The Maine in Concert

Hi! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while . . . I really don’t want this blog to die! I know I’m not the best at this sort of updating, but I do what I can! That, and I want to keep this blog alive because I really like the layout . . .

Anyways, I saw The Maine live! I saw them on May 8th at the Skyway Theater in Minnesota – the last show of the Lovely Little Lonely tour in the U.S.!

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The Maine performing at Skyway Theater, MN (this is my original photo)

They. Were. AMAZING! I’ve been wanting to gush about the concert for a while now (and have a bit to friends) so let’s talk!

The Opening Bands

Opening for The Maine were Beach Weather and The Mowgli’s.

Beach Weather were good, they kept the crowds attention and interacted very nicely. I think the best part of their set was when they had a crew member come out and dance all silly-like to one of the songs. That guy had to be my favorite part!

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Beach Weather performing at Skyway Theater, MN (this is my original photo)

As for The Mowgli’s: THEY WERE ADORABLE! I thought they were one of the cutest bands! Their music is very upbeat and happy, it gives you summer vibes! Their songs were ones that you really want to be able to sing along to live (and any other time you listen to them). Luckily we had listened to a few of their songs on the way to the venue, so we were able to chime in at a few points! There’s a chance I’ve found a new favorite band . . . super excited to listen to more of their music!

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The Mowgli’s performing at Skyway Theater, MN (this is my original photo)

A couple side notes: (1) my favorite song of The Mowgli’s would have to be San Francisco. Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite The Mowlgi’s song is! (2) nbd but I was gushing about The Mowgli’s on twitter and Katie, the female singer in the band, noticed me! I was pumped and also Katie is a super cute person (my friend and I were talking about how cute she is as we watched them perform!)

The Maine (lol) Performance

God. I love. The Maine. So much.

First of all, The Maine are super dedicated to the aesthetic of Lovely Little Lonely! The stage was decorated with grass and flowers, there were little trees on the perimeter, and there were clouds hung in the background! (said clouds lit up differently depending on the song. I loved them!) And Ken’s guitar design was all flowers!

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Lovely Little Lonely stage design. Taken from The Maine’s Instagram account.

The Maine are such good performers! Absolutely brimming with energy! The lead singer, John, was constantly running around the stage, jumping, stomping, and interacting with the crowd! And the crowd ate. it. up. Loved it!

I feel really lucky to have been able to be a part of the Lovely Little Lonely experience, especially with the setlist! This was my first time seeing The Maine, and over the course of  5 or 6 months I had listened to and fallen in love with a bunch of their music. There were specific songs I especially wanted to see live, such as Diet Soda Society, My Heroine, and Girls Do What They Want – and guess what was on the setlist? Those songs! Agh, I’m still full of happiness over it.

A personal side note: I don’t think I’ve ever become so emo over a band after seeing them live as I have with The Maine. Since seeing them, I cant stop thinking about their performance or listening to their songs. I want to see them again already! I cant think of any other words to describe this feeling other than emo. Which, is The Maine’s goal I guess . . . I mean, they do want to Make America Emo Again.

Well, I think that’s enough gushing for now. Have you seen The Maine, The Mowgli’s, or Beach Weather live? Let me know where and what you thought of their performance by leaving a comment!

I think I’ve Fallen in Love with A(nother) Band

One of my first posts on this blog was about the song “American Candy” by The Maine (said post was sufficiently titled American Candy). Ever since I found that song I’ve been wanting to listen to more of that band, and recently I finally did!

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I thought it was appropriate that I would listen to the album American Candy first, since the first song of theirs I had heard was off that album. And let me tell you, man: this album is good.

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On American Candy the first track is “Miles Away“, which starts you off with a chill vibe – the song’s repetitive chorus easily getting lodged in your ear. (That doesn’t sound nice . . . but believe me, it’s quite pleasant.) Then, as the album goes on, the songs seem to keep getting better and better!

I don’t know if I have one particular favorite from this album, there are so many good tracks. I really like “My Hair“, “English Girls“, “Diet Soda Society“, “Am I Pretty?“,”(Un)Lost“, “Another Night on Mars” and, of course, “American Candy.” This, my friends, is already a list half the album.

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“(Un)Lost” lyrics

The next album I listened to is Forever Halloween – a much calmer album compared to American Candy. (Not that American Candy is fast-paced, Forever Halloween is just a super chill album.)

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My first time listening to this album was today, so I don’t have a lot of commentary on it. There are multiple gems in this album, such as “Ugly On The Inside“, but my favorite song would have to be “Kennedy Curse.” My interpretation of this song is that it’s about someone who has a hard time loving or showing affection. But, of course, it can be interpreted in many different ways.

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“Kennedy Curse” lyrics

As a mentioned above, I only just listened to Forever Halloween – so these are the only two albums of The Main that I have listened to so far. I understand that’s a small quantity, but their music is so good I had to talk about them!

Have you listened to The Main? What’s your favorite track and/or album? Don’t forget to comment! And feel free to suggest music to me!

All images have been taken from Google