I'm Laala and I'm 24 years old. This is mostly a book blog, but I also occasionally document my life.
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[2009: Books | Movies | Concerts | Theatre] [2010: Books | Movies | Concerts | Theatre]
[2011: Books | Movies | Concerts | Theatre] [2012: Books | Movies | Concerts & Theatre]
~ Sunday, April 6 ~
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Friday night I saw the legendary disco queen Gloria Gaynor. I was covering the concert for the newspaper and was sitting up front and centre — she blew me a kiss during I Will Survive when she saw how loudly I was bellowing it. She kicked ass. Sixty-four years old? PAH!

Friday night I saw the legendary disco queen Gloria Gaynor. I was covering the concert for the newspaper and was sitting up front and centre — she blew me a kiss during I Will Survive when she saw how loudly I was bellowing it. She kicked ass. Sixty-four years old? PAH!

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~ Sunday, March 30 ~
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I’ve recently been very lucky to see a lot of amazing concerts, theatre and dance. Sometimes my job, while utterly exhausting, can be rewarding too. 

Incidentally, this is why I’ve barely been around recently. I’ve been working long hours and barely sleeping. I’ll be back in earnest soon. 

[For those who might want to know, my Instagram is @distantheartbeats. Do follow me on there!]

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~ Thursday, December 29 ~
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2011 in Concerts

Adele

I was absurdly lucky to be able to see Adele. I love her to bits, but I wasn’t sure I was going to be in London the day of this concert, so I didn’t buy a ticket in advance. It turned out that I was — so, ticketless, I went to the venue. It was a tiny little place in Notting Hill, the night of the release of 21. My friends told me I was nuts. I went straight up to the ticket desk and said that I didn’t have a ticket, but really wanted to get in, and asked if they had any spares. The lovely gent behind the counter told me to go get a drink, and come back in forty-five minutes, and if anyone didn’t show up, he’d let me in. Some bugger didn’t show up, and he stamped my hand.

It was a fantastic show, she’s absolutely gorgeous and lovely and so ridiculously talented. I also quite like this shot I got of her, despite the fact that all I had on me was my point-and-shoot.

Will Sheff

I didn’t take this photograph, I nabbed it off the interwebs. But this was a bloody brilliant show. I was quite spoiled this year with regards to seeing singers I loved in small venues. This was definitely the smallest — St Pancras Old Church. There was just eighty people in the audience, in the tiny, echoing, lovely church. Will Sheff played a mostly solo show, although Patrick, Okkervil River’s bassist, came out for a few songs. I bootlegged most of the show, and I upload one of the songs if you want to have a listen.

Emmy the Great

Emmy the Great is the least-known of all the bands I went to see this year, but I absolutely adore her sound and her music. I had a fun night, it was brilliant seeing her. She’s a little awkward, but I think part of that is exaggerated. She’s talented and I really can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. I both want everyone to listen to her and appreciate her music and want her to be a secret so that I can continue to sit front row at her shows without difficulty. I got a few good shots, but I mostly took videos.

C’est tout! I didn’t get to as many shows as I would’ve liked, since I had a pretty hectic year. I had tickets for Death Cab in November, but the mate I was supposed to go with bailed and as it was aways away I didn’t fancy it alone. But oh, well! I’ve seen them before, at least. Did you guys see any great gigs this year?

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~ Friday, October 21 ~
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What I want to be doing this weekend: going to a concert (it almost doesn’t matter which one).What I will be doing this weekend: writing an essay. 

What I want to be doing this weekend: going to a concert (it almost doesn’t matter which one).
What I will be doing this weekend: writing an essay. 

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~ Wednesday, May 11 ~
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Totally in love with this flawless, gorgeous, hilarious, talented woman.

Totally in love with this flawless, gorgeous, hilarious, talented woman.

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~ Monday, May 9 ~
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This is how small the venue was (that Adele played). She took this picture from the stage and uploaded to her website. I’m about three people from the front, if you can spot me. I’m screaming in a very unattractive but heartfelt way.

This is how small the venue was (that Adele played). She took this picture from the stage and uploaded to her website. I’m about three people from the front, if you can spot me. I’m screaming in a very unattractive but heartfelt way.

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Song of the Day:
Don’t You Remember by Adele LIVE at the Tabernacle 

I know I have a fickle heart, and a bitterness
and a wandering eye, and a heaviness in my head 

In January, the night Adele released her album in the UK, she did a little gig at the Tabernacle as an album launch. I was incredibly lucky to have been able to go (I had only gotten into London a couple of days before) and it was such a beautiful show. It kind of felt like she was just hanging out in someone’s living room. She was so chatty and natural and her voice was gorgeous. I fell in love with her even more! I took videos all night, so I thought I’d share one.

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