Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Celtic Thunder - best birthday ever!!

Hello everyone!!
I hope you have all been well. I was sick a few weeks back, but I'm better now. I'm super excited that autumn is here. Am I alone?? :) Autumn is my favorite season for various reasons. I love how one can see the skies sparkle with stars more clear than any other season. I love the beautiful hues of nature. I love the cool crisp nights. I love the rain. I love Sprites, which are autumn fairies!! And my birthday is in the autumn. :D

This year though, I was excited for another reason. I believe it was in May of this year, that I found out one of my favorite groups, Celtic Thunder, would be touring in North American and playing at a venue only about 6 hours from me!!!!!!!!

Needless to say, I received tickets to see Celtic Thunder for my birthday this year!!
For my 18th birthday, my family and I went to Disneyland. Every year since, I have been joking that we need to do something to top that like ANOTHER trip to Disneyland or a trip to Ireland or England or something crazy expensive.
Anywho, in the car on the drive home from the concert, we were talking about how amazing it was and I said, "That topped Disneyland." My parents didn't understand that. My dad said something along the lines of, "No way, Disneyland is way better!" My sister agreed with me though. I mean, she better agree with me, we went to see Celtic Thunder not just for my birthday, but for hers as well - after all, our birthday is the same day. ;)
While still at the concert, we stopped at the merchandise table. The guys at the table had Irish accents!! <3 Between my sister and I, we bought 2 T-shirts and 2 DVD's. As much as I'd like to listen to the guys in the car on long drives, I absolutely love the energy of actually watching them perform. DVD's are the way to go in my not so humble opinion. :D

Seriously though, if you've ever been to a Celtic Thunder concert (and to Disneyland) then you know I'm right. If you haven't, then you need to!! I really don't know how to express how great it was. The guys are extremely talented vocalists and they're funny. It was such a surreal experience. My sister and I kept looking at each other because we couldn't believe that we were actually seeing the guys perform LIVE!! EEEEEEEEE!!!! They sang songs I knew with new twists, covers of songs I knew, and songs I had not heard before.
I got to see Neil Byrne, Ryan Kelly, Damian McGinty (which some of you may remember from Glee), Emmet Cahill, and the newest member, Michael O'Dwyer. Sadly, Keith Harkin wasn't there. Despite his absence though, still best show ever. At one point (before the concert started I believe), my dad asked me if I needed a tissue. I half-jokingly said yes.

For those of you who don't know, Celtic Thunder first formed in 2007. They have since released 12 DVD's, and 14 albums. There's so much I could tell you about the group, but that could get pretty boring very quickly to a lot of you. I will say, however, that I first "discovered" the group in 2014. The first Celtic Thunder song I ever heard was called "The Island" with Keith Harkin taking the lead vocals.

Here are a few songs by Celtic Thunder that you guys should check out. Also, they're still on their North American Tour 2016, so if you're interested, you can still get tickets here. Thanks so much for reading!! ;)

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Yours truly,

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