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The Internet Turned Me From A Hater To A Fan In Less than An Hour

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 is a day I will never forget. It was the day that alternative band, The Internet, turned me from a hater to a true fan in a matter of one hour. For about 60 minutes this band sang/played their harmonic melodies that seemingly danced into my heart.

But Before I describe the way Syd, Matt, and their band personally serenaded to my soul. There needs to be a bit of background information you must know in order to understand how I ended up two rows from the stage, mumbling/halfway sobbing the words to songs I had no idea what the words were.  

Earlier in the day, a good friend of mine contacted me asking me would I go to a free concert with them tonight starring the band The Internet. Myself, being that I was not on the "The Internet is the best band since Earth, Wind, and Fire," wave was extremely hesitant about going to a show with a headliner I was not familiar with. 

Instead, I accepted their offer and listened to The internet's latest album Ego Death to become more familiar with the group. After a few listens and browsing through their overall discography I felt comfortable enough to listen to the band live. 

There were two acts before the Internet performed, first, on goers had to sit through the energetic feelings brought upon by the performance of Tuner Jackson. Jackson, who had his fair share of fun interacting with the crowd throughout his performance, Jackson created a wave that had totally strangers ready to rage with on another while taking turns crowd hopping. 

Next up on the stage was Boli. An rhythm and blues artist from Denver, Colorado. While her act did not bring the same the level of intensity that Turner's did, but she still connected to the crowd in her own way with her soulful melodies mixed with a live band was truly a sight to behold. The best part of Boli's act was her rendition of the popular Drake song, "Hotline Bling.

After Sopi left the stage, all I was thinking was "can this be over yet? I have work in the morning," and "I hope they don't try to do their whole discography tonight, I really do not have the time to waste hearing this alternative crap." But as soon as Syd grabbed the microphone, my attitude completely changed. 

The moment Syd opened her mouth producing her charismatic melodies sent from the angels themselves, I was mesmerized. Hearing Syd sing was like listening to a good friend telling an amazing story from their past. I cannot speak about everyone else in the building, but I felt right at home listening to the Internet perform their songs. 

The highlight of the night for me was when the keyboarder started the sound for the song "Girl." 

Passion burning, causing rapture of laughter
Pressure building, falling faster and faster
If I told you that you rock my world, I want you around me
Would you let me call you my girl, my girlfriend, my girlfriend?
I can give you the life you deserve, just say the word, baby

Hearing Syd serenade these words really touched my souls personally. Another bright spot was when everybody in the crowd sang along to Usher's classic song "You Don't Have To Call."  

Overall, seeing the Internet live was an amazing experience. I recommend seeing this band live to anyone whose on the fence about live shows. The group is an amazing act, brings their all, and makes the crowd feel like longtime friends. #PNAAPPROVED