"Empty houses don't need windows 'cause no one's looking in. Why would a house need windows anyway if no one's looking out again?"
- Sam, Forever
BREAKING NEWS!! DOGS IN PAJAMAS I REPEAT, DOGS!! IN. PAJAMAS!!
AS IF I WASN’T ALREADY EXCITED ENOUGH FOR FREAK SHOW NOW I’M FUCKING ECSTATIC
Woo! So, I saw Within Temptation at the Gothic Theatre last night with a friend from my work. It was a super packed show. I mean, it completely sold out about two weeks ago, so it made sense, but wow. Not an easy place for someone who’s 5’4” (and shorter, in my friend’s case). Fortunately, through a series of events, we ended up right in front, which was absolutely amazing. It was actually cold up there because we were right by the air conditioning, but whatever, totally worth it.
The concert itself was absolutely incredible. This band never comes to the US, so I really never thought I would see them live, but it was absolutely amazing. They played so many of my favorites, but I have to say my personal highlights were:
And We Run
Let Us Burn
In the Middle of the Night
Our Solemn Hour
Stand My Ground
See Who I Am
What Have You Done
But pretty much every single song they played was beautiful to hear live. The only one I would have wished for that wasn’t played was The Howling, but they played all those other favorites, so I really can’t be bummed about it at all.
Also, they were selling tickets in advance to see Nightwish in April, so I already got my tickets locked in and in-hand. That’s forever and a half away, but I don’t mind. I’ll hold onto them for a while because that’s another band I refuse to miss.
Sharon’s outfit was very pretty. Is it weird that that was one of the things I was super excited to see? Black corset, black skirt, black boots, black arm sleeves/gloves. She was excellent at keeping the energy up (not like she needed to), and I love how much she moved and rocked out along with her group. Her enthusiasm (and everyone’s in the band) was awesome.
So, I can mark Within Temptation off from my “must see live” band list. I didn’t think I would ever get to. I returned to Boy’s house after practically on an emotional high—until I eventually crashed, and it was a bit of a struggle to get me to move. It was worth every bit of it, though.