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OMG you guys, yesterday was just about the best day of my life. I got to Sarah's on Friday night and we hung out and watched "Bad Education", an Almodovar film which is amazing and I MUST buy. We also headed off to the O'Hare Oasis to get Sarah's ticket, and it turned out that Miles couldn't make it to the concert so I used his pit ticket and sold my lawn one. OH MY GOD, I was so lucky. When we woke up Saturday we went to Panera and got some food, and then got ready for the concert and went. I wore bright colors because I wasn't feeling the black, so I felt a bit out of place, but I got a kick out of seeing all the angsty 16 year olds in their eye liner and black shirts etc. Oh to be young again. :-p

Anyway, we got there super early, when only the revolution stage bands were playing. Sarah and I didn't really want to see any of them, but we were in luck because Kaitlyn and her friend and boyfriend found us and we hung out for a while before going to see Mindless Self Indulgence. They were pretty good but I could barely see them due to the mosh- I did get a few glimpses of Lyn-Z. Then we headed over to the main stage and I sat with Kaitlyn on the lawn through Julien-K, who were ok. Then Claire came and we all sat together through Placebo, who were also pretty good. After that I decided to head into the pit. I was there for HIM, Taking Back Sunday and OMG MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE WHOM I LOVE.

The pit was no problem at all. I was worried I was going to get crushed, but no one was that crazy for HIM and by the time Taking Back Sunday started I had no only wormed myself all the way up to 3 PEOPLE BACK FROM THE BARRIER HOLY SHIT, I was way on the left side so I only had people to the right of me. Being on the left was also amazing because that's where Frank from MCR plays. More on him later. Taking Back Sunday and HIM were really good, but it was MCR that I was really excited about and holy SHIT did they deliver. I'm sort of wondering if maybe I took too much time taking picture and not enough time just drinking everything in.... so I'm just going to have to go to another of their concerts, hee hee hee.

I've been to concerts before, and even for bands I like I'm hyper aware of the time and how long it's been. MCR played for an hour and it felt like maybe 10 minutes. My voice is all raw from screaming today. I had SUCH A GOOD TIME. Unfortunately, there were not really any gay antics, but alas and alack, whatever. Oooh ooh! Ville Valo from HIM? Was wearing a Kill Hannah shirt that *I OWN*. WEIRD.

A lot of my pictures didn't come out due to the lighting, here are the best (videos to come later):




This is Frank. Frank is the most ADORABLE PERSON EVER. He is one inch taller than me and he is super bendy and also adorable. He's the rhythm guitarist.




This is Gerard. Gerard is the lead singer. He's kinda crazy. Also heartwarmingly and nonironically earnest.



This is Bob. Bob is the drummer. He's from Chicago, he's amazing, and he's a bad-ass ninja!




Play Frank and Bob, play! Also, say hi to Matt Cortez, who is the bassist filling in for Mikey. Matt is cool, but I wish Mikey had been there.



Frank was hot and sweaty and OH THAT'S RIGHT I'M IN LOVE WITH HIM.



Gerard was, of course, adorable.



OH HI THERE FRANK. HOW ARE YOU.



Look at you, being all adorable.



HI GERARD. I tried and tried to get good pictures of him, but he was scrambling around like a crazy squirrel. Alas, alas.



He was having fun, though!



This maaaaaaaaay be the part where he was talking about how he likes to suck on big things. Oh Gerard, you silly man.



Meep.



Meep again.



Ladies and gents, the guy with the frizzy afro is Ray Toro. Ray Toro is a guitar GENIUS and also he has thighs of steel. Unfortunately, this is the best pic I got of him because he was on the other side of the stage.


I could write an essay about how much and why I love Gerard, but others have said it and better, so instead I will concentrate on physical appearances. ;-D This isn't the BEST picture, but he's HOT. HOT, I tell you.



What're you lookin' for there, Frank? Can I help you? Please?


Oh Gerard.



Hello, please say hi to my hips, kthanx.



You like them? I'm SO glad!!


Fraaaaaaaaaaaaaaank.



The thing around Bob's neck? Is a NINJA HEADBAND THAT FELL DOWN. YOU THINK I AM JOKING, BUT I AM NOT.


Oh holy shit.



Yum?



I have lots of love for this picture. LOTS.



The light show and pyrotechnics were amazing, but they kept having fire near Bob and I was freaking out because he has been burned before, my friends. And then he got a staph infection and almost died.



HI!



Hee!



Eeeerg.



This is from "Cancer", which was the last song and only Gerard is on stage for it. It's *haunting*.



Hee hee, hi Ray's butt!



And last but not least, HI THERE FRANK. Yes, it's hot when you smoke, but please do not get cancer, thanks.


Ahhh... now here are some pics that Sarah took. :-D She was closer than I, I am so jealous, so her pictures are even better!














Haha, what's happening?





This is an amazing picture.


Why, where's your hand Gerard? OH, THAT'S WHERE. HELLO.


Sarah was RIGHT by the barrier guys. I am so jealous of her pictures.


As he has done at most of the dates on this tour, Gerard told the boys to take their shirts off. And they did. Also, he wore a nice shiny black feather boa. :-D



Pre-concert Lizzy and Sarah!



And, I guess very last, me and Sarah post-concert! YAY!


So yes, that's MCR. It was AMAZING. AMAZING. Frank didn't run around as much as he usually does, but I think he's been sick lately- he needed an oxygen mask for a show a couple days ago, and he gets sick all the time anyway. Plus that meant he stayed near me. :-D Eeeek, I am so happy right now. I hate to say it, but I am SO lucky that Miles couldn't come and I got pit tickets!!

I slept over Saturday at Sarah's again, and we watched Red Eye which was bad but has Cillian Murphey in it, and now home is where I am!

Videos to come! EDITED: Here they are! http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=tygrestick

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Date: 2007-09-04 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thehorrorsrock.livejournal.com
Wow those pics are amazing, glad you had a good time!

Did you get to see what was on G's neck by any chance? I cant work it out!!

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Date: 2007-09-04 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygrestick.livejournal.com
unfortunately, no! I tried and tried but I couldn't get it.

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Date: 2007-09-04 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skyline3way.livejournal.com
You have the only review that seems even close to what happened there. Thank you for sharing.

Also, I was wondering if it would be possible to get copies of your videos, since YouTube quality sucks so badly and I would really love to remember this show. My AIM is skylinethreeway and my email is skylinethreeway at aol dot com. Or you can comment on my lj. Thanks.

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Date: 2007-09-04 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygrestick.livejournal.com
Hey! I'm zipping my videos up right now and then I'll put them on megaupload and send them to you. You're right, they look way better when they're not on youtube. :-D

I'm glad you liked my review! I was bummed to see that some people didn't have a good time since it was so magical for me.

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Date: 2007-09-04 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skyline3way.livejournal.com
You are awesome, and yes, I keep reading these reviews and thinking, "what show were you at?" I guess a lot of people had expectations and they forgot to send the band the script. I'm sad for them. I've never seen a bad MCR show.

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Date: 2007-09-04 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygrestick.livejournal.com
This was my first show, and although I had been reading the reviews about all the antics and whatnot I figured there was no point in expecting anything to happen, because whatever happened would be great. I can't imagine them putting on a bad show!

I'm putting it on megaupload right now, so you should get e-mailed the link soon- let me know when you do!

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Date: 2007-09-04 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygrestick.livejournal.com
hmm... it's looking like it might take awhile, so don't expect it too super soon. Even compressed I guess it's a lot of space. :-D

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Date: 2007-09-04 12:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygrestick.livejournal.com
okeydokey, it's done: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=27ZCPRCR

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Date: 2007-09-04 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rebelspi.livejournal.com
Oh man you're so lucky you got pit! I've never been close AT ALL for MCR concerts and it pisses me off. But I'm happy for you since I've matured and learned being angry at people is stupid LMAO.

Your pics are great! FRAAAAAANKIE. I totally am with ya, he's one hot MFer. *highfives*

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Date: 2007-09-04 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygrestick.livejournal.com
Man, I was totally lucky. I'm glad you don't hate me. :-D

FRANK. OMG FRANK. *high fives back*

These are WONDERFUL!

Date: 2007-09-04 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harleygirlsd.livejournal.com
I had to comment and say great job on these... may I gank #2 to make an icon from it? Gee looks like he's letting his "Zombie" come out to play, the lighting made his eyes look so bizarre!

I will of COURSE credit you and send you a copy of said icon for your use.

Re: These are WONDERFUL!

Date: 2007-09-04 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygrestick.livejournal.com
Ah! I'm so flattered, thanks! Please feel free to grab it and I'd love it if you made an icon and credited me. :-D I'd especially love it if you sent me a copy of said icon!! :-D

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Date: 2007-09-04 09:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] edieth.livejournal.com
Hehehe, I love your picture commentary, it made me smile. I'm glad you had a great time, thanks for putting up your review!

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Date: 2007-09-04 12:29 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2007-09-06 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shoemaster.livejournal.com
I KIND OF HATE YOU MAYBE A LITTLE.

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Date: 2007-09-06 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygrestick.livejournal.com
I KIND OF HATE YOU MAYBE A LITTLE TOO BECAUSE OH HI AREN'T YOU IN AUSTRALIA???

MCR is coming there relatively soon too, aren't they?

Also, Gerard Way got married. Why?

ALSO come back! You started me on this damn bandom thing and now I'm getting Sarah into it- I need your help!

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Date: 2007-09-07 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shoemaster.livejournal.com
What is your email? I can tell you all about my theories on Gerard's marriage. Or at least my tinhatted ones.

THEY COME TO AUSTRALIA RIGHT WHEN I LEAVE D: Friends are trying to convince me to stay, am tempted but yeah, probably not.

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Date: 2007-09-07 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygrestick.livejournal.com
omg... you have to stay.

My e-mail is lb531@hotmail.com. Send me your theories!! Pretty please!

cool

Date: 2007-09-11 03:38 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
i went to projekt rev in California in marrysville!!
i was not ass close as you though i was in the row behind the mosh

Re: cool

Date: 2007-09-11 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tygrestick.livejournal.com
awesome!! was your show amazing?? I think they must all be amazing. :-D

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