Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Blogger Tag! Music and Such.

I was tagged by my friend Lucy over at Love Lulu to do this - these are fun questions so feel free to do this tag also if you would like!

1) What is your favourite song?
This is always hard because I'm such a music lover. Music has always been a huge part of my life! My Mom raised me on classics like Metallica and Guns N' Roses (those were her faves) and as I got older I of course got hooked on some of my own favorites. We went to a lot of shows together actually, and that was a huge bonding thing for us. I will go with what I usually say though, a song I can never get sick of, and that is "She" by Green Day. They are my favorite band in the entire world and have been since I was in the 5th grade and discovered their music. I'll never miss a show when they come!

2) List artists you have seen live.
I used to go to concerts CONSTANTLY. Now that I have a little guy, not so much. I used to keep track of who I saw live and how many times, but I haven't been to a show in a while! I believe the last one I went to was Green Day, actually! The bands I can remember that I have seen are:
Green Day 6 times, Blink-182 3 times, Good Charlotte 10 times New Found Glory 7 times, Social Distortion 2 times, Mest, +44, Fall Out Boy 2 times, No Doubt, Matchbook Romance 2 times, Yellowcard, Sugarcult 2 times, Bowling for Soup, The Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, The Living End, Something Corporate, Hot Rod Circuit, Less Than Jake, Mudvayne, The Deftones, Linkin Park 2 times, Limp Bizkit, Metallica 3 times, Godsmack 2 times, Papa Roach, Lola Ray, Sum 41, Hazen St., My Chemical Romance 2 times, Hoobastank, Velvet Revolver (Twice! I met Slash and Duff!), Simple Plan, Angels and Airwaves, Relient K, Against Me!, Jimmy Eat World, The Dead 60's, CKY, ASG, Head Automatica, Avenged Sevenfold, Coheed and Cambria, Roses are Red, Amber Pacific, Chiodos, The Early November (twice), Taking Back Sunday, The Subways, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Young Love (twice), The Pink Spiders (twice), Blackpool Lights, Supersuckers, Hit the Lights, Cartel, Kill Hannah (twice), It Dies Today, Paul Wall, Cobra Starship, The Academy Is, Army of Freshmen, AFI, Alice in Chains, and Backstreet Boys (my first ever concert haha).

As you can see, that's pretty much all I did growing up lol! I am usually always up front at shows - have never been anywhere other than the barricade for Green Day because I just have to get as close as possible. I will be cliche here and say that their music has always been there for me and has gotten me through a lot in my life. I will forever be grateful to them for making such great music that I can listen to no matter what I'm feeling, and it will help put me in a better mood.

I also have a huge soft spot for Good Charlotte and wish they would start making music together again. They are the reason I met a lot of the friends that I still have to this day, even my best friend, because we bonded through our love for that band. That's even how I originally met Lucy, who tagged me to do this! :D Just for fun, here are a few of my favorite pics from shows.

This is Joel from Good Charlotte, my number one crush since I was like 16 hahaha
The one and only Billie Joe:
Mike Dirnt:
Billie again, from the last time I saw them:
Tre Cool gave me his drumstick:
That pretty much made my life. It was in 2010 and it was my first time seeing Green Day after my Mom passed away. I like to think she played a part in getting me that stick :)

3) Name a place you would like to visit.
I would like to visit a lot of places. I just wish it wasn't so expensive to fly! I am finally getting to go to Disney World this April though, which I am excited for! I also have always wanted to visit Brazil, but I don't know if I can handle a flight that long!

4) What is your favourite family holiday?
Honestly, we've never been on a proper one! This Disney trip will be the first!
5) Who was/is your favorite teacher?
I loved my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Purdy. I saw her years later when I was working retail and she STILL remembered me - that was the awesome thing about her, she remembered the names and faces of all of her students.

6) List a famous person you would like to bring back to life and have a chat with.
Hmm. That's tough. You know what, I'm going to say Corey Haim, because I loved him and was really upset when he passed. 

7) List professions you would like to try.
I took a stab at tattooing and wish I had stuck with it, because that would be a really fun job!

8) What are some of your favourite games?
If we're talking video games, I'm really into The Evil Within right now. Other than that, classics like Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario never get old. For board games, there's pretty much nothing I don't like to play, except Monopoly - I hate that game and I don't know why! I actually wish more people in my family liked board games because I never get to play them enough lol

9) Name a celebrity you look up to?
Kat Von D, hands down. I don't agree with all her relationships as she has the tendency to go from one to another too quickly, but I'll stay out of the personal aspect of her life. I had the opportunity to meet her at one of her book signings and she was so sweet and down to earth. I look up to her because look at the empire she's created for herself - she's a huge name in a male-dominated industry, she has her own shop and art gallery as well as her own clothing line and HUGE makeup line. Girl is amazing!!

10) List something you would change about the world. 
I'd love to eliminate war. Just totally erase it and any thought of it. That would make everything better!

Sorry that turned into such a "my history of music love" there at the beginning, but hopefully you guys enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about me!


  1. Loved reading your answers Meg! :) It made me smile thinking back to our Good Charlotte days, we still have the book that we all made for them. Kelly and I always talk about one day giving it to them still! :) xx


  2. Ahh they really need to make music together again! I got excited because Benji and Joel were supposed to come here on tour, but then they canceled it :( Hopefully they reschedule - at least getting to see the 2 of them again would be nice! lol I miss them so much!

  3. We have similar-ish tastes in music...I definitely have been to way too many shows to count in my day!

  4. lol I haven't been to one in a few years now, but hopefully soon! I know Green Day is supposed to tour this year, so my fingers are crossed :)