Sunday, August 15, 2010

Young At Heart = Amazing Weekend

As bad as this week was, it ended so amazingly. On Wednesday C4 (Music/entertainment channel here) called to let me know that I had won the "meet & greet" with General Fiasco. SWEET! I love this band so much lately and can't stop listening and talking about them. I didn't get the text until Friday morning informing me the sound check party would be at 3:45 p.m. on Friday. Wow, I usually work until 5 p.m. It didn't even occur to me as a possibility in my mind. I told my Co-worker J, and he said, "WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY? THIS IS ONCE IN A LIFETIME. ASK BOSS!" Boss laughed and said, "Yes go straight ahead, just make up your time next week." I don't know how I got so lucky, since I've been nothing but a mess this week. And REALLY behind. EEEPS. But next week would be fresh, and I'd get myself together. I promised myself this.

I raced out the door at 3 p.m. The train would arrive at 3:10PM. I'd make it just in time, or at least I hoped. At 3:20PM, I started hyperventilating, wondering why I'd be so lucky and then the complete opposite in just a matter of seconds. FML! The F+CKING (late) train finally arrived at 3:29PM. AURGHHHHHHHHHH!!! I ran out of the train station at Newmarket, dashed to an ATM machine to get some money for a cab. Tried to run after 2 cabs that were already occupied. I didn't have enough credit on my phone to make a call. So I just started walking down the street hoping I'd try my luck. Amazingly, I walked into taxi-cab alley. My cab-driver stopped reading his paper, and drove me through every back alley on the way to Mt. Eden Powerstation. I arrived at 3:47 p.m. just in time to watch Owen Strathern play this song
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(This isn't the ACTUAL sound check that I watched btw)

I love this song so much more after seeing him perform it twice.
It's so much better live btw!

There were only about 15 other people inside. I talked to some guy from one of the opening bands (Pistol Youth?) about him living in Los Angeles (West Coast represent now put your...). And then my favourite lads from Northern Ireland walked out. We sat on a couch and talked. They have beautiful Irish accents. I took a few photos of them and with them.

After the show, Owen was accosted by legions of screaming fans. Pubescent girls screaming telling him, "I LOVE YOU, OWEN." I couldn't stop laughing. He would laugh too, bc it was so sweet and so comical at the same time. Chris (my fiance) HAHAHA, groaned saying that I needed to get out of there, and I'd be waiting forever to get another photo with them. I guess it would be pretty annoying! But Audrey my lovely advocate, cheered me on practically saying that I could knock all of these girls out, and "JUST GET IN THERE!" I'm not that aggressive.
SO many screaming girls! LOLZ

Fortunately, the bouncers organised a line, and I was able to get this photo with Owen. =) I asked him if he thought it would be like this in AKL. He said, "I was told it would be, but I didn't know..."

Owen and his perfect hair

They also played a song that hasn't been released yet, but funnily enough it's called
"Desert Hearts." That's not the only reason why I love it.

I love Burberry and General Fiasco.
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I love General Fiasco when they're so class wearing Burberry!
This is from the Burberry Acoustic sessions, which I just found out about tonight.


And since you're curious about this band here's an amazing interview from Coup De Main.

The rest of my weekend was spent laughing, drinking and eating with Chris, Audrey, Jeff & Nancy in the Coromandel. We walked around Hot Water beach and Cathedral Cove, and took a million photos. What a perfect weekend.


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