Grey’s Anatomy has always been known for their exquisite musical taste. Whether it’s an upbeat indie pop song and tearjerking ballad Shonda Rhimes always knows the best song to play background for the drama at Grey Sloan Memorial. Who could forget the iconic musical episode of season seven? Till this day I cannot listen to The Fray’s “How to Save a Life” or “Chasing Cars” from Snow Patrol without bursting into tears. Thanks Ms. Rhimes. However you may have noticed that this season of Grey’s Anatomy features something different. The music supervisors on the show have spiced things up and decided to use covers as the soundtrack to everyone’s favourite doctors.
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year you’ve probably heard Taylor Swift’s iconic, life-changing album 1989. For the past five months Swift has been touring her album around the world. Now while Swift touring is already huge news, what makes this tour really newsworthy is that she has been bringing out special guests for every show. Swift has gone through her address book of A-listers and called upon her squad to be surprise guests at her shows. Now the thing with her special guests is that they’re totally unpredictable. From musicians to actors, models, and even athletes, everyone is welcome on Taylor’s stage. Some of her recent guests include Steven Tyler, Mick Jagger, Selena Gomez, Fetty Wap, Leona Lewis, and the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. See, they’re completely random ranging from age group, demographic, and genre, proving that Taylor Swift is truly a masterful performer. Now after seeing post after post on Swift’s Instagram account she is finally bringing her tour to Toronto this Friday October 2 and Saturday October 3. And of course like the loyal Swiftie I am, I will be attending her Friday show. Now while I am extremely excited to see Queen Taylor belting out her infamous songs, I am intrigued to see who she will bring as her guests. She’s already had a handful of performers grace her stage, so it will be interesting to see who the next chosen one is. Plus Toronto is home to a wide variety of talent so Taylor has a lot to choose from.
There’s no denying that Taylor Swift is taking over the music industry. From her amazing album sales, sold out concerts, and A-lister duets, she is one of music’s top stars. But lately Taylor is stepping up her music video game. With the release of her album 1989 Taylor has been changing her music video style. Perhaps it’s the addition of director Joseph Khan to her team, but Taylor’s last few videos have been totally iconic. Now don’t get me wrong Taylor has always had amazing music videos, but she’s reaching a whole new level of iconic. Bad Blood music video anyone? But the majority of Taylor’s video have a common denominator. The mostly feature a young attractive male lead. Whether they’re cheating on her or buying her flowers Taylor knows how to cast a hottie in her music video. And after spending the last 2 hours watching non-stop Taylor Swift music videos I’ve decided to rank all Taylor’s onscreen lovers. Because I’m more than qualified to rank hot boys.
Music festivals have been around for years but recently gained popularity in the past few years. Every year hundreds of celebrities flock to California’s Coachella festival. While Montreal hosts its Osheaga music festival every August. Now usually music festivals aren’t really my thing. I prefer more mainstream music, while music festivals tend to feature more indie and hipster bands. Sure they’ll be a couple bands I’ll know but no one I absolutely adore. But like everything else I do, I decided to venture out of my comfort zone for the Instagram photos.
Toronto recently hosted its first WayHome music festival. Unlike other music festivals I’ve been to in the past this one actually requires you to camp at the festival. Like sleep in a tent, poop in a port-a-potty, brush your teeth with a water bottle, kind of camping. Now while I despised the bathroom situation and cell service was horrific, I actually had an amazing weekend. Music festivals have such a chill vibe. It’s basically just a giant field of chill people drinking, smoking, and having a good time. I went with a couple of my good friends and had an amazing time. Day drinking, dancing like a fool, tanning, and rocking out to Hozier were just some of the shenanigans I got up to this weekend. But it wasn’t all breakfast sangria and burritos. This being my first legit music festival there was a dose of drama. So here’s my official guide to surviving a music festival.