My good friend, Jenn, and her wife went to Iceland for their honeymoon earlier this year. I’ve asked her to write about their experience as my first guest poster. Although it has taken me entirely too long to get this posted, here is what she had to say:
An honest review of experiences that I have had.
Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Columbus. That is where AFI lead me to next. ( See AFI: Atlanta )
It wasn’t intentional that I ended up going to three more shows. To be honest, after going to Atlanta in February, I thought that it was a long shot that I would see them again at all before at least the year 2020. More dates were announced, though, and because I couldn’t make up my mind between the two closest shows, I decided to do both since they were each under a three-hour drive each way and nearly three weeks apart. I got my presale tickets the minute they went on sale and began the grueling 3-month wait for the first of the shows.
My husband, Anthony, has started his own web hosting, design and consulting business. His business, Elephant Sense Studios, targets business owners who need an online strategy or want to update their current one. Elephant Sense Studios provides online strategies for businesses who want to integrate technological solutions to make their business more efficient.
From the time we met in early 2007, my husband Anthony and I have always enjoyed comedy as a way to relieve some of our day-to-day stress and get some good laughs. From looking up funny animal videos, ‘stupid people’ clips, and whatever specials are on Netflix, comedy is a large part of our daily lives.
On February 11, I got the unforgettable experience of seeing AFI perform in Atlanta. By now, if you visit here often, you probably know that AFI is my favorite band based on the frequency of them being mentioned in some way throughout my posts. When tour dates were announced, there were three option that I narrowed it down to based on proximity to Ohio: Chicago, Washington DC, and Atlanta. Beings the dates listed were for late January and February, Chicago was automatically out. I mean, why would I go somewhere colder than Ohio when I knew I would be spending a great deal of time outside? With a lot of the political stuff going on right now, I really didn’t want to venture into DC alone. That left me with Atlanta…slightly further, but a good 15-20 degrees warmer. It seemed like the most logical choice after weighing out the pros and cons.
With the release of the new AFI album on January 20, there has been a lot of mixed thoughts and feelings on it vocalized throughout the fan pages. It seems to be either a love or hate thing with not a whole lot of in-between. There have been a lot of comments on how AFI should go back to how they were in the early 2000’s, and even the 90’s. (Before reading further, let me say that I do understand that everybody has their own opinion and I respect that.)