Talk Tuesday / Michaela Parks / First Concert

 Hey, everyone, my name is Michaela and I am a writer for MNSTRM, and I’m going to be talking about a very important event that happened in my life, I'm going to be discussing my first ever concert, which was the 2015 Warped Tour. I remember the excitement I had felt when my mom had told me she had gotten tickets for me and my friend Livi to go. I was so excited.  I was tossing and turning until 3:00 A.M, and we had to wake up at 5:00 to get ready, at 5:00 my alarm woke me up with it blaring ‘King For A Day.’ by Pierce The Veil. I quickly jumped out of bed and ran to my dresser and put on the outfit I had gotten the night before it was 6:10 when we left the house to pick up my friend Livi and her mom, once we picked up my friend we were finally on our way to Warped Tour. 

We finally got into the venue we quickly grabbed a map and a time schedule of the bands that were to play that day we looked at the list: ‘Pierce the Veil’ 11:30 ‘Black Veil Brides’ 4:30  ‘Set It Off’ 5:30.Those were the three main ones that Livi and I were wanting to see that day. While we were waiting for 11:30 to see Pierce the Veil we went to hang out at the main stage to see a band already playing we looked at the schedule to see that a band called ‘New Year's Day’ was playing my mom looked at Livi and I and said “Back in my day that was called kiss.” which cause a few people to laugh at her comment. After the song they were previously singing and the lead singer of the band (which I later found out was named Ashley) said they were going to play a song called ‘Kill or be Killed.’ my mom immediately grabbed her phone and looked up the lyrics to the song and started to sing along with the band, me being a 16-year-old girl I was absolutely mortified at what she was doing. After New Year’s Day finished Livi and I started walking around the venue I saw a Pierce the Veil merch stand and I ran for it.  I looked at the merch in front of me my eyes came across a light blue tank top with a slice of pizza with the band's name on it. Lets just say it was worth the $25 I spent.  

At the point it was 11:00 So Livi and I made our way to the Unicorn stage to wait for Pierce the Veil to play I forget what band played before them but I felt the joy and excitement I felt when they brought out Mike’s drumset.

I smile as the whole crowd around me started screaming “PIERCE THE VEIL, PIERCE THE VEIL!!” we continued soon the whole crowd went insane when Vic, Mike,  Jaime, and Tony’s backup. Words cannot describe my joy when I saw them on stage there music has helped me through so much, and here I was at Riverbend seeing them, live. The beginning tunes to Devin Zero started playing. The whole crowd went crazy and they finished their segment with nonother than King for a day which still to this day is one of my favorite songs to this day.

After Pierce The Veil finished We started to make our way to the main stage to go see ‘Black Veil Brides.’ once we got to the venue we were practically at the gate and Livi and I couldn't be more thrilled the crowd went crazy when they ran on stage they started their gig with one of my favorites ‘Fallen Angels.”

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Then they closed their gig with one of their well known song ‘Heart of Fire.’

Soon that amazing day had to come to an end I was so sad when it was over, but my mom had another surprise for me she had gotten me a Black Veil Brides shirt (I spent all my money on my Pierce The Veil shirt) I was so happy. I can confidently say that was the best day of my life and a day I will forever hold into my heart.