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|I Buy Women's Cereal|
When I say "Women's Cereal," name the first (and probably only) cereal that comes to mind. That's what I buy...just because I like the taste of milk after its been saturated with Vanilla and Almonds. Is it strange that I feel weird buying cereal marketed towards women even though its just cereal? Hmmm...anyways, list is bands I've seen live, in the order that I've seen them.
|1||The Mars Volta|
The first concert I ever went to was back in 2005 (right after I graduated high school): System of a Down w/ The Mars Volta in The Woodlands, TX. Imagine it: the very first band I ever saw live was The Mars Volta. Too bad I wasn't as into them as I am now. Still enjoyable...there wasn't a single moment where at least one instrument wasn't playing during their set.
|2||System of a Down|
What a show! Considering this was the very first concert I'd ever been to, I was blown away. Only good memories from it...probably the best concert I've ever been to, all things considered.
|4||Rebecca St. James|
#'s 3-5 were all at the Youth Evangelistic Conference (YEC) I attended in Dallas in 2005, along with speakers like Kirk Cameron and Stephen Baldwin. I hardly remember this thing, and I hardly remember these bands, except I was absolutely ASTOUNDED by the range Miss St. James had. Very talented.
|6||My American Heart|
They performed for a free concert here at Texas Tech called Rock the Plaza, and it was amazing because I didn't even know they were going to be there. I was excited when they took the stage, and they sound awesome live.
Same free concert as My American Heart. This concert made me a Mayday Parade fan, absolutely...they were energetic as all hell, and the guitarist can jam. (This Providence also made an appearance at the concert, but I left after these guys, who, for some reason, weren't the last act).
#'s 8-12 were all at a two-day festival in Snyder, TX known as Red Letter Rock Fest. These guys opened the entire thing with a huge-ass RRRRAAAUURRGGHHH, and I was right up front. Good set, saved "Memphis..." for last...(would've loved a guest appearance by Aaron Weiss, though)
Very next band to play the festival...had to run across the arena to the other stage. Opened with "September," which is one of their best songs, really. Closed with "Bitter Taste," with Cory from Norma Jean and a half-speed breakdown. Good show!
|10||Family Force 5|
Can't say that I'd heard of this band before the festival, and even after hearing them, can't say I would ever find myself in possession of any of their music...but they put on a HELL of a live show!
I had to leave right after these guys played, and I was pissed: right after them was Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, then Haste the Day, and later, Red and Skillet. I missed all of them.
Right...these next four are from a tour in Lubbock, and these bands come out all the damn time. This was the first time I'd ever heard of Lo-Pro, but their show was so good I downloaded their album. Now I'm a fan...I even legitimately bought their latest album.
Not too big a fan of this band, but they had some good songs
One of the very few bands I've ever seen whose sets consist entirely of songs I actually know. Show wasn't so energetic (there's only three of them, so they have to sort of stand still), but it wasn't bad.
I enjoyed their music enough, but this show made me a fan. They put on an excellent show, and even included one of my favorite songs by them, "Fly From The Inside." Staind played after them, but despite my username, I bolted.
With Muse. I enjoyed them a lot...kind of want to see them headline a show, though....
Other than System of a Down, probably the best show I've ever been to. I can't describe to you the sensory overload you experience at a Muse show...what's even better is that I left the concert without a ringing in my ear. The only disappointing part of it was that they didn't play "Map of the Problematique." But that's all right...I'd see them again in an instant.
Two years after seeing Mayday Parade for free at Rock the Plaza, one of my absolute favorite bands comes to my school to play for free. Their first electric show in six months. I even made a list about it ;-).
A week after seeing Mae, I saw #'s 20-22 in an bar's open courtyard in Lubbock. War of Ages played before these guys, but I was in line through their whole damn set. Blessthefall, of course, attracted all the hxc fuckers, but that's okay. They weren't too bad, and I didn't mind seeing them, but I obviously wasn't there for them.
Demon Hunter was an opening act, which only made me long to see them at a headlining show. Oh, well...they played an excellent show, saturated with stuff from their new stuff, sprinkling in a bit of their older stuff (but not from their first album). Of course...they're one of my favorite bands, so ANY set would probably be acceptable to me ;-).
|22||As I Lay Dying|
I enjoyed this show a lot more than I probably should've, considering I don't know half of their catalogue. Guess that's just a testament to the band.
This show last month was a last-minute addition: They were supposed to go straight from OK City to Albuquerque, but decided to stop in Amarillo. Good choice...the turnout for the week-or-so notice was impressive. Deftones were at that point (and still are) at the height of my fandom, a definite Top-10 band for me. They opened with "Rocket Skates" and "Diamond Eyes," played a billion songs from both 'White Pony' and 'Diamond Eyes' (including "Elite," which I was really damn happy to hear), and some other fan-favorites like "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)," "Lotion" and "7 Words." Overall, excellent show, and I was up-front and central through the entire thing, though I swear I've never sweated as much at any show as I did at that one.
|I think I'll go eat a bowl right now, actually.|
Fucking Special 'K'.
|haha, when I read "When I say "Women's Cereal," name the first (and probably only) cereal that comes to mind" I immediately thought of Special K.|
I live with a woman, so there's a constant supply of vanilla-almond Special K in our apartment. it's delicious.
|Also...my 5 favorite band performances in order:|
System of a Down
|lol Inveigh knows where its at, didn't see his post|
But yeah. As commercials will tell you, Special K and Yogurt are for girls. Not manly men.
|2 had to of been amazing live. seen volta a couple times and they blow me away every time.|
|Chocolate Special K is such a fucking rip off.|
If I'm going healthy with cereal, I'm going with Kashi's Cocoa Beach
|Hahaha...that's the only cereal that people think of, isn't it? But I like it because cereal is pretty much the only healthy thing I consistently eat.|
Since I keep ranking stuff...how about my 5 favorite cereals?
Special K (Vanilla and Almonds)
|Fuck all them fruity shits, fucking no-taste milky rice is where its at!|
(Strangely enough, I'm not at all a fan of Corn Flakes...maybe that's why I buy Special K instead?)
And yeah, AnotherBrick, they were good. It was right after 'Mezmerize' but before 'Hypnotize', and they played such a good selection of songs (except only one from 'Steal This Album!': "Mr. Jack", which happened to be one of the best of the night).
|I like Mayday too. They do put on a pretty good show, although nowadays I don't think it's as good as when they had both vocalists.|
And glad to see another DH fan here :)
|Love my Special K Red Berries, even if it is only fucking strawberries.|
|Yeah, I like bands that have the whole double-vocalist dynamic; gives great call-and-response sections ;-).|
I'm slightly afraid to try the other Special K's, though I have been curious about the chocolate one...
|My first concert was Audio Adrenaline and yeah, Family Force 5 is a little crazy at their shows.|
|LOL, Hulk Hands :-P|
|That little guy has some screams in him, too. |
I want to go to Club Retro to see For Today and The Great Commission, but Idk if I will have a car by that time... :(
|I'm telling you, if you want like a real chocolate flavor, try Kashi's Cocoa Beach. That shit is amazing|
|Cracklin' Oat Bran|
Looks like cat food, but it's awesome
|There are a lot of concerts I want to go to this summer, but living in Lubbock requires me to pick and choose the ones I really want to see, unless its mainstream rock (I can see Chevelle at least seven times in the year). I was very lucky with the Deftones show, for example...I wouldn't've even known about it if someone at work didn't ask me to trade them shifts to go.|
What I really hate are the ones I've missed. Dredg came to Lubbock about three months before I bought 'El Cielo', and I hate myself for not being into them at the time. Fair To Midland came with Hell Yeah, and my roommate came home raving about them, which is how I got into them (same feeling as Dredg). And then, there was the Silent Civilian show that I missed simply because I forgot about it.
And thinking about all that now makes me want to munch on chocolate cereal. I guess that really DOES make me a girl, fucking shit. Cocoa Beach, you say?
|Cocoa Beach- Chocolate(Real shit, not that shit u find in most cereals) flavored granola and almonds. That shit is fucking delicious|
|Yeah, dredg came here VERY recently and played ALL of Leitmotif in a single show...and of course I couldn't make it. |
|I still beat myself up for missing them the first time, even though I wasn't a fan like I am now. I mean, how many times will they come through Lubbock in the future, you know? Now I'll have to drive at least 5 hours to catch them.|
|special k w/ strawberries is beastly. i don't give a fuck.|
|Special K is good fucking shit|
|special k is delicious, especially the honey one|
|special k actually made me drop pant sizes in a few weeks, its kinda like a miracle woman's cereal, i am extremely greatful for its abilities.|
however, with that being said to cover my ass on this statement: once youve only eaten special k for two meals every single day for like a month- special k starts to taste like shit
|Alice - That'll happen with any food, I would think. Well, no...I guess that doesn't hold true for some things (like Ramen Noodles :-P). But I suppose that small burden is worth it for lost weight, right? (And better Special K than grapefruits ;-)...)|
I'm curious, though: I wonder if Special K is specially formulated for women the way TAB Energy Drink says it is? Somehow, I doubt it.
Also, Circa Survive and Dredg on Halloween in Dallas...350 miles away. Fuck.
|sometime sI like to read Cosmo so..........|
|Ahh...well, that actually DOES make you a woman, Balls ;-)|
|I eat Special K Red Berries. It's yummy|
|I only go through it occasionally in line or if it's ona table at some chick's house. It's all good.|
|Honey Bunches of Oats|