Monday, May 17, 2010

SafetySuit

I have learned in life that if you want something and don't receive it at the exact time you want it, it's because it simply wasn't the best time for you to have it yet...and once you do get it, it will have been well worth the wait.

This happened to be the case for me with SafetySuit.  September just wasn't the perfect time for me.  I believe all things happen for a reason. I promise this really is about SafetySuit...I'm not going to start preaching to you or anything.

For some reason even though I hardly ever do this anymore, I decided to login to Myspace. The first thing I saw when I did was a bulletin entitled "Little Rock" it was from SafetySuit, saying that they would be at Juanita's on November 11th.  I called my sister and asked her to go with me. She said no because she hates Juanita's. I was not about to miss them again, I refused.

I asked my mom to go with me, I know it is probably not cool to go to shows with your mother.  I don't know if you have ever noticed this about me or not but, I don't care what anyone thinks. She said if there was absolutely no one else for me to go with she would go with me. I don't really have that many actual friends that are just willing to go out and do stuff with me and if I do, none of them like going to shows.

It was the night before the show and I still had no way of going.  If you know me, you know that when I want something I am not going to shut up about it until I get my way. I would bring up SafetySuit at any point of the day, into any conversation...I can relate SafetySuit to pretty much anything.  My mom was getting sick of this. I think the one that broke her down was when my iPod was on shuffle and I had to keep skipping over songs because it kept playing SafetySuit and made me sad that I wasn't going. I kept making comments like  "It keeps playing SafetySuit...too bad I can't go tomorrow." She was at the sink washing dishes, she turned around and said:

"Just go buy the tickets, I'll take you." She was totally stoked about this, I could tell. (Not really.) I think she thought they were going to be hardcore rockers like Disturbed or something. I promised her they weren't but she didn't seem to believe me.

I had been to Juanita's a few times before and hated it, the people were rude and it was too crowded. It was the complete opposite with this show.  All the tables had already been taken, but we found two girls that were nice enough to share their's with us. All of us became friends quickly, we talked about our favorite members and we all liked someone different.  There were a lot of people there, but it wasn't like it is when I normally go to Juanita's, people were spread out and you actually had room to move.

The opening band came on, they were called Townsend.  The lead singer was a girl, she actually had a pretty good voice. You could tell that they haven't played very many shows before, she wasn't very good at getting the crowd excited.  We were all just ready for SafetySuit. No one even came down infront of the stage when Townsend was on. I actually remember the girl practically begging for someone to go down there. No one moved.  It was very awkward throughout their entire set.

Finally Townsend left the stage and it was time for SafetySuit.  People started moving towards the stage and I was thinking to myself: Great, this is going to be another one of those shows where I can't see anything. I was wrong. There was a spot directly infront of Jeremy. (If you are reading my blog, it probably means you follow me on Twitter or we are friends on Facebook...in which case you know exactly how I feel about Jeremy.)  For those of you who don't know, I love Jeremy, he's my favorite. Don't get me wrong I love them all but Jeremy is by far the best.  So I was totally stoked that I had seen this spot...though it wasn't hard to miss, it was huge.  It was like everyone else was avoiding him or something.  I very happily took the spot. I could literally reach out and touch him without putting forth any effort.  I didn't though. You could not get any closer to the man than I was.


So anyways the show was amazing, honestly it was the best show I have EVER been to.  These guys are incredible live.  Close to the end of their set Doug sang "You Don't See Me" acoustic.  Jeremy wasn't needed on stage since he plays bass, so he went to the side of the stage and sat to watch Doug do his thing.  This made me happy because he was practically sitting beside me. I honestly couldn't focus on Doug, because I was too busy paying attention to the fact that Jeremy was so close to me.



After "You Don't See Me" Jeremy took his place back on stage and they played a few more songs before closing their set.  I didn't want the show to ever end, but sadly it had to.  As Jeremy was getting off the stage he handed me his towel (which was totally awesome and gross all at the same time) and one of his water bottles...I had stolen his other empty one during the show.

We decided it would be best to wait until all the other fans left the merch table before we went up to talk to SafetySuit.  While we were waiting we talked to a very nice lady who had told us she had to go to the doctor in the morning to see if her cancer was still in remission, she said she couldn't think of a better way to spend her night, then going to see her favorite band, before having to find out something like that the next morning,  I really hope everything went well for her.

Finally it was my turn. Everyone else at the venue had already left, unless they worked there.  This made me happy because this meant I got to spend more time with SafetySuit. Everyone else had just spent enough time with them for them to sign stuff and then left.  We talked for a while and somehow brought up Twitter. Jeremy uses Twitter more than any of the other guys and actually talks to you on there.  I had started talking to Jeremy a lot more since Girls Night Out.  Doug asked me what my username was and as I was telling him Jeremy started getting all excited and told the guys that I was "all over Twitter."

Mom commented on how much energy Dave had on stage and asked if he had A.D.D or something.  Doug told her Dave had all the A.D's and the H.D's. They only had one poster left by the time we got to the merch table so Jeremy said I didn't have to pay for it. I don't see why that being the last poster qualified me to have it for free, but I didn't argue. I bought a shirt and then we took pictures.


Like I said earlier it was the best show I have ever been to.  I don't think anyone will ever be able to top it.

Here are more pictures from the show.



Dave during sound check







I really like this one of Dave playing, it was actually an accident photo





Jeremy





Doug

Sadly I don't have any pictures of Tate during the show, since he is the drummer he was further back and hard to capture.

P.S. Mom ended up saying they were actually pretty good. (I don't know if she was just saying that to make me happy, or if that is what she really thought.)

-laurenmikael



1 comment:

  1. Jacqueline KeelingMay 18, 2010 at 2:23 AM

    You failed to mention the fact that I took ear plugs and Tylenol to the show but...found I had need of neither!!!

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