My cousin, who was accompanying me at the time, and I thought we arrived pretty late but the show barely even started. The event said it'll start at 7:30 but it started at around 8pm. How I despise events that barely start on time. Nonetheless, we were pleased enough that we didn't miss anything. We walked into the venue feeling excited yet lost and awkward. I looked around hoping to see someone I knew, I tried to calm myself down after seeing a few I was acquainted with but I didn't feel I had the right to approach. Do any of you guys get that sometimes? So we both just sat there and waited for the show to start.
The show started off with an artist I haven't seen play in years, Abraham Mathews (a.k.a Kevin). I met Abraham back in 2011 at a talent show I helped organize; though I doubt he remembers who I am, he was just as amazing as he was the first time I saw him play, except with a whole lot more creativity and fire in his voice and his entire performance. It was smooth, fun, and literally music to my ears. (Kevin's Facebook Page)
Finally having the pleasure of watching Hani Malik play live after constantly seeing his name all over the internet and on many event posters, I have to say my expectations of how his music would sound were pretty high that I was quite disappointed when I heard him play. I thought his genre flew in the same direction as Abrahams but nope. Although he was quite natural and comfortable on stage and with the audience, his music just isn't my kind of music. I like to be happy, even if I'm not, and Malik's music is quite the opposite. I was slow, deep, and sad. Hani, if you're reading this, I'm sorry, don't hate me. This is just me. :) (Hani's Soundcloud)
And on to the band I've been looking forward to watching all night and to the singer/songwriter I've been trying to avoid being obsessed with.
Unfortunately I didn't get to see Patricks set. I had to leave right after Mo and the Accidental's performance. Patrick, if you're reading this, I'm so sorry, I really wanted to see your set!