Alright, Bamboozle was yesterday, Sunday May 6th. It was cool I guess, until the sun went down. I got up at 6:30, got dressed came online, and Erica picked me up around 8:30, the we went to get Brit. I really enjoyed the ride there, I was in my own world, listening to The Stiletto Formal
majority of the time. Their music is really incredible to listen to while being a passenger. It's so beautiful, and like, I got in this zone where I appreciated everything around me and fell in love with the earth. Then we got there, and stood in line to buy tickets. We didn't realize it was the buy tickets line, so we left and found l'entrance. We went to the main stage, and saw Brand New
. I made 3 videos of the halves of three songs. Then we went to see The Spill Canvas
, which was a HUGE dissapointment because it was only nick playing acoustic. It really honeslty blew, I hated it. Then we saw Lydia
<33 Oh man Lydia. I jammed alone because Brit was across the crowd. Fuck I love that band. After that we went to go meet the band. Brit convinced me to wait, so we could actually talk to the band. First we met Mindy, who is amazingly gorgeous. Seriously, she's gorgeous. And then we met Leighton. I really enjoyed that part of the day most. I remember turning around in the crowd and seeing a Johnny look alike, and like freaked for a second. Then looked back again, and realized it wasn't him, haha. I felt so creepy, cause I like gasped when I saw him, haha. Fucking look alikes, there were about 3 or 4. Then we went to see Circa Survive
. There was this girl next to me tearing up, and I felt really terrible, cause I was all about being friends with everyone yesterday. I looked at her and was like "Awwww, are you alright" And she said yeah, and I said "Are you sure? You look like you're about to cry", and she said No, I'm fine. Then I asked if I could give her a hug, and she kept saying no, but not like a creeped out no, it was like, a she didn't trust me no, or didn't know what I was going to do. Finally she hugged me, and I brightened her day up so much. I think anyway, cause she was like laughing and wiping her eyes. It felt good. I love making people feel better. Then I started talking to Brit about how Young Love and how they belong in the 80's, then I started saying how I wish I lived in the 60's and how I think everyone is so lost. I really think the human race is so lost, I think no one has any idea with what to do with themselves. Maybe we've lost something.
I bolded that because I want people to see that, haha. Anyway, me and Erica decided to get out of the Circa crowd because it was so insane, haha. And we just didn't feel like being in it. So we sat and watched and I sang some. Then we saw Armor for Sleep
:D. After The Spill Canvas, we went out a wrong door, and I walked passed Ben, but didn't stop him because I just didn't feel I should have. After Armor's awesome performance, and saw Don Vito! You had to buy a DVD to meet him, but we didn't, so I took a picture and a video of him. It was so weird actually seeing him in preson, haha. Then we went and ate in the stadium! Amanda got me a chicken cheesesteak, cause I spent all my money on 3.25 waters. This cheesesteak sucked, it was the size of a hamburger and it was 5.25, haha. But the spicy mustard I got was fucing awesome. We ate in the stadium seats and headed back out to Bamboozle. I saw Raquel Reed, and like threw my hand in the air like "Hey you're Raquel!" and just kept walking, haha.
Interlude pt. 1
I guess I'll start off with this. Technically Taking Back Sunday
did nothing, but I'm using fate and ill-logic to blame them. Here it goes...
So it was 6:00. I was with my friend Brit and Erica, and Amanda. Brit and Erica were going to see Thrice at 6:15, and Amanda and I were going to see Silverstein
at 6:20. However, we never parted, and decided to see Thrice
so we cuold be close for Taking Back Sunday. Biggest Mistake ever, haha. There were 62,000 people at Bamboozle yesterday, I have no idea how many of them were seeing TBS, but just imagine. So were like 4-5 rows of people from the barriers, and I look back and see a sea of humanity. A few seconds later, we're squished like sardines because TBS is walking out on stage. They start playing, and people start freaking out. Alot of people were about to pass out, and the only way out was crowdsurfing, or getting lifted out. So I was getting really angry cause there were all these girls I had to help out (with other people), but these crowdsurfers (most doing it for fun) were knocking the girls/ people who needed to get out down. And Taking Back Sunday didn't stop playing. They saw there were problems with the crowd surfers cause the security guards were flipping out telling people to stop, people needed to get out, and Taking Back Sunday kept on playing. They could have taken 5 seconds to tell them to stop, because that crowd was so dangerous. Back to some sort of point. So, it was me and Amanda. Brit and Erica got separated from us during Thrice. All the sudden Amanda dissapears and Erica appears. About 5 minutes later, I see Amanda going over my head cause she has to get out, then Erica goes. Then about 10 minutes later I decide I have to get out. So I get out, and expect to see everyone waiting for me on the side of the stage, where the crowdsurfers go. No one was there, and me being cellphoneless just wander. I wandered for about 10 minutes, and then Weird Al
came on. So I just stood and watched him. It's a good thing I did, because he made me feel alot better. After he was done, I decided I'd go out to this meeting point in the parking lot during Linkin Park.
I sit there for an hour and a half expecting them to show up, but they're idiots and never come out. So I finally decide to ask these weird girls if I could use their phone, call Brit, then finally meet up with them 20 minutes later. It was so fucking cold out last night, and that was one of the worst 2 hours of my life. And I find out that when Amanda was crowd surfing out, she lost her bag, which had my camera in it.
So why are you blaming TBS for anything, Eddie?
Alright, if I would have seen Silverstein, we wouldn't have had this problem. Wanting to be up close caused it. They didn't tell the crowdsurfers to chill out. They caused me to be alone for 2 hours, when I'm miles away from home, and I just hate them now. People in the front of the crowd were saying stop playing, and I got really pissed off and starting punching the shit out of some crowdsurfer and starting yelling fuck you to Adam. I hate them now for some reason, I really do. On my way walking in front of the barrier I walked by the guitarist and yelled fuck you to him and gave him the finger. I was just really angry. Cause it's strenous supporting so many people going over your head, and trying to save girls who are on the verge of passing out at the same time. Good thing I'm not a superhero ;)
The ride home was entertaining. I really enjoyed it, haha. i had this danish and it was so good, cause like, I was dying of hunger after such a long day. Erica's mom is probably one of the best people to go on long car rides with, she makes it so much more fun than it would be. I got home at 2:20 and went right to bed, I was so exhausted. I slept til 12 and that's really it. I'll update this if I get my camera back with a few pictures and videos.
What a story. Fuck Bamboozle unless there's bands worth seeing.