semisweet: ([cobra] fangs-up cobra style.)
2009 shows
2.12 // ludo in albany, ny @ valentines 
2.14 // the 5 browns in schenectady, ny @ proctor's
3.01 // david cook in newburgh, ny @ mount st. mary college
3.14 // butch walker in new york city @ webster hall
3.20 // david cook in atlantic city, nj @the borgata
3.21 // david cook in atlantic city, nj @ the borgata
3.30 // david cook in new london, nh @ colby sawyer college [cancelled]
3.31 // the hold steady in albany, ny @ valentines [sold out, sob TICKET FOUND!]
4.26 // fall out boy ['believers never die' tour w/ cobra starship, etc] in troy, ny @ RPI
5.01 // david cook in gainesville, fl @ common grounds
5.02 // david cook in west palm beach, fl @ sunfest 2009
5.03 // jack's mannequin in west palm beach, fl @ sunfest 2009
5.09 // third eye blind in albany, ny @ tulip festival 2009 [lollll we were too late, total fail]
5.23 // david cook in northampton, ma @ pearl street
5.24 // david cook in new haven, CT @ toad's place
7.11 // billy joel & elton john in washington, d.c. @ nationals park
semisweet: ([fob] the best boys.)
so dfc's stepsister has a twitter. and i'm a creeper, so i followed her. which, whatever, she has other fans following her, so i didn't think anything of it.

HOWEVER. apparently if you follow her, she follows you back. D: so, now she's going to see me talking all the time about how i want to bone her brother! D: D: D: AWKWARD. and idk what to do. i mean, sure, i could kick her off and block her, but...i can't do that to dfc's (step)sister! whatever. she's totally going to end up unfollowing me once she discovers how annoying/spammy/inappropriate i am. :/

went and spent a couple of days with [ profile] themightybee this weekend! she is awesome, as usual, and on saturday we went to an inside the actors' studio sort of shindig with the lovely angela kinsey. she is funny and adorable and charming and it was exciting. she ships dwangela pretty hard. hee. we also (that'd be sarah and i, not angela and i) ate at the melting pot (YUM) and lounged about and watched some freaks & geeks. good times. (we also were together when we learned about bea arthur's death. so fucking sad. she was a hell of a lady. ♥ RIP *clings to betty white forfuckingever*)

then tonight i saw believers never die 2! it was SO hot and humid in the venue, ugh. but cobras were fucking amazing, as usual, and then metro station was too embarrassing to be real (mostly trace, omg D:, he must be stopped, you guys) and then FALL OUT BOY HAPPENED TO MY FACE. i love them, band of my heart, favorite band ever, etc etc. and they fucking played "hum hallelujah"!!! i was just thinking today on my drive back from rhode island that i was sad that "hum hallelujah" hadn't made the setlist, because it's my favorite fall out boy song. and then tonight pete's all "we haven't played this on this tour, but we want to tonight, it means a lot to us [blah blah whatever]" and the first chords sounded and i lost my shit. <33333 sadly, tho, we didn't get "chicago is so two years ago." :( i would've taken that over "tiffany blews" tbh.

oh god, and "what a catch," askldfjlf;lsdkfj. predictably, i cried. <33333


semisweet: ([bouh] i love all the poison.)
*still the former expatiates*

soooooo. i want to do a real review/recap of my amazing weekend in atlantic city, but i'm tired and inarticulate, so let's FOBDFC trail it.

- i retrieved amber from the airport (+10)

- we didn't get lost on the way to AC/the borgata (+10)

- we were stuck waiting to check into the hotel for like six hours, because they needed to put the full amount + $125/day for incidentals on a card and i didn't have enough available balance, so we couldn't check in until kelly arrived (-10)

- spent entirely too long waiting for this to reappear onscreen so i could take a pic of it (-5), but also eeeee his face (+5)

-drank some yummy sangria (+5)

- took the jitney to the boardwalk and back, which was way more entertaining than it should've been (+20)

- brooke and kelly finally made it (+20)

- drinking, mad giggling and wacky hijinks ensued (+10)

- we didn't go to sleep (except for amber) until around 7 a.m. (-5)

- lurked around most of the day on friday, hoping to pawn off gifts on dfc and nft, which was tedious (-5)

- succeeded in giving gift to dfc (+10, would've been more but i didn't talk to him)

- wayyyyy later that night, also succeeded in giving gift to nft (+10, again points docked because i didn't talk to him)

[sidebar: me modeling neal's gift, yes, it is a beerhat which is also a cowboy hat]

[end sidebar]

- bought an improved ticket for the show; third row, neal's side (+20)

- it turned out to be alllllllll the way on the end (-10)

- i purchased my very own DCTS which is my new favorite possession, idek (+15)


- plus he opened with "the world i know" (+15)

- and he did "lie" (+15)

- and joey was hilaaaaarious (+10)

- drunky mcdrunks later on (+30)

- had a nice chat with johnny the roadie (+15)

- i met a number of nice people throughout the weekend (+15)

- there were also crazy bitches everywhere (-10)

- surprise!erin (+10)

- some dude attacked my boobs while we were taking a group pic (-10)

- he made up for it later (+20, and no, not sexually)

- went to bed around 7 a.m. again (-5)

- while trying not to stalk dfc, he stalked us (-/+10 so i guess that's breaking even)

- surprise!tirtzah (+10)

- tried all day to upgrade tickets from row z, waited outside the box office for HOURS, and got cockblocked by people who showed up 15 minutes before they released the tix (-100)

- i didn't cry even tho i wanted to (+10)

- wound up sneaking into row J anyway (+50)


- my first time hearing "permanent" live and also neal with his bow for the guitar (+20)

- "hot for teacher" both nights (+20)

- also "man in the box" on saturday (+20)

- no "anodyne" (-10)

- afterparty at mixx was superfun (+20)

- but VIP was a total waste of money (-10)

- B bar after the afterparty was AWESOME, i was wasted in a fun happy way (+25)

- ran into rstar at some point and drunkenly quizzed him about stuff and he was supersweet (+20)

- bought a couple rounds of shots (+10)

- cute english boy bought me a shot (+10)

- sexually harassed @RyanStar on twitter (+10?/-10?)

- late-night fries with bleu cheese dressing (+10)

- had to leave brooke and kelly the next day (-20)

- and then amber this morning (-10)

- but it all HAPPENED (+50)

- and i get brooke and kelly and dfc and nft and skibby and peekaboo and jazzercise and rstar again IN ONE WEEK (+100)

TOTAL: 835+/-10 depending on if you think skanky twitters at rstar are good or bad.

i'm calling my weekend a win.

picspam later or tomorrow because there's so much pretttyyyyyyy and i wanna. in the meantime, people, where on earth is the dave/ryan?

look how cute they are!!! and please note that ryan is rocking DCTS, and look what dave had been wearing the previous day:

it writes itself, kids. someone make it happen for me! :D

i know i should probably cut this but i don't wanna. neener.
semisweet: ([bouh] drunk = tewer.)
WATCH DOLLHOUSE TONIGHT! it's going to be good and i'm excited and i want you bitches to talk to me about it. it's on at 9 p.m. on fox.

DFC TOUR STARTS TONIGHT! i am epically excited even tho i'm not seeing it until march 20. people are already starting to post pics and things from meeting the boys earlier in the day.

omgneal. *grabby hands*

ALSO: i saw ludo last night and it was awesome! the venue was teeny and andrew's mic kept shocking him, but they were rad and hilarious and i fucking loooove them. even scott had fun! i REALLY recommend seeing them if you get a chance. they're taking a break from touring after this, so check out their dates and get your ass to a show! ♥_♥
semisweet: ([bouh] i love all the poison.)
2008 concerts

Bands seen [that i wanted to -- or at least didn't mind watching --, not suffered through, in approximate order of frequency]: david cook, panic at the disco, the cab, cobra starship, fall out boy, butch walker, jack's mannequin, my chemical romance, conor oberst, gym class heroes, metro station, the academy is..., taking back sunday, motion city soundtrack, phantom planet, alanis morissette, matchbox twenty, the complaints, say anything (it was half a song during warped but fuck it, i'm counting it), to have heroes, bob dylan, the swell season, forever the sickest kids.

Top 5 shows of the year?
01. david cook album release show @ the HRC in times square. (just a special moment for me, idk.)
02. fall out boy album release show @ the nokia theater in times square. (FALL OUT BOY!)
03. my chemical romance @ madison square garden. (epic show plus i had bina!)
04. jack's mannequin @ warped in miami. (glorious.)
05. butch walker @ the blender theater in gramercy. (butch is always perfection.)

Total number of shows? i'm going to guess around 30.

First show of the year? january 17; cobra starship (the really really ridiculously good-looking tour) @ revolution hall in troy, new york.

Last show of the year? december 30; david cook and his band @ jet nightclub (the mirage) in las vegas, nevada.

preach electric to a microphone stand. )
semisweet: ([dc/dr] hearts and wrists intact.)

we had barricade (err, velvet rope) for dfc! he was beautiful, the boys were beautiful, we got lots of eye contact and i suspect lara and i will be on tv a lot. i am also fairly certain that the hearts in my eyes will be perfectly visible to the viewers at home.


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i'm in a hotel room in manhattan, because i just couldn't deal with leaving the city for albany at, like, 11:30. unfortunately, since i didn't intend to stay overnight, i have to wear my gross sweaty clothes home tomorrow. i have them hanging up, so hopefully they'll be less icky by morning. :/ this also means that i have no pajamas. /o\ *cranks up heat*

i am way too beat to do an actual review (also i haven't eaten in about 24 hours, ugh) so here are some pluses and a few minuses.

+fall out boy, like, EXISTS omfg


-tyga (sorry, kiddo, but i can't bring myself to care)

+i got to meet [ profile] anglichanka and my new friend [ profile] danacias, and hang out with [ profile] clippedwings, who actually changed her name today but i can't remember it right how, sorry bb. in any event, they are all lovely and chrissy got to witness my creation of a new *thing* - should i lay it on you guys? of course i will. "twits or it didn't happen!" (because pix are so 2008 - it's twitter in 09 for srs..) let's make this a ~thing, k bbs?

+they played "honey is for bees" omg. <3

+pete had his crazy-ass makeup with a "B" on his right cheek and an "X" on his left. daddy!pete makes me happy.

+joe's hairrrrr!

+patrick told a cute story about his first time alone in NYC, during which he saw a building on fire, russell crowe pointing at the building on fire, and the dude with glasses from queer eye and the oldest brother from the brady bunch bicycling in opposite directions and passing each other. "amazing," he said. PATRICK PLEASE BE MINE! LET ME HOLD YOU!

-i walked right fucking past alex suarez. /o\

+the second time i almost walked right fucking past him, chrissy poked me in time for me to look up and smile geekily charmingly at him. i wish i would've told him to send gabe our love. (&GABE; btw) but i'm not that smooth.

+on that topic: pete telling silly stories about gabe and then getting sweetly serious about his surgery tomorrow. (pls keep gabe in your thoughts, guys. *holds him*)

-the crowd was rough. i actually peaced out to the back for the last five songs or so, which is really unlike me, but i was so hot and squashed and getting shoved around that it was taking away from my enjoyment of the show.

+"yule shoot your eye out" with the boys throwing mad candy canes into the crowd.

+pete getting emotional when he was thanking us. <3

+the way "saturday" always, always makes my heart explode.

i love this band.

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the cobra show was, unsurprisingly, A++++ awesome, would rock again. going solo was a little lame only because i had no cell service inside the venue, so i couldn't text and twitter as much as i would've liked (as everyone who follows my twitter goes THANK GOD FOR THAT) but otherwise it was superfun!

much to my chagrin, i enjoyed FTSK immensely. i am generally annoyed by jonathan cook's politics (i left him a bitchy blog comment once, lol) so i wanted to hate them, but he was actually quite entertaining (and wearing a twilight t-shirt, which amused me) and fun. dammit! (oh also, the redhead [caleb?] is wicked cute.) i missed hit the lights and sing it loud, but i didn't care about seeing them anyway.

and cobra continues to be made of all things fierce and sassy and fun, and i adore them all ridiculous amounts. but especially gabe, because, i mean. GABE. *hearthands forever* they played everything i wanted to hear except for "keep it simple," and there was silly string, and confetti, and gabe's sweat flying into the crowd and gabe himself flying into the crowd and ryland told us he was sweating his titties off. and i will never not be charmed by gabe's overwhelming gratitude. every time i see them, he thanks the crowd, like, 324992 times and i think it's actually fully sincere every time. i'm such a sucker for earnest.

the crowd was a little crazy, but i survived mostly unscathed despite being squished right in the middle of it. ironically, the only person who actually hurt me was a venue employee; a giant ass venue employee who had stationed himself at the edge of the mosh pit (which unfailingly opens up right next to me, wherever i am, idk if i inspire aggression or what) and who elbowed me quite soundly in the spot between my neck and shoulder, which was fun. :/ but whatevs, i brought sassy back with the cobras and it was excellent.

in unrelated news: DAVID COOK.

ok, that's not news. i'm just saying.

EDIT: oh also, for the record, bill beckett twittering about sports all the time makes me lol.

semisweet: (dcook. rockstar.)
here goes nothing. be warned, there is somewhat epic picspam and a zillion youtubes up in this bitch.

david cook album release ridiculousness rampage recap, part 2. featuring: angry press photogs, yet more neal fuckin' tiemann, EVEN COLDER WEATHER, and, oh yeah...that david cook gentleman we've all heard so much about. )

oh wow, i spent forever putting this together. i'm so exhausted that i can't even think. that being said, i want to say that i feel really lucky to have been able to go to this; not just because i had an absolutely amazing time, but also because it's such a huge moment in his career and i was there, you know? i wish him all the success and happiness in the world, and i hope five or ten or twenty years from now i'll be bragging about how i saw david cook on the night his first album came out in a room with 500 people. ♥
semisweet: (dcook. it's my declaration.)
ok, so, wright gala recap! \o/ [i typed most of this up and THEN went and found videos, so if i quote things he said and then you watch and you're like "uh, that wasn't what he said" plz forgive me, i was working from hazy overstimulated memory. ALSO most of the videos have hi-res versions available, so i recommend going and watching them in hi-res on youtube, because dude was looking all sorts of fine last night.]

this is really long (twss!), i realize, but humor me and read it anyway? :D

life on the moon couldn't be any stranger. )

i'm still on a high. i'm so, so happy i was there, you guys, i cannot even.

ALSO HEY GO CHECK OUT THE STREAM OF HIS ALBUM BECAUSE IT'S FUCKING AMAZING! i love pretty much everything. i could do without "i did it for you" (not because i dislike it, it just isn't doing anything for me), but otherwise? LOVE. early favorites are "life on the moon", "mr. sensitive", "bar-ba-sol" which continues to make my clothes fall off, and "permanent" which breaks my fucking heart. OH! and there's a hidden track at the end of "a daily anthem" which is AWESOME AS FUCK, make sure you leave it on. it's like 12 mins in.


[ETA] here's a rip of the hidden track, because i can't stop listening to it right now: david cook // kiss on the neck alsdkifdkjfh
semisweet: (dcook. it's my declaration.)
i redid my layout now that the election's over (sorry obama, ilu still, mr. president!) and i'm kind of ridiculously in love with my header. for once something i made came out exactly how i wanted it to, anddddd the little userinfo icons for this layout are IPODS you guys! \o/

[ profile] expatiates



...but i'm more excited about my girls. ♥
semisweet: (dcook. rockstar.)
y'know, i was going to try and recap my weekend, because i never recap the fun things i do, but really, all you need is:

this, for the laughs.

but most of all, this, for the love. (the person you might hear going "awww, baby" at 1:28 is most certainly not me.)

both videos by lara, as usual!
semisweet: (gg. blair. baby vamp.)
is lj acting wonky for anyone else? i clicked on my bookmark for it a little while ago and it took me to but all it showed me was a random icon. and then a few minutes later i had clicked on what was supposed to be my friends page but it took me to the friends page of some other random journal. weird.

i went to the saratoga music festival yesterday with scott. conor oberst was amazinggggg and the total highlight of my day and i wanted his set to be 10x longer (&conor;), i was excited to learn that the swell season consists of glen hansard and marketa irglova (they were awesome; he was wicked charming, too - he said something about his holy trinity being bob dylan, leonard cohen and van morrison, big love from the crowd for that), i didn't know who steve earle was but i enjoyed him tremendously, and bob dylan was underwhelming. yeah, i said it. idk, admittedly neither of us are, like, dylan experts of any sort, but by the time he'd played for over an hour and neither of us recognized anything he played (well, "highway 61 revisited" kind of, but eh) and it was after 11 and we'd been there since 1? yeah, we totally left. oops. plus, he was kind of...not engaging? he never spoke the entire time we were there. idk! :/ *fails* also, this was without question the whitest crowd i've ever seen, wow.

omg, i am leaving tomorrow to go to florida! i get a jovi! and a dar and an adrienne and a jen and stuff! and then i get to go to tampa and have a josie! and then i have a mom, lol, and we're off to seattle and then our cruise to alaska! \o/ \o/ \o/ i am not at all packed! D: D: D:


ETA: bonus of the littlest cook, because he is SO CUTE.
semisweet: (dcook. applause applause no wait wait.)
i'm home from my idol jersey trilogy! am exhausted. but it was utterly amazing, [ profile] livehead16 is the best partner in crime a girl could ask for, and david cook is...there are no words. just LOOK at this clip from newark, after he sang "time of my life" and the crowd sang along.



also? ngh.

oh, and teen choice awards spoiler, lolz )

more, um, soonish. tomorrow thru thursday i will be in long beach (on long island, not in cali, woe) with scott while he learns to surf and i am bored. i'll have my laptop but idk how much i'll really be around.

*hugs flist sleepily*
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i see him tomorrow todayyyyyyyyy! and the day after that! and then i don't for a day, and then i do again! \o/

also i get to be reunited with [personal profile] livehead16  tomorrow today! \o/

life? it's good.

i'm ready.

Jul. 12th, 2008 04:28 pm
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oooooomg, i saw jack's mannequin and it was glorious. ♥_____♥

semisweet: (ub. amanda. puppy love.)
  • i posted really huge, really pretty david cook picspam the other day, in case anyone missed it.

  • have you guys heard that starbucks is closing 600 locations? :( i heard it on CNN at the gym the other day, and today i found out my usual place is one of the ones that'll be closing. woe.

  • speaking of the gym - when i first started, my trainer wanted me to do bench dips and i literally couldn't do it. i kind of half-ass managed about three. the other day i did thirty. it felt fucking rad.

  • i'm going down to florida on thursday, and seeing jovi and adrienne and dar and jen (and, uh, idk, probably other people) at warped on saturday!! also, y'know, cobras and such. and jack's mannequin, omfg, am i the only one who cares about that? i will stand there by myself if i have to. is there a schedule somewhere? i'm probably the only one who wants to see mayday parade, too, aren't i?

  • i bought red lipstick today and i think i like it. i'm pretty sure that i could be a girl who wears red lipstick.

  • eta: also, i always forget how much i love things like the velvet underground and david bowie until i listen to them and wish i could crawl inside the songs and just live there, covered in glitter.
    semisweet: (dcook. chicks man.)
    I LEAVE FOR VEGAS TOMORROW MORNING AND I AM NOT NOT NOT READY ACKKKKKKKKKK. i'll be making a flocked post later with my phone number and whatnot for anyone going to the vegas and/or anaheim shows who wants to see me at any point. \o/

    it's still really, really hot. :(

    mostly i'm just updating so i can post this, not gonna lie. [source]

    dcook, bb, you rock all you want. i know you are not-so-secretly a ridic precious little emo boy. ♥ lol.

    (also, my icon is amazing, y/mfy? i didn't make it, lest anyone think i'm actually clever or funny, heh. XD)
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    gah, my boyfriend is so fly. he should always be unplugged. ♥_________♥


    that is all.


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