I do know it’s cliché, however music is my life. I sang in choir all through center and highschool, getting solos in classics, equivalent to “Don’t Cease Believing” in seventh grade and three separate occasions having the solo for “Let It Be” for our end-of-year choir live shows, together with getting the ultimate solo my senior 12 months. I don’t know what it’s about choir lecturers in Texas, however they love doing The Beatles medley on the finish of the 12 months, and I don’t blame them one bit. My choir days are lengthy over, however shortly at first shut down final 12 months, I used to be getting again into the swing of performing by rocking out just a few days per week at my favourite karaoke bar. And let me let you know, being on stage felt like I used to be on high of the world, and getting a free drink each on occasion wasn’t unhealthy both.
For the final 12 months, stay live shows have been a sacrifice we needed to make to fight the unfold of COVID. No extra standing subsequent to sweaty strangers and screaming your head off to your favourite songs. We gave that up for sweat pants and blasting our favourite albums on Spotify whereas dreaming of all of the reveals we missed. Nevertheless, with the latest announcement that 70 % of New York State is vaccinated, lifted restrictions, and plenty of bands and festivals releasing tour dates, I’m pumped to see reveals once more! The final live performance I noticed was when Queen carried out stay in Central Park for the World Residents Competition in September 2019. It’s not hyperbole to say that that evening modified my life. I lastly received to see the band that impressed me and helped me via some of the brutal years I skilled as my youngest brother died in April 2019 and the grief was nonetheless uncooked. When the present was over, and I had a very good cathartic cry as soon as I used to be hydrated once more, I began searching for tattoo artists to commemorate that second and the whole lot Queen means to me. Two weeks after that live performance, I sat down for almost 5 hours, not taking one break, and received my first tattoo, the portrait of the band I proudly put on on my arm.
All of the artists featured right now are musicians who’ve impressed me in a single kind or one other and who I’ve or can’t wait to see in live performance at some point. Whether or not it’s Hayley Williams of Paramore together with her beautiful powerhouse vocals, Paul McCartney, and never solely his longevity as a performer however his timeless lyrics, or Hozier for simply being a wonderful man with stunning and haunting songs. I might not be who I’m with none of those gifted artists to information me. Be a part of us in celebrating the return to stay music with these rocking tattoos, and tell us who your favourite musicians are on social media.