When clearing out my wardrobe the other day I discovered that I actually own a inordinate amount of 30 Seconds To Mars t-shirts, initially I mocked myself for my fan-girldom but then I thought again and realised that nearly all the shirts have a story or a memory attached to them and I thought I would share a few with you guys.
My first ever Mars shirt – my brother bought this for me at Christmas 2007 after I’d spent most of the year yapping to anyone who’d listen about this amazing new band I loved!
View from the back
The next shirt was also a Christmas present from my brother in 2008
This is my most special and treasured shirt. I got it at the KoKo performance in Nov 2009, it was an incredibly special night as I’ve mentioned before. It’s known as the ‘Nice Shirt’ after Jared commented on it as such. Whenever I wear it, it takes me right back to that night and helps lift my mood.
This shirt is from the band’s performance at Wembley Arena in Feb 2010 and is also very special as I wore it the first time I met my best friend Helen.
From the back
This shirt is another favourite as I got it at the Band’s Brighton performance which was the first concert I went to with Helen
I like it when shirts have tour dates on the back! I went to three concerts on this shirt – the two Brightons and the O2
The t-shirt that has travelled the furthest! 8000 miles from Niagara Falls back to the UK.
There’s my show!
I like this shirt as it’s very colourful, Helen spotted this on a day trip to Brighton
These two shirts were bought last summer, the tiger top is super comfy! I used funds from my ‘Break-up inheritance’ after splitting with my boyfriend of nearly 7 years (on good terms) we split our savings and I immediately ordered some new shirts to cheer myself up!
My Rome Golden Ticket shirt
I picked this shirt up at Reading Festival last year
More tour dates! Rome is on here too!
My shirt from the Lille Meet N Greet
My newest shirt!
Perhaps I could use my shirts as installation art?
I was hoping some of my blog readers would do me a massive favour and check out the below link for Jared Leto of 30 Seconds To Mars’s Haiti photograph book. No matter what you think of him or the band, he’s doing something to help people who’s lives have been shattered and in my opinion all credit to him for that.
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We got up early Saturday morning as we wanted to get some sightseeing in before the evening’s concert. So we were at the Trevvi Fountain about 9am which was perfect. There weren’t a huge amount of tourists and it was still fairly cool. The Trevvi fountain was my favourite part of Rome, it was just gorgeous.
The Trevvi Fountain
Morning sunshine hitting a church next to the fountain
So few people around
I still can’t get over the sheer amount of stunning architecture on the buildings
Me and Helen at the fountain
Even the street lamps are beautiful
Me enjoying the nommiest thing known to man – Nutella ice cream!
We even managed to find a book shop that stocked English books! A holiday is nothing without good books!
Me with the 30 Seconds To Mars guys later on the same evening during my unfortunate ‘Jacket Incident’
I absolutely adored Rome and I really want to go back and explore more with some more time on my hands. I’m really excited to go to Florence with Helen though as I hear it’s even more beautiful than Rome!
Wednesday was gig day and we woke up to find that it had snowed REALLY heavily. We needn’t have worried though since in America people just get on with their day no matter how much snow there is!
We fortified ourselves for the day and night ahead with the world’s biggest pizza (this was a medium one :o)
Bobble-hatted and logo-ed up and ready to go!
Enjoying an incredibly strong Jack Daniels before the show!
Ok so I couldn’t resist sneaking this pic in again!
Heading back to the UK 😦
It was also weird being able to look across the river into another country (hopefully I’ll get to visit the Canadian side of the falls one day)
The USA & Canada in one shot
Me and Helen on the viewing platform – technically half way between America & Canada
I have a thing about icicles!
The best part of the day was discovering the Hard Rock Cafe!
We were the only customers so we had full run of the gift shop and were chatting to the staff for hours (two of them were even going to the gig the following night!). I also discovered that you can have a Hard Rock Hurricane which caused much amusement since Hurricane is one of my favourite 30 Seconds To Mars songs!
I also love that you can keep the glasses so I now have Hurricane glasses from Niagara Falls, Rome and London
Me and my Hurricane!
I found this lil fella in the gift shop too – wonder who he reminds me of?
My Niagara Falls and Rome Hard Rock Bears
Last year me and my best friend Helen went on the trip of a lifetime to Niagara Falls to see our favourite band 30 Seconds To Mars, I’ve already posted the photos from that show, these are the photos of the rest of the trip.
The view over Nova Scotia
Geeking already! Our plane at Heathrow Airport (A Boeing 767 for geeks like me)
Detroit Airport – covered in snow but still full functioning (take note UK).
From Detroit we took a flight to Buffalo.
After our 8000 mile trip were welcomed by the comfiest hotel room I’ve ever stayed in in Amherst.
Of course I was quick to take a sunset photo from the window!
The next day was a beautiful winter’s day and despite it being -10c it didn’t feel it, we realised this was because it was a dry cold rather than the damp cold we’re used to in the UK. We took the opportunity to walk off the previous day’s flight by wandering to the local mall. Here we encountered the coolest shop in the world Hot Topic where I spent most of my holiday funds! http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Homepage.jsp . We also discovered the phenomenon of ‘Power Walking Grannies’
We spent ages in here sniffing all the candles!
I was also very excited to find a US Exclusive Artwork version of 30 Seconds To Mars’s Beautiful Lie album!
Excitement of the day was caused when we found a HUGE Barnes & Noble (we both love reading) and I also had my only cup of tea of the entire trip and discovered the loveliness of Red Velvet cupcakes 😀
The next day we took a trip to Niagara Falls, all I can say is WOW!
Living up to my ‘Jeninblack’ name here (I do wear colour on occasion when I’m having one of my Vintage Clothing days – even my dress sense is Bipolar!).
So a style blogger would tell you where/who everything’s by right? *Clears Throat* Cardie is Hellbunny, T-Shirt is a 30 Seconds To Mars tour one I got at Reading Festival, Skirt Dorothy Perkins, Leggings Primark topped off with my Polka Dot DMs, Polka Dot Bow and my trademark red lippie (I used Maybelline 24/7 in Red Passion)