Monday, 23 August 2010

Pretty Reckless Gig (Photo Heavy)

Gossip Girl is one of my hugest guilty pleasures, and like most viewers, Jenny H. is definitley one of my most disliked characters, so I've never been a fan of Taylor Momsen, especially in Season 3!
When I heard that she had started her own band, The Pretty Reckless, I avoided listening to them and thought they wouldn't be that great.
Anyway, I came across 'Make Me Wanna Die' a while back, and was really impressed. I've always really been into my rock music and had to admit that Taylor is really talented and that the songs were great. I found out she was doing one night only in England, and knew I had to go. Lucky for me, it was at the O2 Academy Islington, so it was really convenient for me to get there. I decided to go with fellow blogger, Rachel, as I knew that she's a huge fan as well and that she was coming to London that day anyway for an amazing internship opportunity.

So, on Thursday, I met up with Rachel and we went to the gig together and it was absolutely amazing. After queuing for a while and getting a great place to stand at the venue, we were ready for some music.

The supporting act, Francesqa were spectacular. I'd never really heard of them before, but they absolutely rocked. I'm glad they were supporting and am absolutely in love with them right now. I'd definitely recommend you to check them out.
And the lead singer was so hot, with the most amazing hair ever.


They were very awesome and officially have a new fan, in me. They really got the room going and listening to them live was fanstastic.

The Pretty Reckless came on and played a shorter set than expected, but were really good nonetheless. I still can't believe Taylor Momsen is so talented and she was really good live as well. The rest of the band are pretty amazing as well, with the lead guitarist being fantastic.



Didn't the pictures all come out fabulously?? Rachel, who is an amazing photographer, was taking them with my camera. You seriously have to check the photoshoots she does on her blog and on her Flickr. I also never knew that my camera could take such great shots. I've only had it for a few weeks, so I'll be playing around with it a lot more.

What do you all think of The Pretty Reckless?? I know lots of people say that Taylor's too 'provacative' for her age, but Rachel and I were discussing this and don't think she's that bad.

Sherin xx

33 comments:

maddie said...

I think she's gorgeous, and very talented. Bit of a brat maybe, but I'm willing to overlook it as I love her dress sense and she has an amazing voice.
Lucky you! I haven't been to a gig in AGES!

xxx Maddie

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S said...

I can't standdd Taylor Momsen. I think she is quite a brat judging from her interviews and is going through some extreme teenage rebellion phase by piling on the eye makeup and the miniscule skirts (gosh I'm harsh!). But I have to agree I like her band. It pains me to say but she is talented and I get their songs stuck in my head every so often.

Maybe if she had a personality change I would be more of a fan of the person as well!

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

St├ęphanie said...

Fabulous pictures !

janettaylor said...

Great pics!

Style Eyes said...

The photos are great. Whenever I take pictures of stuff like this it always looks like a distant blur.

FashionJazz said...

Love the pics! I like her : ) Hope you are well hun! xxx

Tanvi said...

May be she is not ... but her pictures in the tabloid just seem to suggest that! But I will trust your judgement and give her a second chance! :)

Dressing Up For Me said...

I like her dress style though I would say that she dresses maturely for her age. If she can sing then she´s really talented. ;)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, this is phenomenal, Sherin! I am in love with The Pretty Reckless right now. How lucky you are to have seen them live, my love!! :)

Danni and Maria said...

I think the pretty reckless are pretty good! Bit of a guilty pleasure really as I'm not sure I like taylor momsen but they definitely make good music!
Glad you had a good time m'dear :)

Danni
xxx

la petite fashionista said...

I'd like to hear Taylor Momsen-- i'm digging her rockstar look & the picturees are gorgeous. What a fun event!

ana said...

I'm not a fan of Gossip Girl but you're totally right. These pics are amazing! I'll go check her blog Sherin ;) I'm glad you had a good time!

Isabel said...

i also find her quite annoying...everytime i read an interview she has done i like her less...but i like the music...she just needs to work on her attitude

S.Elisabeth said...

I always hated Jenny on Gossip Girl, but I did like Taylor Momsen. Though I'm NOT a fan of her "rocker" transformation. I think she looked much better before with her natural looks.
With that said I love The Pretty Reckless. I heard their demo song "Blender" and I loved the band!

Sovina said...

isn't it so much fun meeting with ur fav bloggers..i keep reading about these meetings here and there but haven't got a chance myself to meet abybody..but i bet it is great :)

Natasha said...

Ahh wow, that gig looks brilliant. I like The Pretty Reckless, but I really need to listen to more of their music, and I don't like all the speculating about celebs, I don't listen to it! xxx

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Katie said...

Love the pics!

Dena said...

lucky girl....I wish I had been there. Love the pretty reckless. x

Clare said...

oh wow i would never have thought taylor would be good much less good live! what a great surprise

Winnie said...

Basically, I think the pretty reckless are amazing! I love them but from what I gather, Taylor's general behaviour stinks! Too bad hey?

MarchMusings said...

I've always wondered how she'd be in concert and now I know. The photos are fab too

The Trendy Fashionista said...

This concert looks like so much fun. It has been a long time since I don't go to one.

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

michelle_ said...

i LOVVEEE the pretty reckless !
taylor is an awesome singer !

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Tasha said...

Sounds like you had a pretty amazing time! I knew Taylor was in a band, but I've always kind of just ignored it because from the little I've seen of just her style and acting, I'm not that big of a fan, but it sounds like she is surprisingly good! I'll have to actually giver her a chance and listen to her music!

Great photos!

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome pics!
Taylor rocks!

xoxox,
CC

QuiteQuaint said...

the photos look great, love all the colours.
i saw an interview with her and she came across a bit of a know it all considering shes so young, but i like her music! x

WeShop said...

The pics are great. Haven't heard the music but looks like it was a brilliant night. xx
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Kristin said...

I think she could give the angst a rest a bit. HA! Those pics are incredible!

The F Word Online said...

these are great photos ! and i dont think taylor's provocative at all, i love her style.

xx lue

Tori said...

Sooooooooooooooooooooo jealous!!! Bet they were amazing, Taylor has such an amazing voice.
You were so close to her!!
xoxo

Wardrobemag said...

Here at Wardrobe we LOVE Gossip Girl but we were all saying that whilst The Pretty Reckless have good music we can't stand Taylor Momsen's attitude.
No doubt she has great style too but it just comes across as 'trying to hard to be like Courtney Love'....she's only like 16!

Anyway rant over haha. Glad you had a good time.

Sunny

http://wardrobemag.wordpress.com/

Rachel said...

Great photos! I haven't really listened to her music, but I'll have to check it out. I don't mind how Taylor dresses, as it's really her decision. She can do what she wants. My only issue is that she has such a bad attitude towards everything! But she's certainly a talented young girl.

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