October 2nd Concert

Last night, my friend and I attended a concert at Empire in Springfield, Va. My favorite musician, William Beckett, was one of the artists performing. I also discovered a new band, Hearts & Hands, whom I am quite smitten with.

Here are some pictures from last night:

2013-10-02 17.02.27I was really surprised how short the drive was to the venue. Only 30 minutes! The venue was in the random strip mall next to a store called Carpetland. We waited outside for close to 2 hours.

2013-10-02 17.52.01Finally we were let inside. I had to pay an extra $2 because I was under 21. Lame.

2013-10-02 17.54.40We were really close to the stage too. I was standing dead center, second row back. And the people standing around me were pretty chill.

2013-10-02 20.27.47After watching Tarfu, Bleach Blond, Hearts & Hands, and Kyle Lucas perform, it was finally time for William Beckett to take the stage!

2013-10-02 20.28.33William Beckett getting ready to perform! He put on a great show. I wish he could have played longer. I’m really excited to see him in January at UVA. Hopefully the crowd will be more into him there.

2013-10-02 22.14.18After his performance, I hung around the merch table and bought some of his stuff as well as some stuff from Hearts & Hands. The lead singer of Hearts & Hands was chilling by the merch table and thanked me for getting some merch since that is where most bands earn their money. A little while later William came out and I got to say hey. It was so nice to see him again. He is such a sweetheart! (Excuse the red eye and demonic expression of enthusiasm that is my face.)


All in all, it was a pretty great night. Not my favorite concert I’ve been to, but still a nice outing.

[Note: There were several negative things that happened at this show regarding some of the other bands performing there that I am choosing to omit, because holding onto them is not going to let me have happy memories regarding William’s performance. If you’d like a play-by-play of the night, check out my tweets from last night.]





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