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The big pop punk meeting of 2022 is therefore taking place. To update you last week, my college friends and I snagged tickets to see Midtown in New Jersey in December before they sold out for a reasonable price.
(I also managed to get a ticket to My Chemical Romance with Midtown and it’s by far the most money I’ve ever spent on a single show. Somewhere there’s a lesson in don’t put your longtime friend who is now successful in Hollywood buying the tickets, but I’m just leaning on it because we haven’t had a show in so long. Call it YOLO, emo style.)
But as we begin to plan for the big New Jersey adventure, hopefully we’ll make it an annual thing.
And that made me think that as Coachella approaches, do you go to festivals with your friends? Your family? Do any of you travel outside the region? Is it a tradition? Reply to the email or send a message to [email protected] to tell me.
Speaking of Coachella, on the new Can’t Feel the Heat episode, co-host Tom Nash and I count down our 2022 Coachella must-sees with guest Brian Wentzel.
In other music news, Freestyle Fest is back in Long Beach with a pretty stacked lineup. ICYMI, Boots in the Park returned to Norco with Tim McGraw last week. Continue reading.
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Style and soul
If you’re wondering where you can see Taylor Dayne against the backdrop of a historic cruise liner, wonder no more! The Freestyle Festival, which started in 2002, is heading to the Queen Mary Waterfront. Get programming details.
Most Anticipated Sets
We have a new episode of the Can’t Feel the Heat podcast and we talk about the sets we’re most looking forward to at Coachella 2022. My picks may or may not include a Mongolian heavy metal folk band. Plug into Apple Podcasts, Spotify Where embroiderer.
A good start time
Boots in the Park returned to SilverLakes at Norco last weekend with Tim McGraw, Dustin Lynch and more. Kelli Skye Fadroski was on hand to do a report on the show and don’t miss the photos of Drew A. Kelley!
BeachLife makes money
A report indicates that the The BeachLife Festival drew millions to the South Bay last year. The festival returns to Redondo Beach in May.
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