Ever since I was a kid, music gave me life. Music is tied to so many emotions we can’t necessarily convey and it’s there when we’re at a loss for words. It shakes us, makes us feel, and can turn a mood upside down into another. And right back again.
When I heard both Dashboard Confessional and Third Eye Blind were touring together, my first thought was, “WHEN AND HOW AND YES?!” – and then promptly told Pamela that we must go and the tickets were bought without the blink of an eye.
Dashboard was a band that I hadn’t heard of the first time I saw Chris play in 2001. He sat on a stage in a small bar in Lancaster, PA (opening for Saves the Day) and held a guitar in his hands. Before playing a single note, he requested that everyone in this tiny venue should sing along to his songs, even if most of us didn’t know the words. And let me tell you, the feeling was unreal.
Pamela and I got VIP tickets to see him perform an acoustic warm up with the band and then have a Q&A (where of course I asked him a question and he called me sweetie and I melted – it’s fine). But first let me back up and tell you, we waited in line since 4:30pm, braving a storm no less. Looks fun, right?
Then we waited two more hours after that in the front row, because we couldn’t lose our spots duh.
So waiting in the front row was clearly worth it.
Moving on. Then we wait for Third Eye Blind. Short backstory with that band that dates back to 1997. Guys, I was just entering high school – the formative years. These were also pretty rough years for me personally. I have talked about it a while ago, but let’s just say that I’ll never forget all the feels from their songs back in the day – that still affect me today. They have a big place in my heart.
Here’s a photo bomb from their set. Sorry not sorry. I could barely narrow it down to these. And I may or may not be telling the truth when I say that Pamela and I have a crush on Alex the bass player and Brad the drummer. Alex retweeted me yesterday and pretty much made my day!
And if you made it through that long post, I give you a high five. Thanks for taking a trip back in time with me. Standing for 8 hours was worth it. So worth it.