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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.


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 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!!



Oh holy shit.


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.




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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