Enjoying IheartRadio 2016 in Vegas

Enjoying IheartRadio 2016 in Vegas

I enjoyed my 5th IheartRadio Music Festival a few weeks ago in Las Vegas. I must say that I had an awesome time as I do every year. As a huge music and concert fan, this is the best of the best in my opinion. It’s the best chance to see artist that you wouldn’t always pay top dollar to see. I’m just going to share a few pictures and my thoughts on night 1 (Friday). I will post later this week to recap night 2.

20160923_181204
Outside of the brand new T-Mobile arena. This place was freaking awesome. It wasn’t the most attractive arena during the day but, at night it’s great. The most comfortable seats I have ever sat in for an arena. Britney Spears is on the video screen but, she doesn’t perform until night 2. Can’t wait to go back next year. 
20160923_184436
I was able to score club tickets for the first night so this was my view for the night. I had a lot of executives sitting around me and they were older. I couldn’t help but laugh when they all would Snapchat and jump in on each others snaps. When older people get a hold of a cool app, they really go for it. 
20160923_194239
First act of the night was Billy freaking Idol. I never listened to his music until I learned he was on the lineup. A lot of his songs I knew but, didn’t know he performed them. He looked really good and sounded pretty much the same. He opened with Rebel Yell. For his final song he brought out Miley Cyrus. Iheart always starts off with a bang. 
20160923_201104
Sam Hunt was the second performer for the night. I know he has a lot of popular songs and he pretty popped up out of nowhere. He was alright I guess. At one point he walked through the crowd and stood maybe 5 feet away from me.
20160923_204944
The band I was most excited about came third in One Republic. I have been saying for years that they need to be added to the lineup. I finally got my wish and what great performers they are. Ryan Tedder is really cool and he puts on a good show. They played their bigger hits and their newest song “Kids”. I’d love to catch them on tour soon.
20160923_211735
The performer of the night was Sia. If you don’t know, Sia is very unique. She doesn’t show her face and when she performs she stays stationary. She is on a small podium in the back whole her dancers portray her visions on stage. The voice is amazing and if you don’t believe me please check her out. If you look above at the video screen, you will notice that her dancers are creating stories right there on stage. It was so amazing to see what technology can do with performances like this. She received a standing ovation afterwards. Can’t wait to see her next week in D.C.
20160923_220647
I noticed a lot of Twenty One Pilots t-shirts walking around Vegas. They played the daytime festival a few years ago and I didn’t pay any attention. I have them on my radars now because they put on a kick ass performance. This picture is at the end when Tyler walks through the crowd and climb this small scaffold. He did almost a whole song up here. They made believers out of me.
20160923_223157
I just saw Drake back in August on tour. I was just as excited to see him again. He kept the energy levels very high with his multiple hits. When you go to a Drake show you have to be ready for a lot of pyro as seen above. A great performance should of ended with Hotline Bling, but he didn’t perform it. Bummer.
20160923_231145
The headliners for night 1 were U2. I didn’t think that I would enjoy them but, I watched from start to finish. Their songs sound so good live. Or maybe it was just the presence of Bono…not really sure. 20160923_233313

In conclusion, I had a great time at night 1 of the festival. I did feel that surprises were kept to a minimum other than Miley Cyrus. This night was definitely about the music though. I can’t really complain about that.

Advertisements

Turning Back Tuesdays 4: Happy Birthday

20160720_082833

I didn’t post yesterday because I wasn’t feeling well. Today is my birthday and I am now 29 years of age. Every year I spend my birthday week in Ocean City Maryland and this year is no different. Each year I come down, my and my family always wonder about a particular complex. From the outside it looks pretty decent with multiple floors and covered parking. Sort of like a row home but, on the beach. Well this year we booked one of these places. I am generally a person who doesn’t feel the need to look back on my past but, If I had the chance I would never of chosen this place. The main picture is what I revealed after pulling the mattress back this morning. Not only is this nasty, but it’s completely unacceptable. The whole week thus far in this place has been mediocre at best. I will start from the top (with a few pictures).

20160720_082929

When I first walked into the place I noticed that the sliding doors were wide open. It’s as if someone may have started to clean the place and maybe took a walk…never to return. It would have been fine if there was a screen. Well there was a screen but, it isn’t attached. Another thing was that there were flies all over the place. Had to go out and buy a swatter to kill all of these things and I may have finally gotten the last one this morning. Four days after moving in. We contacted Caldwell Banker and they did nothing to attempt to fix the issue. So we can’t enjoy a nice breeze in the afternoon. We can only use the A/C units which are not central by the way.

20160720_084116

Whats a lock on a door good for if it doesn’t lock? This sliding glass door does not lock and I don’t understand how you can rent out a place and not inspect it.

20160720_082803

The brown stain on the floor is what lead me to find the nasty bed skirt. On Monday when I first put the sheets on, it was almost dusk so I must of missed it. I just happened to look down under my feet and noticed this huge stain. I look up and I see this stained bed skirt. In all honestly it looks like someone may have puked. Whatever it is I’m sure I shouldn’t be laying on it. We contacted the actual owners and she claimed that it wasn’t there when she was present two weeks ago but, there was a leak from the ceiling. She let two weeks go by and didn’t care to check up on a ceiling leak. I also have news for her because there are solid chunks dried on this bed skirt so something else happened other than a ceiling leak. The owner will be stopping by today the change it and I plan to have a lot of questions about the high prices and low quality.

The dishwasher still has dishes in it. The microwave was super dirty and the freezer had black chips all along the bottom. The carpet has stains as if it only gets steam cleaned once a season…its one big mess. This a long shot but, if anyone plans to stay in Ocean City and has plans on staying at White Sands Village, please take the time to visit the rental before putting down your hard earned money. This is the first and the last that I will ever stay here. Caldwell will be hearing from me as well.