Friday, April 18, 2014

Sweet Melodies

I don't think I could get through my day without music. Scratch that, I know I couldn't get through my day without music. There is something so magical about how a song comes together and the emotions it can make you feel. Music has become my answer when I didn't even realize I had a question. It's been able to heal little breaks in my heart, and also remind me of all the lovely memories that I have experienced.
I went to a concert on Monday, at the Linq in Las Vegas. There's this new restaurant/venue/bowling alley/everything called the Brooklyn Bowl and it's incredible. The atmosphere was so energetic and upbeat. The people were lively and ready to enjoy the show. The 1975, The White Stripes, and Naked and Famous were playing. If you haven't heard of any of those, they are sooo worth listening too.
I stood in the crowded venue, and took a moment to just look at all the people around me. Different ages and backgrounds, different expressions and stances, but still we were all in the same scene, feeling something from this music. We all had a reason we wanted to be there.
There are things that cannot be summed up in a certain number of words. And there are things that we can't simply just speak about. They must be sung, performed, and amplified by the beauty of music. There are always going to be things we don't understand or know about people, but there is something about everyone singing the same verse in a crowded venue, everyone surrendering to a melody, that makes you realize we are all not that different.
Music is a way to unite people from all walks of life. It's a reminder that heartbreak, happiness, love, laughter, and struggle are part of a journey we are all familiar with. And when a song becomes famous, and I mean really famous, and the lyrics live on forever, it's not because it was catchy. It's because someone finally articulated what a whole society has been feeling all along. It's because someone was brave enough to publish their fears, hopes, and worries into a melody. And once the truth becomes free in the air, it's impossible not to catch it. Music is everlasting.

Thoughts into lyrics. Lyrics into song. Song into an expression of unity. We are never alone. And in that crowded venue, with strangers singing together, I fully believed that.

A tiny collection of my favorite pictures from the night. Happy Friday Everyone! xoxox

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