My boyfriend and I don’t always agree on music. He loves hippy jam bands and I like punk. However, we agree on one genre – metalcore. He trusted me enough to pick which band we would see at Warped Tour for the 2 p.m. slot. So far I have not steered him wrong. He’s like “How did you know about Band XYZ?” My answer is usually “YouTube.”
Miami-based band Acaedia is one of those bands that we would both look forward to seeing in concert. If they had been at Warped Tour this year, I would have definitely chosen to see them.
You may have seen their video for a metal remix of “Despacito.” If you haven’t seen it, there’s a link at the bottom.
FYI: Acaedia is pronounced uh-SEE-dee-uh. Acaedia includes Ray Jimenez (lead vocals), Javier Sardinas (guitar) and Michael Collantes (drums).
Before I forget, Acaedia also did the following interview with me. Read on and enjoy!
Who is your favorite Star Wars character?
I grew up with the original trilogy, but I have to say Kylo Ren. I know my friends would be appalled, but there’s just so much more to Kylo than what we’ve seen in the live action films. I feel Ren is everything I wanted Anakin Skywalker to be and more. Hoping a new Darth Vader film will change my mind
Do you think Warped Tour will ever come out of retirement – like boxers do?
I think so, but it probably won’t be a full U.S. thing.
What do people need to bring to a rock concert?
Sunscreen, comfortable shoes, a small backpack and ear plugs are a must.
Why do people bring their babies to concerts?
would think most of us would deem this to be a horrible idea, but I guess not since this is a question. lol
If you in Game of Thrones, who would you be? But who would you want to be?
I would want to be Tyrion and I’d definitely would be Tyrion.
Is there any metal that is too much – even for metalheads?
Do you have any tips for surviving the mosh pit?
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and definitely, do not wear glasses (get yourself some contacts).
How many people do you think lose their sunglasses in the pit during festival season?
Everyone dumb enough to get in the pit with glasses. lol
Did your parents ever sit in the parent’s tent at a concert?
I’ve never asked. I probably should.
What do you love about your hometown?
It’s pretty much a food paradise if you love Latin American food.
What has been the highlight of your summer?
I lost 14lbs. Wohoo!!