2020: Positives and Highlights from the Craziest Year Ever

2020: Positives and Highlights from the Craziest Year Ever
Written by Alison “MetalBabe” Cohen

Even with all the craziness this year I was able to come up with monthly positives and highlights. Before the Shut Down, I saw 14 live shows, and managed to see three more between St. Louis, Palm Springs, and Orange County. Even though the gyms in LA closed, I was able to work out in three gyms outside of LA in Boise, St. Louis, and Kansas City. I also spent almost three months road tripping, exploring 16 states, learned video/photo editing, maintained a mostly “at-home” weekly workout schedule, and got Certified as a personal trainer!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me, Metal Babe Mayhem, and
MBM Music LLC. MBM would not exist without you!

*All travel was done practicing safety precautions and in compliance with each cities standards

January

  • Started the year in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Brought Midwestern metal band Conquest to the West Coast  
  • Sponsored the 2020 Hall of Heavy Metal History Gala in Anaheim, CA. (Steve Vai, Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, Stephen Pearcy, and more)
Skipped NAMM to Meet Jon Bon Jovi at the JBJ Runaway Tours in Las Vegas, NV; shook his hand from the stage, and got the setlist from his intimate show with The Kings of Suburbia.  

February

  • Vampire’s Ball with the band Orgy
Photoshoot with Sparky for Lady Lea Photography

March

  • Fun visit from my Sister and Nephew right before COVID
  • Los Angeles “Lemonade” article (Read HERE)
  • “Coronavirus and St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles” Video with Kati Rausch (Watch HERE)
  • “Getting Tattoos with Alison” Video with Kati Rausch (Watch HERE)

April

  • Lockdown Rockdown “Social Media And Arts Festival” with D’Monic Boris Lee with over 40 Artists/Performers and Merch. (Watch HERE)

May

  • “Alison “MetalBabe” Cohen Live Show Tix & Memorabilia” video (Watch HERE)
  • “Social Distancing – Friendship & Dating” Video with Kati Rausch (Watch HERE)
  • First FaceBook Live Metal Babe Mayhem Home Store (Watch HERE)

June

  • Second Metal Babe Mayhem Home Store (Watch HERE)
  • Decided to Road Trip to see Grant’s family in Wenatchee, WA and stopped in Paso Robles and Seattle along the way. Visited Eugene, Portland, Boise, Las Vegas, Bullhead City, Topock, and Palm Springs on the way back.

    Highlights:

July

  • Second Leg of Road Trip to Phoenix, Zion, Cañon City, Kansas City, St. Louis, Jackson, and Gulfport.

    Highlights:

August

  • Continued Road Trip to Covington and Memphis, and then back St. Louis and Kansas City. Stopped in Topeka, Liberal, and Holbrook, then back to Phoenix, and Palm Springs.

    Highlights:
  • Louisiana Adventure Float; Jumped off a rope swing
Devil’s Crossroads in Clarksdale, MS
  • Sun Studios in Memphis, TN; Stood where many greats stood, including Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis!
Released Metal Babe Doll

September

  • Metal Babe Mayhem Home Store for Labor Day (Watch HERE)
  • Celebrated my Birthday in Palm Springs at Poison Tribute Pick Your Poison  

October

  • Launched Don’t Dream It, Do It clothing design by Steven Talbott (Available HERE)
  • Dressed up like Mad Hatter for a Halloween Party at The Compound
Jaz, Grant, Me, Jill, Rob, Marissa
  • First time to Joshua Tree; spent the weekend hiking with a friend
Joshua Tree

November

  • Launched MB California clothing design by Steven Talbott (Available HERE)
  • Metal Babe Mayhem Home Store for Black Friday (Watch HERE)
  • Got Personal Trainer Certification through International Sports Science Association (ISSA)
  • Flew for the first time since COVID to celebrate Thanksgiving and my Sister’s Birthday in St. Louis, MO
Me and My Sister Norma

December

  • Impromptu fashion show at The Compound
  • Flew for the 2nd time since COVID to KS; Celebrated Christmas Eve
  • Drove to St. Louis, MO; Celebrated Christmas/New Year’s Eve

In conclusion, I did not let 2020 slow me down and am very thankful for the opportunities I had during this year. I hope that sharing my “Best Of” will share a little sunshine and positivity on 2020 for all of you! I wish everyone reading this a Happy and Healthy 2021!

Read My Year in Review for 2019 HERE.