Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour @ Oracle Arena

On Sunday, Jeremiah & I attended Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour @ the Oracle Arena in Oakland. We bought our tickets months ago because we could never pass up seeing him. We’ve seen Kanye perform 3 times prior to this event & he never disappoints. The only person that can outperform Kanye is Kanye himself, which is exactly what he did. Lol. It was literally one of the best experiences of my life. Honestly, it’s the best experience of my life.

Jeremiah & I arrived real early because we didn’t want to deal with parking issues, wanted to buy merchandise early, & wanted enough time to go back to the car in case they didn’t let us in with my camera. We arrived before the gates even opened. Once they started letting cars in we walked to the merchandise stand that was outside of the arena. We lined up & bought our merchandise early so that we didn’t have to deal or worry about our sizes being sold out. We waited until the doors opened & waited in line at another merchandise stand to get shirts for one of our friend’s. We met up with a few friends & hungout before heading to our sections because we all knew Kanye wasn’t going to start on time. LOL. He NEVER does. He was 2 hours late for Watch the Throne.
Kanye has so many great songs. I wish he could’ve just done his whole discography. hahah. When it was over, I literally said, “Wait…that’s it?!” It felt too short for me! If he performed “I’m in It” off Yeezus, I for sure would start crying. Jeremiah & I also thought he was going to bring out Chance at the end since he was still in the area, but he didn’t.
Oh, & KD was there! He was all up in the mosh pit. Ayesha & Steph Curry were also in the mosh pit, but only for a short time.
Overall, I had so much fun & I wish I could relive the entire thing.

Jeremiah once said to me that he fell in love with me during the “Watch the Throne” concert & here we are years later & nothing’s changed. I’m so glad that I got to see my favorite artist again with my favorite person♥

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Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring World Tour @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Jeremiah & I attended Chance the Rapper’s “Magnificent Coloring World Tour” at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. We took the Bart there just to avoid traffic/parking, which we did pat ourselves on the back for after the show was over. We lined up early because it was first come, first serve. The line started to look bad around 4 PM – 5 PM.
Chance is a great performer & I loved his energy.
I feel like I’ve mentioned it on here before, but let me tell the story again. When I first heard about Chance the Rapper, I was sitting shotgun in Jeremiah’s old car. This was around the time when we first started going out, which was a couple of years ago. It must’ve been Chance’s “Prom Night” from his mixtape 10 Day that just released the day before when I asked Jeremiah who the artist was. He says, “Oh, it’s this guy named Chance the Rapper. His mixtape just dropped yesterday on 2dope. I heard he’s coming up. He’s pretty good.” & all I said was, “Why is his name so long? But yeah, he’s pretty good.” I’ve had 10 Day & Acid Rap ever since they dropped, but I have to admit, & even Jeremiah knows this, I wasn’t exactly sold on him even after Acid Rap. & then Coloring Book dropped & I was completely blown away over how amazing it was & how far Chance has come. I’m a real big believer in good vibes & having something come into your life at the time that it’s meant to. One of the things that really made me connect with Jeremiah before we were together was the common interest in music. Every now & then, if we’re in the middle of listening to a song in the car, we’ll sit there together in park until the song is finished. It’s one of those random or weird things we do as a couple. lol. We’ve always been able to vibe on a musical level. I really enjoy the fact that we love most of the same music.
On that note, I was really looking forward to seeing Chance. It kind of feels like you grow up with an artist in a way that you’ve seen them in the beginning to get their name out there & now you’re seeing them on that come up. & I was really looking forward to seeing one of my favorite artists with the person who first introduced me to his music.
& overall, it wasn’t a good experience. Don’t get me wrong, Chance was amazing. He kept his energy up the entire time. It was the venue & the vibe of the people that ruined what could’ve been a great experience. If you haven’t been waiting in line for hours, what makes you think you’re allowed to push others out? If you’re not front row, sorry, but not sorry. Jeremiah & I were in the front & it may seem like the coolest thing ever to be close to your favorite artist, but only in theory. Being in the front comes with a price. When you’re in the front, not a big person or a tall person, then don’t even bother. Jeremiah & I were in the front & everyone in the back of us kept pushing. I don’t even understand why because pushing isn’t going to get you anywhere like????

& if you’ve seen me in person, you know how petite I am. Not only were we getting pushed, some girl had the nerve to USE MY SHOULDER AS AN ARM REST so she could take pictures & videos. Everyone was pushing, hot & sweaty people rubbing up against you, pretty much just moving with the crowd, etc. it just wasn’t a great experience as I hoped it would be. Chance didn’t even start yet & Jeremiah & I were so close to just leaving the front to watch from the seats. I think another big factor was the age gap. We were surrounded by people who were 4-5 years younger than us. It made me question whether we’re getting too old for concerts or maybe it was just the age group. Like, y’all don’t know how to act. When Jeremiah & I were front row at Outside Lands, which is a much bigger show, we were pushed from the back, but it was never as close to how horrible last night was. & even when we were being pushed at Outside Lands, the security stepped in & warned people to stop pushing or they’re getting kicked out. You would think that security should step in considering the combination of hot & sweaty people with frustration from all the pushing that could eventually lead to a fight. The security at Bill Graham didn’t say a thing when a ton of people in the front were clearly frustrated by the people in the back that kept pushing all of us forward into the gate that is leading no where.
Jeremiah said that if he knew Chance was also performing at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, he would’ve just bought those tickets, but Chance didn’t add that date until after we bought tickets for Bill Graham. We saw John Legend at the Greek Theatre once & it was amazing. At the Greek Theatre, the sound is better & even when you’re in the seats, it’s still close enough for you to see & get a great photo or feel close/intimate with the artist.

The only artists I see myself putting up with what I experienced last night is Ye, Bey, Kendrick, Chance, & Drake. I overall will never, ever do Bill Graham ever again. Jeremiah & I are currently sore from all the pushing & shoving from last night.

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front row to see Kanye’s best prodigy

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ScHoolboy Q! #BlankFaceLP

Last weekend I went to Amoeba Music in SF to see Schoolboy Q with Jeremiah. The line wrapped around the entire store & we were part of the last bunch of the line, but luckily we were able to get our CDs signed. When it was my turn for him to sign my CD, he said, “W’sup lil’ mama” LOL. I should’ve told him to tell Kendrick Lamar I said w’sup or ask him when is TDE going on tour :p

Thanks for signing my CD Q!

My brother & I are going over to my cousin’s place to discuss Photo Booth plans sometime this afternoon. For now, I’m catching up on Pretty Little Liars, Mr. Robot, updating my calendar, do a couple of chores, & get a few other things done before I make my way out.
Enjoy the rest of your day (:

Beyonce | The Formation World Tour

Jer got tix for me to see Beyonce♥ We said no Anniversary presents this year, but idk why we always end up doing the opposite :p Getting to our designated parking lot took FOREVER. Thankfully the concert didn’t start right away. Once we headed towards the lines, they literally weren’t letting ANY purses in regardless how small they were! The only things allowed were wallet purses or clear bags. Jeremiah headed back to the car to put my purse back & I carried all my other items in my wallet purse. DJ Khaled was the opener & he brought out E-40 & Too Short!

Overall, the concert was so amazing. She’s an amazing entertainer. I was smiling from ear to ear to even be in the same stadium as her. I feel so blessed to have been in her presence. LOL.

Beyonce | Lemonade

Beyonce’s new album “Lemonade” is now available on iTunes! ♥♥♥

If you didn’t catch Beyonce’s new album drop on Saturday night after HBO premiered her visual album “Lemonade” then Y’ALL SLEPT ON THE QUEEN. lol.

the new visual album for Beyonce’s “Lemonade” is beautiful, powerful, & pure genius.

She talks about her personal struggles, but also shows perfect & beautiful visuals of women empowerment, Black Lives Matter, & LGBT lives.

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Serena freaking Williams baby. YESSSSSSSS. (x)
they showed the mothers of victims “Trayvon Martin”, “Eric Garner”, & “Mike Brown” holding up their pictures & I fucking lost it. I cried when the tears fell from Mike Brown’s mother’s eyes. (x)

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This woman fed every single Civil Rights activist to pass by NOLA in the 60s.

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Beyoncé with the mothers of  Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner & Oscar Grant.

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anyone on my instagram who follows me & is upset if I post anything in regards to “Black Lives Matter” & ends up unfollowing me will just be blocked because I don’t need anyone like that to be involved in m life. good riddance. it’s always nice when trash takes itself out ^_^

In the words of Beyonce, “I Ain’t Sorry”

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I don’t really post about the issues or the politics that are going on in the world today. I’m still learning how to uncensor myself & show what I believe in & what I support. If anything in regards to “Black Lives Matter” offends anyone, (though it shouldn’t) then I don’t want to associate with anyone that doesn’t support it. Pls get off your fucking high horse & realize that “Black Lives Matter” is so damn important. I’m a timid person, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t feel strongly for some things.