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A Ticket to a Better Summer Night

Taylor Swift is one of many celebrities that GBHS students enjoy seeing in concert.

  From Tupac holograms at Coachella to screen projections of vocalists in Japan, concerts are a universal joy that goes hand in hand with music. By living in Northern California, students at Granite Bay High School have used this to their advantage and have been to numerous concerts throughout their lives.

  Over the summer many artists performed around the area, and GBHS students didn’t miss out on seeing some of their favorite artists.

  Tatum Rice, a GBHS senior, is very experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to concerts seeing as she’s been to twenty of them.

  When asked about her favorite part about going to concerts, she said that she loves the electric feeling and the energy of everything, especially how the band and fans all come together to share one night together and feed off of each other’s energy.

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  Many students on campus are also looking forward to the Triple Ho Show in December at the SAP Center in San Jose. This concert is going to have big artists such as: One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Fifth Harmony, Austin Mahone, and Nathan Sykes.  

  Many GBHS students are going to this highly anticipated concert, including Tatum Rice. This will be her third time seeing One Direction and she’s also looking forward to seeing 5 Seconds of Summer.

  Every concert is unique in itself, and the best thing about them are the memories that are made from them.

Senior Chalyse Thompson  said “My favorite concert was seeing The Maine on their tour because it was one of their opener’s last time performing on stage together before they broke up, and I got to witness it.”

  Thompson also reveals how intimate the setting is at concerts when the venue is smaller and the band is less well known.

  “I’ve met The Century a few times and they remember me when we see each other, and it’s really cool to be able to catch up with them,” Thompson said. “When I went to see This Century, the lead singer caught me making a ridiculous face at him and he stopped his speech to make a face back at me while everyone else was confused.”

  Many concert-goers will attest to the fact that seeing your favorite artist live is an extremely moving experience.

  Mercedes Halverson and Taylor Kreun, both seniors at GBHS, attended the Nicki Minaj concert in August and they mutually agreed that seeing Nicki Minaj was like an out of body experience since they both idolize her.

  “After the concert, when I had gotten home, I was listening to Nicki Minaj’s music and I started crying because I couldn’t believe that I had actually seen her in real life,” Kreun said.

  Senior Tanvi Mehta’s favorite thing about concerts is the people she meets there. She said that she’s met many great people at every concert she has been to and that it’s great because you know that you have some commonalities with the people there.

  Mehta also expressed how excited she is to see The Weeknd this December.

  “The Weeknd has really edgy music, and I can only imagine what it would be like seeing him live,” Mehta said. “I know that I would enjoy his performance. The people I’m going with are also really fun and energetic, so it’s a guaranteed good time.”

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