The openers for the show were Ben Lee (LOVE him) and Say Anything; the latter was not my cup of tea. Wait, I suppose I should revise that. . .the band itself had a unique sound (Tommy and I agreed on this) however their lead singer was atrocious and was trying way too hard. Plus his voice was like nails on a chalkboard.
I felt like I was at some high school assembly though; I was one of the oldest people in there, not counting the parents who were chaperoning large groups of squealing Abercrombie-clad girls. Damn you, Chris is MINE! :) At one point he told us the story of how he came up with the title track of the new album "Dusk and Summer" (which is, in my opinion, the best song on the album). . .he said he was almost done with the songs for the album, but he felt that something wasn't quite right. . .so he took his guitar onto the rooftop of his apartment building one night, and there were all these stars, and he began thinking, and playing. . .and out popped "Dusk and Summer."
Okay, can you BE any more of a sexy, brooding emo musician?!?!?! You're KILLING me with your hotness, Chris. Killing me. :)
Anyway, it was a great show, and Tommy and I didn't get home until 1 AM. . .then the next day he wanted to go to Disneyland, and who am I to say no?!? It was crazy hot, though, and busy. . .I should get used to it, though, cause Alby's coming for a visit this week and we're going again. . .but she's coming Tues-Thurs, so hopefully it'll be a little less busy. . .? I doubt it though.
Oh! And continuing my Stacey Summer Concert Series, yesterday I bought tickets for AFI at Long Beach Arena Sept. 15!!! Yessssss!!! Davey Havok. . .he's gay as a maypole, but I still want to jump him. :)