||[Nov. 27th, 2003|01:11 am]
holy fuck did the show tonight suck|
all the bands were excellent, but the crowd was a different story
these kids aren't interesting in enjoying the music anymore, rather than they want nothing more than to TOUCH JIMMY OMG and BEAT UP EVERYONE ELSE.
people compacted as much as possible, not realizing there was plenty of room to back up and allow breathing, but it was just horridly hot, sticky, pressing, and bad. i knew i wasn't going to have fun once i was spending more time trying to fend off people, breathe, and keep myself alive in general, than i spent trying to enjoy the music
even after the show was over, the band stood in front of the gate signing things, and people just PUSHED forward like they were going to leave THAT second, hitting other people in the head holding up whatever the fuck they wanted signed, rather than lining up nicely or at least calmly waiting for their turn. kristin actually had a really bad anxiety attack and had a LOT of trouble breathing, and they had to go sit her down in the front of the metro. it was all really horrid. next time we see msi, we're standing in the fucking balcony where people can enjoy the show and not get beaten to shit.
on the plus side, we were kind of in a off-limits part of the metro when kristin was sitting down, and we get to see and talk to lyn-z, who was out of commission the past few shows and tonight from a collapsed lung, but she was really nice and talked to us and signed our things. outside, we got to talk and hang with kevin and rob from tub ring, and mike and lee from daiquiri. they signed all our shit too, of course. then, of course, jimmy and steve came out to talk to people and sign things outside, but since everyone was so fucking hardcore about getting it inside, most of them left, so the few people outside got to calmly hang out with steve and jimmy.
all in all, it was worth it for the talks, pictures, and signatures we got, i think total:
jimmy signed - my MSI poster, ticket, sharon's pants, kristin's making-out-with-jimmy picture, the playing card kristin got that he had shoved down his crotch, and we got some good pictures with him
steve signed - my ticket, and we got a few pictures
rob and kevin signed - sharon's pants, my ticket, and a few pictures (dramatic pose)
mike and lee signed - my daiquiri CD, the police tape mike was wearing as a mask that kristin got ahold of, and some good pictures
after the show was easily the best part of the night. my advice to anyone seeing MSI in the future: if there is a balcony, go up there. seriously.