-2017 mixtapes). And I am so glad I did. And then as you all should know by now, I later got to meet her. She is the sweetest girl ever and I'm so glad I discovered her in 2017. :)

 

Favorite albums/songs/etc. that were released in 2017 will be made in a separate blog post, probably in a few weeks.

You say you don’t judge me

Yet you approve the laws that do

You say you won’t hurt me

Yet you do with your words,

Words that say I shouldn’t be allowed to marry the one I want,

Words that say if you can’t create a child you shouldn’t be together

Words that say the only love allowed is the kind you experience

And not mine.

Actions speak louder than words,

And your words of love have no merit if your actions don’t echo it.

You think just because you’re nice to my face that you’re not judgmental

But behind my back ‘prayed’ to fix something that cannot be fixed

To a God that made me this way and wouldn’t want me any other way.

You say you don’t judge me

But you do,

And whether you admit it to yourself or not

It is what is true.

It's been a while since the last post I made like this so I wanted to make another one. :)

Artists are in alphabetical first name order, and albums are in fave-to-least-fave order (not counting things like Greatest Hits/Christmas/etc. which are in no order). I haven't listened to any of Rihanna's albums other than ANTi (YET) so that's in a random order too. To the newbies to this blog, you better watch out for that 1D section because it IS *huge*. Takes up a whole page on my laptop. And finally, I underlined all the Vinyl because I felt like it.

* = in SHIPPING (as in I don't technically own it YET but I will soon!)

Alessia Cara - Know-It-All

Aly & AJ - Insomniatic
Aly & AJ - Into The Rush: Deluxe Edition
Aly & AJ - Acoustic Hearts Of Winter

Amanda Perez - Angel

Annie Lawrence - Everything Changes
Annie Lawrence - Light Is Stronger EP

Ashley Tisdale - Headstrong

Avril Lavigne - The Best Thing
Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby (Deluxe Edition)
Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin
Avril Lavigne - Let Go

Bea Miller - Not An Apology

Beyoncé - Lemonade
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
Beyoncé - 4 (Deluxe)
Beyoncé - B'Day (Deluxe Edition)
Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Platinum Edition)
Beyoncé - Dangerously In Love

Big Time Rush - BTR

Björk - Post

Bratz Rock Angelz soundtrack
Bratz Genie Magic soundtrack

Britney Spears - Circus (Deluxe Version)
Britney Spears - Britney
Britney Spears - Blackout
Britney Spears - In The Zone
Britney Spears - Glory (Deluxe Version)
Britney Spears - Glory
Britney Spears - Femme Fatale (Fan Edition) (includes Hold It Against Me vinyl)
Britney Spears - Oops!... I Did It Again
Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
Britney Spears - Britney Jean
Britney Spears - The Singles Collection
Britney Spears - Greatest Hits: My Prerogative
Britney Spears - B In The Mix: The Remixes

The Cheetah Girls - TCG
The Cheetah Girls - The Cheetah Girls 2
The Cheetah Girls - The Cheetah Girls
The Cheetah Girls - Cheetah-licious Christmas
The Cheetah Girls - The Cheetah Girls: One World

Christina Aguilera - Stripped
Christina Aguilera - Bionic
Christina Aguilera - Back To Basics
Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade Of Hits
Christina Aguilera - My Kind Of Christmas
Christina Aguilera - Lotus (Deluxe Version)

Christopher Williams - The City Makes The Man

Cimorelli - Up At Night

Demi Lovato - Here We Go Again
Demi Lovato - Demi
Demi Lovato - Confident (Deluxe Edition)
Demi Lovato - Don't Forget
Demi Lovato - Unbroken
Demi Lovato - Live Walmart Soundcheck

Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits

Everlife - Everlife (2007)

Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap

Fifth Harmony - Fifth Harmony*
Fifth Harmony - Fifth Harmony*
Fifth Harmony - Reflection (Deluxe)
Fifth Harmony - 7/27 (Deluxe)
Fifth Harmony - 7/27 (Standard)
Fifth Harmony - Better Together EP
Fifth Harmony - Better Together EP (Target version)
Fifth Harmony - Juntos EP

Ginuwine - Ginuwine... the Bachelor

Harry Styles - Harry Styles

Jonas Brothers - Jonas Brothers
Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Katy Perry - One Of The Boys
Katy Perry - PRISM

Kehlani - SweetSexySavage (Deluxe)

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe Edition)
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city (2xLP)
Kendrick Lamar - D***
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

Kim Possible soundtrack

Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga - ARTPOP
Lady Gaga - The Fame
Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Special Edition)
Lady Gaga - Joanne

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

Lindsay Lohan - Speak
Lindsay Lohan - A Little More Personal (RAW)

Little Mix - Salute
Little Mix - Get Weird (Deluxe Edition)
Little Mix - Glory Days (standard in physical, deluxe in digital)

Liz Phair - Whitechocolatespacegg
Liz Phair - Liz Phair
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville

Louis Tomlinson - Back To You [single]

Madonna - Bedtime Stories
Madonna - Ray Of Light
Madonna - Like A Prayer
Madonna - True Blue
Madonna - American Life
Madonna - Hard Candy
Madonna - Erotica
Madonna - Music
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Madonna - Madonna
Madonna - Confessions On A Dancefloor
Madonna - Celebration
Madonna - Something To Remember
Madonna - You Can Dance
Madonna - MDNA
Madonna - Rebel Heart

Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed
Miley Cyrus - Bangerz (Deluxe Version)
Miley Cyrus - Breakout (Platinum Edition)
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana - Meet Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus - The Time Of Our Lives
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana - Best Of Both Worlds Concert

Monica - After The Storm

One Direction - Take Me Home (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Take Me Home (Standard with Zayn slipcase)
One Direction - Take Me Home (Target edition)
One Direction - Four (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Four (2xLP)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. (Standard with Liam cover)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. (Standard with exclusive bracelet)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. Vinyl
One Direction - Up All Night (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Up All Night (Standard)
One Direction - Up All Night (Souvenir Edition)
One Direction - Midnight Memories (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful [single]
One Direction - One Thing [single]
One Direction - Gotta Be You [single]
One Direction - More Than This [single] - ultra rare
One Direction - Live While We're Young [single]
One Direction - Kiss You [single]
One Direction - One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) [single]
One Direction - Best Song Ever [single]
One Direction - Story Of My Life [single]
One Direction - Midnight Memories [single] Vinyl
One Direction - Midnight Memories EP
One Direction - You & I [single]
One Direction - Steal My Girl [single]
One Direction - Night Changes [single]
One Direction - Drag Me Down [single]
One Direction - Perfect EP

P!nk - Funhouse
P!nk - I'm Not Dead (Platinum Edition)

Phineas and Ferb Across The Second Dimension Soundtrack

R. Kelly - The R in R&B

Red Velvet - Ice Cream Cake
Red Velvet - Russian Roulette
Red Velvet - The Velvet
Red Velvet - The Red
Red Velvet - Rookie
Red Velvet - Red Summer

Rihanna - ANTi (Deluxe)
Rihanna - Music In The Sun
Rihanna - A Girl Like Me
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad (Reloaded)
Rihanna - Loud
Rihanna - Talk That Talk (Deluxe)
Rihanna - Unapologetic

Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe

Selena Gomez & the Scene - A Year Without Rain
Selena Gomez & The Scene - Kiss & Tell

Solange - A Seat At The Table

Taylor Swift - Red (Deluxe Version)
Taylor Swift - Fearless (Platinum Edition)
Taylor Swift - 1989 (Deluxe Target Version)
Taylor Swift - Speak Now (Deluxe Version)
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift

T.I. - Paper Trail

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel

Vanessa Hudgens - V

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Off The Deep End
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Poodle Hat

ZAYN - Mind Of Mine (Target version)
ZAYN - Mind Of Mine (Japan version)
ZAYN - Mind Of Mine Vinyl

 

So first off: This concert was AMAZING. He’s an AMAZING performer for sure. However, this is the first time I’ve gone to a concert for someone who I’m a fan of the craft itself more than the person. In other words, the music and the performance skills is why I came, not really the individual person - whereas I’ve been in love with the person behind the music in all my other concerts - but all that really means is I didn’t have as many fangirl moments over him doing something cute as opposed to say, Normani doing something cute.

ANYWAY, let’s get to it!

Me and L attempted to get on the road at 12 PM - of course that didn’t happen and we got on the road a few hours later. After going back to my house because I forgot the tickets (nice, isn’t that great?). Luckily we hadn’t gone too far from home when I realized this.

I tried to sleep in the car because it’s a 4 hour drive, but L is very different from my mom (who usually drives me places). She needs me to be awake and talk to her, otherwise she’ll fall asleep too. Anyways, I still tried to fall asleep while she thumped her loud music (her second way to wake up other than talking to me). But eventually I woke up and talked to her/complained with her about all the darn traffic we hit as soon as we reached Washington DC.

So we got to the hotel approximately 30 minutes before the show was supposed to start. There were a few problems with checking in and what credit cards we were and weren’t allowed to use (my dad paid in advance for the room for us so we had his card with us, but apparently we aren’t allowed to use his credit card for incidentals or the valet parking *rolls eyes* whatever), but eventually they gave us our room keys and all that stuff.

I checked our car to make sure I got everything. I went on the drivers side to make sure that I got everything of L’s; I couldn’t find anything in the driver’s seat, and while I was looking traffic started moving behind me. So now I’m freaking out and I really don’t want to stand here any longer, so I stop looking for things and just hope I have everything.

Well, lo and behold when we get upstairs, I left my darn camera in the car. When we get back outside, I ask the valet people to go get my camera because I feel like I NEED it for the concert. 

L’s mad at me. She’s mad at me for making those nice people go all the way back to wherever they parked our car just to get a stinkin’ camera out of the passenger seat door. I don’t blame her. The awkward silence between us is killing me though, and I start crying. I start crying really hard and apologizing to her a million times - I even try to tell one of the workers outside to tell the valet guys to just take my camera to our room number instead so we can just go to the concert. But L’s like “no, you already sent them to walk all the way back there, so we’re gonna wait for them to get your camera and then go have a good time at the concert.” So I just stand there, feeling terrible, but not talking to her because I know it will only make it worse.
Eventually they come back with my camera and we don’t talk about it as we start walking towards the Verizon Center. We don’t talk about it at all until later when she makes a few jokes about it for her Snapchat followers, it’s all in good fun so I guess there’s no Bad Blood.mp3 between us about it... but I never ever wanna make that mistake again. She gave them a $10 tip the next day when we got our car back.

Anyways...

So we get to our seats and we’ve missed a lot of DRAM’s set, but we didn’t miss L’s favorite song of his; Broccoli. Even though that song was a hit, this show was my first time ever hearing it. It was a cool song I guess, but I still stayed seated during it. :P

After he got off, I was afraid to leave my seat to go to the bathroom because the moment I do, Kendrick will come on, right? But then L reminded me that DRAM had said “who’s ready for Travis Scott?!” so he would be the next one up, not Kendrick.

I went to the bathroom and then to the merch stand of course. I always get a T-shirt at every concert, but I just can’t see myself wearing something on a regular basis that says “D***” on it. So instead I got a Travis Scott shirt (even though I didn’t/don’t know anything about him) because it had a butterfly (or maybe a dragon fly?) on it.
Shortly after I got back to L, someone came on stage and announced that “due to unforeseen circumstances, Travis Scott will not be performing, but Kendrick will be on in a few minutes.” I feel bad for people who have to give announcements like that at concerts because they get boo’d just for being the messenger...

It took way longer than 15 minutes (the amount of time that announcer said it would take) before Kendrick came on, but when he did we screamed our lungs out of course. Hahaha.

I think the first song he did was DNA, I’m not completely sure, but I was definitely dancing the entire time. L recorded many Snaps of me “””dancing””” but it doesn’t matter that I can’t dance to be honest. I was having fun and that’s what matters. Hehehe.

There were a few songs I started recording but then realized I’d rather be dancing to them than recording them - Swimming Pools, King Kunta, DNA, XXX - so I only recorded part of them.
L loves when I sing that one line in XXX (“I chip a dude then throw the blower in his lap, walk myself to the court like - I did that”) so of course she had to Snap me singing it during the show hahaha.

I’m so MAD because a few of our Snaps didn’t post - and we couldn’t save the ones that didn’t post either. They just came up as blank every single time we both went to our stories. And one of those Snaps that didn’t post is a video of the two of us singing to Don’t Kill My Vibe. THAT’S OUR SONG YOU GUYS. THAT’S *OUR* SONG. THAT SONG IS THE THING THAT LED TO US BEING AT THIS CONCERT IN THE FIRST PLACE TOO. I’M SO *MAD* THAT MY VIDEO OF US SINGING OUR SONG, OUR L/ANNA SONG, IS LOST FOREVER.

But anyways let me stop with that now and continue with the concert...

There was someone smoking some marijuana mixed with... something else, I don’t even know. L said it was mixed with “meds” but I’m not sure what that means. All I know is it was uncomfortable, BUT I can say that it was less uncomfortable than the amount of weed that was smoked in front of me by fans at the Kehlani concert. Now that was a whole other level entirely... At least this person was several rows above me and didn’t do it excessively/stopped after like 3 or 4 blunts or whatever (I don’t know drug terminology okay).

As soon as the opening beats of Humble started, all of us immediately danced and screamed our lungs off like our lives depended on it. I tell you guys “Humble” is gonna be THAT song that brings me back to the concert and energy in the crowd everytime I hear it - just like “Little White Lies” with my One Direction concert.

When Humble ended, I thought that was it. Even though this is far from my first concert and therefore I know there’s usually an encore song, I just couldn’t imagine what song could POSSIBLY be his encore if it wasn’t Humble. He’d already done Alright, Don’t Kill My Vibe, Swimming Pools, DNA, m.A.A.d city... Like what the heck could it be?

Finally I decided it had to be The Blacker The Berry. That’s the only one that made sense in my mind to be his encore song if it wasn’t Humble.

Then he comes back out and... No. His encore song was God of all songs. GOD. Like oh my gosh I may have danced and sung along, but what an awful song to have as your encore song. You’re supposed to go out with a bang, and God definitely doesn’t do that at all. I’m sorry but it doesn’t. I get that it’s one of his favorite songs off the album or whatever, but seriously?

During the ending of it he points at himself as he sings “this what God feels like” to indicate that all of the fans being in the audience singing along makes him feel otherworldly/like God. Which is cute, but it’s not enough to stop me from thinking that was a terrible encore song. Hahaha.

The first thing L says to me when we get out of the crowd and start walking back to our hotel is “Beyonce is still the best concert I’ve gone to with you.” I laugh and say “well she’s a hard one to beat, but I think Kendrick is a close second.”

An all around amazing concert and a lot of fun for sure. :)

When I first got in line two manager-type people came by; one gave me an “Over 21″ wristband after I showed my ID - as well as asking to see my confirmation email which I had printed out - and the other one gave me a VIP necklace. 

While I was waiting in line I talked with these two fans a lot - one was named Kim, the other one I can’t remember the name of - and Person 2 had brought flowers to give to Kehlani which was the cutest thing ever. :)

Anyway, when we entered the room it was a very short line from where I was standing. Like honestly I met 5H when they were an opening act and this M&G line was way shorter than that M&G line. It was weird but I was excited (and nervous, really really nervous). I said out loud “oh my gosh she’s actually real” thankfully she didn’t hear me because she was with another fan at the time but wow. I was shaking so hard throughout the whole line, and throughout the whole time I talked to her.

So I saw that people were kind of just posing for a picture and then leaving and mentally I was like “oh no I won’t get to tell her the things I need to tell her”. But then when it was my turn I asked the people taking the pictures (one with their camera, and one with your camera/phone, both at the same time) if I could talk to her first. They said yes, so I left my bag (minus a few things I got out of it) next to them and then walked over to her.

I asked if she would write “TTD” on the piece of paper I had because I wanted to get my first tattoo in her handwriting. I told her it meant Through The Dark, but I didn’t have enough time to really explain to her why I wanted to get that as a tattoo/what it meant. But I think just the words ‘through the dark’ gave her at least a clue of why that was important enough for me to get a tattoo of it.

I also asked her to sign something else and she did, but I won’t say what it was because it’s a surprise for one of my friends - dun dun dun.

So finally, I got my bi pride flag out and unfolded it. Kehlani asked me “what is this?” and I told her it was the bi pride flag. I asked her if she would hold it for the picture, which she did, and then I gave her a little smooch on the cheek.

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I told her that the song she made on her first mixtape about loving a girl (“First Position”, I couldn’t remember the name of it at the time though because I was freaking out too much about her being in front of me to think) meant a lot to me because I’d never heard a song like that [about girls]. She thanked me for saying that.

At some point we hugged, I can’t remember if it was when I just got there or as I was leaving but yeah.

I went back over next to the photographers to get my bag. Kehlani called me like “oh don’t forget your stuff” (referring to the ‘TTD’ paper and the thing I had her sign for my friend). I hadn’t forgotten, I was gonna come right back and get them, but the fact that she reminded me meant a lot.

Then on my way out one of the security people gave me a poster signed by Kehlani, her CD, and a tsunami pendent(??? at least I think it’s a pendent). I gave them a letter for Kehlani from one of my other friends (not the one I got her to sign something for). 

Then I went over to the bar area and one of the kind workers got me some water even though they weren’t *technically* supposed to do that yet because they’re not open yet. I was so thirsty because that M&G ate up so much of my energy jkfl;adfkj;la (but in a good way of course).

Wow she’s such an amazing person with an amazing smile and I’m so glad I got to meet her.

Yes I'm finally making a post about this concert. Sorry it took so long but hopefully you'll forgive me (if you even care) hahaha.

Also in case you don't know "OT5" means like, favorite fivesome. In the case of this post "OT5H" means Fifth Harmony the fivesome. Just in case you were confused. Anyways...

So something amazing happened for once: We arrived early. That never happens in this family. We’re never early to like, anything. But we did. We arrived at our family friends’ house where we would stay (so we didn’t have to rent a hotel) at approx. 5:30 PM. The doors to the concert venue didn’t open until 7 PM.

So after putting our things away in our family friends’ basement, and talking to them for little bit, me and my mom decided to hit it around 6:30 because we were afraid there wouldn’t be a lot of parking spaces.

We stopped at Starbucks on the way there because of course we did (this is me we’re talking about) and I ate a panini and drank an unsweetened green tea. Then we were on the move again.

Our GPS had the wrong address put in it at first, but luckily we figured it out just in time and changed it. Also the wrong address helped us go a back way and avoid the traffic so that was nice!

When we finally got there and parked, it was over an hour to go until show time. So first we went to the bathroom and then I went and waited in the long merch line while my mom went to get some food from the concessions stand.

I got a T-shirt, a “Fifth Harmony” sweatshirt (because I was cold and my dress was sleeveless), and a poster! This is the first tour where the girls have ever had posters at their tours! (Unless you count the VIP poster signed by all of them that I got when I met them on the 7/27 tour last year.)

After that I took all of my new merch, sat down next to mommy on the lawn, and listened to “Crying In The Club” to pass the time. At 7:30 we went down to our seats and just hung out, took goofy pictures together, and danced to the pre-concert music that was playing.

At around 8:02 PM, the lights went down and the girls came out. We all screamed (except for my mom, who covered her ears hahaha). They opened with “Worth It” which, to be honest, is not a good opening song in my opinion. I think it would’ve worked much better towards the end, since it was their first hit. But I still danced my butt off nonetheless so whatevs.

I’m glad Miss Movin’ On was the only Better Together era song they sang. The BT era is just so... OT5H... that I really don’t want 4H singing those songs anymore.

But oh my gosh MMO hurt. I recorded it because I’ve recorded it at every show since Neon Lights and it’s a bit of a tradition for me now, but oh my gosh I wanted to cry. The only reason I didn’t cry is because I didn’t want strangers to judge me.

I’m not one of those fans who hates all new fans’ guts or anything close to that, but I feel like the newer fans who didn’t experience the Better Together era can’t really know how much MMO means to me and the other fans who have been here since the beginning. It means so much to me and it also means OT5H. Having it without Camila felt weird and sad, kind of like how Don’t Forget Where You Belong without Zayn felt...

I kept waiting for Camila to pop out after the “it’s independence day” line and shout “IT’S WHAT?” to the audience. But she didn’t....

Anyways, that’s the only song that really hurt my OT5H heart a lot. The rest of the songs I don’t really have a deep OT5H association with like I do that song. So let me move on... (ha, unintentional pun...)

So tell me why, even though I charged the camera battery ALL NIGHT last night, it STILL started giving up after like, five songs at the most. Like what the HECK?

So since my annoying camera gave up I tried to take videos with my phone next. Well, that failed because my phone ran out of storage space before I could finish recording my second video on it.

So then I moved onto my MOM’S phone. My mom’s phone has a micro SD card inside it - basically that means that all her photos and videos are stored on the card instead of on her actual phone gallery. But she can still look at all her photos and videos on her phone as long as the micro SD card is plugged in.

I took a lot of pictures and a few videos on my mom’s phone - and most of them stunk. Because I had the flash turned on - since my camera took its best pictures when the flash was on, I figured the same rule would apply to my mom’s phone. Nope. Wrong. My mom’s phone took terrible pictures and videos with the flash on. Blech. Oh well.

During “Squeeze” a bunch of fans in the front were holding up posters and me and mommy were confused what they were for a moment, but then as the light came on a little bit more we could see that it was posters of the Manchester memorial ribbon. Dinah took one of those posters and held it up on stage with her during the rest of “Squeeze”. It was so sweet oh my gosh. <3 I had to turn back on my dying camera one last time to get a picture of Dinah holding the Manchester ribbon. Thankfully it was nice and let me take that one last picture. <3

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During “Brave Honest Beautiful” the girls brought up three little kid fans to sing with them - one of which was named Lauren, hehe, Lauren and Lauren fistbumped hahaha - it was sooo cuute. I loved it. <3

During Bo$$ I danced so hard, and even though my mom was sitting down I could see her head-bopping and jamming to the “your *** better show me some re-spect” and “c-o-n-f-i-d-e-n-t” lyrics. Bo$$ is another song I hope they never stop singing to be honest. It’s perfection.

It was funny how when we were nearing the end (Gonna Get Better was the second to last song) I was going through my head of all the singles, trying to figure out what their encore song would be. I was like “let’s see, they already did Miss Movin’ On, they already did Bo$$, Sledgehammer, Worth It, All In My Head (Flex), and That’s My Girl... what’s left?”

I straight up FORGOT that Work From Home existed. Even though it’s their BIGGEST hit. What kind of flop fan am I to be honest? Hahaha. But as soon as they dropped that “we ain’t worried bout nothin” I was instantly like “OH YEAH” and started scream-singing and dancing my butt off.

I still feel like “we ain’t worried bout nothin” is a little shady since it was originally Camila’s line and she left. But, nonetheless, seeing/hearing it in the flesh made me appreciate it a little bit more anyway.

I was Snap-videoing WFH because I love that song but not enough to record a full length video of it. Plus I’m too busy dancing to record a whole video of it. I was so busy Snapchatting it that I almost missed the booty bump (you know, the part where all of them put their booties together and shake them). But I looked up from my phone just in time and SCREAMED.

At first I had thought they weren’t doing the booty bump this time because they usually do it during “we don’t need hands for that” in This Is How We Roll and they didn’t this time. But lo and behold they saved it till the end. Hahaha. Oh my gosh they’re so attractive I can’t.

Yeah but wow what a great concert. I can’t wait to go on their next tour. <3 Harmony concerts, whether Fifth or Fourth, will always be my second home. <3

I thought I'd make one of these posts again in honor of me finally collecting all of 1D's physical music. wub1 

As always, the artists are in alphabetical (first name) order, the albums are in fave to least fave order (GH, Christmas, etc. albums don't count), and I'm warning you now that that One Direction section IS HUGE. I underlined the Vinyl because I felt like it.

* = haven't listened to yet (I know I need to fix that with some of these, I'm just really bad at procrastinating with music...)

Alessia Cara - Know-It-All*

Aly & AJ - Insomniatic
Aly & AJ - Into The Rush: Deluxe Edition
Aly & AJ - Acoustic Hearts Of Winter

Amanda Perez - Angel

Annie Lawrence - Everything Changes*
Annie Lawrence - Light Is Stronger EP*

Ashley Tisdale - Headstrong

Avril Lavigne - The Best Thing
Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby (Deluxe Edition)*
Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin*
Avril Lavigne - Let Go*

Bea Miller - Not An Apology*

Beyoncé - Lemonade
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
Beyoncé - 4 (Deluxe)
Beyoncé - B'Day (Deluxe Edition)
Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Platinum Edition)
Beyoncé - Dangerously In Love

Big Time Rush - BTR

Björk - Post

Bratz Rock Angelz soundtrack
Bratz Genie Magic soundtrack

Britney Spears - Circus (Deluxe Version)
Britney Spears - Glory (Deluxe Version)
Britney Spears - Britney
Britney Spears - Blackout
Britney Spears - In The Zone
Britney Spears - Femme Fatale (Fan Edition) (includes Hold It Against Me vinyl)
Britney Spears - Oops!... I Did It Again
Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
Britney Spears - Britney Jean
Britney Spears - The Singles Collection
Britney Spears - Greatest Hits: My Prerogative
Britney Spears - B In The Mix: The Remixes

The Cheetah Girls - TCG
The Cheetah Girls - The Cheetah Girls 2
The Cheetah Girls - The Cheetah Girls
The Cheetah Girls - Cheetah-licious Christmas
The Cheetah Girls - The Cheetah Girls: One World

Christina Aguilera - Stripped
Christina Aguilera - Bionic
Christina Aguilera - Back To Basics
Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade Of Hits
Christina Aguilera - My Kind Of Christmas
Christina Aguilera - Lotus (Deluxe Version)

Christopher Williams - The City Makes The Man*

Cimorelli - Up At Night*

Demi Lovato - Here We Go Again
Demi Lovato - Demi
Demi Lovato - Confident (Deluxe Edition)
Demi Lovato - Don't Forget
Demi Lovato - Unbroken
Demi Lovato - Live Walmart Soundcheck

Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits

Everlife - Everlife (2007)

Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap*

Fifth Harmony - 7/27 (Deluxe)
Fifth Harmony - 7/27 (Standard)
Fifth Harmony - Reflection (Deluxe)
Fifth Harmony - Better Together EP
Fifth Harmony - Better Together EP (Target version)
Fifth Harmony - Juntos EP*

Ginuwine - Ginuwine... the Bachelor

Jonas Brothers - Jonas Brothers
Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer*

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Katy Perry - One Of The Boys
Katy Perry - PRISM*

Kehlani - SweetSexySavage (Deluxe)

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe Edition)
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city (2xLP)
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

Kim Possible soundtrack

Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga - ARTPOP
Lady Gaga - The Fame
Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Special Edition)
Lady Gaga - Joanne*

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill*

Lindsay Lohan - Speak
Lindsay Lohan - A Little More Personal (RAW)

Little Mix - Salute
Little Mix - Get Weird (Deluxe Edition)*
Little Mix - Glory Days* (standard in physical, deluxe in digital)

Liz Phair - Whitechocolatespacegg
Liz Phair - Liz Phair
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville

Madonna - Bedtime Stories
Madonna - Ray Of Light
Madonna - Like A Prayer
Madonna - True Blue
Madonna - American Life
Madonna - Hard Candy
Madonna - Erotica
Madonna - Music
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Madonna - Madonna
Madonna - Confessions On A Dancefloor
Madonna - Celebration
Madonna - Something To Remember
Madonna - You Can Dance
Madonna - MDNA*

Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed
Miley Cyrus - Bangerz (Deluxe Version)
Miley Cyrus - Breakout (Platinum Edition)
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana - Meet Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus - The Time Of Our Lives
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana - Best Of Both Worlds Concert

Monica - After The Storm*

One Direction - Take Me Home (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Take Me Home (Standard with Zayn slipcase)
One Direction - Take Me Home (Target edition)
One Direction - Four (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Four (2xLP)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. (Standard with Liam cover)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. (Standard with exclusive bracelet)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. Vinyl
One Direction - Up All Night (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Up All Night (Standard)
One Direction - Up All Night (Souvenir Edition)
One Direction - Midnight Memories (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful [single]
One Direction - One Thing [single]
One Direction - Gotta Be You [single]
One Direction - More Than This [single] - ultra rare
One Direction - Live While We're Young [single]
One Direction - Kiss You [single]
One Direction - One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) [single]
One Direction - Best Song Ever [single]
One Direction - Story Of My Life [single]
One Direction - Midnight Memories [single] Vinyl
One Direction - Midnight Memories EP
One Direction - You & I [single]
One Direction - Steal My Girl [single]
One Direction - Night Changes [single]
One Direction - Drag Me Down [single]
One Direction - Perfect EP

P!nk - Funhouse
P!nk - I'm Not Dead (Platinum Edition)

Phineas and Ferb Across The Second Dimension Soundtrack

R. Kelly - The R in R&B

Red Velvet - Ice Cream Cake
Red Velvet - Russian Roulette
Red Velvet - The Velvet
Red Velvet - The Red
Red Velvet - Rookie*

Rihanna - ANTi (Deluxe)

Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe

Selena Gomez & the Scene - A Year Without Rain
Selena Gomez & The Scene - Kiss & Tell

Solange - A Seat At The Table*

Taylor Swift - Red (Deluxe Version)
Taylor Swift - Fearless (Platinum Edition)
Taylor Swift - 1989 (Deluxe Target Version)
Taylor Swift - Speak Now (Deluxe Version)*
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift*

T.I. - Paper Trail

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel

Vanessa Hudgens - V

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Off The Deep End
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Poodle Hat

ZAYN - Mind Of Mine (Target version)
ZAYN - Mind Of Mine (Japan version)
ZAYN - Mind Of Mine Vinyl

I have so many albums I want to get and so many artists I want to get into right now, it's not even funny. Artists are in alphabetical (first name) order, but the albums are in no order (the album first listed is the one I want to get first though).

Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
Ariana Grande - Yours Truly
Ariana Grande - My Everything

Bjork - Debut

Boyz II Men - II
Boyz II Men - Cooleyhighharmony
Boyz II Men - Evolution

Daya - Sit Still, Look Pretty

Destiny's Child - Destiny's Child
Destiny's Child - The Writing's On The Wall
Destiny's Child - Survivor
Destiny's Child - Destiny Fulfilled

DNCE - Swaay

Frozen soundtrack

Halsey - Room 93
Halsey - Badlands

Hyuna - Bubble Pop

In Flames - Come Clarity

Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady

Kesha - Animal/Cannibal
Kesha - Warrior Deluxe
Kesha - I Am The Dance Commander (I will buy all these used so I don't give money to The Evil One)

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - Cheek To Cheek

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
Liz Phair - Whip-Smart
Liz Phair - Somebody's Miracle
Liz Phair - FunStyle

Madonna - Rebel Heart (Amazon tried to recommend me the Clean/Edited one and I was like...)

Mary J. Blige - My Life

Moana soundtrack

One Direction - Night Changes single CD
One Direction - Perfect single CD

Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
Rihanna - Talk That Talk
Rihanna - Loud
Rihanna - Unapologetic
Rihanna - A Girl Like Me
Rihanna - Music Of The Sun

Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
Scar Symmetry - The Unseen Empire
Scar Symmetry - Symmetric In Design

Selena Gomez & The Scene - When The Sun Goes Down (my original copy of it broke and I had to throw it away... a few years ago)
Selena Gomez - Revival
Selena Gomez - Stars Dance

Solange - A Seat At The Table

Tinashe - Aquarius

TLC - SexyCool
TLC - Fanmail
TLC - Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
TLC - 3D

Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel

TVXQ - Mirotic
TVXQ - Spellbound 7

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Straight Outta Lynwood
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Weird Al
"Weird Al" Yankovic - In 3D
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Dare To Be
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Polka Party!
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Even Worse
"Weird Al" Yankovic - UHF
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Alapalooza
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Bad Hair Day
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Running With Scissors
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Alpocalypse
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Mandatory Fun

It's been approx. 5 months since my last time making one of these entries so I thought that was long enough and I should make an updated one now. Artists are in alphabetical order (first name) and albums are in order of fave to least fave (not counting Greatest Hits/Christmas/Remix/whathaveyou).

Watch out for that 1D section, it's huge. All Vinyl are underlined.

* = haven't listened to yet (I know I need to fix that with some of these, I'm just really bad at procrastinating with music...)

Alessia Cara - Know-It-All*

Aly & AJ - Insomniatic
Aly & AJ - Into The Rush: Deluxe Edition
Aly & AJ - Acoustic Hearts Of Winter

Amanda Perez - Angel

Annie Lawrence - Everything Changes*
Annie Lawrence - Light Is Stronger EP*

Ashley Tisdale - Headstrong

Avril Lavigne - The Best Thing
Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby (Deluxe Edition)*
Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin*
Avril Lavigne - Let Go*

Bea Miller - Not An Apology*

Beyoncé - Lemonade
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
Beyoncé - 4 (Deluxe)
Beyoncé - B'Day (Deluxe Edition)
Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Platinum Edition)
Beyoncé - Dangerously In Love

Big Time Rush - BTR

Bratz Rock Angelz soundtrack
Bratz Genie Magic soundtrack

Britney Spears - Circus (Deluxe Version)
Britney Spears - Glory (Deluxe Version)
Britney Spears - Britney
Britney Spears - Blackout
Britney Spears - In The Zone
Britney Spears - Femme Fatale (Fan Edition) (includes Hold It Against Me vinyl)
Britney Spears - Oops!... I Did It Again
Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
Britney Spears - Britney Jean
Britney Spears - The Singles Collection
Britney Spears - Greatest Hits: My Prerogative
Britney Spears - B In The Mix: The Remixes

The Cheetah Girls - TCG
The Cheetah Girls - The Cheetah Girls 2
The Cheetah Girls - The Cheetah Girls
The Cheetah Girls - Cheetah-licious Christmas
The Cheetah Girls - The Cheetah Girls: One World

Christina Aguilera - Stripped
Christina Aguilera - Bionic
Christina Aguilera - Back To Basics
Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade Of Hits
Christina Aguilera - My Kind Of Christmas
Christina Aguilera - Lotus (Deluxe Version)

Christopher Williams - The City Makes The Man*

Cimorelli - Up At Night*

Demi Lovato - Here We Go Again
Demi Lovato - Demi
Demi Lovato - Confident (Deluxe Edition)
Demi Lovato - Don't Forget
Demi Lovato - Unbroken
Demi Lovato - Live Walmart Soundcheck

Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits

Everlife - Everlife (2007)

Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap*

Fifth Harmony - 7/27 (Deluxe)
Fifth Harmony - 7/27 (Standard)
Fifth Harmony - Reflection (Deluxe)
Fifth Harmony - Better Together EP
Fifth Harmony - Better Together EP (Target version)
Fifth Harmony - Juntos EP*

Ginuwine - Ginuwine... the Bachelor

Jonas Brothers - Jonas Brothers
Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer*

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Katy Perry - One Of The Boys
Katy Perry - PRISM*

Kehlani - SweetSexySavage (Deluxe)

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe Edition)
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city (2xLP)
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

Kim Possible soundtrack

Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga - ARTPOP
Lady Gaga - The Fame
Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Special Edition)
Lady Gaga - Joanne*

Lindsay Lohan - Speak
Lindsay Lohan - A Little More Personal (RAW)

Little Mix - Salute
Little Mix - Get Weird (Deluxe Edition)*
Little Mix - Glory Days* (standard in physical, deluxe in digital)

Madonna - Bedtime Stories
Madonna - Ray Of Light
Madonna - Like A Prayer
Madonna - True Blue
Madonna - American Life
Madonna - Hard Candy
Madonna - Erotica
Madonna - Music
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Madonna - Madonna
Madonna - Confessions On A Dancefloor
Madonna - Celebration
Madonna - Something To Remember
Madonna - You Can Dance
Madonna - MDNA*

Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed
Miley Cyrus - Bangerz (Deluxe Version)
Miley Cyrus - Breakout (Platinum Edition)
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana - Meet Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus - The Time Of Our Lives
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana - Best Of Both Worlds Concert

Monica - After The Storm*

One Direction - Take Me Home (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Take Me Home (Standard with Zayn slipcase)
One Direction - Take Me Home (Target edition)
One Direction - Four (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Four (2xLP)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. (Standard with Liam cover)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. (Standard with exclusive bracelet)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. Vinyl
One Direction - Up All Night (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Up All Night (Standard)
One Direction - Up All Night (Souvenir Edition)
One Direction - Midnight Memories (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful [single]
One Direction - One Thing [single]
One Direction - Gotta Be You [single]
One Direction - More Than This [single] - ultra rare
One Direction - Live While We're Young [single]
One Direction - Kiss You [single]
One Direction - One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) [single]
One Direction - Best Song Ever [single]
One Direction - Story Of My Life [single]
One Direction - Midnight Memories [single] Vinyl
One Direction - Midnight Memories EP
One Direction - You & I [single]
One Direction - Steal My Girl [single]
One Direction - Drag Me Down [single]

P!nk - Funhouse
P!nk - I'm Not Dead (Platinum Edition)

Phineas and Ferb Across The Second Dimension Soundtrack

R. Kelly - The R in R&B

Red Velvet - Ice Cream Cake
Red Velvet - Russian Roulette
Red Velvet - The Velvet
Red Velvet - The Red

Rihanna - ANTi

Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe

Selena Gomez & the Scene - A Year Without Rain
Selena Gomez & The Scene - Kiss & Tell

Taylor Swift - Red (Deluxe Version)
Taylor Swift - Fearless (Platinum Edition)
Taylor Swift - 1989 (Deluxe Target Version)
Taylor Swift - Speak Now (Deluxe Version)*
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift*

T.I. - Paper Trail

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes

Vanessa Hudgens - V

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Off The Deep End
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Poodle Hat

ZAYN - Mind Of Mine (Target version)
ZAYN - Mind Of Mine (Japan version)
ZAYN - Mind Of Mine Vinyl

Jingle Ball DC (12/12/16)

When I first decided I wanted to go to it, it was because Niall and 5H would both be performing there. You may think it’s ridiculous to go to a whole festival for just two acts out of eleven, but whatevs. I know I’m not the only one who does it. Plus, I didn’t *hate* any of the other acts. I liked Alessia Cara, Daya, and DNCE as well when I was thinking about going.

Plus, I had never been to a festival before so I was like why not you know.

Then after buying two tickets, I remembered that my friend (who I'll refer to as S) lives in DC and, since she is a Niall girl, I thought it would be awesome for the two of us to go to the festival together to like, see solo Niall’s career beginnings you feel me? So, it was set. We were gonna go to the Jingle Ball together. :) 

That day me and my mom left around 12, and we drove to a Starbucks that S gave us the address for so that we could meet her there before the show. Her girlfriend was there too. So all 4 of us had a drink at Starbucks (I got a large caramel frappuccino to celebrate the awesome night we were gonna have) and then after that my mom left to go to where we were staying (at our family friends’ house). Then me, S, and her girlfriend all went to Nando’s.

Because how appropriate to go to Nando’s for dinner when me and S are about to see Niall right? Hehehe. (For those who don't get it, Nando's is Niall's favorite restaurant of all time.) Anyway, I got a chicken breast sandwich and we just kind of sat there and talked about anything and everything. We took a few selfies “””the old fashion way”” (with my camera instead of a phone camera hehe). It was a lot of fun. <3

Then me and S said goodbye to her girlfriend and we started towards the venue. There was a little bit of confusion at first about where the line was and stuff but we eventually got inside.

The show got off to a bad start because we ended up missing all but the end of Fifth Harmony’s set. :( Neither of us had thought 5H would go first - we thought they would’ve been closer to the end since they were more popular than some of the other acts. 

So after that I was like :/ because I didn’t think this show was gonna be so great after all now that we’ve missed 1/2 of the reason I’m here, but I’m happy to say I was proven wrong.

Tove Lo came up next. We weren’t sure who she was at first, but then I could tell she was singing “I’m a cool girl” (this was my first time hearing that song, but I had heard OF it) so I was like “oh yeah it’s Tove Lo”. Instantly after we realized who she was, she started singing “Talking Body” which was funny to us because if she had started with that we would’ve instantly known she was Tove Lo. Hehehe.

Anyways, after her was Alessia Cara (I only remember the order because I’m uploading YouTube videos the same time I’m writing this). And oh my gosh Alessia was AMAZING. I recorded her performances of “Wild Things” and “Scars To Your Beautiful”. Her speech before STYB talked about how much pressure society puts on girls and honestly it was just so amazing. It almost made me cry if I’m being 100% honest. ;_;

After her performance I really feel like, the urge to become a bigger Alessia fan. I don’t feel that urge for most of the acts - although they were all good - but I definitely feel that way for Alessia. Her voice is so amazing and she was so great. <3

Next up is Ellie Goulding. Now, when it comes to her, I have to be in the right mood for her voice. I don’t *hate* her voice but I really have to be in the right mood to properly enjoy it. I did dance during “Love Me Like You Do” and “On My Mind”. Me and S were both thinking she’d do “Lights” but she surprised me and did stinkin’ ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN.

For people who don’t know, Anything Could Happen was like Fifth Harmony’s IT song when they were on X Factor. It’s the one that, in the judges’ words, switched them from being the underdogs to being the top ones to beat. Anyway, let’s just say that Anything Could Happen has a LOT of emotions attached to it for me as a Harmonizer. A LOT.

I nearly cried when she sang “ON THE RECK OF 86″. It was like I could hear X Factor era Ally singing along with it in my head, along with the XF crowd cheering. And when she sang the “I’ll give you anything you need” part, I also was on the edge because I could hear XF era Dinah’s high note in my head. It was a very emotional song for me to be honest. I hadn’t been expecting all the emotions I got from it jfkl;daskl;

THEN Camila came back on stage to perform “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly. I’ll admit, this was actually the first time I had heard Bad Things (even though I downloaded it a while ago) and I LOVED it. It was great. I’m so proud of Mila, she’s so awesome. <3

Some boys performed after that - G-Eazy, Diplo, whatevs - no one I really cared about. S told me she had no idea who G-Eazy was; I told her it was okay because he’d be forgotten by next year just like every white rapper. “Other than Em*nem” she told me. “Yeah,” I agreed. “Unfortunately....” 

Me and her took a bathroom break during Diplo’s performance because I literally knew 0 of his songs and didn’t really care enough. 

AND THEN, NIALL STINKIN’ HORAN CAME OUT ON THE STAGE. Me and S lost our minds with how hard we were screaming when they announced he was up next. I took out my camera immediately - not wanting to miss a SINGLE moment of this historic performance. He was so amazing oh my goshhh. I love him so much. I can’t wait to look back on this night one day when I am buying tickets to Niall’s first solo tour - kind of like how I look back at the Neon Lights show whenever I buy 5H tickets now. I’m so proud of him, and I can’t wait to see him again one day. <3

Daya was next. I don’t really have much to say about her other than she’s talented and I like her songs. :)

DNCE was after her and oh my gosh DNCE. They KILLED IT. In all honesty they were probably my favorite performance of the night (other than Niall and what little I saw of 5H bc I’m biased). They were just so energetic and fun and oh my gosh it was awesome. When “Cake By The Ocean” started I was going ALL OUT. Dancing my butt off.

They also did a 90s music medly - they did “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls and “Oops!... I Did It Again” by Britney. When they started singing Britney, I LOST MY MIND. I was dancing and screaming SO STINKIN’ HARD. I recorded a video during the “I’m not that innocent” part and the video pretty much shows you how I was feeling; you can’t really see anything and the camera is wiggling everywhere. I was just so happy jlf;lkdasjkf;la

At the end, Joe went into the crowd and walked around. So that was pretty awesome. Obviously he didn’t come all the way up to the nosebleeds where I was hahaha but it was still really cool to watch him run through the crowd and hear how many people were screaming. It was like my childhood had come full circle watching that, hehehe.

Finally, to close it all up was The Chainsmokers. Now, I gotta tell you, before this festival I really had NO CLUE how popular the Chainsmokers were. I mean, I knew they had a few hits (Roses, Don’t Let Me Down, and Closer) but I didn’t realize how truly popular they were until it was announced they were next. Other than Niall, they probably got the most screams of the night.

Let me tell you about the people in front of us though - oh my goshhh were they SUPER fans. Like, they were freaking the heck out when the Chainsmokers came on. It was like me and S when Niall was on.

This one person especially was going in - like, during all of the Chainsmokers’ songs they were dancing like their life depended on it. I could not replicate their dance moves if I try. They were dancing so hard, it was awesome.

After the Chainsmokers said goodbye - after they performed Don’t Let Me Down with Daya - me and S wasted no time in getting out of there in order to try and beat the traffic.

This is the first concert I’ve been to where I didn’t get a T-shirt - which is sad but oh well. We were late getting there and by the time we left all the T-shirts were gone. It’s okay though, I will live.

All in all, it was an AWESOME festival. I can see why people like going to these. Maybe I’ll have to go again next year (if 5H are performing again of course ;)). I had so much fun and I’m so glad S went with me. She’s an awesome concert buddy. :)

So back when Last.FM had a Journals option I used to make entries like this every so often blogging the CDs I own. I can't do that anymore on Last.FM though bc they took the feature away. But @Shiver inspired me to make an entry here documenting the CDs I own now (and Vinyls).

On Last.FM I always did them in alphabetical (first name) order and the studio albums (not counting singles/GH collections/etc.) were in order from favorite to least favorite. So I guess I'll stick with that since I don't have years memorized for everything! I underlined all the Vinyls because I wanted to.

Last thing: The One Direction part is really long. I'm just warning you.

Anyway, here we go:

* = haven't listened to yet (I know I need to fix that with some of these, I'm just really bad at procrastinating with music...)

Alessia Cara - Know-It-All*

Aly & AJ - Insomniatic
Aly & AJ - Into The Rush: Deluxe Edition
Aly & AJ - Acoustic Hearts Of Winter

Amanda Perez - Angel

Annie Lawrence - Everything Changes*
Annie Lawrence - Light Is Stronger EP*

Ashley Tisdale - Headstrong

Avril Lavigne - The Best Thing
Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby (Deluxe Edition)*
Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin*
Avril Lavigne - Let Go*

Bea Miller - Not An Apology*

Beyoncé - Lemonade
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
Beyoncé - 4 (Deluxe)
Beyoncé - B'Day (Deluxe Edition)
Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Platinum Edition)
Beyoncé - Dangerously In Love

Big Time Rush - BTR

Bratz Rock Angelz soundtrack
Bratz Genie Magic soundtrack

Britney Spears - Circus (Deluxe Version)
Britney Spears - Britney
Britney Spears - Blackout
Britney Spears - Glory (Deluxe Version)
Britney Spears - Femme Fatale (Fan Edition) (includes Hold It Against Me vinyl)
Britney Spears - In The Zone
Britney Spears - Oops!... I Did It Again
Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
Britney Spears - Britney Jean
Britney Spears - The Singles Collection
Britney Spears - B In The Mix: The Remixes

The Cheetah Girls - TCG
The Cheetah Girls - The Cheetah Girls 2
The Cheetah Girls - The Cheetah Girls
The Cheetah Girls - Cheetah-licious Christmas
The Cheetah Girls - The Cheetah Girls: One World

Christina Aguilera - Stripped
Christina Aguilera - Bionic
Christina Aguilera - Back To Basics
Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade Of Hits
Christina Aguilera - My Kind Of Christmas
Christina Aguilera - Lotus (Deluxe Version)

Christopher Williams - The City Makes The Man*

Cimorelli - Up At Night*

Demi Lovato - Here We Go Again
Demi Lovato - Demi
Demi Lovato - Confident (Deluxe Edition)
Demi Lovato - Don't Forget
Demi Lovato - Unbroken
Demi Lovato - Live Walmart Soundcheck

Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits

Everlife - Everlife (2007)

Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap*

Fifth Harmony - 7/27 (Deluxe)
Fifth Harmony - 7/27 (Standard)
Fifth Harmony - Reflection (Deluxe)
Fifth Harmony - Better Together EP
Fifth Harmony - Better Together EP (Target version)
Fifth Harmony - Juntos EP*

Ginuwine - Ginuwine... the Bachelor

Jonas Brothers - Jonas Brothers
Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer*

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Katy Perry - One Of The Boys
Katy Perry - PRISM*

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe Edition)
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

Kim Possible soundtrack

Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga - ARTPOP
Lady Gaga - The Fame
Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Special Edition)

Lindsay Lohan - Speak
Lindsay Lohan - A Little More Personal (RAW)

Little Mix - Salute
Little Mix - Get Weird (Deluxe Edition)*

Madonna - Ray Of Light
Madonna - Bedtime Stories
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Madonna - Like A Prayer
Madonna - True Blue
Madonna - Erotica
Madonna - Hard Candy
Madonna - American Life
Madonna - Music
Madonna - Madonna
Madonna - Confessions On A Dancefloor
Madonna - Celebration
Madonna - Something To Remember
Madonna - You Can Dance
Madonna - MDNA*

Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed
Miley Cyrus - Bangerz (Deluxe Version)
Miley Cyrus - Breakout (Platinum Edition)
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana - Meet Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus - The Time Of Our Lives
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana - Best Of Both Worlds Concert

Monica - After The Storm*

One Direction - Take Me Home (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Take Me Home (Standard with Zayn slipcase)
One Direction - Take Me Home (Target edition)
One Direction - Four (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. (Standard with Liam cover)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. (Standard with exclusive bracelet)
One Direction - Made In The A.M. Vinyl
One Direction - Up All Night (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - Up All Night (Standard)
One Direction - Up All Night (Souvenir Edition)
One Direction - Midnight Memories (Yearbook edition)
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful [single]
One Direction - One Thing [single]
One Direction - Gotta Be You [single]
One Direction - More Than This [single] - ultra rare
One Direction - Live While We're Young [single]
One Direction - Kiss You [single]
One Direction - One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) [single]
One Direction - Best Song Ever [single]
One Direction - Story Of My Life [single]
One Direction - Midnight Memories [single] Vinyl
One Direction - Midnight Memories EP
One Direction - You & I [single]
One Direction - Steal My Girl [single]
One Direction - Drag Me Down [single]

P!nk - Funhouse
P!nk - I'm Not Dead (Platinum Edition)

Phineas and Ferb Across The Second Dimension Soundtrack

R. Kelly - The R in R&B

Red Velvet - Ice Cream Cake
Red Velvet - The Velvet
Red Velvet - The Red

Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe

Selena Gomez & the Scene - A Year Without Rain
Selena Gomez & The Scene - Kiss & Tell

Taylor Swift - Red (Deluxe Version)
Taylor Swift - Fearless (Platinum Edition)
Taylor Swift - 1989 (Deluxe Target Version)
Taylor Swift - Speak Now (Deluxe Version)*
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift*

T.I. - Paper Trail

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes

Vanessa Hudgens - V

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Off The Deep End
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Poodle Hat

ZAYN - Mind Of Mine (Target version)
ZAYN - Mind Of Mine (Japan version)

I really hope I'm doing this right, I've never made a blog post before...

So me and my friend L were worried because, as with all stadium concerts, there’s traffic. Lots of it.

Unlike my 1D OT4 concert (the most recent stadium concert I went to before this one) though, they actually had a sign that said “Concert traffic, go to -so and so-” so that the concert traffic was separate from the regular traffic. Which is what all stadium concerts SHOULD do to be honest.

Anyway, so we were freaking out and freaking out and then… the concert was delayed until 7:30 due to the thunder/lightning (it originally started at 6:00). Which was a big relief to be honest, it meant we didn’t have to rush as much. Still, we got in a parking place by like 6:something and just waited there until 6:45.

So at 6:45 me and L hop out of the car with our stuff (including a poncho-jacket for me and a normal jacket for her), and headed to the entrance. As we waited in line to be let inside, I started freaking out more and more like “L we’re about to see Beyonce! :’)” We were both just so happy.

Also while we were in line, these four people next to us were like… ultra fangirling. One of them said that when Beyonce dies, they want to die the day after so they don’t have to live without her but also don’t miss anything. ;_; They were so cute jfadskf;la

As soon as our tickets got scanned and bags got checked and all that stuff, we immediately headed to the bathroom. As a ‘great’ welcome to the concert, it turned out a lot of the toilets in there had stopped flushing and/or overflowed. Still, we stepped around it and were able to get to two toilets that were safe and sanitary, after waiting a while. Luckily, as soon as we finished and washed our hands, someone came in to clean up.

After that we went to the merch stand and I bought a poster and a T-shirt. The line for the merch was long though, so we did end up missing the beginning of DJ Khaled’s set. Not the whole thing though. Also at the beginning there was some confusion of where we were supposed to actually be sitting, but we figured it out eventually.

DJ Khaled was okay. I mean he was filled with a lot of energy and really made the crowd jump with the songs he played, but I just… didn’t care enough about him to 100% enjoy his set. That may be mean, but oh well. I didn’t get tickets for him, I got tickets for Bey. So. I still did dance to a few of the songs he played though.

An intermission passes, and then it’s time for… BEYONCE. Oh my gosh, she was so amazing. She started off with “Formation” which immediately got all our energies up and us dancing super hard. She is an amazing performer. I mean I already knew that just by GIFsets on here and stuff, but man. Seeing it in the flesh is a whole other level. I’m telling you, if you ever get the chance to see her - even if you’re just a casual fan, not a really dedicated one - you need to. She owns the stage, vocally, dance-wise, and just… energy-wise in general. She was so perfect. Me and L were both having the time of our lives watching her and dancing along with her.

But then… The lightning came. An announcer came on the stage and told us that due to the thunder and lightning the concert had been suspended (“BOOOO!”), but that it wasn’t over (“YAAAY!”). We were to get to safety until the storm passed and she would come back. Well, me and L didn’t actually have a car in the parking lot - my mom had dropped the two of us off and then left. So we just stayed in the stadium with everyone else in similar situations. I got a Sprite from the concessions stand and she got a Coke.

So there we were, just sipping our sodas in this crowded area, waiting for Beyonce to return. Then one of the officers told us (along with others) “show’s over”. So we called my mom and went to find her and go to the hotel.

The next day it turns out that that officer was a liar. The show was NOT over, and Beyonce DID come back after the storm passed. Me and L were so mad when we found that out because we wanted to see the whole show! But that officer told us the show was over!

I’m still mad about it to be honest. I don’t think I’ll ever get over this. Blech.

Well even though we only ended up seeing half of the show, it was still one of the best shows ever. It was L’s first concert and she said it was the best first concert she ever could’ve asked for, thunder or not.

One day I plan to see Beyonce again to be honest. She just completely won me over after this show. She’s such an amazing performer and everyone who can see her, should. I hope at the next tour I get tickets for me and L again, and to use L’s words, this time it’ll be indoors. :P Hahaha.

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