Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hellogoodbye: Round 2

Playing: Ocean Avenue-Yellowcard
Reading: Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer
Last Monday, Sarah, Chad, and I went to see Hellogoodbye together for the second time. We left for the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles as soon as school let out. The concert was supposed to start at 7:30 p.m. but the lead singer of Max and the Moon showed up late, so the concert didn't even start until an hour later. They sounded pretty good, but Sarah and I just sassed the lead singer for most of the time, asking him why he put his shirt on inside out and if he got dressed in the dark. He definitely heard us, but refused to answer any of our questions.
Say Say was really friendly, when we talked to them after the show and we appreciated that they had a cute drummer, Nick Jordan, because cute drummers are such a rare commodity. Before the show, they also passed out some CDs to everyone in line. They were pretty good too, but I preferred Max and the Moon.
The main reason we went to the Hellogoodbye show (other than to see Hellogoodbye) was that we were hoping they would remember us from last time. Even though Sarah, Chad, and I were in the front row, we didn't have a good view during the show. All of the key boards were set up on these boxes that blocked off the view of everyone in the band other than Augustine. At times, the three of us were peeking underneath the keyboard to see what the rest of the band was doing. Despite our bad view, I still really enjoyed the concert because Hellogoodbye is great live.
Afterwards, we stuck around to talk to some of the bands, while we waited for Hellogoodbye to come out. Talking to Hellogoodbye is great because it's not like other bands, where you tell them you liked their show, ask for a photo, and walk away. You get to have actual conversations with them about anything and it feels like you've been friends with them for awhile. The only one that is kept busy is Forrest Kline, since he's the lead singer. However, I got to talk to Michael Garzon about the differences between oxfords, wing tips, and brogues for awhile. I talked to Augustine Rampolla the longest about French class, clothes, and anything that came to our minds. When I was taking a photo with Andrew Richards, Andrew jokingly told Augustine to get out of it, but I told him he could be in it if he wanted. It's just fun to hang out with them because it feels like you're friends with them and because of that, I probably will go see them again and again.

PS I'm still in shock that my parents let me out on a school night to a concert in Los Angeles. I ended up going to bed at around 2 a.m. and the next day at school was horrible. I was so tired and wanted to go out to Starbucks with Chad and Sarah, but my journalism teacher forced me to stay in at lunch to work on the paper, so I went through the rest of the day in a haze.

20 comments:

  1. ohh how fun! i love hellogoodbye. that's amazing you have supppppppppppper super amazing parents lololol. my curfew in high school. ON WEEKENDS was 10pm lololol.

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    1. My curfew is supposed to be 11 p.m. but for special things like this, I can usually get my curfew pushed back. Also, I promised to get all my homework done, so they had a hard time saying no.

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  2. That sounds like an amazing concert! That's so awesome that you were able to have conversations with the band members too. Great photos :).

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    1. Thanks! And all of them are so friendly and easy to talk to.

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  3. Nice concert photos! :D I love concerts~

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    1. Thanks! Me too. I'm upset that my Coachella plans didn't work out. D:

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  4. Awh, after concert like that, I'd be probably dead next day eh
    ★ blog

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    1. The next day I was so tired. All I wanted was a coffee!

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  5. I haven't been to a concert in a while!
    I remember they were always so much fun =)

    {Teffy's Perks} X

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    1. They're always more fun than you expect them to be and afterwards, you're absolutely ready for another one.

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  6. Look like fun!

    It will mean a lot if you have time to check our blog and maybe follow us ?

    Hope to see you soon on it !

    Emily from Pretty Tiny Things

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    1. I'll check out your blog right away!

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  7. I haven't listened to Hellogoodbye is SO long, I think it's time to dig out my old cd's.

    The concert sounds awesome though, exactly the type I like, glad to see the band were so friendly too.

    Hmm maybe...

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    1. They're new album is so good! You definitely have to check it out!

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  8. I haven't heard of this band before maybe coz I'm not a US resident and do not know much about indie bands but they seem like nice people who are down to earth and would hold meaningful conversations. Thankx for stopping by my blog a while back.

    I hope you enjoy yourself wherever you are! Happy new year to you and may 2014 be an awesome one for you and your loved ones.

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    1. No problem! And thanks! They're not a very well known band, so that's probably why you haven't heard of them. Their biggest hit came out about seven years ago too. :(

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  9. It's a shame your view was bad last time but hopefully it was better this time round! Did they remember you eventually =P?

    Happy 2014! I hope the best for you and your loved ones.

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    1. One of them remembered us, but the rest of them admitted they were too drunk to remember much. Haha, but it's fine. We're only a few fans that saw them over a month later.

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