Tying the knot on the Slipknot tour

Story and Photos by: Halee Evans, staff photographer

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Metal heads and rockers of the like flocked to Klipsch Music Center on August 14 for a night of partying and music.

With a lineup that could kill and a total of three bands, Slipknot’s “Summer’s Last Stand” tour ended with a bang. Their last concert for the tour was on September 25 in Dallas, Texas.

Also playing at the concert were Bullet For My Valentine and Lamb of God.

Bullet For My Valentine was the first band to perform, and they had the crowd pumped. People were screaming along with the lyrics and mosh-pits were a common occurrence.

Lamb of God was a little less impressive. Their set seemed to be the perfect time to get a snack or talk to the people walking around.

“The line up was perfect, two good bands sandwiched in between a bathroom break. Lamb of God was the bathroom break by the way,” said Alex Jeschke, 11.

There were a lot of very friendly people at the concert or in the crowd. Everyone talked with each other, mostly about music and previous concerts. The most interesting people to talk to there where the people who were veteran concert goers. The whole event was one big party, with lots of rules and safety precautions of course.

After the snacks were had and everyone was ready to rock again, the main event started.

Slipknot killed their performance and had the crowd out of their seats and jumping.

As always, Slipknot made a huge production with their stage decorations. With their signature masks and flaming drum set, every eye was on stage and every mouth was singing along.

This is my second time seeing Slipknot live and I would recommend seeing them any chance you get. Their music may be a little aggressive for some, but they put on a show like no other.

Playing a total of ten songs, including the three encore songs, Slipknot had the crowd in the palm of their hands. With the mosh-pits at an all time high and the volume all the way up, I could not have been more in my element. The concert was one of the best I had ever been to.

By the end of the night everyone was dripping with sweat and and reeked of a good time. This was one concert that if you didn’t lose your voice and you mind by the end, than you were doing something wrong.

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One Direction sells out Lucas Oil

Story by: Baylie Clevenger, Managing Editor
Photos by: Baylie Clevenger, Managing Editor

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The lights go out, the music blasts and screams erupt. Everyone is in a frenzy in an attempt to see as much as they can, and the tears run. The concert has begun.

On July 31st, One Direction took Indianapolis by storm in a way no one could have expected.

I attended the concert, and after seeing this band for the third time, I  can say that I am always more than impressed by their talent and ability to entertain.

The show opened up with a song off their most recent album, Four, called “Clouds.” It was upbeat and the perfect way to get the crowd pumped up. One would expect the performance to be less impressive seeing as they just lost their fifth band member, Zayn Malik, but they did not fail to absolutely knock everyone’s’ socks completely off.

“I don’t even like the band and they impressed me,” said Sydney Shurman, 12.

By far the best part of the concert was when they performed their new single, “Drag Me Down,”  live for the first time. The song has a catchy beat, and to say that the vocals of these four beyond talented young men are impressive would be an insulting understatement. This song will be featured on their new album, which is yet to be named.

The concert was a great experience and I recommend seeing One one direction concertDirection live. They were entertaining and it was obvious that they genuinely wanted to be doing what they were doing. They even thanked the crowd multiple times just for being there.

I left the concert that night with one of feeling like I had had the time of my life. Seeing them again in the future is definitely something I am looking forward to.

Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson rocked our state’s capital and I am grateful that I was able to experience it.