Anybody can feel like a winner.
If you read my previous blog concerning my missing Bad Religion at FFF this past November 6th, you'd understand my desperation to see them. Well, I've never been much of a story-teller, so I'll just get straight to the point: I finally got to see 'em! Normally, news of a Rise Against tour wouldn't excite me, but when I found out about the line-up, you better believe I made plans to purchase tickets. Of course, Four Year Strong ruined the bill, but it also intesified my desire to attend the show in Corpus Christi. Nothing would kill me more than knowing the majority of undeserving FYS fans would have the luxury of Greg Graffin's presence (well, Bad Religion in its entirety, really) while I would be stuck doing homework on the Wednesday the show fell on. That would just be unacceptable. Incase you were wondering why I chose the Corpus show as opposed to the Austin one, it has a lot to do with travel distance--Corpus is only 2 hours away from where I live, compared to the 5/6 Austin is. So, I went ahead and made that trip this past week and tugged my boyfriend along, I might add (no innuendo). :P
When Four Year Strong's questionable set was over with--whom I supported about as much as I do supporting the "Pledge of Allegiance" at school every morning--Josh and I went ahead and headed toward the crowd around the stage. First thing I ought mention would be that the concert fell on 4/20. There was enough weed to circulate around the entirety of the concert's attendees without running out. Additionally, I'd like to point out that I'm about five feet tall. After a good amount of effort spent trying to find a decent spot in the crowd, Josh and I were at a standstill...perfectly wedged between an angry-looking buff dude and these two weighty women. And directly in front of me stood a guy who must have been nearly two feet taller than me! Gah, well Josh tapped him on the shoulder and all the guy had to do was glance down and immediately offer to trade us spots. That was awfully nice of him. Anyhow, Bad Religion went through their entire set in all too short a span of time, but it still kicked ass. We didn't stay for Rise Against, which wasn't an issue at all. There was a slight priority of making it back home before too late and that would be why.
Even through the layers of sweat, dope, and beer I was drenched in that night...I can safely say I've done what I want. :)