|June 28, 2010 - Backstreet Boys concert - Another unforgettable memory packed away
||[01 Jul 2010|01:15pm]
I know I've set my entries to private lately, but I'll leave this public for now!
Yay, I finally have a chance to update on the BACKSTREET BOYS concert!!! It was an amazing, fun, exciting, CRAZY, unique and unforgettable experience!
My sister and I got there at around noon (show starts at 8). Our tickets were general seating, so basically it's first come first serve. There were already people camped out there, not surprising. So we waited. And waited. And waited and waited and waited some more. It actually got to a point where we asked ourselves if this was worth it because let's face it... The Warfield is not located in the cleanest or safest area of the city.
But anyway, after seven long hours, they finally started letting us in a little past 7. Well, they let all the VIP fans go in first... so everybody was like WTF?! That's not fair... we were all standing there MUCH longer than they were! But I guess if you're willing to pay $40 a year for a VIP membership... I'm not.
So we get inside... and more waiting. We managed to get spots stage right, about four or five rows back. It wasn't as close as we wanted, but it was still pretty freakin' close. We waited for about another hour and then the opening act came out... Christian TV. I have no idea who they are, and I don't think anybody did. They performed three songs and left... leaving everybody excited for BSB. During their performance, there was a little pushing, but it wasn't that bad. I had some room to move a little bit (at least move my arms) so I thought to myself, "well, this isn't so bad." So after the opening act finished, to everybody's disappointment, they turned the lights back on and we had to wait MORE. Another 45 minutes at least... the show didn't officially start until almost 9 I think. Pretty ridic.
BUT... when it FINALLY started... I honestly, seriously, HONESTLY did not think I would get as excited as I did when they came out. Like... OMG... I was sooooooo excited and then people just started PUSHING from behind... we were sandwiched! I was laughing really, really hard because I've never been lifted off my feet like that before, and I realized I would probably never ride the wave of the crowd like I did that night again.
I was jumping and screaming and singing at the top of my lungs like all the other fangirls there... I couldn't believe it! Then during their little dance in "Everybody" AJ smiled and waved at me (because I waved at him of course... it was a half-wave because he was dancing) and I swear I almost fainted. I probably swooned, and I'm glad nobody I know witnessed it! The little 12-year-old fangirl in me surely exploded. Well, halfway through the song, I realized I have been separated from my sister! I hoped she was holding her own, because I had problems of my own all around me!
There was this little group of fangirls who were really, really rude! Before the show even started, they were like, "can you guys move over just a little? we need some space!" and we looked at them and said, "um, and WE don't?" So we just ignored them. They had plenty of room... not more or less than the rest of us. So when the show started, they were pushing like crazy! I felt bad for the people in front of me because they kept pushing me (they were behind me to begin with) so it made me push the people in front of me and I was trying not to. I kept apologizing and they said it was okay.
During one of the old medleys, they came out with towels. Howie was right in front of us, so the girl wiped him off, he pointed at ME and she threw the towel at ME. Of course, everybody grabbed at it, but the girls in front of me eventually let go. HOWEVER... this big bitch behind me would NOT let go! She was dragging me down! She was reaching over my shoulder for the towel! I started dragging other people down with me, so I just let her have it... But I was SOOOOOOOOOOO mad! Ugh, she was in that same group that was pushing earlier. Fucking bitches... They eventually pushed their way in front of me! I was like... WTF! Have some manners! Everybody's there to have a good time... you're not special! Nick doesn't even know you exist, you dumb bitch!
Ugh, but I tried to not have them ruin my good time. At this point I'm still looking for my sister... had she not been separated from me she could have helped me get the towel (it was Howie's towel, too... I would have given it to her lol). But... moving on. The rest of the concert was really fun! They sang a lot of the classics, which was so awesome! I don't really like any of the newer songs, but they are catchy. Somebody threw a bra on stage! I LOLed so hard! It was a BIG bra too... my goodness. AJ picked it up and did a little dance with it. Oh AJ... you don't know where that bra's been!
I enjoyed the little movie clips, but I couldn't hear any of it! I actually could barely hear them sing and I was starting to wonder if they were singing at all... then I saw clips of people standing further away and it was a LOT clearer. I heard Brian and AJ sing most of the time... not from the speakers but just when they were up close lol Brian was so cute! He was being funny and making funny faces for the cameras! I loved how he was on our side most of the time (so was Howie, to my sister's delight). It was very entertaining! He's such a sweetheart, and he never changes. It's good to have a constant! AND he was wearing a "This Is London Calling" t-shirt. That was so awesome! Nick was being naughty with the mic. All the fangirls LOVED it of course lol
So basically, the entire time I was squished between sweaty bodies. Yes, it was just as disgusting as it sounds, but I didn't care! I will probably NEVER be that close to BSB ever again. I will definitely never forget this experience... and whenever I'm in crowds of any type, I will think to myself, "this is SO not that bad..."
I was incredibly sore yesterday... which was funny because I felt fine on Tuesday. I guess it takes two days for the effects to take place. I went to the SF/SPCA yesterday with Meesh and I think it helped me stretch out a little bit, even though it was exhausting! My legs surprisingly don't hurt... Working for 8 hours straight on both days this weekend probably helped me prepare for all the standing on Monday. My neck was really sore from looking up, and my sides and abs hurt... either from the singing or thrashing, probably both. I feel better today, which is good because I have practice later.
I can't believe it's already July! June has been really busy, and I don't think July will be any different.
Now the question is... was BSB better than Garth Brooks in concert? No, of course not, but I still had a blast! Garth is in a completely different category of awesomeness... Because with BSB, I just had to satisfy the fangirl in me, to fulfill a childhood dream of mine. I will not mind going to see BSB again, but I will probably get seats AWAY from the crowd next time lol
Wow, this was a long update. I left out a lot of details, but you don't need those. Just the highlights. My sister took all the pictures, so they're on her Facebook.