Sooo yea. I meant to do this quite a while ago, but I've been busy with work and whatnot, and didn't truly feel the urge to get here on LJ. I have been reading others, just not updating my own.
On the first, Julia, Carolyn and I were all ready to go see Circa Survive. Naturally, I had never seen them live, but neither had the girls, so this was to be a fresh experience for all of us. So, we got all sexied up and got ourselves on the way to Charleston, where we lost signal on the Zune and had to listen to the radio, when there ARE NO good radio stations in or around Charleston. -_-
We made it to the Oasis, and I was shocked at how small the venue was going to be. We lit up some smokes and made our way to the stage, where we waited, very impatiently, for the music to start.
The first band finally showed up, and honestly, I wasn't even the least bit impressed. The crowd seemed to dig them, and I guess that's what matters, but it certainly wasn't my thing. The next band, I can't remember if it was Telescreen or Telescream, came soon after. Before they set up their equipment, a large netted canvas was put up in front of the stage. I figured what it was gonna be used for, but no one else seemed to get it. I was wrong myself, a little. When they started playing, images were projected onto the canvas to go with the music. I'd only expected it to last a little bit, but it was for the whole gig. The music was really mellow, and the imagery was perfect, and all in all, I guess I liked it.
Finally, it was almost time for Circa. We made our way as close to the front as we could, (Julia right up on stage, Carolyn beside her, and me right behind her). The band came out, and almost immediately blew everyone's mind with some new stuff. It was definitely one hell of a set, especially for the last few songs, which were all of my favorites almost one after the other. Anthony Green, the lead singer, had a LOT of energy, and through the enitre sixteen song set, was on the constant with jumping around and moving into the crowd and all kinds of things. When they played Kicking Your Crosses Down, about midway through the song, the singer mosied up to where Julia and I were standing, locked eyes with the both of us, and managed to get down on one knee, where he grabbed the back of Julia's neck, pulled her close, and began to sing in her ear. It was definitely mindblowing, and I could see by her reaction that she had no idea what to do but sing along. When he was done, he stood up, slapped hands with me, and went back to his thing.
They ended the set with The Difference Between Medicine and Poison is the Dose, which is my personal favorite Circa Survive song. After the band left the stage, Julia and Carolyn both grabbed some setlists, while I grabbed a guitar pick that I'd noticed the guitarist drop after the show. We got everything together, and left the bar, ready for some food.
I had begun to light up a cigarette when some random guy asked me for one. When I looked up, I saw it was none other than Anthony Green himself. 'Fuck yea, you can', I said, and gave him mine. I lit Julia and I each up one, and we talked for a few minutes. I managed to get a picture of him, Julia and I taken, (Carolyn wouldn't get in it for some reason), and then we said our goodbyes so he could relax. God knows the boy must've been tired.
On our way out, we grabbed ourselves some Taco Bell, and got ready for the loooong trip back. It didn't seem to take that long, though. Julia and I were talking about the show and finally getting some sleep when we got back, and Carolyn was already asleep herself. When we finally did get back, Julia and I almost slept in our clothes, we were so tired.
It was definitely one hell of an anniversery. ^^
The past few days have been rather productive. I love my job to death, and I'm now certified on every ride in the section I work at, so soon I'll start getting certified on rides in other sections.
We are having a bit of money trouble, but it's because of Jefe. He's simply not good with money, so I had to cover a good portion of his share of the rent this month. That, on top of other expenses, has caused me to overdraft on my credit card, which basically means I miss out on about $120 on my next paycheck. -_-
Julia and I did get our hair cut, and they look good. I look completely different. This is the first time I've had really short hair since I was a freshmen in high school. That's almost a decade.
I suppose I'm off for now. Gotta clean up a bit and get ready for work. Laaater.