That awesome moment when…
…it is 2006 again!
>_< I miss doin’ stupid shit like this! Can it please just be 2006 again… for like… a week?
The red “danger” tape was found on the side of the road on the way to the bus stop headed towards Federal Way for the free AAR show that KISS 106.1 was having. That was my first concert, and the day I fell in love with the band. I actually have a picture of myself somewhere with that stuff wrapped around me from that day. September 13th, 2005
The Move Along wristband. If I remember correctly, Stephanie and I got up at like 5am to go all the way to Puyallup, WA where the boys were doing a meet n greet/acoustic set at Walmart before their show in Tacoma, WA that night. We were one of the last people to get wrist bands, which we didn’t even know we needed until we got there. That was the first time I met the band. April 8th, 2006
That white thing is I think a bracelet. Not completely sure. But Nick kicked it off the stage and it nearly hit me during TOURnado in Seattle, WA. I kept it because of the pure hilarity of it all. December 6th, 2006
I have a bunch of little things like this in my memory tub from over the years. Most if not all are only valuable to me and the people who are in on the inside jokes. I am so glad I am a packrat when it comes to sentimental stuff.
This ladies and gentlemen was 17 year old me. Just a girl completely in love with a band. The one and only time I ever wore a homemade shirt to a Rejects show. That day was… well at the time hilarious in every way. Standing out behind a venue waiting for the band to arrive with my best friend. Making deals with security guards who ended up going off duty before the band got there (and being replaced by a security guard who was an asshole) Getting our picture taken by random photographers. Meeting new people. Sending Teddy Geiger fans to the front of Key Arena telling them that he was up there signing autographs for KISS 106.1, all because they were beyond annoying and we wanted them to leave. About 8 million white vans with tinted windows teasing us.
This day was one of the best, worst, and most embarrassing days of my life. And I wouldn’t change a single moment of it. I look back on it now and get completely nostalgic for that feeling I had that day. Actually that feeling I had through out that entire phase of my life. Everything was so new and exciting. Fun and fantastic! Going to a million concerts. Waiting outside of venues for obscene hours at a time just to get front. Praying that if you got out there early enough, and didn’t leave your spot that by some amazing miracle a band member would walk by you to get to Starbucks, or into the venue from the bus. It’s funny how something that doesn’t even give me much of a charge anymore used to have me on the edge of my seat (and practically hysterical).
It’s weird how one picture can cause so many emotions, and memories to come flooding back.