|if you weren't there, you won't understand
||[Jun. 20th, 2006|01:30 am]
Okay, so, if you weren't in Baltimore over the past weekend, you will really not get any of this, and are probably better off just skipping this. You've been warned.|
****This was originally posted on the Pop Punk Message Board, so I am talking directly at people who read it****
I will keep this as short as possible, and hopefully this will die quickly...
Highlights of the fest:
Delay (representing Ohio in the best way possible)
Team Stray (I can say this because I've seen them a billion times..easily the best sounding show of their career thus far)
Steinways (as much as I may hate you as people, even I must admit that was a pretty great set)
The Ergs (ummm, fucking duh....Nick, Sebby, and myself....fucking duh)
The Copyrights (we've already moved to Utah, and I've married everyone of those beautiful fucks)
Tattle Tales (you stupid dicks need to stop being so good at harmonies, see you dicks on the 4th of July)
The AV Club (probably the best sounding set of the fest)
CBGaV (seriously, don't make that a reunion show, make that the first show of a reunion tour, I think I came a little during that set)
Geisha Lightning (Mike, you're a genius)
The Mopes (goes without fucking saying)
Varsity Weirdos cancelling
I met a lot of new people this weekend, and saw a lot of familiar faces. It was amazing, and I dare not venture into trying to explain it play by play. I will have a Chadd moment, and become overly gay/sentimental, and just say that I love you all, and this weekend helped cement that for me. We have a great thing going, and I think we all need to try our hardest to keep it going. We all -- mostly -- live pretty far from each other, but when get together there is an almost instant *click* feeling, and we're never really awkward, and never run out of things to say, and I can think of no better feeling in the world.
I mean, if last August's mini-fest, and November's camping trip wasn't already enough for us to realize this, I'd say this weekend pretty much sealed the deal. I absolutely adore getting to see you folks, and getting the opportunity to travel and participate in awesome weekends like this.
Also, I've already met a lot, even possibly most of you...but here is who I met this weekend, and I believe you are all amazing people...
Drew (yes, next time, we really will bust someone over the head with a half full bottle of Beam)
Sebby (I think sweated on you more than other person present)
Mark (MW) (the war is not yet over, sir)
Patrick (you are not nearly as tall as I imagined you..nay sir...you are quite short)
Chris A (again, for the millionth time...it was awesome to finally meet you after all of these years)
Larry (we only spoke briefly at the pool, but still, it was quite surreal getting to meet someone who was a bit of a teenage hero of mine)
Adam Alive (where is my t-shirt!!!!! )
Jenna Alive (you are nothing like what I expected! I always figure you were seven feet tall and scary! You have quite possibly the cutest voice on the planet, though)
Nick Vance (yeah, okay, so we've technically met in the past...whatever...you are an amazing man, and if you ever venture to Ohio, look me up, and we will pop pills and drink a lot of fucking alcohol)
Lee A (I didn't talk to you much, but you were drunk, and you were awesome)
I'm sure I forgot people, and events, and things...but...well, I'm sorry. I'm going off memory, and memory isn't what it use to be.