From the view on this guy’s shoulders I see... ... middle of paper ... ...nd champagne everywhere. Daylight turning into night as the concert went on, the last performer Deadmau5 came on stage with his lit up mouse head to end off this music festival. Looking around the crowd all I could see were diehard fans wearing a replica of the famous mouse head. Regardless of all the people around me, I feel as though Deadmau5 is serenading to me, not the crowd of tired and stinking teenagers. After twenty minutes, everyone’s lungs weakened after screaming the lyrics louder than Deadmau5 himself.
Through the lens, I saw everything. Fireworks in the shape and color of the Olympic rings boomed above us in the coal black sky, elementary kids with smiles from ear to ear were expressing their excitement through songs, and the local school bands accompanied the well known singer, Dan Fogelberg. The festivities continued into the night for hours. Thinking back to the events as we were strolling away, a sense of bittersweet thoughts filled my body. Guided back to our car by pearly white Christmas lights and the crisp moonlight reflecting off the snow, the winter wonderland and holiday atmosphere was still present.
Saturday night, May 15, 2004, was Lemoore High School's prom. As Lemoore principal Jim Bennett looked around the dance floor, he saw most of the guys dancing behind their dates, grinding their hips against the girls as the girls gyrated back against them. They were freak-dancing, which is how most people dance to hip-hop, but Mr. Bennett had always felt it was too sexual for a school event. "It's [the same as] foreplay," he says. During the last song of the night, a girl got on all fours and rubbed her butt against her date's groin.
the next night was an event that changed my life forever. We had been doing drugs and drinking befo... ... middle of paper ... ..., i work a dead-end job, and i live in a tiny ass apartment by myself... so i know a lot of u kids out there are like i was, and wont even listen to that tired old message, so i got a different one, look man, whatever neighborhood, family, race, financial status, etc. u come from, it dont matter, man, just forget about petty things like that, get out there and have fun, go get high off life, walk up in a mcdonalds and act stupid causing a scene with ur friends so they throw out, i mean u dont need this "thug life" it aint glorious, i only got bad memories and nightmares from it, i try to remember the days before that when me and my friends did stupid stuff, u know like talking loud in theatres and throwing fries at the nerdy kid who wipes the tables at burger king, trust me, kids, enjoy ur childhood, cuz u dont get another one, so dont waste it....Peace
This humiliation is all in jolly good fun and is seen as the rite of way into the Rocky Horror community. The first time I went to the sh... ... middle of paper ... ...black eyeliner and “Misfit makeup”, as my friends called it, and left to go join my friends, groupies and new family at The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Water guns, playing cards, toast, rice, newspapers and the never ending “Time Warp” are always going to be part of the Rocky Horror Picture Show that has been accepting freaks, weirdoes and misfits since 1973. The people, the virgins, and the experiences may change through the years and the places in which you attend will too, but one thing will always remain the same. Every Friday and Saturday night in theaters across the nation and Great Britain, these people gather with their friends and family to watch one of the best movies and plays of the modern, psychedelic generation.
"Is this real?" Jordy screamed to me as we watched the five boys pop up from under the stage as Up All Night began. Shouting, screaming, music all pumping through my body at once. I was living the dreams I had been having for a long time now. The night was finally here.
This concert gave the audience the ability to take it back to 1997 with songs “You Make me Wanna” and “Nice and Slow.” Songs like “Lil Freak” and “DJ got us Falling in Love” keeps the audience in the present and of course, dancing. Usher, still being one of the leading artists in R&B for the last 16 years, proves his talent of singing and dancing during this tour. Evidence that Usher deserves to stay on top can be visualized in this concert, especially with the fans begging for an encore. Usher’s latest tour definitely leaves the audience saying “OMG!” While most of the audience, including myself, stared at the stage watching stick-barring dancers flash lights, Usher appeared in the middle of the audience. Wearing a leather jacket with matching sunglasses, boots, and pants, Usher continued his entrance to the stage by hovering above his audience on a clear platform.
“If there is anyone interested in diving please raise your hand.” Myself just being just a newbie at this sport, I was terrified of water. In fact, as I sat there I said to myself over and over again. “Why am I here? I don’t know how to swim at all, nonetheless dive.” “The only thing I am good at is being rescued by a life guard.” Instead of backing out and quitting, I did what I would never have thought I would have done in a million years. I took the chance and raised my hand in front of fifty other middle school kids.
I never had to guts to try it after that. A month or so later after my leg had fully healed I started to think more and more about The Drop and whether or not I should try it again. I started to see ramps everywhere I went, and imagined racing down them and jumping into the air magnificently. I also found myself getting distracted in class because I was daydreaming about completing the most epic of leaps. However, I was still crippled by fear when I contemplated actually reattempting this stunt since it had ended so disastrously the first time.
Big George Collier and his band are blasting nostalgic tunes, smoke fills the room. We are all crowded in to a miniature avenue. Finally the dance floor clears a little as a variation in the music style provides a queue for some dancers to retreat. One or two other unremarkable songs in this final set of 1987 pass by. "Only thirty five minutes left", someone yells, then the band begins its version of "That Lovin' Feeling".