fredag den 23. maj 2014

May the Force be with Lizzie

The Perks of Being a Cast Member... We got the entire Star Wars saga! I own the old trilogy on VHS, but have been itching to get the dvds for years and years. Turns out I just had to await getting them from the big mouse!
We had a fantastic event in my store for the May The Fourth Be With You-weekend. Saturday we had Stromtroopers in-store!

The forccccceeee. My boss is pregnant and I absolute love that last photo - it's brilliant!

 All weekend we had LOADS of Jedi Training events and I hosted some of them. Due to my obvious femininity I even got girls to join the fun - which more than anything warms my heart. Star Wars is so heavily marketed for boys, but I've been watching them since I was 3 years old with vigorous enthusiasm.

This week my parents took me to see the comedy show Rytteriet. It had some good laughs in it and was definitely worth the trip. We drove right by THE BEST ICE CREAM STORE IN DENMARK and didn't go in "because we had to hurry". We arrived 40 minutes early...

... So they made it up to me with something delicious yesterday. By the gods, it's been hot! I think I ate 3 ice creams yesterday....

We just went on revison break. I have until June 2nd to write up my exam and the entire student body is buzzing with excitement and nerves.

I am writing a piece on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries! I'll describe it in a differential reading as an adaption and it's really pretty fun. I'm even using Tumblr and Reddit as legitimate sources...
Warm weather = rainy weather. I got absolutely soaked last week.

torsdag den 15. maj 2014

Ice bloom

3 weeks ago the annual Hanami event, Sakura Festival, was held by the Japanese Embassy. I only went Saturday, because I really don't have time with all the uni stuff going on atm. The weather was unbelievably fantastastic - and this year I even remembered sun screen, so I didn't return home red like a lobster this time around.
(And Ali + Silas shot some fantastic photos oh merr gawwwd)

As always there were loads of people - even more thanks to the beaming sun - and with that, great company. Yukata and food stalls, stage shows and my favourite event: the Bon Odori dance.

Due to the warm spring, the cherry blossoms had already passed their blooming peak, but at least they were still present. And yes, that is a high-fiving dog.

I also managed to get my shit togethser and laminate my cosplay award diplomas - they get crinkled so fast and I actually don't understand why the organizers don't laminate them anymore (they used to in the past). But woo, now I have eternalized my glorifications haha.

Maria from my uni invited us to watch a theatre perfomance for free - Halløj på falderebet. It was aimed way beyond our age group (for 50+), but we decided to eat some ice cream together afterwards. We got all of that (10 scoops + soft ice for each of us) for 50 kroner, which is absolute bonkers. It was deliciousssssss.

mandag den 12. maj 2014

Glitz and glam

Ok, I experienced A LOT of music this week.
First things first: Eurovision week in Copenhagen just concluded! It was great fun getting carried away on the city's hype. I worked a lot in the Store and actually managed to meet around 10 of the contestants - they were all very sweet, buying things for their children (present or at home). One evening a rainbow rose almost from the Eurovision banners - sooo fitting!

My dad did some work for them and managed to score us some free tickets to a Friday dress rehearsal! I asked Astrid to #JoinUs (see what I did there???) and she agreed with wild enthusiasm!

The Cube was absolutely gorgeous and the graphics and visual effects were absolutely breathtaking! I was so happy to be able to see it in real life!
Conchita was great on the stage, but as for effects I loved Sweden's disco glitz and crazy lights + France burst of colour (and yes, I really enjoyed their song too! Twin Twin - ohhhh yeaaaah).
But of course the real party started when Basim came on stage; AND IT GOES LIKE SKUBA DUDA DAB DAB DIDI DAJ.

After going to Wagamama with my parents I met up with uni people at the university's Spring Festival. Amongst others we saw cult rapper group Westkyst Hustlers and super groovy Linkoban.It was such a great day!

Saturday I put on my musical earrings once more and went to the free live screening of the ESC Final in Imperial cinema. I met up with some friends and it was a fun and different way to celebrate the finals being in Copenhagen.

Logo-heart applied, supporting Denmark in my new vintage 50s dress!

On Tuesday I went to the Justin Timberlake concert in Parken. Somehow I'd managed to get some pretty VIP tickets so I was standing in an area with A LOT of space right next to the second, smaller stage + I got to high-five Mr Timberlake.
His + The Tennessee Kids' show was pretty spectacular. The stage and general feel and look of the show was almost Gatsby inspired - it had that Art Deco/excessive feeling. 
I loved the I Think That She Knows part !

From 1:29!

All dressed up in black and white, and you're in that dress I like. Love is swinging in the air tonight, let me show you a few thingsss.

Honestly, the hipster in me was pleased when nebula-esque space lights appeared. Also, as a Daft Punk fan I was happy to see rave lights.

Bonus: I forgot to mention I went to see Grease with my Mum a few months back, partially since I adore Grease and partially sine my co-worker Julie was in the play and got us a sweet discount. I went with victory curls and dolled up for the rockabilly. Basim had just won the Danish preliminaries to the ESC and performed his song haha! 
Somehow my dress ripped on the way home. SO SAD. But I'll fix it sometime.