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Well, I haven't spent much time on LJ or DW in... I don't know how long. It's kind of sad that the thing that brings me back is because I need to rant and I don't want to take it to Tumblr.

MCR is over. I can't say I've been there since the beginning. I was limited in my musical depth until Blink 182 somehow led me to FOB who led to Panic! and so many other bands, but even then, I held some weird distinction where MCR was not my thing until I got pulled - kicking and screaming and backwards - into bandom and fell a little bit in love with Frank Iero and his stupid fucking giggle. MCR was a recent thing, compared to Panic!, FOB, and Blink. I still adore them though. I'm glad I got to see them, more than once. MCR led to me meeting so many fantastic people in person (including one of my very closest friends in the entire world chellealistic [LJ]). For that alone, I'm always going to be thankful. Maybe that's why it's so upsetting. It's the memories.

It's always the memories that get you, in the end.

It feels like a PERSONAL break up. I remember it feeling this way when Blink 182 broke up (when we all couldn't dare to hope they would mend those fences), when FOB went on "indefinite hiatus" (when we all assumed that was them pandering to us and trying to avoid backlash by using the term "break up"), when Panic! split in two (when Brendon and Spencer were struggling so much with an album that we all started to doubt they'd ever finish and worried the short-lived TYV would be the only thing left from the divorce), and when TAI disbanded (when William going solo was never a guarantee).

It felt exactly like this. But we all got through it. There were tears and moments of weirdly acute sadness. There were discussions of how we'd never find music we liked again, how we'd never connect that wholly with another band. Maybe we didn't, not really, and maybe we won't. Maybe we'll always have old albums and concert stories that stand out as some of the greatest things we've ever experienced. Maybe we'll move on to fun. and Neon Trees, The Lumineers and Cartel and love them and everything about them, but hold a place of sadness about what used to be, about MCR and the glory days of old.

Maybe this will be a Blink 182 situation, and one day, they'll be back. Out of no where we'll have rumors of a reunion and a twitter announcement that they're trying but no promises. Maybe we'll have kids who will be into annoying pop psuedo-bands who will mock us for going to a reunion show and acting like teenagers for a band that meant so much to us but championed the title "emo" like a badge before "hipster" was a thing and those kids were even born.

Probably, we'll move on, in that way you always move on when someone you loved walks out of your life. It will always be there, but the pain will slide into fond nostalgia. We'll get there. Some day. It is not this day, but I promise you, the whole fandom will get there.

It may be a cliche but: Keep running; We'll carry on.
bootson: (Panic- Spencer+Drums+Dog=Win)
OKAY! Three days later, I'm finally going to post about Panic! at the Disco and Patrick and Foxy Shazam from Halloween. Seriously, this show was the most ridiculous and amazing thing ever. I already posted a really rambly thing on my Tumblr that I'm basically just going to c/p into this with added pictures.

The post is pretty image heavy behind the cuts so, just be aware of that. I tried to get rid of the really shitty pics but I'm not claiming my abilities as a photographer don't equate to something similar to my seven-year-old nephew's abilities to write a sonnet. Also, I tried to keep them in order, but I was alternating using my phone and camera so I make no promises. (Also, if I have your M&G pic, and you haven't gotten it yet, yell at me and I'll send you the link)

Okay. For anyone who follows me on Twitter, I’m almost sorry I bombarded you livetweeting the whole thing. But it was AWESOME.

Pre-show )

Foxy Shazam - mehs )

Patrick Stump is a sassy motherfucker )

Panic! at the Disco! Woo! (!!!!!!! for good measure) )

Then my camera completely died and my phone decided it had enough battery to tweet but not take pictures. Which is cool, it was the end anyway.

So, that's all I remember and is in no particular order. I have these weird concert blackouts where I forget everything about 15 minutes after I walk out the door, even when completely sober. Tweeting seemed to help, so there's that.

I feel ridiculously accomplished for actually remembering to post about a show. Maybe one day I'll post Travie, Black cards, MCR, Blink, and GCH pics. Probably not, but don't burst my bubble.

I should go do real work now...or at least fake it a little better.

LOVE! Hopefully, I'll remember to be around LJ more often. ♥
bootson: (PatD- SpencerR2G)
So I picked [livejournal.com profile] pikasafire at the airport then we drove to Pittsburgh...where we promptly got LOST and could SEE the hotel but had no idea how to get to it. But we finally made it! And it's WAY nicer than anything we need but whatever.

Then we went to some random place for dinner where I hardly ate anything from heat, not eating all day, or nerves (probably nerves). Then we headed over to line up for Meet and Greet and met people from the internets (as you do). They were wonderfully awesome.

Meet and Greet )

Foxy Shazam )

fun. )

Panic! )


Setlist )

So, in summary. I AM IN LOVE (and want new Panic!GSF... and may be writing a Brendon/Dallon/Spencer fic. I DON'T KNOW. Also... someone rec me some Spencer/Brendon drummer!fic). AND [livejournal.com profile] pikasafire admitted that Panic was more fun than MCR (mostly because the pit wasn't as viscous and she stayed in it but STILL!!!!!) lol

Annnd that's all. So, now to bed so i can drive a million hours to New York City tomorrow >.
bootson: (PatD- SpencerR2G)
Hey guys. So, my friend (the one I don't even like) bailed on going to the Panic show in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE on June 3rd. I'm just trying to sell it for what I paid for it ($35 after fees and everything). If you're a Northern Downpour member, the ticket is good for Early Entry, too.

I don't think anyone on my f-list is close enough to go to Pittsburgh for a show, but I figure I'd offer it to you guys before I go elsewhere on the interwebs.

Get back to me either in comments or via email: witchyxwoman at gmail dot com

I'm going to hold off on posting about it anywhere else until Friday so...just get to me by then if you're interested!

<3
bootson: (MCR- Killjoy/Mask)
OMG YOU GUYS. My Chemical Romance last night!!!! I'm STILL INCOHERNET WITH GLEE!!!!!!!

This should be a review but is really just a ramble. Cut for my non-bandom FList kids. You're welcome. )

Miz put the set-list on my phone and I promised I'd post it. I meant to earlier, but I LITERALLY just got home from Placement/Work.

Set List )

Most incoherent ramble ever. Seriously, track down someone else who went if you want to ACTUALLY know how it was.
bootson: (ZQ- OMG)
I just want to ramble, so that's what I'm going to do.

1. Pete and Ashlee's break up. :( I feel really bad for all of them (Pete, Ashlee, Bronx) but I'm hoping it really is as amicable as it seems and they all end up happier for it. Also, I have read some insane things from some really crazy fans and just...really? I know I'm a fangirl, but can we have a little bit of respect please? Also. if I see someone quoting "Would you rather be a widow or a divorcee" ONE MORE FUCKING TIME I cannot be held responsible for my actions.

2. I am distraught by the lack of Spencer Smith in everything Panic does. I get that Brendon's the front man and I adore the kid, but seriously. The "Making of..." For "Mona Lisa" I think has him saying "Hi, I'm Spencer" and "The first single for our new album." I didn't used to care so much, but...there's only two of them, give Spencer some camera time.

3. Panic's doing a UK tour in April. That's all good and well for the kids in the UK but does nothing for me. I know, I know, we'll probably get a summer tour. I don't care. I want to see them like...immediately after the new album comes out.

4. Once again, cannot take critiques seriously when they write Brendon's name as Brandon. Once is a typo; four times makes your argument invalid based on general stupidity. Saw two that did that yesterday.

5. GOT TICKETS FOR TRAVIE with BLACK CARDS, BAD RABBITS... and some other people...for MARCH 20 IN TOWSON! I'm SO fucking excited! Katie's going with me again and apparently her goals are to manage to touch Travie McCoy and hopefully find a way to show Pete Wentz I have Fall Out Boy lyrics on my wrist. She's a good friend. >.>

I'm still not going to do any work. No, really. You know that point in the day where you realize and have to come to terms with the fact that you are NOT going to accomplish anything else? Yes, I am there. I think I was there at about 10 a.m. And I still have class tonight. Joy. So...Time to find another way to occupy my time. Text me or something! ;)
bootson: (JWalk = Adorable)
[warning: this is SUPER LONG under the cuts]

Last night, as anyone who follows me on Twitter is well aware at this point, I was in Lancaster, PA to see Rooney with The Young Veins and Black Gold. By bff Katie (who only recognize Rooney and The Young Veins because I talk about them all the time) went with me and we learned a few things (so count this as the Cliff's Notes version):
1. We hate Pennsylvania...we blame it being above the Mason Dixon Line
2. The people in Lancaster are too into personal space when they're at shows.
3. Black Gold should be a big deal. They're fun/amazing/etc.
4. Ryan Ross seems way more pretentious than I ever realized. (Still cute, but not as much as Jon Walker, though)
5. Rooney's drummer is even more awesome than I already thought he was.
6. If you aren't into the music at a show, I judge you. Harshly. And talk shit. To your face.

Allow me to fangirl out about the show for a minute )

A rant because, really, some people shouldn't be allowed to go to shows )

Now that I've gotten all that out, I'm taking a nap. I'll be back later to answer comments from the past couple days and do the next (aka yesterday's heh) intallment of Attractive Celebrity Idol.

<3

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