How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Concert

Concerts are great and can set the stage for some of the most memorable days of our lives but if not properly planned; they just aren’t going to go as well. If you have a concert on the way or are looking to find one to go to in the near future, then you may want to take some of our tips into consideration. We want to make sure you have the best day that you possibly can and get rid of all the stresses of everyday life because we know how hard you guys work for your money!

Be Prepared for All Types of Weather

The best thing you can ever do when leaving the house is expect the unexpected. Sure, the weather may be sunny and beautiful today but you never know when that could change. Might as well always have a blanket, pillow and spare jacket in the car because it’s always best to be safe than sorry. Can you imagine how awful it would be if you were to be extremely excited for a show and then freeze the entire time? That’s not going to make for a very good experience.

Make Sure You Have Plenty of Cash

Another thing you want to avoid is going to a show to realize you forgot your money or didn’t bring enough. Each show is going to have unique items and you really want to cash in when you can. Let’s face it, even if you tell yourself you aren’t going to buy anything; there is bound to be at least one item that you feel you can’t possibly leave the show without buying. Whether it be a new hoodie, a CD or even a poster; allow yourself the luxury to leave with something to remind you of the day.

Go with a Friend

While going to concerts can be a neat experience, going with a close friend is going to be much more exciting. It’s a lot easier to get lost in the moment and dance around when you have someone there to be silly with. Plus, during breaks you will have someone to talk to. Don’t forget to bring a camera to take pictures along the way so you can share the day with those who weren’t able to make it. Can we say, ‘new profile picture’?

Buy Tickets Early On

If you’re one of those people who likes to wait until the last minute, do yourself a favor and never do it when it comes to concert tickets. All this is going to do is give you a hard time. By buying early you are typically going to be able to get great seats (if they have them) and a better price. Of course, you should always shop around to make sure you are getting the most for your money. Nothing is worse than realizing your favorite show is completely sold out and you have to wait until next year.

Barned Tison is one of the leading ad man and entertainment reviewer. His articles consist reviews of concerts, shows, etc. So go out and read those articles before you’re shown ‘Sold Out Concert Tickets‘ sign boards.





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Bands at the Taste of the Danforth 2011

I found the bands that played at the Taste of the Danforth, a local food festival here in Toronto,  were very distinctive.

The Taste of the Danforth is held every year on the second weekend of August and there’s always lots of food and music and it’s just a good time in the cities Greek Town.  Since my wife and I live in this area of the city we try to go each year.

The first stage we came to is called Immortals Greek Stage at Jones and Danforth Ave at about 8:00 PM.

First we ran into this Greek band called Arkadia. The band was fun to watch but what got my attention was the drummer of the band. His on stage energy levels reminded me of the drummer who played with Carlos Santana, a Michael Shrieve, on the epic Woodstock Music & Art Fair Festival concert. I would definitely pay to see them live.

 

Greek band - taste of danforth triple neck guitars 3

The next band we saw/heard was The Frank D’Angleo Band at the Celebrity Stage at Danforth and Logan beside Alexander the Great Park. This is the main stage at the event and it is setup perfectly. There is a licensed patio in front of the stage and of coarse it was packed! We were inside, what I feel is the best place on the Danforth to get a Giros, Alexandros.

This guy is a true entertainer. How he interacted with the large crowd in front of him was mesmerizing. He had a couple of backup singers and a good sized horn/sax section that gave me goose bumps up and down my arm when they were playing a few progressions during the show. Those in attendance can back me up on that one. We were there about 8:45 if memory serves me correctly.

So those are the bands that drew me in the most and I’m looking forward to next years program. Anyone else out there that went to the 2011 Taste of the Danforth that can chime in?

Keep on Jammin’

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Guitar made out of Hockey Sticks?

Finally there’s another use for all those broken hockey sticks filing up Canadian landfill sites across the nation: custom-made guitars! Brant, remember when you broke that $200 hockey stick when you tried out for the Brockville Braves (congrats for making the team BTW), tell your dad not to get so upset and just pick it up and make a guitar instead of throwing it out!

Hockey stick guitar The Canadian guitar Luther, Vincent Latulippe, makes one of a kind custom-made guitars and created from all of those broken hockey sticks. He first exposed the world to his unique recycling plans when showcasing it off at the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show. One of his very cool creation can be yours now on eBay with a “Buy It Now” listed at $1,900.

Here is the item description on eBay.

This guitar is made with used hockey sticks except for the central one, which is laminated with mahogany to make the neck.

The back of the headstock have also been reinforced with mahogany to obtain rigidity and the desired thickness. The hockey sticks used in this project have been played with and have some marks on them and have been lacquered after assembly.

Keep on Playin’ CAR!!!!!

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