Today has been such a good day I don’t even know where to start. It was really nice hanging out with Rachel for the first time in forever, I always like spending time with her. Not much more to say about that other than spending time with her just set my day up to be awesome.
Fast forward to later in the night 7 pm roughly Retribution went on at the Magic Stick, basically their first real show and put on a sick show they did. It was awesome to see so many people going off for them and showing a new local band some love. After them came Foundation, always awesome to see them play, one of my favorite bands out right now. Naysayer was after them, I’ve never really gotten into them but the last song they played was soooo hard “I turned my back on the ones who turned on me” (correct me if I’m wrong). Then came Gravemaker, I used to kind of like this band but for some reason was really turned off by them today. Then Terror was up, they deserve they’re own section.
Disclaimer: If you don’t want to hear about how much I love hardcore or read about me saying how stoked I was about what Scott Vogel said then just stop here.
Also here’s this to those people who are going to bitch and call me an idiot for hardcore meaning so much to me (no mistake the song is by Terror):
But I’ve got music and I’ve got friends, both always by my side, convictions instilled in me, this is what keeps me alive. You don’t know me, don’t know any of us, don’t know what this means. Keep your mouth shut.
Anyway so Terror played tonight, seeing them is always awesome, I can’t even believe I thought about leaving early before they played. Everything about their set was perfect, I’m fucking up by not listening to their newer stuff. I don’t know anything past One with the Underdogs and I wish I did because everything i heard that I didn’t know I fucking loved. I have never been compelled to stagedive more then when Scott Vogel grabbed me and said “stagedive” literally one of the coolest moments of hardcore ever for me. Scott Vogel loved Retribution too, he gave huge props to Kenny and there was even a “Kenny, Kenny…” chant everything Scott said was true about supporting local hardcore and getting into local bands. It was also nice when he talked about people in bands going to shows and still supporting the scene, it’s always nice to see that. Seeing Chris Mojan and Tymm Rangers from Fireworks at almost every show I go to is awesome, I love that they still support the scene they came out of. Terror was the first hardcore band I ever got into, Lowest of the Low was the first hardcore record I ever bought. I remember feeling so cool when I quoted it in my AIM away messages, lyrics to “Better off Without You” and hid the fact that there were swear words in it from my mom. When they played “Better off Without You” I lost my mind, I stagedove like a mad man and moshed my heart out, hearing that played brought me back to when I first heard the record and it was as good the 500th time as it was the first time. Everything about their set ruled, no matter how many times I see them I will always go nuts and get into it. Terror will always be one of my favorite live acts in hardcore. Tonight renewed my faith in hardcore, shows like this will always be among my favorite moments of these years of my life. I’ve been falling out of getting stoked about hardcore but moments like these make me feel like I’m right where I should be.
All in all today has fucking ruled all I can hope is that the rest of summer can be a fraction as good as this night and I’ll be happy. I’m on the road to true happiness I think for once in a long time. I’m almost to my “I don’t give a fuck about the little things anymore” mentality and I can’t wait. All I need are my best friends and some good shows and this summer is going to be the best in a long time. Thanks to everyone that made today awesome and I really hope I’m this stoked about the rest of the summer. If you read all that, congrats and thank you, if not, you won’t even read this so it doesn’t even matter. I love you all.
Fuck my soul for collecting dust, I was down and out in the winter months, when I lost old friends that I used to trust and left promises out in the rain to rust…
Maybe I’m losing control
Show tonight was amazing, Bane killed it as always, best set I’ve ever seen them play. Every band played great. I have 700ish pictures to go through from tonight, will probably be posting them in batches. I doubt I’m going to have them all up tomorrow but I’ll get a good amount of them done, 90% of them are going to be the ones that don’t need to be edited. Will be posting here when they’re done.