So, yeah. I went to two Cobra shows this weekend, and it was pretty fucking sweet, if exhausting. I went to the Friday show in Austin and the Saturday show in Houston. Both were awesome, in their own way. The crowd was a bit better in Austin, but the venue was far superior in Houston. And I still don't understand why teenies a) DON'T MOVE to the music, especially with bands like these and b) are completely incapable, individually or collectively, of just planting their fucking feet so as to not get shoved everyfuckingplace. But mostly I think they're a little bit adorable, because n'awww. They're doing what they're supposed to be doing at that age, I think. All the things I didn't do and am now doing to make up for lost time, only with more booze. Anyway.
I saw/met a TON of lovely fan-people, all of whom I found via canadiankracka
, and who let me hang and made room for me on the couch for some Life On The Murder Scene and Panic! DVD watching, and were kind enough to let me crash on their hotel room floor so I didn't have to try and drive back that night. I was delighted to find out that there's an extensive Texan fan contingent, it seems, many of whom may show up in Austin in a few weeks to see the Cab at SXSW. (Which I am V. EXCITED ABOUT, SO MANY BANDS TO STALK, ALSO, OVER MY SPRING BREAK!) [and despite my attempts to the contrary, I've COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN almost everyone's lj name, though most folks seem to have been able to fine me, so. HI! I was the one wearing (in order, but not simultaneously) the black long sleeved shirt with the gold stripes, the white short-sleeved shirt with yellow fleur-de-lis tank over, and the leave me alone shirt at breakfast. And driving the little green car.]
Driving back was something of an ordeal, because I was(am) still pretty tired, but I cranked up MCR and sang along at the top of my lungs and bought a bottle of water at the Slowest Gas Station Checkout Ever, and I didn't die, so I'm counting that one as a win.
Re: the actual concert experiences?
Warnings for self-indulgent rambling and LOTS of HUGE pictures. ( FANGS UP, SUCKERS!!! )
*deep breath* And that's how my weekend was! The only downside is that I seem to have lost one of my little black star earrings, but worse has happened, and I'm pretty sure the internet or someone can hook me up with a similar pair, what with all things emo still somewhat in fashion.
And I have the most adorable post-breakfast fangirl pile picture consisting of sixwhitelies
, and someone who I'm 99% certain is txtequilanights
. I don't want to post w/o asking, 'cause I know folks don't like that, but if you want the pic, I can email it!
And in other awesome news, I LOVE frontgate tickets, because they mail you your ticket RIGHT AWAY, so I now have my MCR ticket in my hot little hands, as well as my Panic ticket for Austin. \o/ And apparently the Used is going to the same venue? I'm actually kind of curious to see them live. And LADYTRON is going to be there in June! *loves austin*