So, Parahoy 2 has now been and gone, and I for one can’t get over it. We collectively have so many memories, and we’ve made so many new friends. Yet again, Parahoy was something incredibly special. Alumni like myself will relate; Parahoy as an experience is how I imagine motherhood. You love both of your children equally, despite the fact that they are both so, so different. I’d found myself worrying that this time wouldn’t live up to the last, but Parahoy 1 and Parahoy 2 are two totally different things, and each was special in their own unique way. Before I get on with my list, I wanted to direct everyone to my coverage printed in Rock Sound. As a writer, it was awesome to get officially accredited with a media pass to integrate further into this cruise. But anyway. I wrote about the things we were dying to do this time around, so here’s the round up of the things we miss now that it’s all over – ugh!Continue reading →
Parahoy 2016: It’s coming! Whether you’ve got a ticket for this incredible extravaganza or not, you can’t deny that the premise is absolutely INCREDIBLE, and the average Paramore fan would most likely give their record collection or snip off their brightly coloured hair to be able to attend. What is it? It’s a Sixthman cruise, a festival, and a party, all in one – with Paramore. Wow. Now that the Parahoy 2016 schedule has finally been released, I’m already thinking about what I want to do most (even though I know I’m probably going to be too hungover for some of the daytime activities). So, whether you’re playing pretend or you’re literally getting on board, here are the top picks of activities and fun things to do at the best event ever – round two!
Nashville, Tennessee is one of my favorite cities in the entire world. I had visited once before, aged 21, and I’ve been dying to go back ever since. This time, I got to see and do even more, and I think everyone ought to experience it for themselves. If you are visiting briefly, as part of a road trip like we were, here’s how to enjoy this amazing place in just one day!
Pa-ramore. Pa-ris (yes, that’s how you say PVRIS, although without the dash in the middle… keep up). Other than sharing identical prefixes, these two bands are nothing alike – unless you count the fact that their singers both identify as females. In 2015, it shouldn’t be a shock, or valid reason for us to make such brilliant observations as “oh cool, it’s a female fronted band!”. However, sadly, due to a lack of equality and women in the industry, it too often is.
If we could go back to my teenage years and ask me precisely what I wanted to do with my life, I’d say absolutely, categorically, that I wanted a career I could be happy in, the opportunity to travel, and the chance to keep on seeing the bands I love, preferably around the world. Nothing’s changed. I’m lucky in that at 25, I’m at least sort of living that dream. Sure, I may be slightly jaded, even disenfranchised somewhat, but stories like this one that I’m about to tell continue to give me hope. In fact, it’s a ton of stories, intertwined into one, inspired by a common love. My one wish is that this hope never dies.
There are seemingly an abundance of bands I could have chosen to write about to end the year 2014, but there’s only one band I feel qualified to write about in such detail, only one band who have seemingly dominated the year the way this one has, and, if I’m bloody honest, only one band who deserve to be admired to the point that I’d say they “owned” an entire year. Of course, I’m talking about Paramore. Who else? If you don’t believe they’re deserving of this ‘Band Of The Year’ type accolade, you might have to rethink your stance after reading this and truly taking in everything they’ve achieved…
Paramore are my second favorite band, but the amount I talk about them, you’d think they were the only band I’ve ever heard of. Since my first taste in 2006, I’ve been hooked! If you’re friends with me, there’s about a 50% chance that we bonded through this group, in some way or another. Perhaps through fangirling over one of the below activities. Loads of people ‘like’ Paramore, but this year, I’ve seen that it can go way, way beyond that. Want to know if you’re in the Paramore ‘Fandom’? If you’re not sure already, here’s the test…
I’ve been going to Leeds Festival since 2006 now. In all fairness, I’ve not been one of those people who goes every single year, sadly. But for the past eight years, from the age of 16, it’s been a big part of my life.