“Sometimes, I call it a Tuesday,
Sometimes I call it the best day of my life...”
And sometimes I call it Deck The Hall Ball, which is weirdly always on a Tuesday and usually one of my favorite days of the year. This year was probably the best one yet.
It’s not often that two of your favorite bands are playing back-to-back at the same show, but when it happens... oh man, is it an incredible time. Being able to experience The Head and the Heart’s soundcheck felt like such a treat and added another instance of hearing this band live this year that I never knew I needed. Plus, nothing beats hearing the hometown crowd singing their hearts out to “Rivers and Roads.” Reuniting with this group always feels like seeing old friends again for the first time in a while, and I finally got to take my “cool hair” picture with Charity, something I’ve wanted to do for a while now!
The fact that The 1975 played DTHB this year absolutely blows mind. I can’t even begin to explain how much this band means to me and how monumental they’ve become in my growth as a human being. And seeing them twice in Seattle in the same year? Literally crazy. This time felt beyond special, though. I had the opportunity to sit in during Matty’s interview, which felt so strangely sacred, and I finally got to meet the rest of the band. Matty remembered me and my tattoo from earlier this year too, which seems like such a small thing but I can’t put in to words just how much that meant to me. During the show, a big group of my friends and I stood towards the back of the crowd and we sang and danced and cried and held each other, and I just felt so at home in that moment.
Deck The Hall Ball really felt like the icing on the cake to a perfect year of concerts and shows, and I just know I’m going to remember this day for the rest of my life. 107.7 The End will always be my favorite radio station, and I feel so lucky to be able to have this job and work alongside some of the best people in the industry. I’m forever grateful for the opportunities I’ve had here, and I can only hope to open more doors in the future.