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So. Hi everyone.
Just to foreworn everyone, this blog is gonna be rather long. So, i hope you enjoy it, if you choose to read it. Just so it is known ahead of time, i put ALOT of thought into this blog. It will get off track once in a while, and i will be speaking on numerous subjects.
So. I guess ill start with Friday for now. Friday was a typical Friday and the life, or lackthereof, of me. You know. Ale House. Duh.
Was supposed to go out to Las Olas, and considering what had happened the night before, in hindsight, i guess its a good thing that i didnt go. But, rumour has it we will be going on Saturday, but we shall see.
Then came Saturday, which ment, Orlando to see Disturbed play at the house of blues. Had a good time going up there with the Amy's and Lisa. Good laughs, fun stuff.
I will mention that the hotel room was THEE most ghetto Disney hotel room EVER. With everything from crickets, to alien phones, it was certainly something different. Charging for a Cot, how fucking gey.
Anywho. I wasnt impressed with the food at House of Blues, but as far as venue's go, its bad ass, an AWESOME place to see a show, and im planning on seeing a few more there soon.
The openers for Disturbed were Strapping Young Lad and A Life once Lost. A Life once lost was really not my scene. Too much, well, noise. I didnt get into them. Strapping Young Lad? well, like the other band, i really wasnt into them, but, that singer dude, was pretty fuckin funny.
Then Disturbed came on. For those of you that really know me know im really not into them all that much. They arent bad, they just arent my cup of tea, per say. For what it was worth though, i thought they put on an amazing show...i just wish the singer would keep his opinions to himself...more on that later.
I was rather brave if i say so myself, i stayed at the front the for about 75% of their performance, even after getting punched in the face. I was extremely proud of myself. Unfortunetly, i was covered in sweat cause it was so god damn hott and crowded near the front. Literally, on my shirt, like, it was soaking wet and you could see the line that my shirt met my pants, creepy considering most of that sweat probably wasnt even mine.
Take the bus back to the hotel. Those buses were brutal, by the way. Not that it really matters...
Anyway. Shared some more laughs, some rummy, had a cricket jump on my hand, got to level 27 in tetris and finally went to sleep around 4ish.
Woke up the next morning, to people knocking on the door every 15 minutes. blah. woke up. Got out of the hotel at around 12 to go check out. When we got to the lobby...the line was like, a mile long. WTF?? We had to get out of there, luckily, there was a shorter line that we were able to get into. And we were off.
Stopped to get food at Bennigans. Havent been there in forever. Apparently, they have a new sauce that is similar to the Jack Daniels sauce at Fridays...and if you know me, you know i am OBSESSED with that stuff. Gooood sauce. lol.
After we ate, on the road again back home. Dropped off the Amy's, got some coffee...then on to OZZFEST.
We got to Ozzfest at aroun 6. Didnt care to get there any earlier, cause the bands she wanted to see werent gonna play till the end. I knew Avenged Sevenfold wasnt gonna be there, and that was a downer for me, but, whatever. nothing i can do about it.
Watched Dragonforce. Drank some beer. Not really my thing Dragonforce. But i knew Diego would be into it, which he was. Then Lacuna Coil. She is hotttt, but i couldnt see her :-(. Got another beer. Then, funny story. She had to use the bathroom, then i look at the screen, and well, its Disturbed, right when she was coming out. I was like "Lisa!!! Hunni, come here!!!" she was like "What? what?" i pointed at the screen and she was like "What? its Disturbed?" i was like, uhhh, yeah, they are onstage!!! and she was like, oh shit!!! she left, but i still had to go to the bathroom, and get an arepa, of course.
Anyway. got back to the seat, watched generally the same set as the night before, except a little shorter. And this time his opinions were even more of an attack on what i really like...once again...more on that later.
System then came on, they were fucking great. Still, not really my cup of tea...a little to hard for me, but i really enjoyed them...and it sucks that they are taking a hiatus. But at least i got to be at there last show in however long. Not to mention, i was super stoked they played Sugar. Amazing.
Then, the weekend i had waited forever for was suddenly over. and it was time to go home. not without a Taco bell stop, of course.
I havent had taco bell in months, and it was well worth the wait.
Anyway. onto the singer from Disturbed.
So, most of us know that i love the Emo/Screamo music. Its not my FAVE type of music, but i really do like it alot. Now, he said something along the lines of this...
"The music on the radio sucks nowadays. All that Emo/screamo, whatever you want to call those suit, eyeliner wearing faggots that write songs about there girlfreinds breaking up with them to make 14 year old boys and girls on skateboards happy" I know im not word for word...but you get the general gist of what i am trying to say.
Now, to me, being a fan of this music....it REALLY bothered me. As i said before, i REALLY enjoyed there performance, so me saying this is completely unbiased and not just me being angry. To me, it is him being bitter. Hear me out. See, music, ESPECIALLY rock music, goes through cycles. Late 70's-mid 80's...it was the punk movement, you know, The Clash, Sex pistols, Ramones...then, mid 80's-early 90's was, of course, the hairmetal stage...like Motley Crue, Poisen, Def Leppard, etc. Early 90's through late 90's, alternative/grunge rock, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Bush(had to say it :-)), late 90's to mid 2000's - Hardrock/metal/nu-metal...Korn, System, Disturbed, Staind. NOW...well now we are in the emo-screamo stage of rock. Bands like My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Hawthorne Heights, and yes...Panic! at the Disco.
Now here is what i am getting at when i said the whole bitter thing. Because of this, bands like Disturbed, arent selling as many records as they once did...and he dissed the fans because of buying a Disturbed shirt at Hot Topic like they would have done 4 years ago, they are buying Panic! at the Disco shirts. To me, that is just wrong, and downright ignorant.
When music fades out, which it is bound to do, regardless of who you are, you gotta let it be. I know the Hair Metal bands didnt like the grunge movement...but when grunge faded into metal, you didnt hear bands like Bush, Goo Goo Dolls, Counting Crows get onstage and diss those people and the fans of that music, right? well, what im trying to say is, if you go to warped tour, you wont see any of these emo bands diss other kinds of music onstage.
I know everyone has an opinion...but sometimes you just gotta keep them to yourself. Im not saying he is a bad person, cause i dont personally know him, but i dont think he should go on tirades about other kinds of music and how much it sucks...he should just continue writing good songs and performing to his best ability, and speak his mind about something more important that to diss other music, like the crappy state that our country is in, or the world for that matter.
That is just my two cents.
Which brings me to another subject. And that is that i am too damn nice and extremely over sensitive. A normal person would not have been affected by what was said at the show. but not me. I let things get to me, and not even important things, really stupid Trivial shit. That is just my fabric, the way i am. I cant help it, i really wish i could have just said like "Ha, what a fuckin asshole" and forget about it, but no. I have to dwell. And let it get to me, and affect me.
Ridiculous. I know. I just sometimes wish that i could be more aggressive, not as sensitive. Generally, be a total asshole. But, someone pointed out to me...that if i was an asshole, i wouldnt be myself. Which is true. Cause i like who i am...but i wonder, if i was an asshole, could i possibly be happier? I would probably have what i want...we all know what that is so im not gonna get into that all too much...but i really have to sometimes wonder if things were different, and i wasnt such an emo bastard...if i would be happier with my life and the way things are...
But i digress, cause we all know that i could never be someone like that. I am not your typical guy, the ones that are cold, heartless, mean. The ones that are like "OH MY GOD, LOOK AT THAT HOT BITCH OVER THERE WITH THE BIG FUCKING TITS. GOD I WANT TO FUCK THE SHIT OUT OF HER!" I pride myself on NOT being that guy. I am the other guy, the shoulder to cry on, the one that stands up for what he believes, and would do downright anything in his power for you to be happy. I am the one to call when you need someone to talk to. I am the one that is there for you, no matter what the circumstance is. I am the one that will drop everything for you to see a smile on your face.
I am the nice guy.
I am the dreaded "friend". Not that it is nessicarily a bad thing, but we all know what that situation is. But you know what...If thats all i can be...then i am happy to be that, even if it sometimes hurts...which it can...and usually does. (For the record, this isnt directed to anyone in particular...its just a general statement....).
I would also like to take this time to clarify something to someone. You may not believe this, but it is the truth. I had alot of fun. I did, contrary to what you may believe. Now, you and i both know its not my scene, but i did enjoy it. And to see the smile on your face...made EVERYTHING worth it. Just so you know...
And i was never mad at you...
Thats all kids.
Jason! at the Disco...