Last Sunday I got to see Pentatonix perform live again, at Vorst Nationaal in Brussels. This was the third time I’d seen them. I knew it’d be good, but I was still surprised by how much they’d improved. Each time the show is bigger and better.
The biggest shock of the evening was learning that they’d been dropped from their label a week after winning The Sing-Off. They were only signed again last year. That just doesn’t make sense to me. It was clear even on The Sing-Off that they’d be big. Which they are. They have the 24th most subscribed too YouTube channel. They won a Grammy. They had the best-selling Christmas album since 1964.
Anyway, here are some photos I took during the concert. All photos are up on Flickr.
PS: Mitch was exceptionally good, killing it during Aha!
Best place to see snow? Outside the city, apparently. In Hasselt most of yesterday’s snow is gone. A 10-minute train ride away, in Bokrijk, there was 5-10 cm left.
I recently moved into my first apartment. With a big deadline at work, getting my apartment set up and the bad weather I hadn’t had the time or energy to go out and explore much. I decided to change that today and went for a long walk along the water.
Here are some photos I took while exploring this new city that is, or will be, home.
More photos on Flickr
I took a class this last semester in photography. It was very interesting. I learned a lot about the basics of photography (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance,…). We had to hand in a final portfolio of 12 pictures, 3 each on the themes of people, light, rhythm and landscape.
This picture is my favorite. It is a picture of Brussel-Centraal, a train station where I spent a lot of time waiting for my train to Kortrijk.
I love Pentatonix. I am always impressed by the ability of these 5 people to turn any song into an a capella song. A GOOD a capella song. I saw them last November in London and was blown away. I knew they were good from their YouTube covers, but what I heard live was even more impressive. When they announced another European tour this year I knew I had to go see them again, no matter what. But they made it easy for me. They came to Belgium.
Last Sunday (27 April) they performed at Trix in Antwerp. I went to see them. They were even better than last time. They included some new songs that I love (Daft Punk medley, Say Something) and excluded some songs from last time I wasn’t too fond of (Hey Momma, As Long As You Love Me). The only song I truly missed was Love Lockdown. It has been one of my favorites ever since they first performed it on The Sing-Off.
One thing that also made me love this concert more than the last one was that I was allowed to bring my camera with me. I had gotten permission beforehand to take photos but that turned out to be unnecessary. There was no bag check.
You can see more photos from the concert on Flickr.