AmsterDAMN THAT WAS AMAZING!

I know, cheesy title, but I don’t care!

So last Tuesday I went to Amsterdam with a friend for 30 Seconds To Mars’ concert at the Ziggo Dome. And I can tell you, it was one hell of a ride. [FYI: If you want to see a bigger version of the picture, click on it. But it opens in the same page]

We arrived in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon after school. We met on Central Station, took the tube to Waterloo square and it all started there. We knew where the hotel was located, but we didn’t actually know how to get there. So we were standing on a square, asking people for directions, but no one could help us. After about five minutes there was someone who actually knew where we were and where we had to go, and it turned out we were looking for the square we were already on.

He told us where we had to go from there until we got lost again. That’s when we met a very friendly lady who guided us to the hotel. So after about half an hour we finally got there. The hotel lady thought we were Canadian, she told us the room was already paid for (that’s very nice to hear) and then she explained us where to find our room.

It turned out we had a balcony, a (VERY) smelly bathroom, a shared toilet where your knees would touch the door, we had one bed with a mattress that sunk in when you sat on it and a TV with one very bright light on it.

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The next day, our alarm went off at half past six. We got ready and left for the venue around half past seven. You think we were early? There were already four people there! So Amanda and I got our numbers, sat in line and froze. It was so so sooooo cold!

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Something went wrong, the girl didn’t remember how to draw a five

At one o’clock, people from the venue came outside. “If you want to upgrade your ticket to an early entrance ticket, you can! Pay 60 euros and you can come in right now!” So you could literally buy yourself in. We didn’t, as we don’t have the money to do so.

It started raining at some point and the wind came up as well, so the line turned into one big puddle. So Amanda and I decided to go warm up and get a stool or something, so we wouldn’t have to sit on a wet plastic bag.

Doors opened at seven and we ended up on the second row, right behind a very tall girl and a girl with a hat. *Thumbs up*

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But the rain, the wind, the tall girl, the cold and the pushing crowd couldn’t ruin our night. This show was perfect. Absolutely amazing! Jared sounded good, the show was incredible and there were even acrobats! And like I mentioned in my last post: No concert post is complete without the crappy videos. Even though these aren’t even that crappy.

BirthThe beginning of the show

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Acrobats!

He even did some talking!
Before this song:
End of all days Sorry about the zooming!

And off course my favorite song:
Do or die During which he runs around with the flag of the country he’s in

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There were even big balls filled with confetti!

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There are more HQ pictures on THIS website.

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Musical post

Dear reader,

I. Love. Music. So here are a few of my favorites. Click on the name of the artist or band to see a music video.

Favorite Dutch Band: KENSINGTON
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Favorite Foreign Band: 30 Seconds to Mars
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Favorite Dutch Solo Artist: Jamai Loman
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Favorite Foreign Solo Artist: Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert

Favorite Girl Band: Little Mix
Little Mix

Favorite Boy Band: One Direction
One Direction

Favorite Male Singer: James Arthur
James Arthur

Favorite Female Singer: Lucy Spraggan
Lucy Spraggan

Favorite Happy Song: Janet Devlin – Wonderful
Janet Devlin

Favorite Sad Song: Demi Lovato – Warrior
Demi Lovato

Favorite Energetic Song: Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Imagine Dragons

Favourite Artists – List number two

I thought this would be the perfict time for one of my lists, as it’s been a while since I posted the first one. As you can see from the title, this list will be about my favourite artists. It won’t be in a particular order, just randomly put together. This is because I don’t have a real favourite, just a few that I love. So, let’s go.

Adam Lambert – I saw him live once, in Amsterdam. It was such a good show! Heavenly. His voice is so good! I can’t wait for him to come back to promote his second album Trespassing.

30 Seconds To Mars– The boys were in Holland a few years ago, in 2010 I believe? I went to see them with a friend and we were really close to the stage. But it was a hot day and it was very muggy inside the venue. So when Jared told us to come closer to the stage by all taking three steps forward, I said to my friend that I couldn’t really breath and that I would meet her again after the gig at the bar. I wanted her to enjoy this show, as I was actually there for her, she infected me with her fan-ness. But people wouldn’t let me get through and then I collapsed. It got to hot and there wasn’t enough fresh air, so someone took me to the first aid spot, which happened to be backstage. There I sat against the wall, heavily breathing and drinking some water. Not able to act only a little bit normal. And then a wild Jared appeared. He looked at me, looked at the first aid lady, looked back at me and then again back to the lady. He said; “Make sure she doesn’t come after me.”
I hated him for that, I was there because of him. He made me miss the rest of the show and he didn’t even bother to ask if I was doing OK. I really didn’t like that. But next time they are in Holland again, I will be going to the show. I want to see their entire show. Cause who can be mad at someone as beautiful as Jared Leto?

Destine – Great and lovely boys from Holland, chasing their dream. Five lads that got together to make some music and are now taking the world by storm. Gigs in Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, England and Asia. Recording with James Paul Wisner in the States! They’re so nice and I love their music.

Katy Perry – I love her style and her songs, she’s just amazing. And she may not always be as pitch perfect, but she’s cool and she’s a great performer.

Jedward – These two boys are  so much fun. I got to meet them when they were in Holland a few months ago and they were so nice. Genuinely good guys.

Olly Murs – X-Factor 2009 runner up. His music is great, his moves are cool and his voice is amazing!

Kensington – Five guys from Holland with music that makes you think they’re from the UK, or something. It’s indirock from Holland and the guys are super nice! Check them out!

Joe McElderry – The winner of X-Factor 2009. His first album was all poppy and I loved it. After that he entered ‘From popstar to opera star’ and released two albums with classic opera songs. I don’t really like those, but I’m still hoping he will go back to releasing pop songs.

Only Seven Left – Another Dutch band. Really cool. They’ve released two albums and the current singer is their third, best and hopefully last.

Ed Sheeran – His songs are lovely. Just him and his guitar and it makes me so calm.

One Direction – Yes, I am a Directioner. I’m not a hysterical and passionate one, but I do like their music. They seem like five really good lads who are always having fun while living their dream. I would love to meet them one day.

Ok, so that’s it. It’s not all the artist I like, it’s just my ten favourites. Again, just randomly ordered. And please don’t judge me? I know my music taste sucks, haha.

Much love,

Sam