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My Panic! At The Disco concert experience

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Hi guys,

what a week it has been for me. Last Friday was total desperation because I did a website as side work and technic was hating me. Saturday was a friend’s birthday party and Sunday evening the Panic! At The Disco concert I’m gonna write about today. On Tuesday I’ve been to my first Justin Bieber concert, but that’s a whole other blog post. Least to say, I’m sick due this busy week.

Let’s fetz!

I’ve been thinking of attending their concert in Vienna for a while but actually never bought a ticket until it was too late and I had none. I was kinda sad because I really liked the latest album, but yeah, my fault. Unfortunately a friend of mine had to cancel her visit and therefore I got her ticket. As in, I knew a day before that I was going to be at the concert and didn’t really have any expectations. I couldn’t work them up that fast.

And I found out that it’s good to have none because it’s these times when you have an absolutely great time. I was clueless if Brendon Urie could sing live because I never thought of researching that fact on Youtube and such. Fans might have a breakdown by now reading this, but hey. I know now.

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And he can sing, it was so amazing. Brendon sung loads of his new album songs and mixed some old ones up (I didn’t know them but liked them anyways, which is always a good thing) AND HE COVERED Bohemian Rhapsody by QUEEN! It was “the bomb”, to say at least. Secretly I wished for This is Halloween from Nightmare Before Christmas because this has been the first song I ever heard by Panic!. Also it has been my first “song” ringtone, so I was pretty much into that concert right after the first song.

I also smiled loads when Brendon hit the high notes because he’s great at that.

Also the crowd was wild, I loved it. Of course there have been cell phones involved (duh, I have to take at least some memories with me), but after all I thought that the phone rate was rather low im comparison to other concerts.

A rather energetic concerts I would have attended a second time right after the first one if this has been possible.

xo Annina

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I’ve attended the Justin Bieber “Purpose” Tour in Vienna

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Hi guys,

now that I’m thinking back to it, I’ve written a Selena Gomez concert blog post last year and found it horrible. Especially because I was squeezed in between people and kids thanks to the standing ticket. But this time I got a seating ticket and found that a very reasonable decision.

Let’s fetz!

The entrance

I knew that a Bieber concert would be wild thanks to his overly female Beliebers. But oh boy, I’ve never experienced something like this at Stadthalle in Vienna. The queuing system was totally different, the queues super long and the people super squeezed in the queues. I got to say thought that everybody seemed super relaxed and happy until the pushing towards the entrance started and you thought you might die there (I’m a little exaggerating). But the audience wasn’t all teens but very mixed up of ages (even saw boys there, that was kind of unusual to expect but whatever). I guess this is because of his majored music and his radio/spotify presence.

The Support

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I only got to see The Knocks because I didn’t arrive earlier at the concert, but I liked the few songs I got to hear. The program said the first support would start at 19:30, the second at 20:00 and Justin Bieber at 20:45, so yeah, Justin got two support groups with him.

The main act -Justin Bieber

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First of all, the stage show was amazing. They had a big screen behind the stage, a slanted one on the stage, a “cage” with LEDs on it and a freaking trampoline platform that would act as the extension of the stage. Not to forget fireworks, fire and fog machines. Oh and a pool at the end of the show where it rained from stage. Not that I was impressed by that or anything. Well, maybe I was more impressed by that than the actual singer.

Not to say that Justin Bieber couldn’t sing, he proofed that with his acoustic versions of Cold Water and Love Yourself, but he seemed a little bit sluggish at the concert. His dance moves were partly lame and I think he put too much focus on the melancholic songs. His catchy songs caught the crowd and made them cheery, but most of the time I felt a little put off by the slow songs.

Another thing I found odd was the fact that he turned his back to the audience few times, talking to them like that. You learn in school that you should not do that because otherwise it feels like as if you are closing the audience off. And it really felt kind of rude that he did that. Also he disappeared a lot of times in the ground (literally) only to appear again right after again. Like I said, it felt a little weird. And as the encore song Justin sang Sorry, so that tops it all.

During the concert, he asked a few fans for questions, which were a) very lame and super generic (what inspires you to do music, can you say something in german,…) and b) were as lamely answered. Justin, are you still awake?

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Songs

Justin mainly sang songs from his latest album Purpose, but of course could not not play his other famous songs such as Baby, Boyfriend and As Long As You Love Me. I think this has been a good mix, so old and new songs come together and get celebrated equally.

Conclusion

Last to mention is that is has been a good concert with a bitter-sweet aftertaste. If I’m going to attend another Justin Bieber concert is depending on the mood of his next album.

xo Annina

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My awesome #TroyeSivan Concert Experience

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Hi guys,

last Saturday I had the pleasure to attend the Troye Sivan concert in Vienna with a friend of mine I finally got to meet after a few years we met online on Twitter 😀 She’s also my main League of Legends Coach out of three (fun fact).

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So we arrived at 6:30pm and had to wait for like an hour because there has been a huge queue already! I get anxious when I can’t be near the stage because I’m short and get frustrated when I can’t see the artist. PLUS TROYE HAS THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL! So duh, I was very pumped for that concert. I kind of forgot that I had a run the next day which actually made me more anxious because a lot of people would see me running. Ever tried to walk like a normal human being if you feel being watched? RIGHT! Running is ten times worse.

So we finally were inside the venue (quite in the middle but far back) and were waiting for the support act to start. We did knew a bit about Astrid S, yet had to experience her ourselves to form an own opinion. Since I had the joy of getting to know Charli XCX as a support act of Imagine Dragons (and later on one more time with Katy Perry) I wouldn’t necessarily say that support acts are unwanted. I just think that the main problems with those are that the music style sometimes isn’t fitting.

But Astrid S, the main support has had an force of energy you could feel and the audience loved her. Her music was awesome too, so this was a great start for an ever greater concert. I hope she brings out a full album soon because she’s really good and  her songs are catchy! Yay for new discovered music!

So then, at around 8:30pm Astrid stopped singing because she wasn’t feeling too well that day and has even apologies in advance. Already got to love her, right? It was waiting-for-Troye time! My friend and I were kinda bored but glad that the venue has turned on the air conditioner because it was hot in there, in a very literal way. The crowd was very energetic that night because while we were waiting, chart music was playing and the audience sang loudly to Adele’s Hello. And when I mean loud, I mean almost concert loud! I have never experienced something like that and to be honest, it was funny as hell.That only meant good vibes during the concert and I wasn’t wrong.

Troye entered the stage at around 8:50pm (early! I was impressed. Huger musicians let the audience wait, I hate nothing more than standing and waiting around). You could experience the audience exploding and screaming – it was awesome. There’s nothing better than a motivated audience because good vibes transport through air and time.

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Troye talked to the audience, tried to learn some German words and even tried to say something in English with a German accent. He was a really positive and carrying person, which you could notice at following point:

I’ve mentioned before that it has been hot as hell in the venue, right? Well Troye mentioned this a bit from time to time like this: “It’s really hot in here, isn’t it? Is everyone fine? Who needs some water?” And he really said this a few times. We all knew the venue had air conditioner and Troye might have said that it would be a good idea to maybe turn that thing on. But they didn’t, so Troye splashed some water towards the audience and issued some water bottles. He’s that cool.

Next to that, he really sings well (as if I wouldn’t have known that already) and the lightning of the show has been beautiful, there have been some really pretty colors. Troye has played all the cool songs except for my favorite one, Blue. I LOVE THAT SONG HOW COULD TROYE DO THAT TO ME? But my friend told me that he wouldn’t sing it without Alex, so it was okay-ish. I was still bumped, but I understand it.

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After the concert, we both were exhausted and kinda happy that it ended at 10:10pm, because duh, standing in a hot venue is exhausting. Not to forget standing next to a person who constantly jumps from right to left, pushing you in the side and basically being an annoyance. I’m not talking about my friend here.

Oh and 90 percent of the pictures here are from her because I’m short and had a horrible standing spot, so I saw next to nothing because a giant decided to stand in front of me. Give tiny people front rows GDI.

This has been my good concert experience with Troye Sivan, I hope that those who still are going to see him have a great time. With more chances to view the stage and a less hot venue.

And here, have some Troye dancing at Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show to Youth 🙂

xo Annina

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