Gig review: Imagine dragons

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On the 4 of July I had the pleasure to attend my first imagine dragons’ gig in the magnificent venue of Lucca.

As usual my concert didn’t start at 9:30 pm as the ticket told but so much earlier!

I queued for basically 8 hours because It is what you usually do in Italy when you are really interest in a show. I have been waiting for four years to attend a imagine dragons concert and damn if the waiting was reward!

The set list was a mash up between the 3 albums of the band, but a large amount of time was dedicated at the last one probably for promoting it.

The imagine dragons last album called ‘Evolve’ has a new sound which is more pop. While I was queuing I have been talking with the other fans and  I had the feeling that basically anyone missed the indie/pop sound from the earlier works.

This fact didn’t affect that much in the enjoyable of the gig at all.

As any festival, the scenography was not that sophisticated but everything was focused on the music itself.

The band performed a set list which was not that long but they did the same thing basically all around the world.

Set list:

Thunder
Gold
It’s Time
Whatever It Takes
Hear Me
Demons
Walking the Wire
Shots
Amsterdam
I’m So Sorry
I Don’t Know Why
On Top of the World
Believer
Radioactive

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Dan Reynolds with the italian flag

The Lucca concert was the second date they did in Italy this year. The first date in Verona was sold out as soon as the tickets came out.

The love that the Italian fans was so huge that the band announced that they will come back soon.

Lucca has a special place in Dan Reynolds heart because his girlfriend came from there and as he said that the crowd went crazy.

The band will perform in Czech Republic, Switzerland and all around the world. You can find the upcoming dates here: https://www.imaginedragonsmusic.com/tour

If you ever attend an imagine dragons let me know if you enjoyed it or you planning to buy tickets for the next show!

Lots of love!

Jess

N.B Check my instagram profile (xjessicamaglione) for videos and photos from the show.

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SKAM: THE NORWEGIAN PHENOMENON

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RELEASE: 2015- Continuing                    COUNTRY: Norway

GENRE: Drama                                             LANGUAGE: Norwegian

CREATED BY: Julie Anderm                       N. OF SEASON: 3 (33 episodes)

 

Skam is a TV serie produced in Norway from 2015.

As the name show suggests [Skam=shame] tells the story about a group of teens dealing with the typical problem from adolescence and their first experiences.

This serie, which now is on season three, is reaching a lot of success around the world for its new way of telling stories and being completely sincere about teens’ problems.

Another thing that makes this series so interesting is that for the first time we have the chance of getting to know another culture which is not American or British.

We get to know Norwegian culture and how it is effected by globalisation. In fact one of the main characters is a Muslim girl whose is not stereotyped at all (it happened only once before in Skins’ serie).

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So one big skam’s goal is to understand cultures and religion that seems so different from ours and put a spot on political and social problem such as homophobia. Homophobia is barely saw in the show, in fact when one of the group confesses that he is gay everyone do not take it as a big revelation and treat him as an equal even when they talk about sex. This is unusual because writers usually described the gay guy, especially when he is a teenager, stereotyped and emarginated.

One thing that I really liked about the show was the costume’s job. You can is it clearly during season 3 how the couple at first have their own style but when the relationship grows stronger both of them get dressed very alike to, in some kind of way, highlights their harmony and love.

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The third season is the one who got the biggest success not only for the main character of the season but for dealing with more serious problems such as mental diseases, for example bipolar disorder.

So the second big goal for the show to reach is to make people believe that the person affected with mental disease is still a person and feel emotions even if he is ill.

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Someone describes this show as the most ‘modern’ show on air thanked the used of the socials. In fact, producers have actually created characters’ profiles on social and they are always updated. This marketing strategy has been adopted as well in the the vampire diaries serie on the last episodes.

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In conclusion, I hope you find this review interesting and you will give a chance to this show.

Lots of love

Jess