Zilker Park was packed to capacity, I was overwhelmed by the blaring music, fried foods, copious amounts of pot and alcohol, and just the sheer size of the festival. I waited for an hour for the concert to finally start, body to body with two very sweaty men who had clearly never heard of deodorant. After several agonizing moments, A$AP finally came out on stage and began his act. His act consisted
As the music faded out and our first speaker approached the microphone on stage, I exhaled a sigh of relief. While I loved to sing along during these events, I could never shake the menacing voice of anxiety that was draped over my head. While the speakers delivered their stories, I listened intently, desperate to absorb a saying or phrase that would banish the dark presence from my mind. However, the next morning when I awoke, I was extremely discouraged to realize that I felt no different. Disappointed, I set out to receive advice from my group leader.
With only a few weeks remaining in this course and with all the different quizzes and discussion posts we have done I can say since my last concert I attended I have grown more comfortable with the styles of music we have went through. For my second Concert Report I really wanted to go to another performance that had an added feature to it to make the performance that much more enjoyable. Right after submitting my first concert report I started looking through the concert calendar to see which ones intrigued me the most. My attention was instantly caught by one performance happening right before Thanksgiving break began. This performance happened to be the film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark with the orchestra performing all of the music that is played throughout the duration of the film.
For starters, Donald Glover, A.K.A "Childish Gambino" is a man of many talents. Not only did he perform an incredible set, he kept the audience laughing and on their feet the whole show. While the anxious fans were waiting patiently, his DJ played tracks ranging from N.W.A to J. Cole, preparing people for what was to come. When Gambino ran on stage, the melody of his song "Fireflies" started- only for him to exclaim "this is NOT a good song to start a show. Turn it off!"
He began his set with a few of his more recent songs that weren’t of the EDM genre. Apparently, Waka Flaka Flame had begun producing EDM music, which took a lot of the audience members by surprise. During his non-EDM set, the crowd was extremely energetic. Everyone was dancing, singing along to the music, jumping up and down, and was fully zoned into the
In the middle of the song, the music seems to run around as Ivan was, and the drums reminded me of each stop he had to make. As Firebird continues it becomes stronger and inhumane as the brothers turn on Ivan, but ends on a joyous crash that marks the marriage of Ivan and Helen. I felt just as involved with
The concert was held in an exceedingly luxurious environment which put everyone in the audience in a jubilant mood. The audience would tap their feet along to the catchy rhythm, then would cheer with an electrifying applause after each piece was performed. The band continued to draw the crowd’s attention by having every musician on the stage play their own solo in each song. When Byron Stripling and the Jazz St. Louis Big Band performed the last piece in their set of the night they ended it with every musician on stage shouting “Clark Terry” to end the exquisite
Then, Mr. Sievers announced the next song which was the color guard feature “Lips are Moving” as we were walking in step to our concert formation. As we were playing the song, I was keeping a close eye on Sydney to make sure I wouldn’t fall behind of the rest of the band due to the song having a faster tempo than what we normally play. When we finished the song we went into parade rest as the drumline walked up to the track and performed their drumline feature, a combination of moving around and playing which really gets the crowd cheering. After the crowd died down from the excitement of the drumline we moved on to our closing piece, “Saturday Night’s Alright”. This was my favorite song of the year.
As soon as the concert started I was utterly ravished by the opening number. The only popular symphonic orchestra in New York-- the New York Pops presented one of Billy Strayhorn's jazz classics, Take the a Train, took me traveling through big apple, down into the eastern Brooklyn, up into the northern Manhattan. The jazzy vibe, gosh, killed me softly. The reason why I chose a Jazz concert for my concert report was because I was also very fond of Jazz. I liked the feeling that Jazz provided.
The anthems were played, the teams shook hands, and had their final team talk as they began the game. The energy in the stadium was unbelievable. We had to stand the entire game or we would have not been able to watch. The fans were jumping, singing, and just yelling to yell. The score was 0-0 at halftime.