You've come this close to turning in, or
have turned to your teacher, song lyrics, rather than your
You had a moment on the bus when you
realized "O K D" was actually "Oh Katie."
You know the names, phone numbers, and
line-ups of almost every major venue in a fifty mile
The most dangerous sites to let you on
aren't ones with bad downloads or social networking sites with
creepy people, but tourtracker.com and
You not only wish you were 20 pounds
lighter, you want to be Weightless.
There's more concerts on your calendar
than there are events on the three biggest venues
There are things on your List of Things To
Before You Die such as, "Get the Artist Vs. Poet pre-show chant
on video," just cuz it's never been done before. And, it'd
require you to go to a concert.
You'll be deaf by the age of 20 because of
how loud your iPod apparently always is.
You go through headphones for your iPod
like a fish goes through water because you blow the speakers
Having seven songs stuck in your head in
one day is nothing unusual.
You had a moment when you realized All
Time Low is talking about Pete Wentz in 'Sick Little
Instead of saying people don't like each
other, you say they have an All Time Low-Metro Station thing
Your first conversation with someone went,
"Hi." "Hi…" "Are you by any chance related to Derek
You've had a discussion about how to
kidnap a band. Which was also your first conversation with
You have a museum going in your room,
consisting of autographs, Sharpies used for said autographs,
guitar picks, and part of Trace Cyrus' towel.
Someone asks you what you want for
Christmas and your immediate answer is, "iTUNES
iTunes ruined your credit.
You can recite the past and present
members of at least five bands.
You have a fear of black binders because
you can't write song verses on them.
You have an entire binder covered with
song verses. All in different colors. (And may I add it's
pretty beastly.) (I'm up to four of them.)
Your most precious possession is your
iPod. And not just because The Cab signed it.
If your parents really want to get through
to you, instead of grounding you, they take your
You cried when Panic! At The Disco sort of
You were really mad when Panic! At The
Disco took the ! out of their name.
But whenever you write their name, you put
the ! in anyway.
You've spent hours in Hot Topic staring at
You've had bands do your chemistry
projects. (I'm three for four.)
You've gotten to the point where you carry
paper and Sharpies with you at all times.
You were really mad when Cash and Ian left
You know Johnson actually isn't as crabby
as he's rumored to be.
Singer, on the other hand, not so nice.
But maybe you just caught them both on off days.
Your "inner seven year old just wants to
go climb that water tower over there."
You've taken part in large screaming mobs
chanting, "LET THEM PLAY! LET THEM PLAY! LET THEM PLAY!" in the
middle of a thunderstorm.
You can recognize any song on your iPod
within seven seconds.
You've stood in line for more than 45
minutes…for a hug.
You know the best way to get through a
crowd at a concert is actually not to yell, "FIRE!", but "OH MY
GOD! LOOK! IT'S -insert band member here-!" and point in a
direction opposite the way you're going.
You stopped the All Time Low video for
Weightless to read everything.
You're friends with waaaaaay more bands
than people on MySpace.
You're a fan of iTunes on Facebook just
for the free playlist downloads they give away sometimes (even
though they've all sucked except the Warped Tour
You've walked around Six Flags singing
Nevershoutnever! to a wristband that was getting you in to see
Boys Like Girls and The Academy Is….
You've taken a poll (including a few guys)
asking, "Alex or Jack?"
Then you asked a band and told Justin to
shut up when he said Alex because Jack was gross and drunk all
You have 18 or more future husbands (and
about 17 of them are drummers).
The movie Taking Five is the story of your
Whenever you miss a concert, you blast
that band's songs and make everyone within a ten-mile radius
suffer with you.
The 'My Life According To…' email that was
going around for a while, where you picked a band and used
nothing but their song titles to answer the questions, amused
you for hours. (All Time Low worked amazingly, in case anyone
Whenever anyone says, "Nothing personal,"
you say, "GREAT CD! YOU SHOULD BUY IT!"
You laugh hysterically whenever someone
falls over something and tell them they blessthefall
Barricades have never been the
You've walked down the road going, "Well,
you know what? YOU'RE ONLY HAPPY WHEN I'M WASTED!" "I POINT MY
FINGER BUT I JUST CAN'T PLACE IT!" and pretty much stood there
and yelled Stella at each other.
You know Paul doesn't share Mike'n'Ikes
well (I was special.)
Cash also doesn't share Arizona Ice Tea
well. Not even in exchange for a full VitaminWater (and just an
FYI, if you're somehow reading this, I really did want it. It
wasn't just because you touched it and I wasn't gonna turn
around and sell it on ebay or anything.)
If someone says something was epic, you
turn around and tell them, "Nothing will ever be quite as epic
as the Fall Out Boy concert wave that went for ten minutes."
(And then Pete Wentz came out and was like, 'let's do the wave,
guys!' and no one did.)
You have decided Searching Streetlights
can't keep a guitarist for longer than about six months. With
the possible exception of Mike, cuz I don't know how long he
was there. And so far, Travy's almost made a
Instead of HORSE, you've played PETE,
KYLE, BRENDAN, or COREY.
One day, Elliot will be
You're Lost In Stereo.
People can hear you coming because your
music is so loud.
The only vampires you've ever liked are
Pete Wentz and Brendan Urie.
You have tattoos and a switchblade
attitude, a snakebite heart and a bubblegum
People know what you think about them by
the volume of your music when they're talking to
You know all the sites for free music
Whenever you go on vacation, you take the
estimated flight/drive time and multiply it by three and make
sure you have at least that length of time of music on your
You have four or more cases for your iPod.
Only one of them fits.
Almost anything anyone says gets related
back to a song or a band.
All of your stories involve a band in some
way, shape, or form.
The "BANDS YOU SHOULD KNOW!" playlists on
youtube are all bands you've heard of.
You hear "Free" and "show" in the same
sentence and immediately ask "where?!"
You hate the names Katie, Jennifer,
Chelsea, and Annabelle because almost every song with a girl's
name in it uses one of them.
You've sat at restaurants down the road
from a venue just to see if the band walked in.
Let's just say that if that was your car
Kennedy got in, he wouldn't've gotten out.
You know what that's about.
All you really want for Christmas is Jack
Well, him or the signed Maine
You've sung yourself to
Then you woke up singing a completely
You can never have too many band
You got something signed and walked around
for days going, "Derek signed my shirt! DEREK SIGNED MY
One of the many reasons you need to meet
Trace Cyrus is to buy him a huge bacon cheeseburger or
something else really fatty and see if he eats it...cuz he's
about yay big around.
You know for a fact there's no such thing
as a cute Jonas Brother.
Most of the new bands, you can honestly
say you were a fan before they were signed and huge. And you
have the autographs and ticket stubs to prove it.
You know someone who knows someone who
knows Pete Wentz.
In the next 8 weeks, there are at least
six big events you've threatened to walk to if no one will
You're part of a fan club/frequent
listener group for radio stations you don't even listen to just
because they give away good tickets.
There are more radio stations than people
on your speed dial.
Warped Tour is your Nirvana.
It's easier to list the bands/genres you
DON'T listen to.
Your entire AIM buddy info is song
Someone says 'nah,' (meaning no) and you
go, "nanananaananananana!" and have Love Drunk stuck in your
head all day.
That, or you go "shanananana, cuz living
in the lines and exaggerations, you always make the best of a
The best thing you've ever found on the
ground was a The Academy Is…postcard.
You've heard of 99.9% of the bands with
shirts at Hot Topic.
The other 0.1%, you went home and looked
Dunkin' Donuts will never be the same to
You've cornered Cash into a garbage can
for an autograph.
You know Johnson actually DOES
You can't look at giant bouncy balls
without laughing hysterically.
You've gone through songs on your iPod and
laughed hysterically because it was 'Stop,' 'Stop and Stare,'
and then 'Stop Staring.'
You can come up with four pages of this in
1 ½ days.
Band interviews amuse you to no
You've sprinted (flat out ran) across the
street for a Snickers for CJ. And you didn't get hit by a taxi
You know exactly which of your friend's
parents are good at making friends with security and take them
to every concert.
Nothing looks better to you than, 'FREE
There's at least one thing music-related
on every wall of your room.
You skipped the homecoming football game
for a concert.
Whenever a band changes names, you make it
a point to call them by their old name. (For example, Searching
You've been so annoyed by a band changing
names (see above example) that you bought their new EP and
changed the artist from their new name back to the old
Playcounts have been known to triple in a
You were at the new Harry Potter movie,
and mid-movie poke your friend and go, "It's Hollywood
Your best excuse for getting out of doing
something is, "I'll only do it if -band member- comes with!"
(I've learned to be specific on this one, last time they found
a Bobby lol)
Whenever the county fair/town fest is
coming up, the first thing you do is look at the entertainment
You schedule things around concerts you
probably aren't even going to be able to go to.
Your first dog will be named
You're already plotting to take over
You know people with a dog named after a
You spazzed out when you found out that
the guy that named said dog had heard of Push Play
Del Taco is on your list of places to go
before you die.
So is Johnny and Harry's.
You can't look at an Internet router
without laughing hysterically. "It's the internet router for
the internet router!"
You keep a death grip on your phone
whenever you're in taxis because otherwise you might end up
like CJ and lose it.
CJ Baran taught you how to fix an iPhone
after he spilled salsa all over his. So basically the way to
fix it is"to use a blow dryer on them repeatedly . Get the
phone all coiffed up, a lil shampoo, a lil condish, some
supafraga hair gel and wallah! Fixed iphone... just an
You've never told a lie (and that makes
you a liar)
You've sat around and wondered if that ^
was possible. And still don't know.
You once wore a Fall Out Boy shirt to a
Push Play concert and had to explain to Steve and Derek why.
(It's too hot to wear a hoodie in the middle of August. Nothing
personal, guys, which, by the way, is a great
That runaway smile in your piggybank is
gonna buy you a new Mercedes.
Reading that made you either start singing
Boys Like Girls or play Word Association with yourself and
think Mercy Mercedes.
Most songs make you say, 'it was better
You know the epicness of Jr. Mints and
It's not a remake, it's a
You frequently contemplate why EP stands
for 'Extended Play' and yet they're shorter than regular
For some songs, you have three or more
covers but not the original version. (22 Tik Tok covers and
Your vocab has expanded to include words
you never knew existed (Such as Icarus and
Chocolate covered gummy bears. Need I say
You've done the Mighty Ducks Quack in the
elevator at a mall.
You're subscribed to over 60 different
bands on youtube at this current moment in time.
The only videos you've ever put on youtube
are songs recorded from concerts.
In your spare time, you sit around on
youtube and watch The Maine try to back up U-Haul trailers and
Alex yell at fans.
You're reading this instead of doing
something more important, like looking up tour dates (or, dare
I say it, homework.)
You're now looking up tour
You've walked into a store and told the
cashier to "Keep the change, you filthy animal!" and wondered
why they got mad at you.
You put song lyrics into your essays and
speeches and class discussions.
When a serial murderer escaped from a jail
nearby your house and your school was on lockdown the entire
day, the entire discussion at lunch was about how if it was
Ronnie Radke, you'd keep him.
Even though you know he's innocent. And
actually not a murderer.
And you realize exactly how
conspiracy-theory that sounds.
Then, the first text you sent on December
15th, 2009 was "Ronnie gets out today!"
- Except then he didn't.
You've had a conversation using song
titles"I think I'll Run, because I'm having One of Those Nights
where I've got High Hopes In Velvet Ropes all because This City
is Contagious." or "Stop Staring or we'll have a Situation and
we'll be Up All Night trying to Do It Deadly and then one of us
will be Here Without You and it'll be Far From
Out of every cord you have, the only one
not tangled in the others is the one that connects your iPod to
You had a prolonged discussion about if
Barrington High stopped using The Academy Is...'s lockers when
Then you had a discussion about how
amazing it would be to tell people that you have what once was
William Beckett's locker.
When someone says, "I'll love you forever
if..." you say, "FOREVER IS OVER!"
When you learned about Plato and the
school he founded called The Academy, you accidentally wrote
The Academy Is... in your notes.
You average four or more songs stuck in
your head a day.
Over the course of said week when that got
figured out, only three of the songs were repeated, for a grand
total of 23 different songs (and 26 total)
Every textbook you've posessed for longer
than six seconds has been renumbered from page '303' to
The plural of that blue thing above you is
spelled 'skys' not 'skies.' and whenever someone corrects you
on it, you go, "WELL, THAT'S HOW PICTURE PERFECT SKYS SPELLS
You sobbed(hysterically) when you found
out Fall Out Boy broke up.
There was more hysterical sobbing when
Elliot left Hey Monday.
Then, you stared creepily at a picture of
Singer's puppy for 20 minutes.
You stare creepily at every van with a
trailer and out of state plates to make sure there's no band
inside the van.
You got so excited by your phone's
ringtone that you forgot to answer the phone because you were
too busy singing
The only missions you've ever accepted off
of MysteryGoogle has involved telling someone about your
You're good to go Black Friday shopping
with because you're used to getting up at strange hours and
standing in line for concert tickets
Your favorite stories on Booksie are the
ones that involve bands
You're currently arguing with at least
three different bands about that they actually aren't missing
anything by not having a white Christmas because snow
Then you offered to FedEx overnight them a
box of snow.
You thought of a bunch of things to add to
this list at school and wrote them all down in your planner,
instead of writing down your homework.
Your theory at concerts is, 'hey, we've
met them before/Adam likes us maybe he'll remember us--maybe we
can get backstage!'
You have decided you seriously need to
become better friends with your cousin because her husband sets
up stages for bands a lot and the vast majority of them are
ones that you want to meet
Then you got mad because at said cousin's
wedding, the one band that you really like was there...they
were the best men...and your parents didn't get you
You know you can't get passports from
Dunkin Donuts. Set It Off apparently was not so aware of
Your little brother's third grade teacher
and you have a 40 minute conversation about little bands no
one's ever heard of, and he asked you to send him a list so he
could go look up the rest of them.
You've come up with legit reasons for
every class as to why you need to go on a concert field
You won't run in gym, but the second
someone tells you 'hey, Sisky's around the corner up there,'
there's Olympic-Gold-Medal-worthy sprinting going
You have a best friend you've never talked
to in your Spanish class just cuz he has a 'Free Ronnie'
is read as 'i,' as in 'S!o"
You hate, hate, HATE having to share
headphones with someone because the vast majority of songs
don't sound the same with only one headphone.
Your greatest accomplishment was getting
over 2500 songs on your iPod.
Your second greatest accomplishment was 4
CDs for $2. (Epic win concert :D)
Graphing in algebra is miserable for you,
not only because you're bad at math, but because there's a lot
of people saying, "down and to the left," which sets you off,
"here's the map and the pen…"
You're extremely confused because, that
for all the big events Breathe Electric plays, no one knows who
Your list of things to do before you die
is all, "meet__________," "see ____________."
You completely just had another one to
suggest but were so busy reflecting on how the previous
statement was true you lost it.
You have stacks and stacks of CDs you
could give to the library, because they're all on your iPod,
but you don't want to, so one day when that band is huge, you
can wave the CD in people's faces and be all, "I bought this CD
You once had a conversation with a band
you've never heard of that went, "Hey, did you guys get our EP
yet?" "No." "It's a dollar." "Okay, awesome! -gives dollar- You
know what, I really don't like your shirt." "-looks at his Cubs
shirt- That's fine, I don't like you either." "You almost make
me not want to buy this EP."
You have more band shirts and wristbands,
etc. than the average bitchy whiny rich celebrity girl has
purses, shoes, hair and makeup products combined.
You've sat outside Six Flags for 2 ½ hours
before they opened to make sure you got Metro Station
wristbands. You still ran to where they were giving them away
anyway, even though you were the 16th person inside the
When the guy that likes you (that you
don't like back at all) asks what you're doing, 99% of the
time, the conversation goes as follows. Him: "What's up?" You:
"Stalking some guy across the mall." Him: "Why?" You:"He looks
like he's in a band." Him: "Again?" You: "Si." Him: "What
band?" You: "A good one." Him: "But what band?" You: "I don't
know, he just looks like he'd be in a band. He looks really
familiar and has an I'm-in-a-band aura." Him: "BUT WHAT BAND?"
You: -delete texts and reflect on how hopeless he
You want to move to Westminister,
California, because Fearless Records does interns and your mom
won't let you go because you're too far away.
The one thing that confuses you most about
tours is when bands go from Chicago to Detroit to Milwaukee to
Rockford. Why, exactly, would one go from Illinois to Michigan
to Wisconsin to Illinois again? Especially if you're a broke
touring band. I won't name names.
of the biggest arguments you've ever gotten into with your dad
was that you only like all your favorite bands is because
Mike N' Ikes will never ever be the
One of the many reasons you know you could
never be in a band (Besides the fact you haven't touched a
musical instrument since 8th grade) is that you couldn't be
stuck in a van for hours on end with 3-5 other people. Even if
they were your best friends.
The most common conversation in the car
with your friends is, "RAPIST VAN! WITH TRAILER!" "Outta state
plates?" "Yes!" "Who's coming here soon?" "-lists bands-"
"-person driving creeps on van-" "Oh look, it's some old creepy
guy. Never mind."
You've got your story rehearsed for the
Burger King in Chattanooga. "Can I get a …Did anyone ever tell
you that you look a lot like Josh? Oh, you are? See, that's
what I thought but I didn't want to ask…"
You skipped tech rehearsal for the play
for a concert. Even though you're supposed to be doing lights
and had no idea what you were doing in the first
But Mike will never know you actually
weren't at some "family thing".
You're trading someone all the snow in
your yard for tickets to their show. They're all for it if you
can get the snow to Florida non-melted.
You're terrified, absolutely terrified, to
have your iPod out in the rain (and not just because the Cab's
signatures might come off more (cuz trust me, Johnson's came
off the night it got signed. Sharpies don't work well in rain,
apparently) but because the rain might make it stop working and
there's NO way you could go more than a day without your
You didn't speak to your dad for a week
when he got mad at you and threatened to throw your iPod out
You have 98 unwatched/un-listened to
podcasts on your iPod- they're all band interviews except
Your favorite part of watching stage crews
set up is watching to see who has the coolest drum
There are post-it's in every single one of
your textbooks with random band URLs to their myspace. Whoever
gets you textbooks next year is going to be busy.
Your facebook statuses are all song
You can never decide between using 'ft.'
There are at least five songs you
absolutely MUST turn up as loud as they go every time you hear
You've decided concerts should be illegal
on school nights, cuz if you miss ONE MORE Mayday Parade/There
For Tomorrow concert, there will be some genuine school-cutting
Your friend yelling, "Set It Off white
rapist van with a thing on the top!" Has given you whiplash
from turning around so fast to look.
Set It Off and Breathe Electric are
perfectly acceptable to use for describing colors, as in, "Did
you see that girl's shoe laces?" "No." "They were Breathe
Electric Blue." "I WANT SOME! That's AWESOME!"
If someone were to ask what your special
talent was, it'd be finding bands that live on the opposite
side of the country/continent/world that you'll probably never
get to see live.
You wrote a bunch of these down at strange
hours of the night, and couldn't read them when you woke up in
The 'outgoing email' signature on your
email is a quite from Elliot James or another band
and themusicobsession.com are among your most visited websites.
They probably *would* be your top visited if you didn't have a
You've reread this list at least six times
making sure you didn't miss anything interesting and/or have no
You can't watch Harry Potter and the Half
Blood Prince without thinking of CJ.
Your concert wristband collection has too
many to count.
All your wristbands are dated, with band
names and venues, and stabbed into your bulletin board in the
spot where it's sticky so the wristband stays on. They're among
the first things you'd save in a fire.
The only thing you ever talked about with
your debate partner was bands.
Your first conversation with said debate
partner went, "I love your shirt.""You know them?""Yeah." "Did
you see them last time they were here?""No, I was
grounded.""That really sucks." "I KNOW! I cried." "Have you
ever heard of..."
You have selective hearing and pick up
names like, "Alex," "Jack," "Kyle," etc., very
There was hysterical screaming the first
time you heard Hello Brooklyn because your last name, street,
and city are in it. Jack, if this is a hint you want to marry
me, I accept.
You want to record My Cardboard Spaceship
Adventure's song Voicemail for your voicemail, because it's
more exciting than the recorded, "You have reached the
voicemail of -insert phone number here-. Please leave a message
after the beep."
If you can't think of the name of someone
in a band, you've learned your best bet is Alex, because for
some reason, there are a lot of people named Alex in
You know that three AM comments never work
out well. I once got one that was randomly, "CAKE," one that
was like, "oh it's okay, it means a lot you checked us out
anyway," (please note I've never talked to either of these
bands.) (and the 'oh it's okay' band was really good too. They
will no longer comment you back.)
You know you've listened to a song too
much when you're listening to it with one headphone, and it's
one of the songs that has a part that's only in one ear (7
minutes in Heaven (Atavan Halen), for example, 2:08-2:29) And
you're singing along, and get the part that's in the other
headphone right even though you can't hear it. And it's
actually not even words.
The best deal you've ever made was trading
someone a shirt for Van Concert Series Part 2.
Your Set It Off bracelet was bought off of
the merch guy's wrist because they were out. Your friend has
Austin's. (Andrew, by the way, whatever cologne you use smells
amazing lol your bracelet smells like it...)
The best bribes are not money or
influential jobs, but cupcakes. (but buying Baskin Robbins
works pretty well too.)
Among the 27 people that have given up on
trying to teach you to blow a bubble with your gum are 2 of the
5 guys from Set It Off and Andrew.
As opposed to talking about lights for the
play, you and the (very attractive.) guy on spotlights talked
about the Alesana concert you were both missing. His first
words to you the next day were, "HEY GUESS WHAT! I HAVE SUPER
EXCITING NEWS FOR YOU! ALESANA IS PLAYING WARPED
You definitely caught him staring in
Spanish the next day, after he found out you were an Alesana
You talked about vegetarian celebrites in
Culinary, and the first person you came up with was Gabe
Your VitaminWater spilled all over the
inside of your purse, and your first thought was not, "NO! MY
NEW PHONE!" or "NO! THE $200 GRAPHING CALCULATOR!" but "MY
You write 'I GET TO' across your wrist
You have a new best friend going in the
comments below because she somehow knows someone who knows
someone who knows Danger Radio (or something like
You know most of Rocky Loves Emily is
waaaaaaaaaay too tall to hug comfortably. Either that or you're
just really short. But your head definitely doesn't come up to
Ryan's shoulders. Either way it's uncomfortable.
However, the back of your poster they
signed now says that you "are cooler than anything (true
story.)" And you don't know whether to hang it so everyone can
see the back or the front that they signed.
Rocky Loves Emily also got very excited
when they found out you knew Set It Off too. "Those are our
boys! Guys, they know Set It Off!"
You do sudukos and highlight the
You walked into chemistry and saw on the
board 'lab 27. be ready for tomorrow' and read There For
You also got Breathe Electric out of '23"
Every time you see the trucking company
Maines, you contemplate getting a can of spraypaint and
crossing off the S.
The wash machine in culinary has a really
good beat going
Everyone time someone yells "Hey!" you go
"Can you say Oh! That's right, what do you want from
You sorta had a moment when you noticed
Forever The Sickest Kids did the song for the Nerf commercial.
You now watch lots and lots of TV just so you can sing along to
the entire thirty seconds of What Do You Want From
Almost every store you walk past at the
mall has an inside joke with some band. "You have a good amount
of hair." "I'm likin' the short shorts." and whenever you walk
past a Forever 21, whoever's closest to the door gets tackled
The VelocirapTour. Most. Epic. Tour. Name.
You were learning about Variations in
Algebra and kept writing Y=kthx instead of y=kxz
You really just want to know what kthx
The Academy Is'...drummer drunk dancing.
No more to say.
The proper and immediate response
when someone says to you, "you're a liar," is "you don't need
Anyone who doesn't believe how
terrified of blood you are can ask Pete. Or how not-good you
are with stories about piercings can go find Cody.
Driving down Kennedy Street had
you singing Kill Hannah
The first thing you thought of
when you saw a sign for Ripley Street was Guy Ripley.
You know who Guy Ripley is.
In the notes section of your
phone, almost every single one of them is one of the following-
songs to get, bands to look up, more things to add to this
list, or directions to a venue.
You've decided the only thing
Maryland is good for is All Time Low and the occasional Waffle
You also drove down Father Hurley
highway in Maryland and thought of Andy from Fall Out
Your uncle's friend (or something
like that) is your best friend and just doesn't know yet
because she at some point was going out with someone from Def
You got an email from Pac Sun and
had a heart attack because the subject was "Your Favorite Bands
Are Here." Upon closer reading, you realized that it actually
said your favorite brands were there. You were no
longer quite as excited.
You sorta kinda maybe a little bit
spammed the Six Flags facebook page asking when they were
annoucing the concert dates, because you got a little tiny bit
tired of 'COMING SOON' because last time you checked, 'soon'
was NOT 2 months.
You can turn on the Local101 radio
show in the middle of an interview and you know exactly what
band they're talking to, because as soon as they announce their
next show, you just look at your calendar. Then, the 'new' song
they play for the 'first time ever' you've already heard.
You wave at every radio station
car you pass.
You go home after shows and listen
to the same band you just saw, just to see if they're better
live or not. Danger Is My Middle Name sounds exactly the same.
You've seen bands you don't even
like 2 or more times just because they opened for someone you
VitaminWater0 = Pete "WHEN DID
THEY START MAKING ZEROES? AWESOME!!"
You still can't figure out what
NeverShoutNever said before his Beatles cover. Your friend
heard "The Beatles are all the rage in China," you heard "The
Beatles are the reason I'm easy," and your other friend won't
tell you what he heard.
You know that will bother you for
a long, long, long time.
Whenever you don't want to go
somewhere, you tell the person you're vegan.
If you want NeverShoutNever to
write a song about you, you have to have "beautiful hands" and
serve very large veggie burgers with waffle fries.
Then again, everyone likes waffle
Every Avenue ranting about how
amazing Chicago hot dogs are caused you to write a note telling
them to go to Gene and Judes, and talk your friend into
throwing it on stage. You lost 30 cents in this process,
because paper doesn't fly well on it's own, so you put a
quarter and a nickel in there. Your friend you talked into
throwing said note didn't let go fast enough, and it ended up
hitting the person 2 people in front of you. They didn't
notice. Amen for mosh pits.
You call your friend a World War.
Adam started it.
You also keep her away from Cubs
fans because they might get tackled as in, "Ew you're a Sox
fan?" "Yeah." -you high five Adam.- -friend glares- "Keith is a
Cubs fan. -Adam points at Keith-" "Can I go hug him?" "If you
want to. KEITH!" -gets tackled by your friend- "Well, I tried
to warn him." -Adam shrugs-
Your biggest regret is walking
past like, five bands after the AP tour, and not looking at
what they were passing out until you were in the car. You
walked past The Born Ready. You love them. One of them laughed
at you because you fell up the curb, then proceeded to tell
everyone behind you to be careful.
You were watching 2 1/2 Men and
Charlie said "Let's get outta here," and you broke out into
song, "We gotta go where we have no worries..."
Charlie's quote above is also
properly capitalized in your head, as in, Let's Get Outta
You were doing your Spanish
project, and needed to know how to say jail. Your phone died,
so you couldn't ask your friend that was fluent, so you Googled
it, which came up with 2 results- cárcel and prisión. You
weren't really sure which one to pick, so you picked cárcel
because it was closer to Cartel.
Apparently, you picked the right
one. Cartel look alikes FTW
You were talking about how waiters
abbreviate words in culinary, and instead of reading CS as
chicken salad or whatever, you read Cobra Starship.
Then EP went from Entree-Pasta to
Extended Play. Which is apparently what EP stands for.
You love the Zumiez at your mall
because there's a wall people just keep putting stickers on and
there's sooooooo many band stickers.
I's have been written as '!' on
more than one occasion.
The only way you remember that
sine (abbreviated as sin) goes with secant (csc) is because the
C goes with the S and you think Cobra Starship.
You had Aesthetic as a vocab word
and you wrote 'The Scene' above it. That's one of the few words
you remembered on the test.
The kid you were babysitting had
to read a little magazine called Time For Kids. The back cover
had it abbreviated as TFK and you sat there for a few minutes
and wondered why there was no A, then realized they probably
weren't reading about The Fastest Kid Alive. Or The Fastest
adding to this list instead of finishing your finals study
You have post-it notes with band
URLs in all your text books, so whoever gets your textbooks
next year is going to have a very interesting read ahead of
You stood in line with 2 of the
guys from Aside of Eden for 3 1/2 hours at Six Flags, just you,
2 friends, and them (which is a story in itself). But it
You went to a concert wearing your
SuperFan shirt from the football team at school and found about
three other bands that all went to your school, and they were
all very excited you were there.
Even though the only band anyone
knows that went to your school is The Natural and possibly
maybe The Hush Sound. (But since you're thinking about it now,
AM PM and weekend fm [no caps] are definitely pretty
You risked your entire summer
vacation and your chance of ever seeing sunlight until you're
18 to go to a concert. THEN you didn't even get to see the band
you wanted to see play because you had to leave to make it back
to your friend's house by the time your dad got there.
Your dad was watching the news,
and all you heard was "Consider this," And your brain finished,
"The bitterest goodbye. Kiss mine."
You drove past a billboard
advertising something that ended in FOREVER in really big
letters, and you read Forever The Sickest Kids. It's official
you have a problem.
You write out songs in class when
you get bored.
You and your friends have a sign
language used only at concerts, and can communicate just about
anything, including "He stares like a rapist."
Your little brother's friends came
over talking all loud about all the things they'd done with
their skateboards and stared at you the entire time, obviously
trying to impress you. You mentioned A Day To Remember and all
of a sudden, all they talked about was ADTR and Flyleafand how
much they loved them. Which would be cool...If they weren't
Your first conversation with
Searching Streetlights went like this: "The Hawks game is 1-1.
We're keeping you updated because Corey was bitching me out on
facebook about how they su.." "Oh! You! He talks about you!!"
And you really weren't sure if that was a good thing or not, so
you instead started talking about how when you got to the door,
the conversation with the ticket girl went, "Who are you here
for?""Searching Streetlights." "Who?""Search...Umm..Swing The
Coast." "Oh, okay." and then Josh got all excited, "Dude, that
was like, a really long time ago when we were Searching
There are some songs you have to
sing even the guitar part for.
You were listening to a song and
whatever your neighbor dropped outside sorta fell in time with
the song and it kinda made your day.
You have an on-going radio station
in your head.
Shows were your Friday night hang
The guy that smashed you in the
head in the pit is now your best friend.
Being crushed at the bottom of a
giant sing-a-long is your favorite memory. (302-304 from With
The Punches Myspace)
The one and only time your
boyfriend has ever yelled at you was three months ago, when -
after he'd learnt Goodnight Moon by Go Radio on the piano [he
plays guitar] - you sighed wistfully and said 'I love you
Jason'. His name isn't Jason. It's not even close.
You really hope the people from
305 are still together, because that's really cool :]
One of the biggest fights you've
ever gotten in with your best friend was over a signed
You ended up giving it back to her
because she threatened to tell your mom that you went to the
concert instead of being at your friend's house like you
Then she felt bad and gave it back
You found out that drummers smell
okay after a set, and even if you hug them and then you end up
with wet spots from all their sweat (think you give them ahug
and you're like in effect wringing out their shirt for them)
[you're welcomeBenji], then you leave your flannel you were
wearing in your car over night, it doesn't smell as pretty in
And it still doesn't smell good
after you wash it, either.
The "If anyone brings me
-something- on tour" tweets are actually true. You found that
out after you got someone Kool Aid Jammers juice boxes (last
box.)and then, mid-someone else's set, got the, -awkwardly taps
on shoulder- -turns around- "THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!! -hug
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