5 months ago, my friend and I bought tickets for the Imagine Dragons EVOLVE concert at the Hollywood Bowl. We waited with bated breath the whole summer for the day to come, and finally, on Sunday, it happened.
We went to the EVOLVE concert!
It was an amazing experience. Although the concert started at 6:30, we didn’t arrive until around 8:30 – in time for Imagine Dragons to start their set list at 9:00. They played through almost all of the songs in EVOLVE, starting with “I Don’t Know Why”, and leading into the classic: “It’s Time”. The powerful songs that they play definitely got me pumped – songs like “Demons” and “Gold” – but I really loved the acoustic versions they sung in the middle of the concert. It was really cool because for “Dream” and “Bleeding Out”, Dan Reynolds came halfway up the Hollywood Bowl to sing more classical versions of those songs.
They ended with “Believer”, which was a great song for the end of a really magical evening. Imagine Dragons is as good in concert as they are in their tracks. Oftentimes they are better too! I’ll definitely be going again the next concert that they have.
Now, based on the title you may be wondering what kind of story this will be. As you will soon find out, it’s a story of adventure born out of the pure, dark chaos that fills the minds of sleep deprived Caltech undergrads.
I’m starting a new miniseries on the blog – Film Club! Each episode, I’ll share a short clip from a popular piece of media, and then completely dissect and overanalyze it, because let’s face it, I’m doing it in my head already anyway. You say “buzzkill.” I say “science.” We’ll kick things off with a clip from Gravity Falls I discussed a bit in my previous post: Season 2 Episode 12, A Tale of Two Stans. If somehow you haven’t watched this show yet (?!)… spoilers incoming!
It’s crazy to think that I began applying to college almost three years ago. I still remember spending hours looking at college websites, admissions blogs and reddit pages to try to get a sense of what college is ACTUALLY like. To help you get through these stressful times, here are a few tips that I wish I had listened to. Hopefully, these will ease your worries and maybe even make the process more enjoyable!?