Three girls in three cities all attended a Harry Styles show this year, each one had become a fan of Harry at different times in their life and they all had very different experiences.
We live in an interesting time. Music festivals have become more mainstream in our culture as generations young and old flock to events such as Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, and Coachella. People seem to find camaraderie in their shared tastes, often bonding over the bands they love. The greatest common factor for a large gathering of people at a festival is the love of music. But I’m here to talk about another factor that has a major impact on young people at these events.
TS6. The start of a new Taylor Swift era; another in which she reinvents herself, her music and her, dare I say it: reputation. Taylor is known for this kind of practice, and it’s an effective one – for months, this time years, we’ve all been on the edge of our seats waiting to see who the new Taylor is going to be.
So maybe she’s dated her fair share of guys. Who hasn’t? She’s made plenty of frenemies. Yeah, again, who hasn’t? We all have our opinions on what she should and shouldn’t do. So when the announcement of her single and album all dropped in the same week, Swifties like me, were left shaken.
It’s hard to shake the amount of disgust we had when we were watching this trial unfold. I’d be shocked if there is a woman who hasn’t been touched inappropriately at one point in their lives, and it’s hard to get over. You just feel violated and shaken. It’s like you’re not in control of your own body.
Katie Costello has an otherworldly vibe about her. Her voice has been compared to Ingrid Michaelson and Regina Spektor. She has such a unique vision and way of looking at music and her new EP “New World” is unique and interesting.
The other day I was at a show with my friend and this guy across from me took an interest in my opinions on music. By “took an interest” I mean he decided to tell me how everything I was saying was stupid and I obviously didn’t know what I was talking about, but since he was older and man he understood ~the industry~ way more than little me. Now, here at The New Nine, we believe that everyone’s opinions on music are valid, but we especially like to stand up for young women because so few music publications do.
Sweet Penny Lane…the incredible character Kate Hudson plays in the iconic Almost Famous. I’ve been called Penny Lane more times than I can count. I have big blonde hair and an affinity for flares and fur coats, but I am not your band-aid.