wango tango 2010

Sometimes my job is cool because I get free things. Like the tickets I got to the annual Wango Tango concert that’s produced by local radio station KIIS-FM.

Rob and I had a birthday dinner to attend so we got to the Staples Center an hour late and missed B.O.B, Iyaz, and Adam Lambert. That’s ok, though. I was really only there to see the headliners — Ludacris, Usher. And YES FINE OK, Justin Bieber. 😀



Our seats were pretty good! We were on the right side of the stage.

I noticed right away that I AM FREAKING OLD. There were groups of teenagers sitting in front of us. And between artists they all sat down, pulled out their phones, and sent text messages, posted on Facebook, etc. I admit I posted a Twitter update during a break but that was when Rob left to go to the bathroom and I didn’t have anyone to talk to!

ALSO. During the next set of artists, the teenagers knew ALL THE LYRICS to each song. And I knew… NONE. I guess Ke$ha, David Guetta/Kelly Rowland, and Akon are popular with that age group? I don’t know.

Anyway. Ke$ha was kerrazy and fun. Akon was diiiirrrrttyy. I felt dirty just watching him. And poor Kelly Rowland’s mic was messed up so you couldn’t hear her at all.

Introducing each artist were random “celebrities” like the casts of The City, The Hills, Twilight (I only recognized Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed), and freaking DAVID HASSELHOFF. Hilarious. But my favorite presenter was Derek Fisher from the Lakers!



That’s him. I swear.



The Lakers championship banners.

Ok. Back to the music. The last group of artists to perform were the ones I was most looking forward to. First up was JUSTIN BIEBER!!! I can’t help it. I like him. I cannot even explain why. It’s not that I think he’s cute (he’s too young). Or that he has an amazing voice. He just seems like a good kid, I guess. Or maybe I’ve just been infected with Bieber Fever. BWAHAHA.

Entirely possible.



He had a short set (only 6 songs) that included my favorites One Less Lonely Girl, One Time and Baby. SQUEE.

Next was Ludacris who seriously sounds EXACTLY the way he does on his records. No auto-tuning here (or whatever they do to artists to make them sound perfect). He was incredibly high energy and was even able to get ROB OUT OF HIS SEAT. That’s some amazing stuff. Sadly, I didn’t get a non-blurry picture of him.

And finally, closing the night was Usher!!! He had the longest set by far (30 minutes) and not only did he perform his new singles (Daddy’s Home, OMG), he also sang many of his older songs too (Nice and Slow, Confessions, Yeah, U Got it Bad, My Boo, Caught Up). He was great! YAY.

You know, it’s funny. I mentioned earlier that the teenagers around us were familiar with the earlier artists but when Usher started singing his older stuff, they didn’t know any of them. I really *am* old.



Usher!

After the concert, we walked to the other side of the Staples Center to check out the rest of LA Live. It’s amazing to see how developed the area is now. We also found the new Chick Hearn statue.



It was a good night. And my ears are still ringing. 😀

womanizer

I just downloaded Britney’s new single Womanizer from iTunes. It’s #1 right now. YAYAYAY.

It’s almost birthday time! AND I have a 3-day weekend to celebrate (thank you Christopher Columbus). I just have to get through the next few days of work…

Speaking of birthdays, Disney is offering guests free admission to Disneyland or Walt Disney World on their birthday in 2009. You have to register here. WOOT. I AM SO THERE. I’m totally going to have a Disney-themed 30th birthday next year. (Maybe).

I don’t have anything else to blog about so Diesel wants to say Hi…



OH! Before I forget… to answer the questions from the previous entry — Robyn, you win the award for most photobooth pics. You were in there a whopping 12 times! Rob, Uly, and I tied for second with 9. And Grantland was next with 6. 🙂

overdue music post

Countdown to Rob and Kel’s Wedding
Daisypath Ticker

HEE. I couldn’t help it!

Anyway, I really wanted to blog tonight (I’m trying to blog more often… we’ll see if I can keep it up) but nothing particularly blog-worthy is going on. So I thought it was high time for another music post! It’s just a mish-mash of stuff I’m loving right now.

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Dashboard Confessional – Stolen
Rihanna – Shut Up and Drive (I really like this song — I hope it doesn’t get played out in the same way that Umbrella did).
Rihanna – Hate That I Love You (featuring Ne-Yo)
Linkin Park – What I’ve Done
John Legend – Save Room
Avril Lavigne – When You’re Gone
Gwen Stefani – The Sweet Escape

If there’s anything you guys are listening to that you think I should be too, let me know in the comments! I’m always looking for recs. 🙂

robin thicke

I recently discovered Robin Thicke and OMG. I AM IN LOVE. His voice is completely swoon-worthy. Really. Mmmm. (It also doesn’t hurt that he’s absolutely gorgeous :D). I uploaded 3 of my favorite songs for you guys here —

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Robin Thicke – Lost Without U
Robin Thicke – Wanna Love U Girl
Robin Thicke – Lonely World

Saw Zodiac last night. I think it was the first movie I saw in the theatre this year. It was a *little* slow but I ended up really, really liking it. Even though it GAVE ME CHILLS. It’s not a “horror” movie but the whole real-life aspect totally played with my head. Just knowing the Zodiac killings took place in the Bay Area… EEEEKKKK. Anyway, I didn’t realize that the cast included so many “names” — Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Dermot Mulroney, Chloe Sevigny, Clea Duvall, Brian Cox, Donal Logue, Tom Verica… Rob and I kept turning to each other when we recognized someone, lol. I was particularly impressed by the performances of Robert Downey, Jr. and Jake Gyllenhaal, though. They were amazing. I’m glad I got the chance to see them at their best. All in all, a good movie, though it’s one I probably wouldn’t watch again (it’ll definitely stay with me, I think).

future sex/love show

I’M TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.

(Carmen, you told me so).

Rob and I went to the Future Sex/Love Show on Thursday night in San Jose and it was SO AMAZING. But then again, I didn’t expect anything less. His Justified concert still lives on as one of the best concerts I’ve ever attended. The concert lasted 2 hours and Justin came out in a snappy suit (OMG, SO HOT). He had so much infectious energy — he was bounding across the stage and singing his heart out. GUH. He’s such a great performer.

I LOVE YOU JUSTIN. CALL ME.

The only thing I would change is the center stage. I didn’t like the fact that Justin was only facing my side of the arena half the time. But I guess seeing his backside wasn’t so bad. Heh. 😛

And because I like things like this, here’s the set list for the show (cut in case this is too spoilery for some):

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exercise music

I’ve been going through all my mp3’s trying to find appropriate “exercise” music that I can upload to my new nano. Out of 1600+ songs, I only have about 50 that are upbeat enough. So… I’m going to ask you all for recommendations. What are your favorite songs for working out? HELP! 😀

britney + kfed

I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. Britney files for divorce from KFED. Finally! It took her long enough.

In other good news of the day, I got tickets to see Justin Timberlake in San Jose!!! I’ll be sitting in the Upper Level but whatever. If I had known tickets went on sale last Friday, I would have been ON IT. Oh well, it’s JUSTIN. And that’s all I care about. 😀

So I’ve finally decided to let go of the fanlistings I run. I’ve been thinking about this forever and I’m just not interested in running them anymore. It was one of those things that was a huge fad when I started my blog and I hopped on the bandwagon. I’ve already adopted out most of them but here’s what I have left:

The OC: Ryan & Seth
Mean Girls
Everwood: Amy
Everwood: Episode 123 Home
Animation: Nemo

Leave me a comment if you’re interested!

80s music

It’s 1am and I’m downloading Debbie Gibson and Tiffany songs on iTunes.

OMG, these songs bring me back to elementary school. And I’ve just aged myself like, a billion years. HEE!

mr. jt

I found a leaked copy of Justin Timberlake’s new album online so of course, I downloaded it. You know me. September 12 is much too far away. 😀

I love love LOVE the album so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite songs.

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FutureSex/LoveSound
My Love
Damn Girl

SQUEE. I hope Mr. JT does another tour… his recent club tour didn’t come to the Bay Area and I *really* want to see him live again.

Yay for 3-day weekends.