Sunday, August 26, 2012

OC Fair+All American Rejects Concert

Playing: A White Demon Love Song-The Killers
Reading: Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis
A few weeks ago, Rebecca and I had to rush to the OC Fair, since our SAT prep classes ended at 6:00PM and our All American Rejects concert started at 7:30PM. The traffic was awful, so by the time we got into the fair, it was already 7:12PM and we both wanted to use the restroom and buy dinner before the concert, so it was a bit like a mad dash. We ended up just grabbing a corn dog and a cheese on the stick for dinner and ate it on our way to the Pacific Amphitheatre, where the concert was.
Actually, there was no need to rush. Unlike other concerts I've been too, this one didn't start on time. In fact, it started about twenty minutes late. The opening band, Eve6, was pretty good, but no one was clapping for them, singing along with their songs, dancing, or anything, so Rebecca and I felt bad for them. We even tried Googling their songs on her phone that way we could try to sing along with them. When they were done, Rebecca and I tried to cheer loudly that way they wouldn't feel too bummed out...
But then, when the All American Rejects got on stage, we all went crazy. I screamed a lot, danced badly, and sang all of their songs. Rebecca and I were shocked by how much the lead singer, Tyson Ritter sweats. He's like a waterfall. Even though people have told me, they act like perverts on stage, I really didn't think they were that bad. Tyson made a few comments about how California girls are the best looking ever and that was about it.
They were actually much better than I thought they would be too, but I wish some of the other members other than just Tyson walked too, especially since Nick Wheeler is my favorite member (and my first celebrity crush) and Mike Kennerty seems pretty funny in interviews. It was really incredible for me to get to watch my first favorite band perform, especially since this is the band that got me interested in rock music. It felt amazing to see them after I was made fun of for a long time in elementary school for being the only kid that listened to rock and to see that I still loved them, even after kids gave me crap for it.
Anyways, back to the concert and to stop focusing on my taste of music and how much I hated elementary school. Here's their playlist from the night and some commentary from Tyson and me:
  • Dirty Little Secret
  • Beekeeper's Daughter
  • My Paper Heart
  • Fallin' Apart
  • Fast and Slow
  • I Wanna (Before Tyson started this song, he just said, "I wanna, I wanna touch you." Since those are the lyrics, I screamed back, "I wanna touch you too." And I got stares from the people around me...)
  • Walk Over Me ("Here's to all you girls, who are so amazing that I let you guys walk all over me.")
  • Stab My Back
  • Swing Swing (MY FAVORITE SONG BY THEM. "I used to write songs in my grandma's house. It was weird. I sat on a swing, when I wrote it. That's so fucking literal. You mean you sat on a swing? No fucking way!")
  • I For You ("This is one of our sweetest songs about love and all that shit. I had my heart broken so that's why I call it shit.")
  • Mona Lisa
  • Someday's Gone
  • It Ends Tonight
  • Gonzo
  • Move Along
  • Kids on the Street
  • Heartbeat Slowing Down ("This is probably our saddest, most tragic song.")
  • Gives You Hell (When the part in the middle in which everyone chants the song came started, Tyson stopped singing and the whole crowd sang it to him. It was amazing!)
After the concert, Rebecca and stood by a door for along time, hoping to meet them. All the people with the VIP passes were there, so we figured we could sneak on in. Needless to say, it didn't work. One day though, I hope to meet them. Maybe I can write for Rolling Stones or Billboard? Then I can meet all my favorite musicians and get paid to fan girl over them! Anyways, here's the closest thing we'll get to a photo with the band. Tada, fabulous!

Oh and this was my first time dressing up for a concert with more than just a band t-shirt. I got dressed up as Tyson from their music video for "Beekeeper's Daughter." The outfit isn't perfect, I know. My jeans aren't red enough, I wore Converse instead of boots, and I wore a t-shirt instead of a tank, but it's pretty darn close. I was so exited to find the denim vest for only $15 in Target's kids section, since Forever 21's cheapest one was $17 and I was only planning on wearing the vest for dress up purposes. (I'm wearing an Ann Taylor LOFT t-shirt, Cherokee vest, Mango jeans, Marc Jacobs necklace, Converse sneakers, and a Coach purse.)


  1. aww love! you look so pretty! i LOVEEE the all american rejects!!! and that cheesy corn dog looks so good!! haha i use to eat that whenever i happened upon a hot dog on a stick.. and always felt so guilty about eating it hahaha

  2. Oh wow, I own an Eve6 album. I bought it as a teenager. :) I feel really sorry for them! Nobody clapped? How sad!
    Love your blog!

  3. The food looks yum! The concert seems so fun, I never been to one before!

  4. The food looks yum! The concert seems so fun, I never been to one before!

  5. I always dream of meeting my favorite band too! I hope to meet em real soon and I'm happy for you that you finally saw them. :3

    I'm glad you weren't bullied. It was awful you know. I'm loving my college now because people there aren't that immature and they don't bully. :3

    Have a nice day!

  6. I LOVE AAR! Looks like a great show!

    The Lovely Memoir

  7. ahh I love it ends tonight... I think that's my fav song by them!

  8. Lisa-Thank you so much! And aren't they so tasty? Such a unhealthy food, but whatever...

    Katrin-How long has Eve6 been around? Also, it was so sad, so I felt like I had to cheer louder for them. D:

    Nana-You've never been to one? You definitely need to go to one for a musician you like. It's some of the best fun I've ever had. ^^

    Kristen Rafaelle-I hope we get to meet our idols! And elementary was hell for me, but since then, people seem pretty understanding. (Either that or they just talk behind my back.) XD

    Lisa-What's your favorite song by them?

    Pop Champagne-Good choice!

  9. omg you're so lucky! i wish i could go see them :p nice try on trying to see them too, better luck next time :)

  10. I love all the good eats pics in this blog:)

  11. Wow, I've never seen a cheese stick before haha!
    Looks like a great time! xo

  12. Hello Naka-Thanks! And I hope you get tickets to see them! :D

    Caroline-Thanks and you have a very pretty name. :3

    Rola-Thank you! Do you watch Good Eats with Alton Brown? Just wondering. ^^

    Jaz xo-Haha, is it just an American thing? Also, I love your blog!


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