2006 7:35 pm
The Mistletoe Jam was last night! It was supposed to be with The Killers, AFI, OK Go, and Jet, but ze Killers had to cancel because Brandon is all sickly. So Plain White T's took their place. I was unbelievably upset when I found out they'd cancelled, and I cried, and my mom didn't want to even take me anymore because she thought it wasn't worth it, and I was so upset, but she eventually gave in and took me (with lots of complaining). But anyway, Killers or not, IT WAS SUCH A GOOD SHOW.
So I wake up at 4:30, get showered and dressed, check the computer to make sure the Killers didn't cancel, and it turns out they did. I cried, begged mom to still take me, and on the road we were. Blah blah blah boring 5 hour ride in which we got quite lost.
We got there at...1:30 I think? with the doors to open at 4:30. I couldn't find a line anywhere, and when I finally did there were only 3 people in it. I was happy at first, thinking I was almost first in line but then after awhile when nobody else showed up I was thinking I was probably in the wrong place. So mom goes walking around to see and she calls me and is like, "There's a line over here with ten or so people in it" "There's another one over here" "aaaand another..." so I didn't really know where to go. We find out from a guard which (door is to open first, and THANK GOD, it's a door that's inside the building, so I could get out of the freezing cold. And sit down. IN REAL CHAIRS! Yay. There weren't many people there, and I was so happy, and then maybe 15 minutes before door-opening time, they tell us that people with floor tickets have to go line up somewhere else because they have to get wristbands first (???). So I get sent to this line with like 30 people in front of me. I was not happy, let me tell you. But I'm a trooper so I don't complain. I make friends with a few girls behind me, who in turn make friends with a couple girls behind them, so we have a nice little group. I was by myself at that point so I was really glad for that. We go in, get the stupid wristbands (THEY HAD ELEPHANTS ON THEM), and make our way to the arena. This place was even bigger than I was prepared for. It was amazing. And the best part about it being big (never thought I'd say that) was that there was PLENTY of room for me to get a spot up front. I was right on the railing, front and center. I have never been right on the railing before, so I'm just in lalaland right now. Oh and I lost a few of my little friends I made so it was just me and one other girl now. And then a couple of other girls come up behind us and ask if they can squeeze in between us. So then I'm not next to that girl anymore, and make friends with the new girls, haha. I met alot of people last night.
Anyway, you're not interested in any of that, are you? OK Go comes out first after maybe an hour, AND THEY WERE AMAZING LET ME TELL YOU. Damien, the singer (okay I know there's like 2 singers but the main one with the shaggy hair) walked into the crowd at one point. HE STOOD RIGHT NEXT ME. I MOLESTED HIS LEG A LITTLE BIT. The girl next to me held his hand to steady him when he jumped in, and she was so overjoyed that she gave me a big hug and jumped around with me, bahahah. They did do the little A Million Ways dance, and it's probably the greatest thing you will ever see. No joke.
PWT's were on after them, and omg they were so fun. Their music is just so cute and catchy and happy, and they're such adorable performers, almost annoyingly so, and I just loved it. They had gone on last minute to fill in for the Killers, so you know, good for them. I bought their album after the show.
Now, 90% of the people there were there for AFI, I could tell. So by this point, when AFI were scheduled next, it's getting squishier, everyone's getting excited, the stage is alot cooler looking now, haha...big white speakers, and the lights are being set up (finally...the other two bands had a very minimal light show), big huge white drumset, and it's just pretty. They make us wait for like an hour, and then the radio station dudes come out and tell us they'll be on in a few minutes. The lights go down, and then after 5 minutes, they go back up again. NOT COOL. And then after 10 more minutes, they go back down again. Then the stage lights come on, and you see some people walk out, but the lights are done so that all you can see is their silhouette. But of course we KNOW who it is and we're screaming our heads off. And then BOOM bright lights, loud music, AFI!!!! More screaming and jumping up and down and general chaos! They. put on. the most amazing show. SERIOUSLY. Absolutely stole the show. Soooo much energy. One minute Davey's up front, then Jade's up front and Davey's on the drumset, and then Hunter is on the right, and then Jade's on the left, and Davey's over here, and there, and someone's over here, god they didn't keep still for one second IT WAS AWESOME. Jade is amazing. He'd come right up the front and stand in front of my section and just go all crazy on the guitar. He's very bouncy. He jumps alot. He is amazing I LOVE JADE. But whenever Davey would come and stand in front, holy cow I got a bit friendlier with the rail. Everyone's reaching out and trying to touch him, the weirdos (I wasn't trying to touch him. No. Not meeee). He jumped into the crowd once, but over on the right side, not on my side (poo). They held his legs steady while he stood on their hands and sang. That was cool. But yeah, they put on an incredible show. Especially when they did Silver and Cold. That's my favorite song of theirs, so naturally I just thought it was the best thing I'd ever witnessed BECAUSE IT WAS.
The girl next to me was...diabetic, or something..anyway, she got really lethargic because of low blood-sugar (we eventually got her a soda), and I was like, "Well at least you made it through AFI" and she goes, "It was AFI that did it!". Haha.
People cheered for like 20 minutes after they had left. Jet were supposed to come on next, and I was so worried that people wouldn't like them as much. I knew AFI were going to be hard to beat, especially since that's who most people came for in the first place. I didn't want the crowd to be unimpressed or maybe even leave, because I love Jet and well I just don't want them to have their little egos crushed.
But boy was I wrong. They gave AFI some really tough competition, and right now I can't even decide who was better. They played all the right songs, and that singer definitely knows how to work a crowd. He walked into the crowd twice (with the guitar, playing it all the while), stole some guy's beer, rub and kissed the security guy's head, kissed some chick's hand. A couple girls took their shirts off (left the bras on thankfully), and he was definitely pleased with that haha. Then some guy got up and took HIS shirt off, so funny. The drummer is SO good. He sang one of the songs, which I think is so cool because I don't think I could ever drum and sing at the same time. The bassist was crazy. At the end of the show he walked up to the front, slipped and fell. I'm not sure if he did it on purpose or not, but it didn't look like it. But he falls on the floor and is just laying for a couple of minutes, and the crowd's just like O_O and the rest of the band starts walking toward him, and the drummer kind of leans down and touches him and up jumps the bassist, haha. Gaaaah I just loved them. Singer interacted with the crowd so much, I loooove when they do. People cheered for them just as much as they did for AFI. I was so proud. I bought one of their shirts, but all they had left was a small so it's really short on me. I hate short shirts.
I didn't take any pictures because I wasn't expecting to have that good of a spot anyway, and I just wanted to be able to enjoy the concert without worrying about pictures. I really wish I hadn't done that haha.
The drive home was...bad. We weren't even all the way out of Atlanta yet when we hit a deer. A huge one. I cried for an hour. I hate cars. And the right side of ours happens to be wrecked. But I don't really care about that. I just can't stop thinking about the deer. I feel so bad. :(
(Oh god though, we were listening to the radio guys talk about the show, and the DJ was interviewing someone who was at the show, and he's like, "What'd you think of Davey Havok's eye makeup? All the glitter." and the other guy's like, "It was angry glitter. ANGRY!" bahahahah)
But I don't want to think about that, I'm just so glad I went to the concert. And the Killers are going to reschedule, and I can use my ticket to get into that, so it's all good.