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Concert Review – One Direction – Miami, FL


It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a pop concert, especially a large one in an arena. I think the last one I went to was Jonas Brothers in 2009. So when I was offered the opportunity to see One Direction at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, there was no way I was passing it up. Especially because I’ve recently fallen in love with the 5-piece boy group from the UK. All of their songs are instantly catchy and you could hear a song one time and sing along the next. It doesn’t hurt that the fellas are insanely cute. I honestly couldn’t pick a fave…they’re all adorbz, but I will admit, Harry’s got “swag.”

This boyband is different than any other boyband I’ve ever seen in concert. For one – they don’t dance. Seriously, no real choreography at all! They walk back and forth, jump around, horse around with each other, etc. I think this is GREAT…it gives them more time to interact with the crowd and really pay attention to what’s happening all around them.

I sat a few rows away from the side of the stage, which was fun, because when the boys were tired or needed a sip of water, then they’d come over to the side and sometimes they’d lean over and talk to us.

The concert was amazing, very fun, fast-paced, they had some funny videos in between some of the songs. They also did a little “Twitter Q&A” with audience members who tweeted in questions. At the show I was at, someone asked them to show us how to twerk….and they did! It was too cute…not sure those boys pulled it off, but they looked funny doing it and it made us all laugh.

One of the best parts was at the end…they came out wearing custom Miami Heat jerseys!

If One Direction is coming to a city near you, try to get tickets if you can — you’ll have a blast!

Here’s some of my videos & photos from the show:







P.S. If you enjoy boybands and like reading books, check out my YA novel, Merch Girl! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CN0HNQO/


Merch Girl Teasers!!!


I picked out some fun lines from Merch Girl and paired them up with some rockin photos to bring you a few teasers before the book is published this weekend! Hope you enjoy! Which one is your favorite?



Bands to Watch – Late Nite Reading


Ok, so I’m going down my list of bands who follow me on Twitter, checking out band after band, passing over some so-so ones or bands that aren’t really my taste, but these cuties definitely make the cut! 

First of all, their name, Late Nite Reading, is amazing because obviously, I am a writer/aspiring author and love to read late at night! 🙂 Also, the first video that popped up on Youtube was a cover of One Direction’s “One Thing” and it totally reminded me of when I would buy those “Pop Goes Punk” CDs in college, with like Yellowcard covering Michelle Branch. Loved it! Then I listened to some original tunes and they were just as good, if not better than the cover songs.

I’m also digging their “Tour Stories” vids on Youtube…I think that my fictional band, Lansdowne, from my upcoming book Merch Girl, would do the same stuff during their tour down time! It says they are touring in Pembroke Pines, FL, which is near me….but I’ve never heard of that venue before so I’ll have to investigate that one some more.

If you like pop punk, please give these guys a listen! The One Direction cover is below, but check out their original music too, and follow them on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/latenitereading

Let me know what you think!

Summary of my Upcoming Book!


Here’s the summary of my upcoming YA book, Merch Girl. Let me know what you think!


Seventeen-year-old Lacey Kind doesn’t have the guts to talk to cute
boys, isn’t a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music
than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of
college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of
a tour bus, underneath the half-naked body of the hottest teen rock
star in the country.

When Lacey and her best friend Trina Thorne sneak into a Boston
nightclub to see their favorite band, they not only get to watch their
rock gods perform for the first time, but score a chance to meet the
band too. Lacey’s heart races as she comes face-to-face with her idol,
nineteen-year-old lead singer, Logan Shire.

The girls charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on
Lansdowne’s first summer tour. As “merch girls” Lacey and Trina
quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life
to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realize life
on the road isn’t always a smooth ride…

Bands to Watch – I Killed the Symphony


Ok, Twitter is the best because all these amazing bands are following me and I would have never heard of any of them if not for this platform! Case in point, the band I Killed the Symphony.

First I saw their press photo, and my first impression was that they might sound too goth for me, but I was wrong, they are a great female-fronted rock band. If I were to make any comparisons, I’d say they’re similar to Paramore. The lead singer has a great vocal prowess, and she’s smokin’ hot! Yes, I’m a straight, confident female, calling another girl hot!

Anyway, give them a listen and catch them on tour if they come to your city! Check out their Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/ikilledthesymphony