Hey dudes! So as some of ye may know, I went to Warped tour in Mountain View on Thursday. It was totally awesome, and the day didn't go terribly wrong, even if it was my first. I didn't get stuck in a port-a-potty, or lose my loaded wallet. There were lots of bathrooms at the Shoreline (real, flush-capable ones), and I didn't lose anything, thankfully. The weather was nice, and there was bit of wind, so the crowds weren't so hot. Basically, the weather was a godsend!
So this is how my day went. Kim, my sis (Diehardroxx), and I were nervous as hell the day before Warped, so we couldn't sleep. We were awake almost all night, and I couldn't convince my brain to fall asleep, even if I knew I'd need it for the following day (and I was so right! =) ) we awoke at like 6:15, and dressed as well as ate and did our hair, hoping that it'd stay put fer the rest of the days fer pictures. Luckily, it did its job fer the most part. =)
We were set to leave at 9am, but my mom wanted to leave at 10:30am. I knew it was an insane time, but we finally settled on 9:30. (the actual show started at 11am) she'd decided to tag along with us just the day before, and was totally clueless about what Warped was gonna be like. She thought Warped was gonna be really small, and that there weren't going to be a lot of bands playing. Boy, was she wrong.
By the time we got dropped off, it was a little bit of 10:30am, and fuck, the lines were LONG! We had to cross a whole other street, because the line was so long, it had to be split in half. The whole time I was like 'I told you!' to my mom, who was really surprised at the crowd. People were coming up with their iPods trying to get us to buy their CDs. Some of them were really nice, giving us a listen, and it was hard to say no. but I did, eventually. To ALL of them. I mean, I didn't hear all their music, and couldn't buy their CD b/c of one song. But others were total asses. Like this guy from Valencia. I'd warmed up to the band after I heard that they were part of what went down in Philly with the cops, but FUCK. The guy (IDK who he was) was trying to convince me to buy the CD, and since Kim is totally not use to all of this, she got nervous and stood still and stiff, silent and unable to reply. Then he noticed Kim as he was talking and he was all like "So, she's not even acknowledging me, I'm not a human being, I'm a robot". But he said it in a loud voice, as if to command everyone's attention, and let them know we didn't want to buy his CD. There's going to have to be a lot of convincing for me to ever like them again. He was being such an ass! =( I know that he wanted to sell CDs and stuff, but he came off like such a jerk. =(
While in line, Kim and I saw Garrett, Kennedy, and Pat walking around, announcing that they were playing the Hurley stage at 11:15 am. We didn't say anything, b/c fuck, we were scared and nervous! =) They were gorgeous, all dressed in tank tops (except Pat) and Kenny and Gerr in sunglasses. They passed us and went towards the end of the line. Then they came back and I worked up the nerve to ask them for a picture. I walked through the crowd of people walking to the back of the line, and said "Hey guys!"
They all turned around to look at me, and Garrett's mouth was in an 'O'. "Can I have a picture?"
"Uh," Pat said, looking around instead of at me, and just by uttering that word, I knew that he'd say no, and looked down. "We're running late right now, but we can hang out after the show."
I felt really bad and stupid, knowing that everyone in line was looking at me. "OK," I said, smiling. It wasn't their fault after all, and it would be selfish to hold them back. "Can I have a hug?"
"Sure!" Pat said, and leaned over for a hug. I saw his pretty face up-close, his eyes wandering. I hugged him, and he was really skinny (uh, duh, Jack! All the scene boys are like that! =P) I was planning on asking Garrett for a hug, but as soon as I broke away, he and Pat hurried along. (Kennedy had already left)
Coming back to the line, I knew that some people were looking at me. Some stupid "tuffie-wuffie (that sounds weird, I know! But there's no other way to describe them!) metal heads behind me laughed, probably at my rejection. Kim told me that I looked really chill, and not all stalker-ish with Pat. Whatever. It was cool hugging Pat! =)
'Fuck!' I muttered. It was already 11am, and the line wasn't budging. Eventually we did get in, but there were only like 5 minutes before the Maine was set to play! Curse whomever scheduled them to play so early!
We went to the guys selling the schedules to know at what tine the bands were playing, but came to a dead halt when we saw This Providence (minus one, Gavin wasn't there!)! they were handing out small papers that announced that they were playing the Kia Kevin Says Stage at 5:55 PM. (I wonder, if them being a Christian band, had chosen the number =) )
I asked David if I could have a picture with him, and he said "Sure!" he has the world's cutest cheeks! And the most stunning eyes! OMFGZ. 0_o He towered over me, and his cute hair (which had recently been dyed and cut according to his Twitter) got in my eyes. Hehehe =) but he looked so cute!
I knew that Steph (http://lifelesslove.user.buzznet.com ) loves David, so I made a sing fer him to hold.
I asked David if he'd mind holding this and me taking a picture, and he studied the poster for a little bit and said that it was OK.
This is how the pic came out. I think he looked super cute, with a little bit of attitude. =)
I also know that Jenny (http://jdang.user.buzznet.com ) loves This Prov, and had brought brownies to one of their acoustic shows, so I made this poster for David to hold up.
I told him that she said hi, and asked him if he remembered the girl who came to their Pittsburgh acoustic show and brought them brownies, and he was all like "Oh, yeah!". So the pic came out looking like this, with David's attitude in full force! =)
OMFGZ, IDK how he could have said yes to everything! He's so nice! =)
I walked over to Dan, after he'd finished up a convo w/ some fans and asked fera picture. He looked awfully cute in his small washed pink shirt, and his big retro glasses reminded me of a cop! Hehehe =)
Then I took a pic of Kim and Dan, and she said that she was jealous that Dan came out smiling in my pic and not in hers. I still think it's a cute pic!
We hurried over to the actual amphitheater, thinking that we'd found the Maine. But it wasn't; it was the Hurley.com and the Smartpunk stage, not the Hurley Stage! The big dumbo that I was, I hadn't seen the map at the back of the schedule or that the Maine had changed their time to 11:30am 'till then. But I had no way of knowing looking at the Hurley.com stage, since the backdrop just had the Hurley logo. Gah! =( My mom said she'd wait for us at one of the seats of the amphitheater.
So Kim and I hurried off, until we found the Maine at the Hurley stage. They were already really late into their set, and I knew that we'd missed most of it. =( I was really upset, because I LOVE THE MAINE!!!! And I'd gone to see them, specifically. But we did catch some songs, but the only one I can remember is the last one, "Girls Do What They Want." The whole time, John O' was singing barefoot. I love seeing the Maine. They make me really happy, and I love them live!
At one point, John O' was talking about some kids who had jumped the fence to get into Warped, and how none of them had been caught, except for one. He was saying that if he jumped the fence and the security guards got Garrett, he'd leave him there and bail. Everyone laughed at John O's joke, and Garrett came with a slow reply, ellipses indicating long pauses: "Yeah, kids, don't go jumping fences...Or big guys will...fucking rip your face off." Hehehe =) Gerr's so cute.
These are some pix of their live set. Not the best, but we'd gotten there late, so we didn't have a good spot. =/
When they hit their last song, I told Kim to go see Trey, whom John had pointed out during the show. Everyone had looked in Trey's direction, whom was standing inside the barricades of the Microphone for Youth tent, where the techs were at. Everyone waved at him. At first I thought I hadn't gotten him, but if ye look closely enough, ye can see Trey, with the CSWS sign!
We got over to where Trey was standing, until I built up the nerve to ask him fer a pic. He's gorgeous, BTW, and my main (no pun intended!) reason for going to Warped at all. Knowing that he'd be there killed me, and I had to go knowing otherwise that I'd never meet him).
When we posed fer the pic, his crazy blond hair got in my eyes, hehehe =) It poked them, and I brushed it away. It looks awesome! I love it! =) <3
Then, like the creepy stalkers that we are, Kim took these pix of Trey watching the Maine =)
We made our way back into the crowd, as Moose and Aaron LB were packing up. These are the only two shots we got, b/c, apparently, they didn't wanna be photographed. Hehehe =) Some girl called out Aaron's name, and he looked up, but when he saw her camera, he said "Nu-uh!", laughed, and ducked out of view. Hehehe =) Wish I'd asked when I'd see the new Aaron's Answers!
We watched the crowd disperse as we waited to watch Sing It Loud. I just got into them a lil bit ago, but they're a good band. Some stupid guys who were waiting fer Gallows to come on kept mocking and complaining about the Maine and Sing it Loud. They were saying stupid stuff like "All I see is prepubescent girls!" or laughing at the boys. Yuck. Ppl like that are like that disgust me =(
Sing It Loud set (not in order)
•· Bite Your Lip
•· No One can Touch Us
•· Come Around
•· Best Beating Heart
•· Don't Save Me
These are just the songs that I remember, and these are some of the pix of their set.
It was an awesome set, and the boys were great, and the shirtless Nate Flynn got the crowd riled up. Pat was talking about having a hang over, and about their stop at Fresno completely sucking. He was saying that 'Frisco was making him so happy and that we were great! He also made a mini speech about what Warped is all about, and how some bands don't embrace it. He was talking about how metal heads made fun of pops, and pops made fun of punks fer their Mohawks. It was deep =) and got those dumb boys to shut up =)
After their set, we hit the tents. We went to the This Prov tent, and bought a white V-neck. Andy was behind the tent, and I asked him fer a pic. He said yeah, and this is it! OMFGZ! He had his shirt off =)
He was complaining about an itch he couldn't scratch on his back, and made his way back into the tent. Where his merch guy confirmed that it was a mosquito bite. Poor Andy! =(
Then we went to the Maine/This Century tent (IDK Pat was their A&R!) and bought their CD. I got this pic w/ Joel from This Century. He was so nice! He told me to step into the tent.
I wanted to get a Maine shirt, but they didn't carry any in my size =(
Then Kim and I made our way to the Sing It Loud tent, after I remembered Pat Brown saying that he'd be there after the show. And sure enough, the sweaty Pat was there. I asked fer a pic, and here are the 2 tries.
The back of his shirt was wet with sweat & I loved the funny glasses. Hehehe =) This is Kim's pic with him.
I guess we were lucky b/c right after he took pix w/ us, he left. We bought a black SIL shirt and got a free poster! =)
We went to the bathroom with my mom, whom joined us after the Sing It Loud show. I saw Gavin, but he was going into the bathroom when we came out. We went to the amphitheater and ate lunch. When I finished, I needed to use the bathroom (since I hadn't used it before).
As I was coming back, I saw Chris Miller, the sound tech fer the Maine, and freaked (closet freak out!). He was climbing up the stairs of the amphitheater, having exited out the backstage door of the amphitheater.
"Hey, Chris!" I said. "Can I take a picture with ye?"
"Sure," he replied. I lead him back down a few rows to where Kim sat so she could take the pic. In turn, I took a pic of her w/ him. He looked specially hot that day. I loved his beanie and his hair!
After we finished up, we got in line to see Hit The Lights, who were playing the right Smart Punk stage side in a few, while Black Tide were playing the last few minutes of their set on the left side, on the Hurley.com stage.
I walked down and say Eric 'Halvo' Halvorsen from ARTTM watching them! OMG! =) But I couldn't signal him to come out so that we could talk and take a pic (fer someone who doesn't know I LOVE HALVO! I met him @ the AP tour, but Id love to meet him again! =( ) I prayed that he'd come out, but he didn't. I was pretty upset. =P
Hit the Lights setlist:
•· Stay Out
•· Breathe In
•· Save Your Breath
•· Body Bag
•· Cry Your Eyes Out
•· Count It!
•· Drop the Girl
•· Back Breaker
They were really good (again, I saw them @ the AP tour!) and Kim and I were right in the front of Dave, the guitarist. He's so cute, in a teddy bear kinda way. Nick touched my arm! =) Kim also touched his lower arm, which she said was really sweaty! Hehehe =)
LURKER ALERT! We caught Austin from FTSK watching HTL play by the sidelines, with that permanent PO'd expression on his face! Hehehe =)
After their set, we hit the Maine tent again, hoping to catch the boys. But, unfortunately, we weren't destined to meet them =( instead, I got Ryan from This Century (looking awfully cute!) whom agreed to take a pic w/ me. I love his expression! Hehehe =) I love his nose, BTW!
We went to the main stage to catch We the Kings....
Posting the rest later! This blogs too long! Hehehe =)