Breaking news: This post has nothing to do with Disney! Um, actually, wait a sec… (*consults first three seconds of the YouTube video posted below*)…yeah, sorry, there’s a bit of Disney in there. It would appear I literally cannot help myself, no apologies.
Also can’t help myself because we’re talking about twenty one pilots here, my favouritest of the favoured bands, and I will take every opportunity afforded to me in this world to tell absolutely everyone about last Halloween when Mr. Finger Candy and I dressed up like Tyler Joseph, the lead singer of TOP, for an after hours party at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Rock star cosplaying – I highly recommend it. Tigger was a fan!
The other night we finally got to see twenty one pilots live for the first time on their Bandito tour, and they were INCREDIBLE. So polished! So much tech – pyro, air jets, confetti, lasers, drum platforms and multiple, moving stages. So much shirtless Josh Dun, the drummer with the sweet disposition and the even sweeter abbbbbbbbssssssss. And so much heart. It’s obvious how much Tyler and Josh love what they do – it radiates from every aspect of this carefully orchestrated production. This is the adult in me speaking (let her speak; she doesn’t get out very often!) but there’s nothing more attractive than someone(s) showing care and competence. Not sure I needed the boost, but I’m smitten with TOP all anew. 🙂
And newfound smittenness needs nails, don’t you think? So here’s a TOP-friendly mani inspired by the aesthetics of their three major albums, 2013’s blue and red Vessel, 2015’s black, red and white Blurryface and 2018’s camo and yellow Trench.
Being all smitten-like also required me to put together a video I shot of *some* of the show, which you will find below. But truthfully, I’ll never make a living as a concert blogger (is there such a thing, and where can I get in on this racket?) because I don’t want to be a documentarian, I just want to be there carpe-ing in the moment, singing along to Holding On To You at the top of my lungs whilst offhandedly contemplating Josh’s arms day routine. It’s unfortunately not a comparable experience to the full show (GO, GO, SEE THEM, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT) but I hope you enjoy these snippets all the same.