It's taken me a couple of days to write this post because I had to come down off of the incredible high that was seeing my favorite band perform live, along with Hellogoodbye and Metric.
Hellogoodbye played first, and they were hilarious and adorable. The lead singer, Forrest Kline, was so deliciously awkward while dancing and performing that I just wanted to go up there and dance awkwardly with him. The only downside was that the sound system kept cutting out during their performance, poor fellas. The highlight was that they played their famous song "Here In Your Arms," which took me right back to my freshman year of high school.
Metric was next up to play, and while I had never listened to any of their stuff before, I liked some of their songs. The lead singer had high energy and danced around the stage as she sang. The only downside was that she didn't talk to the audience at all. I felt like I didn't get to know their personality as a band, which is the thing that will keep me interested during a live show.
Seeing and hearing Hayley, Jeremy, and Taylor (we're on a first name basis, obvi) live was...the highlight...of my life. Seriously though. I don't know if that means I have a pretty sad life, or that these guys are just that freaking amazing. I'm going to go with the latter.
Below is a list of all of the songs that they played during their set of 20, yes TWENTY, songs. The first and last song on the list were actually the first and last song that they played, but in the midst of my high I couldn't remember the exact order of their set, so you'll just have to pretend that I got it right...
They were absolutely amazing live! I believe that if people are going to be professional musicians, they should sound even better live than they do on their record, and Paramore definitely exceeded my expectations.
I would share with you some of the songs that I got on video, but in the background of each video you can hear me either A) losing my sh*t or B) singing incredibly off key (I'd been screaming my lungs out, so my vocal cords were shot).
In lieu of a video, I will share with you a couple pictures that I took!
I am not exaggerating when I say that the night of the concert was the best night of my life thus far. Not only did I achieve something on my bucket list, but I got to hang out with one of my best friends while listening to some incredibly talented musicians. We also scarfed pizza and chugged Dr. Pepper while we waited for the show to start. What could possibly beat that, I ask you?
Last but definitely NOT least is a video of Paramore performing their song "In The Mourning." It was my favorite of the night (and in life?) by far because not only is it a beautiful song, but they covered a song by my other favorite band, Fleetwood Mac, while they played "In The Mourning. " In that moment, I literally almost died of a happy heart attack...
As I was writing this post, I realized that I left one song off of Paramore's set list (for shame!) so I have decided to include the video for it, as well.
There you have it, folks. This post is a poor representation of how amazingly awesome and wonderfully fan-freaking-tastic Paratour Dallas was, but it's the only taste I can give you. Please please please go fall in love with all that is Paramore and make a girl happy. Then tell me all about how you love them and we can become bestest buds.
Peace and blessings, y'all.