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We Went to Taylor Swift!

Sometime last year, my co-workers had bought 24 tickets to Taylor Swift. At the time, I was like “Oh, nah I don’t want to go. I hadn’t even listened to 1989 really.” Then the week before the concert was actually happening, a serious wave of FOMO fell over me. I needed a ticket. I wanted to go, but I didn’t want to say anything because I had turned it down so hard before! Luckily, someone pulled out in that final week and a spot had opened up to which I quickly accepted. Even in the time since the album was released, I still hadn’t listened to it that much other than the songs that had gotten radio play, but I was still really excited. I’ve heard such good things about Taylor as a performer and I really wanted to see it for myself!

As a group, we held a “Taylor Tailgate” prior to going into Levi’s Stadium. The demographics around us? Young girls and their parents, as expected! This was still one of the most fun things that I’ve been a part of this summer though :)


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The Weekend: Lots of Things!

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It’s been two weeks since we’ve had one of these posts and so much has happened! I didn’t have time to post last weekend’s highlights so I’m combining it with this lovely holiday weekend. Some of my best girl friends from Seattle flew to see Ash and I for the long weekend and like any vacation we jam packed our days from start to finish. It’s interesting how the trips you plan when you are out of college and “more of an adult” shift from the vacation breaks you had when you were in school. Instead of traveling to cities where you plan on drinking constantly and sleeping in because of your hangovers, you’re waking up at 8:00 and getting your morning started. (Sort of like how the five of us would any day!) Instead of drinking, we put our money towards amazing meals and instead of going to bars, we went wine tasting in Sonoma. So there.

– also don’t those fireworks look great?! They went off Wednesday evening in San Francisco after the Giant’s game and they looked a whole lot better than the ones we tried to watch on 4th of July from this view.

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I did my first hike with some co-workers at Rancho San Antonio Open Space last weekend! There really are some gorgeous views here in the Bay Area.

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On Sunday afternoon, we caught a free concert from Yuna and Allen Stone at Stern Grove. We had never been over to this area before, but we loved how it was just kind of hidden in this park and large enough to hold a concert and fit THIS many people. It’s definitely one of the prettiest venues I’ve ever been to.

We’ve been watching episodes of this on Netflix.

We got athletic and competitive during our pre 4th of July company picnic with Bubble Soccer.

Happy 4th from the Seattle gang!

Visiting our Ash at Stanford

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

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Out On The Town: 9/27

Several years ago, Noah and the Whale released their single, “Blue Skies” and I fell in love with it immediately. Years later, it’s still one of my favorite songs. ¬†These guys will be playing at the Neptune tonight on their¬†Heart of Nowhere tour. If you’re looking for plans, this band will surely lead to a wonderful start to your weekend.

Tickets are $20 today and doors will open at 8:00PM with the show starting at 9:00PM. Special guests include Poor Moon.

For full details, click here.

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The Grove Fest

It’s a small festival, but still a lineup we can appreciate!

I’m thrilled to hear that Girl Talk is coming back to festivals this year.

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Blog Roundup


– The Warby Parker bus has come and gone! Veronica and I had a great time at their opening party here in Seattle. To see all of their adventures in the Pacific Northwest, click here for the complete roundup of their highlights.

photo cred | CNN

– Remembering Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia – the two 16-year old girls who lost their lives from the Asiana Airlines Flight 214. The two young girls were headed to camp. [Source]

– Turntable used to be my jam; now I’m all about TuneIn – how the radio is rising through apps. [Source]

– Twitter enables app to have DM synching. [Source]

– Brooklyn Girl: A new type of girl for the guys? [Source]

– Bill Cosby is holding a Cosby Sweater Tournament! Don’t forget to submit your vote. [Source] via Fashionista

– Cheezburger founder Ben Huh discusses what it’s like to let go a third of his employees. [Source]

– George Clooney and Stacey Keibler have split after two years of dating. We were rooting for her! [Source]

– Lauryn Hill began serving her three-month sentence in prison today due to tax evasion. [Source]

– Over 100 late night restaurants in San Francisco sorted by neighborhood and I want to try them ALL! [Source]

– In an attempt to modernize their name – accounting firm – Ernst & Young has decided to rebrand themselves as EY. Unfortunately, EY is also the name of limited edition magazine featuring young male models in barely there clothing. That’s a little awkward. [Source]

– Seattle Met Magazine blog’s list of summer outdoor concerts and shows. SO much Seattle music! [Source]

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Out on the Town: 5/4

Capitol Hill’s bar and music venue, Barboza, turns one this Saturday and to celebrate they will be having two shows and the best part? $1 Rainier beers! Who doesn’t love that?

with No Joy + Eighteen Individual Eyes
Saturday May 4th
$13 ADV // 8PM // 21+

Stereo Total
with The Blind Photographers
$12 ADV // 7PM // 21+

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Out on the Town: 4/29

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What I love about the Seattle music scene is that everyone is friends with each other and when one band or one artist is going through a tough time, the community comes together to make things right. Recently Kris Orlowski and his band were robbed of their equipment for the third time! I’m not sure if anyone ever realizes this (kind of like how most people don’t understand what a production a concert/music festival can be) but equipment is not cheap. A new music start-up named Ziibra (who we also have been working with!) is hosting a a “We Were Robbed” benefit show for Kris and his band on April 29th at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard with an all-star lineup. At this show, you’ll find sets by Kris Orlowski, Allen Stone, Meagan Grandall (Lemolo), Daniel Blue (Motopony) and quite a few others! Tickets for the show are $10.

Earlier this week a pawn shop was able to track down $80 of their stolen gear so any extra proceeds from the show will go straight towards the non-profit MusiCares.


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Out on the Town: 4/9

When I was a younger, I used to be so great at planning to be at concerts. No, not just planning concerts, which I also did. But I mean if there was a show I wanted to be at, I was going to make sure I was going to be there. It’d be on my calendar. I’d have a notification for it on my phone. If it was a weekday, I’d tell my parents I was going to the library to study. Sorry Mom and Dad – but enough time has passed now that you can know this.

As a 20-Something, I now fail at something I used to succeed at. Tonight, there are two incredible shows that I am missing. If I could be in three places at once, I would. The reason why I cant go to either of these shows tonight though is because I simply just have other plans and dropped the ball on forgetting so please please please go in my place, will you?

I’ve been talking about her for about a month and now she’s finally here. Jessie Ware will be performing at The Crocodile Cafe in Seattle with special guests. Show is 21+ and starts at 8PM. Tickets and more info can be found here.

Secondly, one of my favorite artists Bryce Avery of The Rocket Summer is in town. I’d actually been planning on going to this show for months. April came out of nowhere! He’ll be performing at El Corazon tonight with an AMAZING lineup – The Classic Crime, Joe Brooks, and William Beckett. It is all ages and tickets are $18. Doors open at 6:30PM.

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Out on the Town: 3/4 and 3/5

One of my favorite Seattle bands – Pickwick – is throwing down two free shows this week! To prepare them for their new album release Pickwick will be performing at Easy Street Records in West Seattle on March 4th at 7PM and at Sonic Boom Records on March 5th at 6PM. These two events are sure to be packed so arrive early otherwise you might miss out. Their first full-length album, Can’t Talk Medicine, will be released on March 12th. As if they didn’t have enough exciting news coming their way with these shows and their album, Pickwick has also landed the coveted spot of performing on the Mariners’ Opening Day April 8th. In previous years, Death Cab For Cutie and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have had that same privilege.


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Katie’s Favorites of 2012

Favorite Style Icon: Taylor Swift

T. Swift has seriously stepped her game in 2012. Yes, she’s still sticking to the neutral colored dresses – but hey! That’s okay. It works for her. Taylor Swift is really just doing all the right things when it comes to her style these days and it helps that there are a handful of fabulous designers throwing their pieces at her. It’s awesome. I, of course, am jealous.

Runner Up: Michelle Obama / Kate Middleton

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Taylor Swift

Wearing: David Koma

Where: Z100’s Jingle Bell Ball

This is exactly the type of dress I am looking to wear for New Year’s Eve. Who can help me find something like this?!


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Out on the Town: 11/17

It’s been over a year since I’ve seen one of my favorite Seattle bands, but hopefully – someone out there – is seeing them in Seattle tonight!

Minus the Bear is playing tonight at Showbox at the Market along with Cursive and Girl in a Coma. I’ll never forget the time they played at this same venue years back while I was still in high school and the show had sold out while I was in line and still without a ticket. The problems I had back then…

Doors open at 8:00pm and tickets are on sale for $25, I believe.

Minus the Bear – Summer Angel

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City Arts Fest Update

A couple of days ago, I attended this year’s City Arts Fest VIP Kick Off Party and had a wonderful time. The event was held at Benaroya Hall and I gotta say – it looked a whole lot different from when I was there last… [flashback: Fall Ball 2008] As a person in my 20’s, I love open bars. It combines two things that a person in their 20’s love – free things and…!!

The whole event was pretty exciting with our always favorite USnaps photo booth being featured, pink hair extensions by Senos Salon, Vitamin Water, and food and free flowing drinks! Unfortunately, Kevin and I didn’t stay for the whole event and missed the surprise performance by an unnamed band. I still don’t know who it is. Thank you so much to Ever Kipp of PR firm – Tiny Human for inviting us though. It was so much fun to be a part of!

Just an update on how City Arts Fest is going…all music, arts, and VIP wristbands are sold out! You can, however, still purchase single tickets to shows and arts events and Culture Club passes. Only two more days left y’all! Don’t miss out on this great festival.

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City Arts Fest Eve

I am so excited to finally have the chance to attend this year’s City Arts Fest. What I have come to discover in years of attending music festivals is that I’m usually burnt out by the end of the first day in a weekend music fest. It is practically a marathon trying to have sets lined up after set after set after set. Not to mention, you’ve gotta factor in food breaks, water breaks, random breaks, etc. This time, that’s not a problem. Beginning Wednesday and going through Saturday, there will be multiple shows to attend every night and I can pace myself by attending one a night if I so please. Tomorrow is the kick-off party down at Benaroya Hall and I cannot wait. Of course, I’ll be live tweeting throughout the whole event so all of you can see what I’ll be up to. I hear there will be food, drinks, surprise performances, and even an opportunity to get your hair cut. I bet you’ve never seen that at an opening party. It’s cool – I haven’t either.

As for my City Arts Fest schedule? Here is my dream lineup. No word yet on whether or not I will make it to each of them, but I will most certainly try.

Wednesday, October 17th

The Reminders
Homeboy Sandman
Brother Ali w/ Blank Tape Beloved

Western Haunts
The Synthony
Mt St Helens Vietnam Band

Thursday, October 18th
@Moore Theater
Lucy Schwartz
A Fine Frenzy
Joshua Radin

Throw Me The Statue
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
Gold Leaves

Ghostland Observatory

@Showbox Sodo
DJ Swervewon
Thaddeus David
Larry Hawkins (Formerly SK)
The Physics
Mos Def

Friday, October 19th
@Showbox Market
The Soft Hills
Tom Eddy
Point Juncture, WA
Blind Pilot

Saturday, October 20th
@Showbox Sodo
St. Lucia
Two Door Cinema Club

To see the full schedule click here to visit the official website.

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