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I’ve been to three different gigs in the past three days and I feel like I’ve not actually talked about any of them. I don’t have any photos… because there really is NO point taking photos at gigs unless you’re near the front. Even then it’s effort.

Now - I’ve always been a Brand New girl but I can’t help but feel like I was ever so slightly disappointed after seeing them. They were really good - everything I wanted them to be but there was so many things off and I dunno. It was weird. I felt disconnected from the music despite singing every single word. But it was a different feeling compared to when I saw Taking Back Sunday a few months ago or even Manchester Orchestra on Thursday. I was also sad the didn’t play my favourite song ever - Jude Law and A Semester Abroad. Although we were treated to most of Deja Entendu & some of my favourite songs off Daisy (Sink & Gasoline). They even played Seventy Times Seven and Mix Tape which was awesome - just unexpected.

The venue was really wrong for the event too, it’s weird how much a venue can change the way a gig feels. I think Koko or Kentish Town Forum would have been more appropriate than Troxy. It was just so out of the way. Besides that I saw so many of my ex boyfriends or people I knew from the past which was incredibly weird because Brand New has always been my go-to in any relationship situation. There was many an awkward wave. Which is not Brand New’s problem but I guess thats just what it’s like when you grow up listening to emo music.

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  1. Love your monochrome outfit! Your hair looks lovely up
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  2. Your hair looks so lovely, could you do a tutorial on your Youtube channel? Great outfit <3

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    1. I am planning on it! my hair is currently a tiny bit too short to wear in a topknot so it takes a lot of spraying and clips, once its grown an inch i shall (:

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  3. Love your outfit and turquoise nails and accessories! Shame about the gig not being the best for you though. xx

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  4. Love the outfit, specially the dress and the bag! <3

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  5. Gorgeous look. Very cute bag.
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  6. Love that jacket!! Really in need of a new biker jacket!!

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  7. This is so cute !I love your nails xo

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  8. I have the same dress and I like how you wear it with a leather jacket. Your nails are pretty too. x

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  9. Beautiful look. I love striped shirts, sweaters and dresses! Looks great with this leather jacket.
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  10. That dress is so pretty and the nail colour is beaut too!

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  11. You're nails are gorgeous!! Lovely outfit! <3

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  12. Eek....thats a shame you didn't like them..I wonder who the promoter was? If you thought the venue is off....some bands sound better on the radio....sounds like they were having an off day!! ;((

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  13. That sucks the gig wasn't as good as you wanted it to be. It seems everyone was there last night! Jealous you saw Manchester Orchestra.
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  14. The dress looks supercute, love it!!!

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  15. love!
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  16. I adore that dress, you look awesome Lily! x

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  17. Absolutely love this. It's always hard to think of something to wear to a gig x

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  18. loove this look! those boots are so nice! :)
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  19. Such a cute outfit! Think you perfectly nailed a gig look, and those nails are gorge. xx

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  20. I love that dress, I've been looking for something just like it! x

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  21. I love stripes so much ! Great look, especially the nails !
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  22. I love this look, I must invest in a black and white striped dress, its fab. You look wonderful, I adore your style.

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  23. I am seeing Brand New at Hit the Deck festival next week, I cannot wait! Love this outfit! Can you do an outfit post of what you wear to a gig? x

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  24. I'm jealous you got to see Brand New, I was unable to get tickets this year :( I love your nail polish & the monochrome though!

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  25. You always look so effortlessly gorgeous! Love your look. Also so jealous you saw Brand New! x

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  26. Going to see Brand New on Tuesday and can't contain my excitement. Playing the Barrowlands which is just one of my fave venues ever. You look schmoking by the by x

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  27. I have this dress and I love it. You rock it! That's funny about seeing loads of exes ... at least you got a chance to see one of your favourite bands though!

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  28. I adore your whole allure - you look beautiful! :-)

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  29. I saw Brand New at a festival a few years back and they didn't play Jude law then - wounded!

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  30. Love that dress!
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  33. Your outfit looks amazing! So your nails and hair does! --> PERFECT! xx <3

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  34. WEEP I bought that dress and it shrank into a top after one wash.

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  35. Such a good outfit inspo for gigs and that! Your hair looks so cute!!xx

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  36. Love this look. The nail polish color is so perfect!

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  37. lovely dress :)

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  38. I think a striped dress is just a classic look and you've styled it so lovely with your leather jacket. Love it!

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  39. Love your outfit and your hair is amazing too! I love gigs too, such a shame you didnt enjoy your favourite band!

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  40. Obsessed with this eye makeup, it's gorgeous! Could you please do a tutorial? x

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  41. It's weird how much music can wrap itself around so much for you that sometimes, in certain situations you can't listen to it in the same way because it brings back up so much stuff. I love Brand New but I kinda kept them all to myself over the years so can still enjoy them with no memories attached, lol! However gimme Smashing Pumpkins (who I used to like) and I hear them now and feel BLEEUUURGGGH - too many ex boyfriend memories attached!

    Also when you love a band so so much they need to be absolutely incredible live - I saw Thrice once who I loved SO MUCH and they were just a bit "meh". Never heard them in the same way after that!

    Anyway, long comment. Love the look Lily, you're making dark roots looks immensely fashionable also in a way I could never pull off haha :-)

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  42. Love your outfit and your accent nails are so beyond!!

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  43. Love your dress Lily, and you've styled is so perfectly!x

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  44. i love the monochrome outfit with the really subtle teal accents. such a babe :)


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  45. Lovely monochrome outfit! I really like the biker jacket because it seems to have a more relaxed fit than normal?

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  46. I love your nails - they are very cool!
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  47. That New Look bag looks amazing! Love it xx

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  50. Love your nails and those boots!
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  51. tes tenues sont toujours autant magnifique!!
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  52. I love Jude Law and a Semester Abroad! My favourite Brand New song too :)
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  53. Mix Tape makes me happy. I think if I had gone it would have been loads of old faces from the past that I wanted to avoid.

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  54. U look great, love the bag and the manicure!

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  55. Love this combination of leather and stripes... A classic! x

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  56. absolutely love love love your hair! x

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  57. Love this outfit.
    your hair looks amazing like this <3

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  59. I love your nails. The whole outfit is lovely :) x

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  60. Always love your style! love the jacket especially! xx

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  62. Loveeeee this outfit and your hair looks so nice up! At least you looked hawt when you saw the exes!
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  63. Loving the casual look, you look beaut. What a shame about your gigs x


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  64. I was at the same gig and came away feeling exactly like you, I just didn't feel involved with it like I have in the past, and soooo disappointed about jude law! It said it was on the setlist :(
    I also saw Manchester Orchestra on the Monday in Bristol and they were a whole other story - absolutely amazing, one of the best gigs I've been to!

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  65. Lovely dress! Can't get enough of stripes!
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  66. Love your nails - I seen Brand New last night in Glasgow and they were good but I was dissapointed that they didn't play Jude Law and the Semester Abroad as it's also one of my fav songs.

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  67. I am so insanely jealous that you went to see Brand New! They played near me, but nobody I knew wanted to go *waaaaah* :(
    Gorgeous outfit too by the way. I LOVE the dress!
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