It’s time again for another #BeautiesOnFire post, you voted on Twitter and decided that our theme for this week would be music/bands! Firstly, if you’re unsure as to what this whole #BeautiesOnFire thing is (where have you been hiding?) then please feel free to check out my introduction post below, additionally you may peruse the past themes.
Introducing the Beauties On Fire!
#BeautiesOnFire – As heavenly as Hepburn?
#BeautiesOnFire – Summer Lovin’
#BeautiesOnFire – Take me to Wonderland
#BeautiesOnFire – I solemnly swear I am up to no good!
#BeautiesOnFire – Bold is Beautiful
#BeautiesOnFire – Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Valor & Vulpix
#BeautiesOnFire – 7 Deadly Sins
#BeautiesOnFire – Why so serious?
#BeautiesOnFire – 7 ways to smash your interview
#BeautiesOnFire – Remarkably Retro, Rock and Roll
#BeautiesOnFire – 5 Reasons to Fall for Autumn
#BeautiesOnFire – Dawn of the Undead
#BeautiesOnFire – “To love the earth is our desire.”
Due to sharing a make-up look for my #BeautiesOnFire posts on most weeks I decided to switch it up a little today and focus instead on fashion! I have a passion for music, which includes being mesmerised by gigs and music festivals and this is what I’ll be concentrating on today. Although the festival season is over it doesn’t mean that you can’t sport similar looks for gigs, or simply hold onto the magic a little longer and revel in nostalgia! I do hope the below photographs will provide inspiration.
Top tips to enjoy your gig experience:
Don’t drink too much, you’ll need the toilet more which of course is an utter inconvenience!
Lay off on the alcohol, unless of course you want to forget the whole experience.
Go to the toilet before and during the support acts as it saves on missing the main act, it’s always far too packed to get anywhere during a short interval and you may not make it back in time.
Purchase any merchandise from inside the venue, this ensures it’s legitimate and the proceeds will go to the artist rather than the cons outside.
Don’t watch through a camera or some other screen, it’s nice to get photos and footage but don’t miss out on the fun!
Plan your travel and exits beforehand, it will prevent panic arising if there’s a last minute change of exit used by the venue. Also ensure you’re with a friend.
Go with someone you trust and who you enjoy spending time with, it’s always better sharing spectacular memories with a person you genuinely appreciate.
Be sure to eat something sufficient beforehand, you’ll want to keep your energy up as you’ll be there for quite some time. The cost of food in these kind of places is typically sky high!
An over body bag will be a life saver, it ensures all of your possessions are close to you at all times whilst being harder for someone to bag snatch, it saves on you having to carry the bag in your hand, too.
Plan a designated meeting point for the event in which you may lose your friends, phone signals aren’t always reliable and it’s easy to get lost.
Wait behind a little after if you don’t have a train to catch too soon, this will mean the majority will have dispersed, making it easier and less stressful for your own exit.
These places can become very warm as there’s a crazy amount of body heat radiating from everyone else, take a hoodie or something for the journey to and from, otherwise wear something light which will give you plenty of ventilation.
I think it goes without saying that heels are a definite no! A pair of pumps will do the trick, you may find it hard to believe but it isn’t a fashion show, it’s all about the music!
Now for a little spooky thrown in, I can’t get enough of the music which does it’s rounds at Halloween, in fact I’ve had a couple Halloween songs stuck in my head throughout the year since last Halloween! Below are some of my ultimate favourites!
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Nightmare Before Christmas – This Is Halloween
James Horner – The Full Casper Soundtrack
Jordan Hill – Remember Me This Way
The Addams Family Theme Tune
Napoleon XIV – They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
Hex Girls – I’m a Hex Girl
Hex Girls – Earth, Wind, Fire and Air
As always be sure to check out everything¬hin’ for everyone else’s music/bands posts and be sure to check back here to see what other tricks and treats I’ll be bringing to the table in the run up to Halloween! Tweet me any Halloween questions you may have for me to earn a place in my upcoming Q&A, and be sure to leave me a comment below letting me know which is your favourite Halloween song, as well as any additional gig tips you may have!
Disaster Davis x