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29 March 2008 @ 03:52 pm
Tempe Music Festival, part 2!  
pictures and story under the cut! videos next!

fyi - the pictures are wayy huge. sorry. :P give your compy cookies if it loads them all for you.

I had been really worried about where I would be standing in the pit. Being so far away the last two times I saw MCR, I was damn determined to get a decent place. Turns out my money [rather, my mother's money] was well-spent, as the VIP tickets got us at the very front. [info]offcourse [aka Stacie] and I were one person away from the barricade (even though we got there late!), and it was kind of unfathomable for me to think that MCR were all going to be right THERE.

me and Stacie! <3

sadly, we got neither...

We arrived in the middle of The Summer Set and I didn't really pay attention to them. Dear and the Headlights were next (they're one of our biggest local bands) and I didn't really pay attention to them either because I was talking to my friends in the GA section behind us and embarrassing Stacie.
Dear and the Headlights

Then... Billy Talent! yay!

They're one of those good bands that sounds really badass live. their music is kind of hard to pin down, but their shows are totally punk.
Benjamin crouched on the stage for most of the set, kind of like a vulture. He must have been a catcher or something back in the day, because sitting like that for that long is not easy to do. (though I don't know how big Canadians are on baseball.)
so I'm watching Billy Talent and all of a sudden Stace pokes me and says, "There's Gerard." And I look and OMG THERE HE IS chilling on the side of the stage and smoking. I started spazzing and seriously almost started to cry. (I'm pathetic, whatever.) Then Bob came out too and the fangirls started to catch on and started screaming. Bob said something to Gerard and Gerard ~disappeared. He was still there, but he was ~lurking. I claim that Bob and I might have made eye contact.

I think it was after Billy Talent that Gerard went over to this little stage they had reserved for interviewing the artists and it was all over the big screens.

It was kind of far away but if I stood on my tippy toes I could see his hands and his face. sort of.
The fangirls went crazy and I couldn't really hear anything he was saying. Which was kind of disappointing because he was talking about the DVD a little bit - but it's probably nothing we don't know.

Billy Talent got me all excited, but Puddle of Mudd went and killed that for me. I got really tired during their set, which dragged on for everrrrr. I took two pictures of them but they were shitty. so there you go.

then there was a fashion show of sorts. kind of really random. all it was was a dance crew wearing free shit from Dillards. as a former dancer I could appreciate it - they were really kick ass - but it was out of place. I felt bad for them though, people kept chanting "MCR" throughout the whole thing.
then the roadies!
haiiii Cortez!

and I THINK I saw Worm, too. well, he was fat and had glasses, anyway.

not much to say except 9574359cvbncvxkby758957834vcxvkjhxc.
best line of the whole night: "Y'all gonna get Fergalicious tomorrow?... I was born Fergalicious... not really."
He's so ghey.
like I said earlier, Mikey's stage presence has really improved. I'm proud of that kid.
also, he had the Sharkbass. SHARK BASS IS SHAAAARRRK.

Gerard said that this is definitely the last tour for a while. :[ I believe he said they were starting on the new album next year...

Gerard had all the boys take off their shirts again for "Prison." Nice to see that married life hasn't made him less queer, even if he won't make out with Frank anymore. [at least on stage.]

I think some girls got in on the shirt swinging too.


[that damn wedding ring.]

almost Ferard. god damn.



I tried soo hard to get a decent picture of Ray, but there was a big catwalk in my way. But Gerard came over and stood at the front of it a lot, so I wasn't exactly complaining...

Fraaaankie. Stace and I got his water on us :DDD I'm waiting for a Frank Water Zit to form any day now.


this is what I was wearing, fyi.

the tour shirt! it's soooooo comfy omg.

I'm Not Okay
This Is How I Disappear
My Way Home Is Through You
Welcome to the Black Parade
I Don't Love You
The Sharpest Lives
Kill All Your Friends
Give 'Em Hell, Kid
You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison
Famous Last Words
mood: soresore
xenchantedbloom on March 30th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)

I love the 'Raise your hand...' picture. XD Besides the obvious LOLZ, I just have this thing with his profile. He's... it's... -sigh-

So, y'know how I was all like, 'I'm so happy for you, not jealous, blah blah?' Well, I'm still CRAZY happy for you. ^__^ But, uhm, not jealous? No. I am jealous, now. Not gonna lie.

You were so close! :D Mikey's shirt! :D! Fergalicious? XDD

Thanks much for the pictures! Do you like Gee's hair long? I do. ^__^

Your pictures have made me unable to concentrate on one thought for more than a line. Bahahahah.
xenchantedbloom on March 30th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
Oh, and! That's my kinda setlist, right there. Besides, like, Bullets and some others I'd love to see, but wouldn't be realistic. If I could write an honestly plausible setlist, it would be so close to that. :]
1.75 Cheers For Sugar Free Revengeburn_allempires on March 30th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
haha, sorry you're jealous XD but you totally should be. :P

your ADHD is FTW.

xenchantedbloom on March 30th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
I second the GUHHHHHHH.
Yay ftw!
1.75 Cheers For Sugar Free Revengeburn_allempires on March 30th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
get on myspace and add me!! I sent you a request!
1.75 Cheers For Sugar Free Revengeburn_allempires on March 30th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
oh wait. you did. XD nevermiinnnddd!
xenchantedbloom on March 30th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
Bahahah. I'm sneaky like a ninja, y/y?
1.75 Cheers For Sugar Free Revengeburn_allempires on March 30th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
haha. yes. trufact. XD
Stacie: MCR → leathermouthoffcourse on March 30th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
lol joyce ily i want your babies

your pictures kick so much ass compared to mine! oh shit
1.75 Cheers For Sugar Free Revengeburn_allempires on March 30th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
haha, you can has my babies anytime. XD <3
Mari: Frankdyingtosay on April 1st, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
oh yeah, i def saw you. 8D

nice spot you had, i almost felt sorry for the people standing way up to the stage. it was so freakin' tall! i was like, whoa, do they even SEE anything? haha.

omg, billy talent were so fucking amazing. it's the second time i've seen them (the second time seeing them warm up for mcr too, haha!) and they are still kicking ass. THANK YOU FOR PICTURES.
1.75 Cheers For Sugar Free Revengeburn_allempires on April 1st, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
yeah, it was really tall, but it wasn't that bad looking up at it. I couldn't really see Ray though, but Gerard was in front of me multiple times :D

I liked Billy Talent before, but I'm pretty much sure I love them now. I definitely want to see them again.