ONE OK ROCK – Philadelphia, PA

It’s another concert post! I am extremely grateful to have been able to see two of my favorite bands, two weeks in a row!

This time I went to go see Japanese Rock band, ONE OK ROCK! I did a bit of traveling for this show too! It was in Philadelphia, so a bunch of friends and I all piled into a minivan and made the 3 hour trip to Philly.

We stayed in a hotel outside of the city (because it was cheaper) and our local friend met up with us and we took the train in. The show was at the Trocadero Theater in the Chinatown area of the city, so we stayed around there.

Tiffany, our local friend, took us for some chinese food. I had some Soy Chicken and Rice. It was delicious. We also had some duck, but it was really fatty and because of my diet I can’t eat really fatty foods. No duck for me.

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After we filled up on chinese, we went to go get some bubble tea and stand in line for the concert. The bubble tea was really good. Normally when I have bubble tea it’s in smoothie form, so I’ve never had it in the “regular” way. It was really delicious! I just had the black milk tea (or this shop’s “original” flavor). The shop was called Tea Magic, it was small but seemed really popular. The bubble tea was definitely a good treat on a day where the sun was shining and we were standing outside for a long time.

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Standing in line wasn’t too bad. My friends and I took a lot of pictures of each other (we must have seemed a bit annoying to others, but whatever). And after maybe an hour or two of waiting we got to go in! TheĀ e Trocadero Theater is a kind of small venue. There is the pit and then there is a balcony with an awesome view. Originally I wanted to to stay in the pit and my friends went upstairs, but it became crowded and a bit claustrophobic so I went to join them upstairs. It was a good decision. You could see the entire stage and it was comfortable.

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ONE OK ROCK is an amazing band and it’s worth going to see them live. So worth it! This is actually the second time I’ve seen this band perform, the first being earlier this year in NYC. They played the same set, but it was still really good. My favorite song of theirs is Kanzen Kankaku Dreamer. Of course they played that song! I really recommend going to see ONE OK ROCK. They use a lot of English in their songs, despite being a Japanese band (sometimes half or most of a song will be in english). They are going to be on the Vans Warped Tour this year so that will be a really great opportunity to see them!

 

As for what I wore to the concert, I kept it simple. We were traveling before hand and I didn’t know how much time we’d have to change so I wore something that was cool but also comfortable to travel in.

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My shirt is from a shop in Japan called Spinns and I threw on a pair of acid wash jeans from Forever21.