I always crave adventure and truly enjoy going to new places. I went to Philadelphia for the first time a few years and when I first arrived, I could honestly see myself living there. Things change and I began to despise Philly and anything that had to do with it. I went back a few years later for various concerts and most recently for a Circa Survive show. I have loved Circa Survive since I was in high school and my love has only grown stronger. The band is so kind to their fans and make them feel extremely comfortable. The voice and lyrics of Anthony Green are amazing, he can sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and I'd be instantly amazed. I respect him as a musician and for staying honest with his fans regarding everything he has gone through. It's very rare to find people in the music business that care only about the music, not about fame or money. A little bit off schedule, we arrived in Philly around 5pm and went straight to Union Transfer for the meet and greet. I have interviewed Anthony about a year and a half ago for Cliché Magazine, so it's always nice to chat with him again. Circa Survive put on an amazing show as always.
We stayed at the Alexander Inn on South 12th Street for the night. The next morning we headed downstairs for some good ol' continental breakfast before our day of exploring the City of Brotherly Love. After breakfast, we packed our bags and headed to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. I find the place exquisite and truly one of a kind. Since it's outdoors and exposed to the unpredictable measures of Mother Nature, if a piece were to "break" it would only make the art more special and unique. They had a free gingerbread, or should I say graham cracker, house event so without a doubt we were in. All the strategic graham cracker house of cards planning made us hungry, so we headed to Blue Cross Riverrink.