I went to see the Arctic Monkeys live at the Staple Center yesterday (August 7, 2014)!!!! I've never gone to the Staple Center before or see AM live...which is super exciting because they're one of my all-time favorite bands! *swoons*
Blake and I left home straight out of work and got there at 6 (we sat in a little over an hour's worth of traffic) and as soon as we got there we thought it'd be best to look for a place to eat because we didn't want to be late like we were to the Beirut x Vampire Weekend concert at the Bowl last year. (I still am a little sad about that because I missed a little bit of Beirut). Luckily there were a lot of food shops on the block, so no needed to leave the area to scavenge for restaurants.
Our pick? Lawry's Carvery. Something fast, familiar, "sit-down", and still affordable.
So I apologize a few pics ahead of time- but I don't have much diversity photo-wise. Most of them were for memories only and I didn't have blogging in mind because I wanted to save my phone battery for video making.
The security lines were super long since the Staples Center fits 18,118 people. (Don't worry I didn't really count, Google's got my back). They had a merchandise stand outside of the venue, and inside- one on each floor. (3 inside, 1 outside). I was pretty surprised to see a McDonald's and a 'to-go' CPK inside. In addition, the Staples Center also has their own concession stand and bars.
Blake and I in front of our seats.
At first I was really bummed that we had to pay 416% more than the original price and at the very top of the venue...but when I got there I realized how great these seats actually were. Okay maybe not the price because I wasn't able to get them first hand through the ticket box but had to deal with a resell site. But seriously, I would pay a cheaper price for the same view. Well- I think the biggest reason why I was so satisfied was because we were row 1 of our section and aisle seats.
AM's backdrop lights. The AM (album) sign lit up after every song and sometimes with colors during different songs. I think the top one above was from Arabella and the one below was during Fireside
Actually pretty scary because the glass safety wall was less than or about two feet tall.
Rocking our boots.
Beautiful financial district lights in DTLA. Sorry for the blurry photo, I was in the car while taking this.
I wanna grab both your shoulders and shake baby
Snap out of it
I get the feeling I left it too late, but baby
Snap out of it
I really want to see Alex Turner and the AMs sometime again. Hopefully this won't be my last AM concert :)
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