Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jack's Mannequin's People and Things Tour

Playing:She's So High-Tal Bachman
Reading: Just Before the War With the Eskimos by JD Salinger
So for my birthday and my friend's birthday, we went to go see Jack's Mannequin with The Academy Is... and Lady Danville.  I took my good friend, Rebecca, with me because her birthday was two days before mine, so we had to celebrate our birthdays together and her favorite band is The Academy Is...Since The Academy Is... broke up and was replaced by Scars on 45 for this tour, does that make them The Academy Was...? They should've at least waited for this tour to end before breaking up because I felt really bad, when Rebecca let me know they broke up. They could've sucked it up for a month more, since this was our first time going to see them. Pssh, whatever.
It was held at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA and it was my first time going to this theater, so I was really excited to see that it was an old-time theater with beautiful architecture and lighting fixtures. (I'm quite the architecture nerd. I kind of want to be an architect, but more for the design part, not the math part.) This is my 4th time seeing Andrew McMahon live and I will spare you the love story that I have told my readers so many times. Either way, I was extremely happy to see him again.
Lady Danville was the opener and they were so endearing. I loved their set and how they sounded good, even when they were playing acoustic! I loved how funny they were and how they seemed like a great group of friends. After the show, they were posing with fans at the merchandise booth and I wanted to get a photo, but the line was too long and I was hoping to catch Andrew. I've actually been listening to their music, ever since I saw them live.
Scars on 45 came all the way from England to replace The Academy Is... and I really liked their music too. They were charming, but I'm not sure if it was their accent charming me or if it was their personality. Either way, I liked them. I liked how they kept on joking around about how in England they only have two fans and they're the mums of two of the members. After the show, the members were outside selling CDs, but Rebecca and I thought that no way the members would be out walking around with us fans, so we left. Then we realized it was them and thought, "We should've taken a picture with them, huh?"
When Jack's Mannequin got on stage, there was a lot of fan girling coming from me and a plethora of screaming from me. I can't help it; I just love this band way too much. What can I say about them that I haven't already said? They had a new bassist because Dr. J left, but other than that, their performance was just as great as always. Andrew's dancing was as spastic and charming as ever. He's still the best musician  I've ever heard and I still think he's great at connecting with the audience. I STILL LOVE HIM TREMENDOUSLY, so there's nothing new...
Part way through the show, Andrew asked Bobby Raw, "Is is it time for the lights? It's time to turn on the lights. These are meant to blow your mind. I'm sorry if anyone feels cheated for not having these lights on for the first half of the show." Then, bam! Christmas lights lit up his piano and the microphone. Andrew, why are you so adorable and charming? You're personality is kind of geeky and I love how you always wear collared shirts whenever I see you. I always have to include the songs played at a concert, so that I can remember every little detail, so here goes the list:
He played for almost two hours and I count every hour that I've heard him live as some of my best hours spent. I don't know why I keep on going back or why I find his shows so much better than anything else, but I do know that I'm going to go back again. I'm going to keep on going back until I meet Andrew McMahon and even after that I'll probably keep on going. He is my biggest inspiration and I want to know who your biggest inspiration is? Is it one of your parents, your friend, an actor, a historian, etc? (By the way, I linked the videos I took for some of the songs, so if you click on them, you get to see my videos!)


  1. looks like an amazing show!!! glad u are able to watch him live so many times =]

  2. ShinyPrettyThings-It was an amazing show and I hope to see him many more times!

  3. Oh, how fun! This would be a show worth seeing again.
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  4. Looks like a fun night! Thank you for the sweet comment xo

  5. thank you very much :)
    nice post♥

  6. ohh that show looks fantastic!! he sounds ADORABLE hahah

  7. Bonnie-Most definitely! ^^

    dreaming en francais-You're welcome! I was just wondering, can you speak French? :3

    Sissi-Thanks! :D

    Lisa-He is absolutely adorable live. He doesn't come off that way in interviews, but in real life, he seems so huggable. While in interviews, he seems just really hilarious. ^^

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  9. Bravoe Runway-Ooh Piperlime sounds great! :D


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