Monday, March 19, 2012

The Time I Became a Total Fan Girl

So I have this awesome cousin named Michelle who lives in Oregon. She's wicked cool and tours with her band Kiss Kill. They have some awesome tunes if you want to check out their site here. Back in January they were playing at the Nile so my Big Sis and I, along with my cousin Bree, went to go see them perform. They put on a great show.

That's right, electric violin. My Aunty is so proud those lessons paid off

Michelle and her wife Dusti are so awesome. I want them to move down here I can have more chances for their awesomeness to rub off on me. They even have chickens and a garden when they aren't touring. Anyways, their concert made me really miss my college and high school days when I'd go out to band shows all the time. All the time being around once a month, but since my husband isn't a rock concert kind of guy, I haven't been to one in years. I was checking out the posters at the Nile while Kiss Kill was getting interviewed by a local radio station and saw one for Mayday Parade and We the Kings. I got super excited. Mayday Parade is one of my favorite bands. Favorite, as in my Pandora station is Mayday Parade radio.

My sister and cousin had never heard of either of them so had no desire to go.  I only discovered them myself when a student made me a mix cd. Thankfully my college aged sister-in-law loves them as much as I do and agreed to go with me. It was the same day as Julie's sealing so we brought our rocker clothes to the luncheon dinner thing, added extra eye liner in the bathroom, and took off early.

*Fact*: When 14 year olds are your source for new music, the concert will be filled with 14 year olds.

Seriously, I felt like I should be with the moms on the sides of the room. Given, there were a lot of college kids there too, but I felt like an beanpole. Since the band members are my age, I shouldn't feel like an adult who is trying to hard, right?

Oh the woes of growing up when your music taste doesn't change.

So meanwhile, Jessica wants to get as close to the front as possible. We were in the back during Anarbor and The Downtown Fiction (both pretty good. A little more pop than punk, but still fun to dance to). We go to the middle during We the Kings. They were AMAZING performers! Worked the crowd and you can tell they still enjoy performing. Very humble and thanked the crowd, and just positive vibes all around.

How they perform with sick nasty sweaty long hair, I do not know.

We push our way up to the front and manage to only have two people between us and the stage during Mayday Parade (who seriously rocked!)

I think my cell phone camera is pretty amazing

*Fact*: When the crowd is all 14, being tall means you can touch the fingers of the lead singer, bassist, and rhythm guitarist over the heads of the people in front of you.

*Fact*: You can be 25 and still squee a little when you catch a guitar pick

 And if you would like a little taste of their music and don't mind waiting forever for it to load, here is my current favorite song

And two more favorites from their first cd


Lauren said...

Sometimes it's fun to be a fan girl. So when I move back to Mesa (this summer - August) I hope you will consider including me in these awesome adventures of yours. Sounds like such a fun night -- And I LOVE these songs.

ACW said...

I'm obsessed! with Jamie All Over. Obsessed, I tell you! I should have just gone with you. They are so great. And I will never outgrow my rock and roll lifestyle.


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