My Chemical Romance- February 22, 2007- Verizon Wireless Arena
Alright so Emily, Sarah, and I left school around 11:15 to go home and get ready. I fed us because we were hungry, Sarah straightened her hair, and then Jess came home and we packed up everything to go. We left around noon. On the way down we listened to Dane Cook and I had my usual anxiety attacks/nervous twitching/heart palpitations because I was so DAMN EXCITED to see my favorite band of all time play.
So we get there and we’re trying to find a place to park and I’m panicing because there’s a crowd of about thirty people outside the arena and I am scared that I’m not going to be in the front and I have to be because there’s no other way I’d want to see them. So finally we park in this parking garage, I grab a few sweatshirts, and we, minus mom because she sort of disappeared to dad’s office, headed up to the line. Well it wasn’t really a line, it was more like a crowd. So yeah, we get there and Em and Sarah go to find a bathroom or something and Jess and I chat with these two girls in line for a while. So when Em and Sarah get back Jess and I decide to go pee in this weird bar place but we had to buy sodas so they’d let us use their bathroom which was annoying because who wants to drink a cold soda when they’re standing in the 20 degree freezing weather. But we did. And because of that I had to pee like every half an hour. Emily and I saw a bus parked down the road so we decided to go see if it was one of the bands. We got close, but then it drove away and it was too fast for us to chase it. So then we were walking back and we saw the parking lot behind a closed gate where the buses were parked and a van coming out with a Raddison Hotel label on it, meaning it was probably one of the bands being dropped off at the venue. So Emily and I stood there sketchily, trying to see if anyone we know was walking around, but then out of no where this voice comes from like, the roof of the arena saying “the two ladies standing by the restricted area need to leave right now,” etc etc. So Emily and I ran out of there because we though we saw a guy with a crowbar but that never really happened obviously. So lots more waiting and Em and Sarah went to Dunkin Donuts which took a million years. While they were gone Jess and I spotted Worm, MCR’s security guard standing right inside the arena. They were letting people in to go to the bathroom so I decided I would just so I could get a good look at him. So I went in and saw him and then headed towards the bathrooms but on my way there this girl was like “OMG it’s worm!” and I was like “OMG you know who he is too?” and then we chatted for a while outside the bathroom. This other girl joined us and we decided we were going to try to go say hi to him. So we walk out and I stand in front and say “Hey Worm…*uncomfortable silence* yeah I know you’re name…wow I feel so sketchy right now” like a douchebag and then this security guard shoves me out the door saying “You have to leave right now!” and it was sort of hilarious/embarassing. But whatever. When Em and Sarah got back Mom Jess and I decided to go to see Dad at his office, which proved to be a lot longer of a walk than I expected. I told Dad of my escapes and he was less then impressed but then we left and headed back, which I broke off from mom and jess cause they were taking so long. When I got back Emily introduced me to her friend Patrick from driver’s ed. Then they left to go somewhere… I don’t remember. So Patrick and I chilled… These annoying girls wouldn’t stop singing I was going to cut a bitch I swear. I went to the bathroom again. Then Patrick had some friends move us to the front of the crowd, assuring a good spot near the bar which I was pleased about. And no one in the crowd even said anything as we blatently cut them which I actually felt really bad about but Patrick insisted. SO yeah, more waiting, Will got here and yeah, basically it was just a lot of waiting around after that. First we thought door were going to open at six, then six-thirty, then because according to the security guards the band didn’t want to open the doors until seven. That was the one time I was ever mad at MCR. So yeah, Ian and Josh get there and we chat and they laugh at me for being cold cause emily and I dropped our stuff off in the car waaaay too early. But whatever because I knew I’d have a better spot on the floor than their crappy box seats. HA!
So doors finally open and it’s like a stampede into the arena, I got crushed in the door but I was like the fouth one in so I was okay. Then when this dude was trying to put my bracelet on, he couldn’t get it and all these people were getting ahead of my and I was like “GOD YOU IDIOT” so finally he got it on and Jess and I ran down to the floor. Emily, Sarah, Patrick, and Will were right on the bar and Jess and I were right behind them. I was soooo happy. So we waited and I met this really nice girl name Nicole and it was her first time in a mosh pit. I could see Ian and Josh in their crappy little box from where I was sitting. This total bitch jumped over everyone who had gotten there first and said “if you don’t work here you can’t make me move” and I was “wow, you’re a bitch” and she just glared at me but she needed to hear it. I hope someone bashed her face in. I mean, she cut this girl and her MOM. Who, five minutes ago, were talking about how excited they were to be so close. When I saw her grabbing onto the bar near Will I was like “don’t let that bitch take your spot” or I seriously would have killed her. I hate bitches.
So we all were standing up and the lights went down and Rise Againt’s into started. I must say, I was thourougly impressed with them. I never though I’d like them but they’re really energetic and they had so many tempo changes, it was awesome. On the screens behind the stage they were showing war footage, so they had a whole theme going, which was sweet. So yeah, it was interesting to watch and I’ll probably go buy all of their CDs now.
So their set ended and the lights came back on and I started freaking out because well, MY BABIES WERE COMING ON NEXT. While they were setting up I could see Brian (tour manager) walking around. And then the lights went down and I screamed at the top of my lungs…I was so excited. Nothing can explain that feeling of when the lights go down. It’s the best feeling in the world.
So this guy comes out from behind the curtain wheeling this gurney, and there’s someone on and but you can’t see because they’re covered with a sheet. The song
The End- So this guy comes out from behind the curtain wheeling this gurney, and there’s someone on and but you can’t see because they’re covered with a sheet. The song starts and Gerard pops out and throws off the sheet and makes these hilarious faces, the only way I can think to describe them is a “smart englishmen” face. Don’t ask. So when the loud part starts the curtain drops to reveal the band in full uniform. It was amazing. Frank’s hair is longer now, but it looks adorable. Mikey had a faux hawk type thing going on and I must say, he looked hot. Okay, I wanted to fuck him, but what else is new? So Gerard did his usual Gerardesque moves during this song and the scenery was like the scenery from Welcome To the Black Parade. And there were stars and it was beautiful.
Dead!- The crowd was crazy and jumping and I couldn’t keep the stupid grin off my face. At the “LA LALALALA” part everyone was screaming at the top of their lungs and it was beautiful. Gerard was doing his usual gay (in a non-offense way) hand gestures, which some like to call “The claw” and he kept putting his hand on his hips and shaking them. It was, needless to say, sexy. At the end, they set off a loud pop.
This is How I Dissappear- Gerard was like “HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU, NEW HAMPSHIRE!” and I was like HAHA new hampshire, it sucks. Gerard liked to stand right in front of where I was standing so I got a good view the entire show. Mikey came up the front a lot too, which was sweet. At the part where it’s like “you want to see how far down I sink, let me go, FUCK!” Gerard was like, acting out angsty stuff and it was so funny and then he just screamed “FUCK!” like, so loud. It was hilarious.
The Sharpest Lives- This song started out really dark, and at the part where it was like “and I love all the boys in the band” gerard pointed at the band. And at the “blow me a kiss” he blew a kiss into the audience. And the little vocal part at the end was AMAZING. During this song Gerard began to stroke a little thing called Oliver. Meaning, there was some package groping and I thorougly enjoyed every moment of it.
Welcome To the Black Parade- During this song these huge blimps came out from behind the curtain and were flying around. It was so cool. And the part where he says “sometimes I get the feeling she’s watching over me” gerard pointed to the sky. And I find the bridge of this song really uplifting and Gerard looked so happy. Ray was doing the crazy fro movement. It was awesome. And Gerard was saying how this was their first proper tour since their new album came out, etc etc. And how we should all give a “FUCK YEAH!” to Rise Against. And then he said something about Frankie finally being back and how he was sick.
I Don’t Love You- At the part where Gerard said “cry so hard from pleading” he made this sob face and it was so cute. Yeah, not a lot happened during this song though.
House of Wolves- GOD I LOVE THE INTRO TO THIS SONG. It was so awesome. At the “tell me I’m a bad man” there was a ton of groping and sexy moves and I was aroused. Every time something would happen I would grab Emily’s hair. Haha. And at the “yes I am” part there was even move crotch grabbing *happy sigh*
Cancer- Before this song Gerard introduced the piano player as James Deewees from Reggie and the Full Effect. I knew he looked familiar!! Anyway, during this song Frank kneeled and played acoustic guitar and Mikey played tambourine (LOLZ) and Gerard was all sadfaces and he might have shed a tear. Sarah said she was close to crying. I was too happy to cry. Everyone had their cellphones in the air. When the song finished it went completely black.
Mama- OMG. OMG. This was the most amazing live song I’ve ever heard. Gerard was seriously feeling himself up the entire time. At one point he came over and shook his hips and looked directly at Emily and Sarah and did this sexy little grin. And it was hot. He is the sex. At the “except for the smell” he pinched his nose. I’m pretty sure this song had pyrotechnics. It was definitley the best of the night.
Sleep- At the “a drink for the horror that I’m in” Gerard pretended to raise a glass, which was adorable. At the end of this song with the screaming, he was completely crazy, screaming his guts out, kneeling, and it was amazing.
Teenagers- Everyone was jumping up and down like crazy at this song. Probably because Gerard kept screaming “JUMP MOTHERFUCKERS!” Ray was totally rocking out. And Frankie was smiling so huge the entire time, it was adorable. At the part about the kids in the clique, Gerard kept making this funny faces like a “cool girl” would make, like really snooty. And at the part where it's like "what you got under your shirt" Gerard stroked his package and groped himself. Ah, I love him.
Disenchanted- When this song started Ray played this acoustic guitar that was set on this stand but he still had his guitar around his neck. At the beginning Geradr said “some of you may have heard this song last time we come out with Revenge, but it’s a lot different now” Yeah. I don’t remember anything monumental happening during this song.
Famous Last Words- There were ton of pyrotechnics during this song, it was intense. So this song ended and the lights went black and everyone left the stage.
Blood [Hidden Track]- I wasn’t expecting this but they started playing it over the loudspeakers and Sarah and I started FREAKING OUT and singing at the top of the lungs and holding hands because well, it’s our song! And at the end I attacked her with kisses because I love my sarah haha.
I’m not Okay- I couldn’t actually tell what song they were playing until Gerard started singing. They were all in their old outfits, Gerard in his leather jacket, Mikey in his little diagonal zip sweatshirt, Frank in a black shirt and tie, I couldn’t see what bob was wearing, and ray in a plain black tee. By the way, Gerard was wearing a wedding band. WHAT THE FUCK? I’m confused. And Ray had a tattoo on his inner arm.
It’s Not A Fashion Statement, It’s a Fucking Deathwish- OMG THIS IS MY FAVORITE SONG OF ALL TIME I WAS FREAKING OUT WHEN THEY STARTED PLAYING IT. IT WAS AMAZING. I was screaming at the top of my lungs and during the bridge I started choking up like a retard because I was so happy and this song means so much to me. They were just so passionate playing it, it was beautiful. I probably looked retarded because I was grinning and sobbing at the same time but I didn’t even care.
Cemetery Drive- I was so surprised when they played this but SO excited. It awesome. It was around here that Frank laid his head on Gerard’s shoulder and Gerard was like, petting him. It was so cute. Frank was so smiley!
Ghost of You- At the beginning of this song Gerard was like “this is a slow one…” and I was really upset that he didn’t do the moaning part at the end because I was expecting that!
Give ‘Em Hell Kid- They got crazy during this song! Gerard told us to put our guns in the air. And then at one part he came over, and I jumped and pointed my gun at him and he smiled and pointed and sung. AND I HAVE WITNESSES THIS TIME SO NO ONE CAN MAKE FUN OF ME BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. And at the end of this song Gerard was like “skdfja… Cha Cha shoes.. buy some cha cha shoes!!” but I couldn’t really make out exactly what he was saying. It was hilarious though. And I also threw my ring at Mikey, but it went right between his legs and I was sad.
You Know What They do to Guys like Us in Prison- AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS SONG MY DREAMS CAME TRUE. GERARD WENT UP TO MIKEY AND PRETENDED TO BE JERKING HIM OFF AND I SERIOUSLY CAME IN MY PANTS. I APOLOGIZE TO ANYONE READING THIS. BUT IT WAS DOWNRIGHT AROUSING AND IT MADE ME SO HAPPY. And Gerard totally knew every girl in the audience was creaming their pants by the smirky little grin on his face when he did it. He also did the same thing to himself and then he was making insinuations of a blow job by opening his mouth and putting his balled up fist inside and doing this weird licky sucky thing that was hot. I could here what he was saying during the bridge where him and bert usually scream but he was like, rolling around and going crazy and he touched himself a lot as usual.
Helena- Gerard said it was time for them to go and it was their last song and thanks for coming out. I was so sad I never wanted them to go. All of us did the harmonizing at the verses like old times because it is now a tradition. And at the end he raised his arms and i saw hiw tummy. it was pudgy and pale and adorable. Anyways the song ended and they left and I was wicked sad L. We just stood there for like five minutes because no one wanted to leave but then the security guards pushed us out of the way. So we met up with everyone and went to the bathroom and we all were talking about how that was definitley the most amazing show we’ve ever been to.
So we met Mom outside and Will’s dad was waiting for him and I was screaming and Sarah and I were talking about how we NEEDED to get some vanilla milkshakes, but I’m providing no reason as to why. So we left and listened to the Black Parade on the way home and I fell asleep.
And just because I think it’s hilarious, I got home and immediatley ran into the shower, and while I was shower all the confetti came out of no where. Seriously, it just was falling out and I couldn’t figure out what pocket of my body it was being stored in. haha. Weird!