Growing up, I was known as that intense music-lover who traveled to shows out of state no matter what day of the week it was. At the time, I thought I was just seeing my favorite artists on more than one date. Now that I’m older, I can reflect back on those times and see why it is that the shows I traveled for were the ones where I truly found my passion for music and concert going.
Everyone within 8123 has their passion. And if you haven’t found it yet, check out my last post on finding your passion, or stick around the 8123 spirit a little longer and you’re sure to. As all of us dream chasers have discovered, there are hardships and obstacles that come from taking a “risky”, as the world calls it, leap. And even more so, many of us have figured out how difficult these dreams can be to achieve on our own.
The Maine are playing their final show of 2018 this fall in Maryland. Come say goodbye to Lovely Little Lonely as the band head into the studio to work on their next release. Catch a very special set at The Fillmore - tickets on sale now!
As we all know, Warped Tour is at an end. Whether you never got to experience it yourself or if you went every year, you’ll know that it was something special—a full day of standing outside, meeting bands, restocking your closet with merch, and eating a lot of junk food (yes, I’ll take a hot dog and a slice of pizza, please). Obviously the best part of Warped was getting to see so many bands in such a small amount of time and this year’s line up was one of the best in my opinion.
Once the news broke on the return of 8123 Fest, I went to hype myself up by watching the documentary The Maine released on the 1 Year anniversary. I was reminded why we’re all proud to be a part of 8123.
This look is very on-trend right now. It’s definitely the sassier, more risqué technique, but you can do a lot with this look, from layering with a strappy-front bralette underneath, to wearing a long laureate necklace over it.
Summer is well underway, and we all know what that means – it’s time to break out our speakers and start blasting our summer playlists. Whether you’re driving to the beach, laying out in the sun, going to shows, or just laying on your bedroom floor complaining about how hot it is, we all need some background music to get us in the summer spirit. Some of my best summer memories go hand in hand with my summer soundtrack, so here’s what’s on mine this year:
Have you ever woke up and found yourself in a deep narrow ditch, unsure if it’s the humidity of the dirt enclosing you or the sweat from being in such a compact space that makes it so hard to breathe? As you peer out, the light seems so far away and seems to be getting more and more distant every time you eventually fall asleep and decide when you actually want to open your eyes for the day that you dread so drastically.
Now that I am in my mid-twenties, band tees have become slightly less prevalent in my wardrobe (thanks, grown-up jobs). However, whenever I’m not pretending like I’m gritting my teeth in pain from walking in heels, or tugging at my skirt hem because of my irrational fear of a wardrobe malfunction, I try to find ways to incorporate my old and new band tees into my wardrobe when I’m off-duty.
It’s weird to think about how long the 8123 family has really been around. The community has existed for a decade and then some, and countless people have made their impact on it. With that many artists making music for so long, songs can fall to the side as new content is released. Take a listen to this 8123 Throwback Thursday playlist to hear some classic favorites you’ve been missing.
We couldn’t be happier to announce that 8123 fest is back in January!!!! 3 days, bigger lineup, and we couldn’t help but notice today is the 10 year anniversary of our first album “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” so to celebrate we will be performing the album in full for the first and last time at the festival!
I could not be luckier to find myself in this family. The relationships I've formed with not only The Maine but my friends in the 8123 fam and street team have made my life so much better than I could've ever hoped.
It’s that time of the year again when the summer is coming in hot and Warped Tour is already upon us! Growing up, every year meant patiently waiting and refreshing the Warped website to see if any of my favourite bands were playing.