Wednesday, September 16, 2009

BLINK 182...Oh how I love you

Better late than never I guess! So this past Saturday I went with my great friend Kaitlyn to see Blink 182. A little back ground info on my love for them. I first fell in love in 1999 when their single "All The Small Things" was released. I have been OBSESSED ever since! My Best Friend Sabrina and I have spent pointless hours learning every single song and seeing them several times while they were on tour in my younger days. Well they broke my heart when the band went there separate ways in 2005. I always longed for the day they would get back together and eventually my wish came true. This past February they announced they were getting back together and going on tour. your could say I was beyond STOKED!!!

I would pretty much say I am a true fan and know almost all the music from every album they have released which is 6 including one of a recorded show they did. So Kaitlyn was nice enough to buy tickets for us when they went on sale. Along with Blink, Taking Back Sunday and Weezer played. I didn't know much about Taking Back Sunday but they were good. I was so excited to see Weezer also and they were amazing to say the least. So here's some pictures, enjoy! And Eric, I wish you could have been there, you really would have had a lot of fun!!

Here is my mirror pic with my new Barbie shirt and my sunglasses...don't judge me!!

Me with our tickets to the show!

Me and Kaitlyn in the car, sitting in traffic, decided to take a few pictures
We got to the venue about an hour and a half early and there was a line all the way to the road which is where I was at!
Us in our seats.
We had lawn seats at first but Kaitlyn offered to pay for us to get better seats. When we first bought the tickets, I didn't want to spend the almost $80 to get floor seats so we settled for lawn. Well on the day of the show, they were selling tickets for only $10 to have real seats and Kaitlyn jumped right on that!
I just like this pictures, and my new bow of course bought to wear to the show :)
First band up was Taking Back Sunday. They played well and I enjoyed their music
Me waiting in between sets...
Yay for WEEZER!! I have been a fan for a very very long time and I'm so glad I got to see them play. They were AMAZING!!
Another pic of the band playing
This was all the cell phones (they don't use lighters these days) during one of their slower songs
These were our staged excited faces waiting for Blink to come on
Mark Hoppus: Hes always been my crush and maybe one day Ill meet him. He looks exactly the same as the last time I saw him.
Tom DeLong: He was always Sabrina's favorite
Travis Barker...GREAT DRUMMER!!!
A pic of them playing!!
This might be a little long but if you look closely or click on the pic to make it bigger, that is actually Travis playing drums at an angle. When they started their encore, Travis was playing the drums, then suddenly the platform he was on slowly started moving out towards the crowd and lifting at the same time. He probably went about a good 15 to 20 feet up and the platform flipped him to the side and he was playing at an angle where his body was parallel to the ground while spinning in a circle. I don't even know if that was a good mental picture or not but it was so great I was speechless!!

These were our sad faces after the show was over.

I must say how happy I was being there. It brought back so many great memories from when I was much younger and didn't have a care in the world. All of the songs they played brought out some sort of memory and it was fantastic. I wish Eric could have been there to share it with me. But it was the happiest Ive been since hes been gone. I now want all of their Cd's and plan to listen to them over and over again!!

Here's my souvenirs from the show

This shirt is for Eric! Hope you like it babe!!!

I was sad when the show was over but I'm so glad they are back together and working on another album. Hopefully they will go on tour again so I can watch them play. They will forever be my favorite band of all time, regardless of how cheesy that sounds.



Suzi Q said...

Ummm sweet freaking BOW! I LOVE IT! You need to do some giveaways! And I think we aren't on speaking didn't even offer me a ticket!? Just kidding :) Hey are you going to have me make you some hats? I'm going to Joann's today, so let me know k?

monjeman said...

Im glad you had a great time. love u and miss you

NavyWifey said...

That first pic with the barbie shirt is adorable!!!

stephannieeee said...

helllooooo hot stuff, soo i missed the blog this week;but loved reading and looking at the pics. i LOVVEE the barbie tshirt! and that pretty bow in your hair!! deff super cute. Looks like you ladies had an amazing time at the concert! anywho until next time! xoxo