Whupps, this blog is sort of late (no shock there). I can barely remember what happened this past year which is probably for the best and probably the reason for said blogging tardiness. I’ll spare you the forced wit and just start.
Honorable Mention: This pixelated junky Instagrammed iPhone photo of Lana Del Rey purely because I wish to be permanently bathed in the lights in the top part of this photo. Also because this was one of the single most hysterical concert-going experiences of my life and I don’t think enough people know about it. I’m not actually going to tell the story now so sorry for mentioning it. How annoying is it when people do that?
#5. One Direction (mostly): Okay, this isn’t a great photo so much as it was a borderline life-altering event hence it’s number five position. I don’t actually care that I’m about 50 years older than the oldest member of this band (ILY Harry) they are seriously so precious. Say what you will but if you don’t know all the words to That’s What Makes You Beautiful you’re lying about it. I hate that Zayn is missing from this but whatever, I guess even pop stars have to go to funerals. Full set →
Looking back, I actually had no idea that this photo was from 2012 which just goes to show how the year dragged on and on and on and on. Similar to how this post likely will so bow out now if you so choose.
#4. Karmin: I tried (no I didn’t) but I couldn’t make this entry without including these two babies. At this point I basically have a photographic catalog of their entire career which I told Amy – she wants to make a scrap book. I’m not into that. Pinking shears are an absolute abomination. Anyways, Karmin were particularly on point at Jingle Ball this year I must say. By on point I mean Amy is still incredible and Nick has a new buff (albeit pale) physique. Ooh-la-la. Full set →
#3. Nicki Minaj: I’ve completely blocked Summer Jam 2012 out of my mind after being man handled and scared to actual death by Ms. Minaj’s posse of sweatsuit-wearing giants. But these photos came out pretty decent so I’ll squeeze them into this lackluster countdown. Also, this was my first tango with my (not-so) new (anymore) camera so it’s somewhat of a milestone, I guess. Full set →
#2. Marina and the Diamonds: I bet you all thought this would be number 1, didn’t you? Let me rephrase, I bet you all thought this would be numbers 1-5, didn’t you? Curve ball. I can’t say exactly why this is my favorite of the six trillion photos of this poor girl I’ve taken this year (see here) but I always tell people it is and I can’t go back now. Maybe it’s because this was the first time I had witnessed her single-handedly take down the entire pop game in the flesh. Too much? Full set →
#1. Coldplay: I can’t believe I’m doing this. I’m basically betraying everything I believe in by making this photo number one. To be perfectly clear, this doesn’t mean I find the band any less suicide-inducing it just means this really is my favorite photo from the year. Nothing more, nothing less. Full set →
And that’s all she wrote. Here’s to 2013, a year when Britney Spears has promised to release a new album and I hereby resolve to die of joy upon its release (unless will.i.am has anything to do with it – then I just resolve to die). Hilarious, you thought I’d go this entire blog without mentioning Queen B.