The Lonely Hearts Club tour – Marina and the Diamonds 2013. Her birth name is Marina Lambrini Diamandis, shes half Greek and half Welch. If you know of her, you’d know she a mixture of: Indie pop, new wave, synthpop, and dance-pop (or so it says so on Wikipedia). And if you don’t know her, then well – you aren’t a hipster. Also, the diamonds are not her back up band, but according to her, it refers to us – her fans, the diamonds (how adorable is that?). Please take a moment to grasp her breathtaking beauty.Photo source: weheartit.com
Why am I going on about Marina? Because this segue’s to my proclamation of why I am the best-est friend there is: Way back in early February, I was wasting time browsing Facebook when an ad for her San Francisco show popped up. I jumped on to the Warfield’s website (the venue she played at) and frantically began looking for tickets. Most of the floor was sold out, but luckily I found some balcony seats. Gisella, who one of my best friends, adores Marina. We routinely sing along to her songs, they carry so many memories from throughout senior year. The concert was May 6th and her birthday is May 8th. These two dates clicked in my mind, then WAM – I began rummaging through my bed sheets to find my phone to call Marina (just a coincidence), Gisella’s mom. Being the good friend I am, I asked for permission to take her out on a school night for a birthday surprise. Her mom told me to buy tickets for her sisters too and with in minutes the tickets were bought, and the waiting began…Four long, dry months of not letting a word out. To make it more enjoyable on my part I told her I found out about the concert and that it was sold out. She was so sad when I first mentioned it to her and being Gisella, she didn’t check online for herself to see if it was actually sold out. In the next few months every time her songs came on in my car we talked about how perfect it would have been to go to the concert and how the concert was so close to her birthday (I’m terrible, I know, but it was worth it in the end).
Here is my photo journal of the night. Gisella, Her sisters; Nicolette (the oldest) and Natasha (the youngest) and I ventured to the city for “birthday dinner celebrations.”
Little did she know we were about to rock her world.
Then when we told her we have ticketsHer sister laughing at her shockMy crazy outfit. No one is suppose to judge you in San Francisco, right? Dress: Foreign Exchange, Fur Coat: My mothers’s – from the 80’s, Purse: Burberry Heels: My sisters
Charli XCX opened for her, she is the one that wrote “I love it” by Icona Pop. She performed it herself and the crowd went wild. And then to Marina herself, I can not described in any words, so I’ll leave you with a few words that described her best: adorable, graceful, charming, spunky, vintage, unique, breathtaking, and quite simply a diamond.
Gisella, I hope your birthday was more than you were expecting and most of all I hope you felt special! xoxo.
Hope you enjoyed the photographs and a look into my life as a 18 year old second semester senior.
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Until next time,