so i saw msi in concert on sunday and tuesday. i'm putting both recaps in the same post, and i'll try not to make it too long, but the second show was THE BEST CONCERT EVER, so i might get carried away haha.
the first concert was in memphis, and while waiting outside in line i talked a bit to this girl and her mom. apparently they go to a lot of shows together, i thought that was pretty cool. then i was inside, about four rows back near the middle. i chatted with this guy and girl and convinced the girl she should go to the birmingham show also. we made vague plans to meet up there since we'd both be going alone. i also ended up next to these three girls i'd talked to in the parking lot. one of them was so tiny, i admired her bravery haha. there were also these two annoying hot topic teenie girls right in front of me who talked very loudly about inane things and who almost got in a fight with a few different people. like, the one girl was bitching at the guy in front of her because he was apparently touching/squishing her? if you think you're going to be near the front in the middle of the pit at a msi (or bascially any) show and not get touched, you're seriously deluded. everyone around them was like, welcome to concerts! by this point, the daughter i'd talked to earlier was right next to me. this girl squeezed in front of us and kept hitting us with her purse (she kept switching which shoulder it was on), and we made faces at each other and mentioned how annoying it was when people brought purses to shows like this and how ridiculous it was to think you weren't going to get bumped into. she stayed next to/behind me the whole show; we helped each other not lose our spot.
the first band was dearestazazel
. i liked them more this time than the first time i saw them, but idk if i can take them seriously (they have songs called "get on board the drug train" and "she sells sex by the sea shore," seriously). they're pretty entertaining, though.
the next band was die so fluid
, who i knew nothing about and ended up really liking. they have a female lead singer/bassist; she wore this tight sparkly body suit that was kind of awesome. there was a lot of interaction between her and the guitarist, like standing back to back or close front to front, or one of them going down on their knees in front of the other. i enjoyed it all.( then it was time for msi )( vids )( pics )
tuesday was the concert in birmingham. i got there about an hour before the doors opened and met up with the girl from the other show. the cool thing about this venue is they have a bar that opens before the doors are supposed to, so you can wait inside instead of outside. i was the fourth person in line! concert buddy and i chatted with the two people in front of us. the girl was a big mcr fan; we talked about gerard's hotness and various hairstyles. then they let us inside and we headed straight for the front. i was on the right of the four of us, basically right where lyn-z would be. the other cool thing about this venue is there wasn't a barricade! we were touching the stage, which was pretty low, like right below my crotch. here's a picture to give you an idea of the closeness: ridiculous
. i was next to these four drunk guys and their sober friend. two of the guys started making out, and one of them kept asking random people to kiss him. no thanks. they were kind of annoying, but i mostly ignored them.
i always get nervous before a concert, and the whole day i'd been extra nervous (so nervous i couldn't really eat, which means i had to be pretty freaking nervous, heh), and it got worse in the hour we had to wait for the show to start, but it was more nervous excited. dearestazazel opened again, and i decided i kind of like them. well, i think i like them more than their music, but still. the bassist was right in front of me; he's really energetic and jumps around a lot. and sweats like whoa, i definitely got sweat droplets on me, ha.( pics )
then die so fluid came out. the singer was right in front of me; we made eye contact a couple times, which was awkward but cool. i still really enjoyed them. ( pics )
then msi came out! i'd never been in the front row before; they were so close, it was insane. i've totally been ruined for all other concerts. so yes, they were supremely awesome.( pics, vids, and rambling under the cut )
and because i'd been wondering about it, and i bet other people were too (turnyourankle
, i think you asked about it), i asked lyn-z about the tattoo on her thigh. she laughed and said it was something she drew and got done when she was seventeen, and that she'd thought it looked tribal haha. then i thanked her and left. i'm very glad i decided to go to this show, and even though i'm sore and bruised it was definitely the best of the five times i've seen them. &msi;
oh wow. if you made it all the way through that, i'll give you, idk. sexual favors ;)