It's been a great year for music so far, so I've rounded up some of my favourite personal musical moments from the past five months (and I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year will bring!).
January: 8123 Fest
Basically, I flew to Phoenix to celebrate 10 years of a band called The Maine and it remains one of the greatest things I've ever done and I'm probably never going to stop talking about it. In fact, you can read my (lengthy) recap here.
At the end of February, I won tickets to see Waterparks (literally four hours before doors opened), and, in doing so, I ended up finding one of my new favourite bands. Seriously, I can't stop listening to Double Dare because it's so dang good (also, my sister discovered Creeper and LOVES them now, so it was a win for both of us).
March: 3 Concerts in 4 Days
I was absolutely honoured to interview Biffy Clyro for idobi in April. I had talked to their lead singer Simon Neil in March over the phone, but it was so cool to meet the other two members (twins Ben and James Johnston) in real life. They were an absolute delight, and you can read my interview with them here.
May: (Un)Covering All Time Low
I write a weekly column for idobi about cover songs, and my first post in May was about All Time Low's INCREDIBLE cover of Lorde's "Green Light". And then their drummer, Rian Dawson, retweeted my post and I screamed for about an hour straight because THEY FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGED ME.
But seriously, the cover is AMAZING, please do your ears a favour and listen to it.