ok since everyone seems to like these type these words into the tag box and see what comes up 1st, here’s another one!!
I like these way too much.
nothing says “pete wentz wrote this” like the lyrics “heavy metal broke my heart”
every band has that really old photoshoot from when they first started out that makes no fucking sense snd they all look ridiculous and those are my favorite things
Aw I love you! Okay I guess that settles that then.
So ever since I got my ticket I knew I was going to meet Frank. I just had this feeling in my gut. It gave me hella anxiety and I was so afraid I was going to fuck up in the maybe one minute I got to spend with him.
The day of the concert my mother took like eight hours at Sizzler on the drive up (I live in the middle of nowhere) so we ended up at the back of the line and I was so depressed about it. I ended up just asking a group of girls at the front if I could cut in with them because I had no one to talk to and they said yes (I’ve done this before, try it, people are nice). i took one of them back to my car to get my phone and we passed by a tour bus. fucking bert mccracken walks by. I’ve already met him but I was still kinda starstruck so i just said hey and waved and he did it back and went in the bus. i still went up and got a picture with their lead guitarist and told him i had met him before up in Boise. He said he didnt recognize me and I said “That’s good, I used to be ugly.” and he was like, “I doubt someone like you could have ever looked ugly” and i was like “fuc k.”
So when we got back in line they tell me that they had just seen Frank setting up his merch table and I was like oh my fucking god I missed Frank my life is over. Then all of a sudden he came back and literally I’m pretty sure my heart stopped. I started tearing up and basically pressed my entire face up against the glass zombie-style and yelled “fRANK” and he looked over and smiled and waved and I literally. Just.
So we got in finally and he was literally just standing there. There were only like two other people at the merch table because the headliners were The Used and Taking Back Sunday and frnkiero and The Cellabration were just support I guess. So I really quickly say hi and I’m shaking really hard but I wanted a spot in the pit so I had to run down anyways. The other three girls I was with got into the pit with me and we were like :))) but then we decided to go and meet Frank Iero, so two of left and two of us stayed. That’s when I gave Frank my letter and hugged him and stuff. Oh my god. I don’t wanna go into what we talked about or what he said too much, because I kinda wanna have that as my own personal memory bc it’s really special to me, but that was only for a few minutes or so. After the few minutes we went back in to find out that the pit was at capacity and we couldnt get in. The girl I was with started crying and I was bummed but determined to only attract positive vibes to myself because that’s the only thing I could do. Turns out the pit sucked anyways and they were all blocked out by speakers, and they couldn’t jump or even bounce or the floor would give out from under them. We ended up having the best spots in the house.
frnkiero and the cellabration put on an incredible show, but not in the way you would expect. it was very much…frank, i guess. it’s exactly what you would expect of him. its not an overwhelming stage presence or stage diving or anything. frank’s face tells you everything. this is a man who needs to write and play songs to function, and you could see that so clearly. it was frank at his most vulnerable, confronting his demons and anxieties in front of everyone. i fell in love with him all over again.
after the show, we all went back. once again, i dont really wanna share what we talked about, but basically i had planned ahead thinking of ways to get frank to notice me and start up a conversation so i wore my Game of Thrones shirt. Evan (the other guitarist) called me out on it, and the three of us started talking, and i asked if frank could hang out and talk after he was done with the people in line. he said yes. i ended up missing The Used’s entire set just sitting and talking with him and Evan. Basically more than I could ever have dreamed of. I genuinely thought I would end up sobbing, but Frank just has this…calming way about him. when this little girl came up to the table and tried to take one of the stickers, he smiled so wide and laughed, and it was so…it made me melt ok. He’s so quiet and sweet. he made me feel like I was his best friend, the only person in the world. he’s the most genuine band member i have met to this date.
While he attended to a few more customers, the most gorgeous girl I have ever seen walked into the building. Literally like…whoa. Now, when I go to concerts, I always have the overwhelming urges to a) kiss people and b) compliment people. Just the hormones and the happiness and all. So I go up to her and I tell her how gorgeous I think she is and she has this really deep raspy voice and oh my gOD she was hot. she pulled me in for a hug and kissed my forehead but i was like “dont get ahead of urself nikki” and walked away. then, she turned around, and on the back of her denim jacket was sewn a gay pride flag patch. it was like a sign from god. i went back and asked if she was in a relationship, and when she said she was, i asked if she wanted to be my first girl kiss anyways. HOLY FUCKING G OD you have no idea. the world could have ended right then and there and i wouldnt have cared. after a good three minutes of making out some alarm in my head went off and i realized that frankw as there, so i look over, and i swear to jesus, Frank Iero quickly averted his eyes. I’m not even kidding. I’ll be laughing about that for the next 70 year.
There was about a half hour break between The Used and Taking Back Sunday, so I went to go check on my friends and when I came back, Frank was gone. You probably know Stomachaches was written by Frank because he’s battling a really debilitating illness with his stomach and when Evan said he had to go lay down because he was “sick”…I kinda picked up that was what was happening. I was kinda sad that I didnt say goodbye but I told Evan to make sure he knew I said goodbye and he laughed and promised. I talked to Evan for another 45 minutes after that before I went back in to watch Taking Back Sunday. They were kickass and it was a lot of fun. I went back out and got to hug Evan goodbye and thank him for taking the time to actually talk to me and he was just so sweet. plus his laugh is the weirdest and most adorable thing i have ever heard.
on my way out, i pass an extremely attractive guy. of course, i have to compliment him, too. so i walk over and just go “hey, i just, you’re really attractive, ok” and I walk back to my mother. he CHASES AFTER ME and goes “HEY WAIT! COME BACK! Can I get your number?” and looks at my mother and goes “is this your mother? with your permission, of course.” and that was the first time I have ever been asked for my number ever and i wanted to start crying because maybe im not totally gross. i was so happy.
it was. just. the best fucking day ever, you dont even understand. it was incredible. love love love. cant wait until i can meet Frank again.
if anyone wants a play by play of the concert where i met frank iero then you should shoot me an ask bc im still contemplating whether i should type it all out or nah