Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hellogoodbye in Their Hometown

Playing: Dear Jamie...Sincerely Me-Hellogoodbye
Reading: New York Sets Work Rule for Young Models by Eric Wilson
Last Sunday, I got the opportunity to attend an intimate Hellogoodbye performance at Fingerprints Music in their hometown of Long Beach, CA. To get in, you only needed to pre-order their upcoming album, Everything is Debatable, which cost a mere $10. Ten dollars for a great concert, CD, poster, and meet and greet? Talk about one hella good buy.
Their performance was really good despite a few technical issues and they played a lot of the songs from the new album. Although I would've liked to have heard more of my old favorites, I completely understand that with their limited time, they couldn't play everything. I loved how all of them were really happy performing and when they played "Here (In Your Arms)," it was a magical moment. That song has been one of my favorites for eight years and it's always been a dream of mine to hear it live, so now you can enjoy a part of it too with the video I took.
Left to Right: Chad, Andrew Richards, Augustine Rampolla, Sarah and me
One of my favorite things about this concert was that it was small enough to be able to get a chance to hang out with all of the members of the bands. We also got a photo with Michael Garzon, the keyboardist, who was really nice just like everyone else in the band. It was fun to be able to joke around with all of the members and to talk to them about what it was like to be in the band and what music they liked. Andrew and Augustine offered Chad a place in the band, so hopefully, they'll be touring soon. I also liked how all of them were these adorable hipster men with their Ray Ban sunglasses and slightly messy hair
The highlight of the concert was getting to talk to Forrest Kline, the lead singer. He is so friendly and funny in person and everyone got a good five or more minutes to talk to him, which is really rare at meet and greets. I had a crush on him from 5th to 7th grade and I debated over telling him, but I ended up not telling him out of fear of creeping him out. In middle school, a friend asked me why I didn't get contacts and I told her that if Andrew McMahon and Forrest Kline were OK with glasses, then I was fine with them too. I would definitely buy tickets to see them again and I'm keeping my eyes on Fingerprints for any upcoming concerts.

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26 comments:

  1. cute picks w/ forrest kline!! very neat :) looks like you had an amazing time!!

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    1. Thank you! It was such a joy to meet him. (:

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    1. Thank you! I want another nautical top like this. c:

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  3. Oh wow, so cool! I love their music!

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    1. Me too! I've always seemed to miss them in concert, so I had to go to this one.

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  4. I am glad you had a great time and 10.00 is worth it... really nice :)

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    1. Thanks and $10 was such an insanely good price! ^^

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  5. Wow - that's such a great price and you got to hang with the musicians, so cool!

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    1. Yup! And for the price, it was hard to not go.

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  6. Ahh I LOVE Hellogoodbye! They're so amazing and you're SO LUCKY to have not only been able to see them but to hang out with them! I'm so jealous! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. YOU LOVE THEM TOO? *fan girls*

      I always love finding people with similar music tastes to mine.

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  7. I love intimate concerts and so cool you got to meet them after! and ya $10 is a great deal haha

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    1. I would like to go to more intimate concerts because I feel like musicians relax more and you get a good sense of their personalities.

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  8. ooohhh that's so cool that you got to meet the vocalist!! :D

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    1. We got to hang out with the rest of the band too. ^^

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  9. Whattt 10 bucks for everything! Thats a good deal c:
    But I don't know anything about HelloGoodbye at all
    so yeah.. but its great to have a meet and greet with
    the leadsinger, the photo of you and him is so cute
    c: He seems to be very laidback! Xx

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    1. Thank you and he was really friendly! (Google their song, "Here in Your Arms." It's one of my favorite songs!)

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  10. Aww that's totally cool and awesome photos (: x

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  11. Ohhh lucky you! I love Hellogoodbye!!

    Hmm maybe...

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    1. Ahh, it's so nice to meet fellow fans! :3

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  13. it looks like you had so much fun!♥ cute pictures!:)

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    1. It was so great to get to meet him, since he's one of my favorite musicians ever. ^^

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