Ending March With a Bang (Or Bangs)

It’s been a month since I published my last blog post because this is a psychotic time of year for college students, but I can easily say March and April have contained some of my favorite moments of the semester, if not my entire college experience. I wanted to take some time to write about some of the highlights of the jam-packed weekend I had at the end of last month and recommend some places and events in Boston that I liked! Also, I NEED to discuss the spiritual experience that was seeing my favorite band, Fleetwood Mac, on what might be one of their last tours.

Getting Bangs

1 of 14198482994928374 selfies I took post getting bangs.

A few weeks ago, I went home for the weekend and spent a night going though the gazillion family photos my mom has curated over the years. I found some cute shots of friends and family and laughed at old memories, but most importantly, I was hit with inspiration. When I was four I had bangs, which I remembered because my mom always accidentally burned my forehead curling them back, and I realized I kind of liked how they looked with my face shape. After consulting my friends and thinking it over for a week, I made an appointment to get them back. It also didn’t hurt that Miley Cyrus had just gotten them back too.

My bang inspiration: myself.

One of my friends recommended Dellaria Salon (which has a location near BU), and I was hooked the second I realized I could book an appointment online instead of through a phone call. The salon was super professional, my hair stylist eased me into the bangs and made sure they matched my vision, and it wasn’t too expensive (around $50 with tip). I would definitely recommend going there if you’re in the Boston area (it’s like a 15 minute walk from Emmanuel), and I think they have other locations all over the place.

One of my first bang selfies I took in the salon bathroom!

So far I’ve loved having bangs, although I’m still getting the hang of styling them. I’m kind of lazy when it comes to hair care so I’ve been doing a lot of headband days where I keep them pressed back because then I don’t have to worry about showering and perfectly drying them every day. Because I am prone to acne, I’ve also been trying to ease my forehead into having them. When I do take the time to make them look nice, I love them, and I think I’ll keep them around for a little while!

Going to my First Holi Celebration

My friends and I at Holi after getting covered in a bunch of colors!

The day after I got my bangs, I found myself back in the same area going to Boston University’s Hindu Student Council’s celebration of Holi. As many of you know, I spent three weeks last summer studying abroad in India and I absolutely love learning more about Indian religions and culture, so I was excited to attend this celebration. Holi is a celebration of love and colors, and they use the same kind of body powder/paint that you see at color runs. When my friends and I arrived at the festival, everyone was so cheerful and welcoming, and there were tables to get different colors to put on yourself and others. This event brought me back to studying abroad, it was a great way to begin Spring, and I definitely want to go again next year! They usually have it up as a Facebook event, so keep an eye out for it next year!

Thank God my friends have Portrait Mode.

Checking Out Fomu

The most beautiful vegan ice cream I’ve ever had.

As we walked back from Holi covered in a billion different colors, we decided to stop by the new ice cream place in Fenway, FoMu! They make plant-based ice cream and other desserts, so it’s the perfect place for people who are vegan, dairy-free or just want to try something new! I tried a few samples and ended up getting some cookie dough flavor and loved it! I’m excited to keep going back as the weather gets warmer and it makes up for the sadness I felt when Emack & Bolio’s left the Fenway area.

Seeing Fleetwood Mac

A typical TD Garden photo angle.

Last, but definitely not least, I finished my weekend by seeing Fleetwood Mac on what might be one of their last tours and their first concert after Stevie Nicks was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! It was also their last concert before they had to cancel a ton of them because a band member was sick, so I feel super lucky that I was able to go to mine. My mom and brother drove in for the day and we ate dinner at Wahlburgers, then my brother and I Ubered over to the TD Garden for the show! Of course I bought expensive snacks and wine at the venue, because it’s not a trip to the Garden without spending $20 on two things, and then we sat down and enjoyed the most spiritual experience of our lives. Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie are still BEAUTIFUL and sound as good as they do on their albums and the band performed perfectly despite not having Lindsey Buckingham there. They also had a lot of instrumentalists from other bands and covered songs like “Black Magic Woman.” The stage graphics were all bohemian and edgy, I had an out of body experience during “Landslide,” and the only bad part about the experience was trying to Uber with all the traffic and police blockages after the concert. To those of you attending one of the postponed concerts, it will be very worth the wait.

My pictures aren’t great because I was far away and trying to stay off of my phone so I could live in the moment!

In conclusion, this was definitely one of the most memorable weekends of my junior year, and I definitely paid for it the following week when I had a 102 degree fever for three days! Also, special shoutout to my ASB group who I had a sleepover with that weekend and the cast of Emmanuel’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder which I saw the first act of before I left to see Fleetwood Mac! I hope every weekend each of you have is a great one and thanks for reading! As always, let me know what you thought of this blog post!


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