Sep. 13th, 2013 06:03 pm
nadya: (lady gaga)
So, I've been MIA from this blog for a month. I think this my style right now - updating just once a month 'cause usually there's nothing interesting going on in my life.

I had a two week vacation in August, where I and my friends traveled to Tallinn to see Robbie Williams in concert. We took a slow ride up to Tallinn, since it's only 9 hours from Vilnius to Tallinn, but we wanted to see other cities in Latvia and Estonia. The trip was amazing! Lots of drunken nights with friends and beautiful cities and the Baltic Sea.

some photos from the trip )

And Robbie Williams was amazing!!! The most awesome show that I've ever been. Poor Robbie hurt his back before the show, but he still came out to perform. And he was fabulous! He was the same as I saw him perform in concerts on television. The best experience ever! And Olly Murs was the opening band, and he was amazing too!

I already said that I've started listening to Tegan and Sara. And they are coming down to Eastern Europe this autumn, sadly no Lithuanian dates, but they are coming down to Warsaw, Poland. And I just decided to fly to their concert there. Thankfully, it's on Saturday, so I can manage this trip. But OMG, I've put so much money into the plane ticket and the hotel, but it's going to be worth it! At least the ticket to the concert was kind of cheap.

And then yesterday I found out that Dylan Moran is going to perform in Vilnius on September 26th. And I bought the ticket already because I can't miss this!

The bad thing is that with this two things kind of raided my saved money. I've been trying to save up money to buy a new Ipod touch, but it's like the 3rd time I'm not able to buy it, because there is always a better option to spend money on. It's a conspiracy, the world doesn't want me to have a new Ipod.

I hope everything is going good for you all! I've been trying to keep up with my reading list. But apparently, I'm very lazy t at least check dreamwidth once a day.
nadya: (lady gaga: telephone)
I just woke up and I need to write about this. Yesterday I was at the Lady Gaga's concert!!!! OMG! I have so many feelings. I and my friend were fairly close to the stage and the video screen was near us too.

So, the opening band was The Darkness, which is a really great band and I'm downloading their albums because they fucking ROCK! They played a great set and got us really hyped up.

When they left the stage we had to wait for half an hour for Lady Gaga and then when the workers unveiled the stage and the motherfucking castle lit up, the show began! She was phenomenal, amazing and just fucking awesome!!! The costumes, the dancers, the castle on stage, the lights were just EPIC. And the sound was amazing. It was an open-air concert, so people of nearby houses could hear here quite well, so that is saying something about the quality of sound.

When she performed Bad Romance all of the people started to sing and it was amazing. And apparently there were 20,000 people at the concert. Mind blown!
Setlist )

nadya: (lady gaga)
Got home from the blues festival today. It was more like a 2 day drinking festival. But it was fucking awesome! I'm exhausted and sunburned, but very happy. And my mind isn't functioning real good, so bear with every stupid thing that I write today. It's just a recap of my time there, no review of the bands, since the point of that festival was just to meet up with friends and drink.

We got to the festival at about 4 p.m. on Friday and had to wait an hour in the line of cars while it was madly hot outside. Put up our tents and went for a swim, which was the first swim of this summer for me.

The weather on the first day was very hot and stuffy, and it was like 30 degrees Celsius. The sun was shining bright, so it's not really that strange that I got sunburned, even though I used a SPF40 sun lotion. I guess I need a 50+ one. And yes, I did apply it every time I got out of the water.

Mostly our little company spent time near our tents, where we ate and drank, but we did go dance and see some bands play. I thought that I wouldn't really like blues that much, but apparently it's more of a country music than ever. And I kind of like it. There wasn't really a band the first day to catch my full attention, but they weren't bad, just not my kind of bands.

And that day we went to sleep at 5 a.m. and because of the people still partying near our tents we didn't really get a good night sleep and woke up at fucking 7 a.m. And the funny thing is that one of our friends said something like "I hope we are not planning to wake at 7 or something". And then most of us got up at 7:30 a.m. There were some lucky people from our group that were able to sleep longer. But we got to experience a great calm morning and awesomely cold water.

The second day of the festival was spent by driving to go buy more alcohol, which still wasn't enough for us and we had to do a second run in the evening. And then some people went sightseeing and some of us stayed near the tents and played cards. And then it started raining, really hard - it was more like a storm with big wind and lightning and thunder. Unfortunately, the weather didn't get better. It would stop raining for a little bit and then it would all start again.

So, while it rained all 9 of us were sitting in the tent, made for 6 people, drinking and playing cards.

The weather got better by the time the concert was supposed to start, so we managed to see some bands and dance some more. This time this awesome singer and her band caught my eye. It was Yolanda Bush and The Road Band. Their music was awesome and her voice was just amazing. She was really great. And they played some covers and it was fucking MAGICAL for me when they started playing Come Together by the Beatles!!!!

And then in the middle of next performer it started raining and we had to run to our tents. I got soaked to the bones, thankfully I had spare clothes. It was about 3 a.m. or something, I don't really remember, but I went to sleep then and had the most amazing sleep ever and woke up at 8, I think.

And then it was just time to slowly pack our things, eat something and drive back home.

And now I just realized that I don't have any breakfast for tomorrow and all of the shops are already closed. And even if they were open, I'd still be too tired to go there.

Sorry, for the ramblings. Too much has happened at that festival, I wouldn't be able to even cover everything in one post.

some photos )
nadya: (tommy)
Hello! I'm back from being lazy to update this journal.

The most exciting news that happened to me this past week: This Tuesday I went to visit my friends in Kaunas. Firstly, we went to see Prometheus, which all of us didn't like. The plot sucked, but the visuals and 3D were epic. And I loved all of the mythology, but still... the plot sucked.

And secondly, the same Tuesday I saw Marilyn Manson in concert. And it was incredible! I loved it as much as I loved Metallica's concert. 30 seconds to mars can't compare and they were really great too when I saw them.

So, really, the only highlight of my whole week is that Tuesday and plus I have this weekend off from work, so I will finally get enough sleep and finally go to the gym.

I hope everything is great with you all! =D

And I finally listened to Avengers soundtrack. Shinedown's song I'm Alive is definitely my favourite, I can't stops listening to it!

Oh, Hello!

Apr. 27th, 2012 09:41 pm
nadya: (lady gaga)
1. I have the most awesome news ever! I bought concert tickets to see Lady Gaga!!! OK?!?!?! LADY FUCKING GAGA!!! I couldn't even dream in my wildest dreams that she would visit Lithuania, but it happened and I have a ticket to see her.

The concert is on 21st of August, still far away, but OMG! I'm excited!!!

And now I'm amazed that I don't have any Gaga icons, need to do that asap! =D edit: And now I have some!

2. I have 3 days off, going to visit my parents tomorrow and my brother is coming to visit on Sunday. Going to be a some kind of family reunion =D

I'm trying to pack my stuff, but I'm being lazy before the weekend so I hope I will force myself to pack real fast tomorrow.

3. At least I forced myself to paint my nails, I used this pretty Essence Colour and Go No. 38 - it's super awesome AND shiny!
nadya: (mcr: killjoys)
Yesterday was my 30 Seconds to Mars concert! IT WAS AMAZING! The band was amazing, the sound was great and I even bought a t-shirt. This one. I really liked how they had 2 video screens, which showed video clips from their music videos. And they even showed the live footage of concert, for the poor people who couldn't really see anything well due to shortness (for example, me and my friend).

They even showed the Hurricane music video/film, sadly, it was censored. But it was still fucking amazing!

The set list looked like this, if you want to know.

The not so great things about concert: all the waiting we had to endure - waiting in line to get into the arena, even at Metallica concert there wasn't this many people lining up, it was strange for us. The opening band wasn't really great, I don't even know their name, but after they left the stage, we had to wait for half an hour or so for 30stm to take stage.

And now I'm waiting for the band to upload a big group photo with audience on their website.

And another thing, my friend held me on his shoulders for Closer To The Edge. OH, GOD, IT WAS SO COOL! I don't know how he did it, but he even tried to dance with me being on his shoulders.
nadya: (you have the grand gift of silence)
I was at a rock/punk concert yesterday and it fucking rocked my sock off. I had a splitting headache because of it this morning, but it was so worth it.

Saint Oil Sand was the opening band, playing really fun rock music. They're our Lithuanian band. They have a trombone player in the band and there's apparently a sax player too, only he was absent due to his wife's pregnancy. But I was really impressed with the way they incorporated trombone into their music. But their songs were quite similar, but they still they rocked.

And then after they were finished, it was time for Bedwetters - it's the band from Estonia. And this band is really amazing! They are the first Estonian band to win an EMA awards. I was introduced to this band by MTV Baltic. They were so awesome live. The band has so much energy. They played their known songs and they played new songs, and apparently their 2nd CD will be coming out sometime soon.

The concert was at a club and the place wasn't fully packed. The sound mixing was done quite well. Me and my friends were not too far from the stage, so the speakers were near us - my poor ears.

And can you believe it, the record store in Kaunas has finally imported the Danger Days CD I ordered back at the end of January from them. FINALLY!!!! I'm going to get it on Monday! Lots of happiness.
nadya: (matt; whoops)

April 21st, Vilnius. Semiens Arena

Somewhere in this picture is me.
I'm not forgetting this night!
nadya: (adam; ama performance)
Last night was pretty amazing. I don't think I'll be forgeting April 21st so soon. It was my first ever serious rock/metal concert. Metallica finally came to Lithuania! It was fucking amazing! It was so amazing that I still have songs stuck in my head. I went with 2 of my awesome friends (Mindaugas and Vaidas). The concert was in another town so the 3rd friend (Evaldas) was driving us there and back. It was a common benefit, we went to the concert and he visited his girlfriend. Everyone's happy!

There were 2 opening bands: Gojiro and Fear Factory. They were all awesome. Really loved the vocals of Fear Factory. And the songs were really good. Although you can't really compare them to Metallica. Still, the 2 bands did get the crowd riled up.

After 2 bands we waited more than half on hour for Metallica to come on stage. We were dying from the anticipation. The whole arena tried to cheering and clapping and chanting, but the band still wasn't coming out. And then when the lights dimmed a little bit, Mindaugas offered me to get on his shoulders, so I did and I watched the first song being up high. And I saw the whole stage and I saw the band so close... I couldn't really believe that here right in front of me was James, Robert, Kirk and Lars. So surreal.

The first song was like 7 minutes long, and I don't know how Mindaugas was able to hold me up this long 'cause we are almost the same hight, so it was apparent that me sitting on his shoulders wasn't very comfortable. But after the song was over he put me down.

Metallica played their show without a break for 2 and half hours. It was awesome. This was the setlist. And I remember when they started playing The Unforgiven III, at first I thought that it really was the unoforgiven iii, but then when the song fully started, I was like nah, this couldn't be that song. And I even argued with Vaidas, who was trying to prove to me that they did play that song. So, after seeing the setlist, I can safely and surely say - I was fucking wrong. It happens.

They had laser show for 3 songs - it looked amazing, especially when I was sitting on Mindaugas's shoulders. And then they did some fire show for several songs. We were standing not very far from the stage and we could feel the heat from the flames. I don't even know how was it like for the band. And they played Nothing Else Matters, the whole arena sang so loud. I really did think that I was going to cry, but I didn't.

It sad that the merchandise was pretty expensive, at lest for my pockets. But it's OK, the band threw their picks to us, so I grabbed one. Lookie! And now I have a memorabilia, to remember this concert forever and ever. When the last song was playing, they let out black balls to push around. It's sad that I'm small (160 cm) so I wasn't able to even touch the ball.

On the drive back home we listen to Queen and sang along really loud. My body wanted to sleep, but I still wanted to have some fun. Got back to the dormitory around 2:30 a.m. Went to sleep and woke up at 7 a.m. without my alarm clock. Unbelievable.

Metallica promised to come here on the next tour, and to play 3 shows, not two. That would be cool!
nadya: (adam; strut)
April 21st of 2010 I'm going to the biggest concert that has ever happened to me. And it's going to be Metallica's "World Metallic Tour". I'm going with 2 of my friends from university, and we already bought the tickets.

Metallica is coming to Lithuania for the first time, so the tickets to the first concert that's going to be on April 20th has been sold out on the second day of the pre-sale; so they made another concert the next day, which we are going to go.

It's going to be awesome!