Today was a good day…a great day really. I was accidentally productive at work without even trying, Jeong Sewoon’s new mini album was everything I wanted it to be and I continue to be in love with him, and my cat, Princess Casey She-Ra (Casey to those in the know), came home after having disappeared a week ago. It bears repeating, today was a really great day.
But in order to recognize the best parts of life, sometimes you have to go through some tough times. That’s how it works, right? You have to understand the bad in order to appreciate the good. And some things are just a mixed bag…like when one of your absolute favorites announces a world tour which INCLUDES YOUR COUNTRY but you have too many personal expenses to actually be able to fly and see him. You will be in the same country, looking up at the same flag, but still worlds apart. There will be no breathing in of the same air or that slight possibility that you may meet up accidentally at some out of the way lunch spot the day of the show. Not unless there’s a tour break in Denver for some inexplicable reason.
Many of you are more than aware that DPR Live is one the rappers that I follow pretty obsessively. Seriously, I’ve repeatedly refreshed YouTube until an anticipated new release pops up on the screen and checked iTunes until I am positive I can both stream the songs through iMusic and buy it in the store. My kids know all of his songs. All of them. They ask for certain ones by name. DPR, they Gang Gang. Alix even crafted a whole page of him in my handy desk calendar (that she made just for me). It’s next month, in case you’re wondering.
DPR will be releasing dates, venues and ticket information on August 1, 2018, at 1pm EDT for the North American shows. You can check the website https://comingtoyoulive.world/ for more information as it’s released.
All I can say is, I’m glad that he’s getting this tour. It means he’s successful enough to make it work. He’s got other supporters out there that can shell out the moolah to see him and will shell out the money. It means that maybe someday he’ll come back and I’ll get to go as well.
In honor of the tour announcement, here’s a goodie he put out seven months ago. I remember it well, on my couch at 5:00 in the morning busily chatting with KpopontheDL about how great the song would be in the heat of the summer. We were right, it’s perfect for this time of the year. Especially now.
Martini Blue, DPR Live