October 21, 2009

Oct 21

Hi.

Well, I suppose the big news this past week is that a few of us girls went to a few concerts and had a pretty good time. It's taken me a while to get some sort of an update together because A. I was exhausted; B. I left New York City after the show last Thursday around 3am on an Amtrak train and arrived back in Boston in time to go to work at Children's Hospital Friday morning; and C. well, I just needed to rest for 5 minutes.

If you weren't or aren't aware, I was lucky enough to attend four "Them Crooked Vultures" concerts: Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and New York City.

Originally I just figured that I would catch the Boston show – possibly the New York City show. Then suddenly I have a house with three more people from New Jersey and Pennsylvania and we're all going to the four shows together. I wrote a blog about Ticket(bastard)master back when we bought tickets.

The Usual Suspects

         

Here's where I should say thanks to my traveling "partners": Emily, Krista, and Veronica. How hysterical was that entire trip? How many times in an hour can a group of girls stop the car so Emily can pee? When did I become the only non-smoker in the world? Did I fall asleep in the backseat somewhere between D.C. and New Jersey? How much abuse can Krista's car take and how many over-obsessed fans can latch themselves on to an unsuspecting Veronica? Did Emily really faint in the front row right in front of Dave? Can Veronica have a career in fixing band equipment truck drivers' iPhones? These sorts of questions will go on and on…

It was a blast. I'm still laughing at the insanity and thank you all for letting me tag along and be a part of it.

Also, thank you BB x one million.

So I was trying to figure out how to actually write this update and I think I have to just keep it to a minimum. We had the opportunity to say hello to Dave a couple of times and we're all really thankful for that, but I'll just leave it at that as I don't want things to get completely out of control or end up disrespectful. I will tell you that Dave was as nice as he could possibly be and I honestly mean this from my heart: I don't know how he accommodates all of the people with the photos and the autographs and requests the way that he does with a constant smile on his face and I guess it just has to be that he genuinely loves it all and his fans. Simply put: he's wonderful. Thank you, Dave for everything and every moment you spared to me and the girls. It meant a lot to us. You were pulled in a million different directions and even the smallest of gestures meant the world to me.

I have photos and some video from the shows with the exception of New York City. I had to sort of step back at that show and hang out with my friend Dave L. and just listen to some fantastic music. I love this group. I love this music. I want to listen to them non-stop. I'm telling you if you have even the slightest opportunity to go see this band, do not hesitate. You will thank me.

I think I might blog a little more in detail later on, but strictly about just our adventures in getting to the shows.

I would like to share a few of my favorite photos here, and then provide links to all of the pictures.

         

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Obviously this is a favorite of mine. (from Boston):

         

From Philadelphia:

         

From Washington D.C. :

         

John Paul Jones and his biggest fan:

         

Not really a dog person, but that's a sweet VIP All access badge you've got goin' on there, Corky…

         

         

For some videos, check out our website's YouTube page. Also, subscribe to our page there so you'll know when we upload more videos.

I kind of like this one because I think "Gunman" is maybe my favorite song.

         

I think this is a fan-favorite though especially for the Josh fans:

         

         

Here are the photos pages: Boston; Philadelphia; Washington D.C.

I'll be back soon with another update because I have a few new photos of fans with Dave that were sent in recently plus some "new" old photos of Dave drumming when he was in Scream so check back.

         


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