last tuesday i had THE WORST DAY. i rear ended someone on my way back from seeing piper jane, that’s enough to get my point across. so at work things are looking up and i’m pretty busy. i feel my phone vibrating in my back pocket, but i’m with a client. so when i finish her up, chat with her about the weather/yankees/economy/elections/halloween i get my tip and sit down. i finally check my phone and open an email that says something like EXCLUSIVE WEEZER RECORDING FASTEST EMAIL REPLIES WIN!!! i’m like, crap, it’s been 35 minutes. but my heart is pounding so fast that i just send off an email anyway. then i read the fine print and realize i had the wrong subject, so i send off another. then i’m worried that i’ll be disqualified for sending off two. long story short, i didn’t hear back for almost 4 days, but that doesn’t matter, all that matters is that i won. and that i was able to get work off and so was carly.
now for today. we had fourth row seats. we were super close. it was at the hard rock cafe and there were only about 45 winners. the more carly and i looked around, the more lucky and honored we felt. the whole thing was a really big deal, not just because i’m such a fan. i mean, weezer has been big for 15 years and they are really quite popular..to see such a well known band in such a small setting was really incredible.
since it was for a live xm radio show, it was about half interviewing and half songs. they played six songs all together that went like this….
~rivers covering the killers “human”
~whole band “i’m your daddy” raditude
~whole band “why bother” Pinkerton <-my VERY favorite song ~whole band "say it aint so" Blue ~whole band "Buddy Holly" Blue ~whole band "if youre wondering if i want you to, i want you to" raditude. i felt really lucky that they played why bother, because it is lesser known than a lot of their stuff. it comes from my favorite album. carly and i could hardly control ourselves so we stood up and danced to buddy holly, and we were the only ones! rivers loved it so much and started mimicking our dance moves. i waved at him and he waved back. i think that is my new thing....waving. anyway, getting a wave from rivers that was obviously to me, was one of the highlights of my life. silly? nope..
if you’ve noticed, rivers hardly plays the guitar anymore. he has been much more into dancing around and working the stage. his dance moves were very cute.
ok, i have to gush for a second. at the end of it rivers was giving bumpsies to a bunch of people so carly and i walked up just as he was walking off stage. we were so sad and started talking to a security guard. Carly was all “hey, can we go backstage?” and he was like ” ok, follow me”
then we about peed.
then we went backstage. we waited for a little bit and look who came out.. Brian Bell. he is one of the originals. ok, he isn’t a totally original weezer, but he joined the band right before they recorded blue album, so that is basically from day one in my opinion. here is carly backstage.
when brian introduced himself, i was doing a pretty good job of keeping my cool. but then i lost it and was all “weezer is my favorite band of my life. i love you guys. i’ve seen a ton of your shows. i’ll be at your halloween show. i’m not scary but i am crazy.” are you wondering if i really said all those things? because i did. how embarrassing, right? i said ALL of those things. even the last one, word for word. he was a little creeped out, which makes me really sad. i’m so sorry for being creepy, brian, you were way too nice to me. when i said my name, he said “megan?” and i said “no, reagan” and then i thought to myself, it totally doesn’t matter what my name is, it’s really wonderful that he cared to make sure he had my name right. then i went crazy and scared him. embarrassing. oh well.
then guess who i met. Rivers’ wife and daughter. i chatted with his wife for a minute and told her that our daughters were just two weeks apart in age and that was very special for me. then i shook little mia’s tiny hand and told her she was so cute. They are awesome. i scared them too. i never meant to.
so, this was my day. i know that was a lot of writing, but i’m sure i am even missing something. i just had the best day ever and i never want to forget it.
*moral of the story, if you have a favorite band, you should really be in their fanclub. so worth it.