Yesterday was incredible. I love blink and I'm so glad I FINALLY got to see them. However, the show didn't give me the same rush that Angels shows do, but shit. It was still amazing. Plus, it was gorgeous over there, and Mt. Rainier was like RIGHT THERE, beautiful.
I got to the venue at about 1 and stood in front of one of the gates where a bunch of other people were. I'm pretty sure that I saw Nolan (modlife dude/weirdo) but I didn't say hi cuz yeah. Kim got to the venue awhile later after eating at Denny's, had a bad conflict with a douche security guard when I was trying to get to her, and ended up walking down the fucking highway instead of walking 20 feet to get to her sister's boyfriend's truck, long story short.
Lined up outside the venue for about an hour and just shot the shit, and then they opened the gates. I ended up getting my camera in by saying that it was a case for my cell phone hahahah. I just should have put it in my cleavage, but oh well, the lady bought it. They weren't letting people into the actual amphitheater until 5:30, so we walked around for a bit. We ran into Jakob and his wife Teresa (modlifers) and talked for a bit. Jakob, Kim and I were supposed to be doing street team stuff for macbeth, but the leader (Miles) said that he hadn't gotten a hold of Jimmy, so we ended up not being able to do anything :( Miles actually called us when we were in the pit, but we were like "nah, screw it, we don't wanna lose our spot" and Miles was just like "yeah, don't worry about it."
When the doors opened, we ended up getting barricade, Tom's side. Chester French was first, and the just flat out sucked. Taking Back Sunday was after, and they were so good! I still wish Fred was with them though :( I love how Adam said "34.8 miles southeast of Seattle...that's exact!" and "There's a mountain out there! It's pretty! And it's really big, you can't miss it!" haha. My 8th grade self was orgasming badly. Weezer was after them, and they're okayyyy it's just that they're very strange and I already had to see them with AVA last year haha. They played Sweater Song, and Kim and I were like "ASFKJSDL:JKDGJS OCTOBER 11 AVA AWWWW" since Tom sang with them on that song last year. It made me very nostalgic.
Before Blink came on, they set up a curtain that they dropped right as they started to play. Luckily, Kim and I were in a spot where we could see behind the curtain. Doug (Tom's guitar tech) was throwing pics out, and I kept pointing at myself so he'd throw one to me, and he mouthed "yeah" and tried to throw it to me, but was unsuccessful :( Thanks anyway, Doug! We saw a few guys walking on stage, I think they were friends of someones cuz we had never seen them before. When they walked back, Mark was behind them. I yelled "MARK HOPPUS!" and he looked at me and gave me a thumbs up :D He looks soooo much better in person, not that he looks bad in pics, but he's very lean and just so good looking and smoooooth haha. He does NOT look 37 AT ALL.
Right after Blink came on, there were big Macbeth balls being thrown to the crowd, but I think it pissed security off, so Jimmy came to pick them up. He walked in front of us, and I hit him on the back cuz I was angry that he didn't come out to give us street team stuff earlier haha.
During the second song (I THINK!!!) Tom walked out onto the speaker/sub thing that was right in front of me and Kim. He just kinda smiled at us, and then turned around and shoved his ass in our faces.
That made me way happier than it should have hahaha. I swear he smiled at me like 493875234985 times during the show too. Like, he'd look my way, and I'd start smiling, and then he would smile too and alskrjfsladkgjasdlfkgj fuck I love him. It had been almost a year since I had seen him and I just fucking missed his face and his pretty teeth.
I was stoked when they played Blow Job. That was brilliant. Mark also ended the show with a little cover of that "every rose has its thorn" song hahahaha. OH and I legit shit my pants when during the little improv thing they did before they played Carousel. IT SOUNDED LIKE IT HURTS AND KIM LOOKED AT ME AND WE WERE LIKE "IT HURTS A:SLFJKGL:ESRA" I DIED. Fuck, I miss AVA :( Oh, and the bunny animation during First Date....FUCK IT WAS SCARY. I DIDN'T LIKE IT.
Travis's drum solo was FREAKING AMAZING. You can hear me yelling "OH MY GOD!" when the thing started to go to the side alskjafhedtghdww;sdgf/
I am also very disappointed in the fact that no matter how hard I scream (like last night, I was about to puke), I can't ever lost my voice. FUCK! NO FAIR!
After the show, we bought merch, and then spent 349857394857 years looking for Kristen and Michael in the fucking parking lot from hell. IT SUCKS! And the road there is a two way road, but there's only one lane, so it's hard to get out. The only cool thing was the people sitting by their car doing blink covers as everyone left! haha. It also smelled like 3827592857 different kinds of drugs, awesome. Then Michael drove me back to the hotel, Kim walked me up, my mom gave her $20 to give to Michael for driving me back, we took a pic in our matching blink shirts, the end. I'm ready for more, whether it be blink or AVA, but preferably AVA since it's been nearly a year since I've seen them.