El Corazon. Seattle Washington 11/6/10
November 14, 2010 by Charitie
August 7, 2010 by Charitie
Enumclaw, Washington – July 22-24, 2010
Walking into Creation Festival I was unsure what if would be like. I had not been to a Christian festival in years. I was not sure if it would be extra “preachy “or be like any normal music festival. Creation, for those that don’t know, is a three-and-a-half day Christian music festival. For the most part, the acts lean towards contemporary music with the exception of the fringe stage that had hardcore, hard rock, and rap.
The first thing I noticed when I walked in was that the there were blankets and chairs all over the place near the stage. If you did that anywhere else they would probably get stolen. The atmosphere was very calm, and for the most part the weather was very nice.
Of course, I cannot talk about all the bands that played. I will talk about the ones that stood out the most for me personally. The one band I enjoyed the most speaking-wise was probably Sleeping Giant. They were relate-able and didn’t preach to the crowd. I ended up watching their whole set, which is hard because at festivals I tend to have concert ADD and never stay in one place more then about 10 minutes.
Another band that stood out for me (and what seemed like most of the other people at the festival) was Brian “head” Welch (former guitarist for Korn). The first thing I did notice about him was the fact that he seemed very happy and always had a smile on his face, which he never seemed to have when he was in Korn. His music falls into the same genre as Korn and it was very interesting hearing his story about how he became Christian.
The last band I want to talk about is Skillet. Their set was a throwback to 80’s hair band. They had pyrotechnics throughout the whole set, which caught me by surprise a couple of times. A violin and cello were present in the set, which were unusual for the genre, but they were very fun to watch.
Some of the other features that were at creation were a petting zoo (which had really awesome animals), skateboard park, and bouncy houses, and an acoustic building. Those things kept me entertained when there was a band playing I did not want to see or I just wanted to relax.
Other then what I mentioned, Creation Festival was pretty much a typical music festival. I chose not to camp out and got there at about noon each day so I did not get the whole experience, but I would definitely go again next year if I had the chance.
May 2, 2010 by Charitie
March 10, 2010 by Charitie
Take Action Tour – El Corazon, Seattle Washington, February 24th, 2010
Featuring We The Kings, A Rocket To The Moon, Mayday Parade, and There For Tomorrow
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May 18, 2009 by Charitie
Green Day’s 21st Century BreakdownI have been a fan of Green Day for years so when I first received 21st Century Breakdown I was not sure what to think about it. I had heard clips of some of the songs and thought, “Oh no. Green Day has gone soft and lost all their punk roots.” As I continued listening I realized I was completely wrong.
While this album definitely has the feel of American Idiot, it’s different enough to stand out. Songs like “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades” is for the old school Green Day fans that love Insomniac yet there are songs like “!Viva La Gloria!” for fans of Warning. This album proves that Green Day can do experiment and produce great songs. “Last Night On Earth” proves that with a slow ballad.
Billie Joe Armstrong sings with almost a sarcastic and snarky tone in his voice which brings out the best in songs such as “Murder City” and “Peacemakers.” I would recommend this to anyone
whether they’re already a fan of Green Day, haven’t yet been swayed, or haven’t even heard the band. Album’s available pretty much everywhere now.
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April 2, 2009 by Charitie
Believers Never Die Part Deux
Wamu Theater, April 10, 200
Hey Monday, Metro Station, All Time Low, Cobra Starship, Fall Out Boy
Photos taken by Charitie Myers
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September 15, 2008 by Charitie
@ the Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington.Photos by Charitie Myers
Less Than Jake
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