I’m soooooooo glad I decided to go to Rockstar Uproar Festival today! It was showering all morning and I was debating myself but decided to go anyway. #YayMe!
Going to a concert alone is boring. However, going to the Rockstar Uproar Festival by myself is TERRIFYING!!! >__<” I felt absolutely out of place. *lolz*
I bought tickets for this event when they had a pre-sale back in August. Got really good seats in 100-level. Then, I found out that Hell or Highwater will be playing at Best Buy Stage, not the main stage for only 20-ish minutes. Basically, I didn’t really need good seats for that. Come on, everyone knew I only wanted to go see Neal, I wasn’t going to stay for the whole thing. XD
Then David Cook #TourTime happened. I simply sold my 2 tickets on Craigslist and made enough money to buy 3 DCook’s VIP packages *lolz* #Priorities~
BUT. I still wanted to see HoH! Luckily, I had a Live Nation voucher on my Groupon account, so I went ahead and got the cheapest ticket instead. Yippy~
Anyway, to sum it up, I got ticket. I went there by myself. I was terrified. I friggin’ enjoyed Hell or Highwater set. They’re awesome!
Oh, I also took some pictures~ Neal’s hair made it almost impossible to get a clean action shot. Keep in mind, blurry is a kind of arts…*lol*
They’re selling CDs after their set at HoH booth. Call me dumbass for leaving my house without my wallet. NO CASH. CANNOT BUY ANYTHING. WHAT A SHAME?!!!!! T___T
Anyway, I caught Neal’s eyes while he’s signing and waved at him. He waved back. I flailed. *lol*
I waited around until the long line was gone and went to talk to Neal. CUE IN AN AWKWARD CONVO. XD
me: HI NEAL! *high pitch*
NT: Hey *gives me a hug, he’s behind a table, and I’m short, it’s hilario~*
me: you guys are awesome
NT: thanks for coming out!
me: (OH MY HECK HE’S ALL SMILEY I CANNOT EVEN)
A few more people came to buy CDs, he’s signing….
me: question.. I saw it on your website, you’ll be touring with another band later this year?
NT: yeah, after this one, we’ll be off for about 3 weeks, then go on tour with a band from NY. I haven’t heard them yet, hopefully they’re good
me: *lolz* oh, you guys are probably better…
me: what about MWK? When can we expect a release?
NT: the EP is done, but waiting for artwork from a friend in Austin who we cannot get a hold of right now.
NT: Andy told me to draw by myself
me: *FLAILS* OMG that’d be awesome!
NT: I haven’t done it in a long time but as soon as we have a stop, I’m gonna go get some supplies from Walmart and start working on it
me: *FLAILS EVEN HARDER*
NT: if my art/drawing is still worth some shit (I THINK HE SAID THAT BUT DO NOT QUOTE ME)
me: come on, you’d be awesome. your handwriting is cuter than mine XD
NT: I want it out, like yesterday. The plan was to release it around the end of August (dang it, good friend in Austin, whoever you are, you made us all wait!!)
me: I cannot wait. I really love “The Captain, His Ship”, it’s awesome~
NT: thanks :)
ANYWAY. EXPECT THE EP AS SOON AS NFT IS DONE WITH THE ARTWORK PEEPS. ♥
I can’t remember what we talked about, but NT was talking about how he loved touring with HoH, had a lot of fun, great guys, blah blah, and HE JUST LOVED TO BE ON TOUR.
me (again): oh, will you be back to touring with Dave at all? (well, I just had to ask, okay?!)
NT: absolutely, if we have a break and Dave wants to have me back. I love to play with the guys
confession: my heart kinda sinks a little bit there :( it’s like HoH is his 1st priority and I wails internally for the Anthemic.. D:
ETA: GUYS. NEAL DID NOT SAY THAT HE LEFT THE ANTHEMIC. I DID NOT SAY THAT EITHER. PLEASE BE CLEAR ON THAT.
A few more people came, he’s back to signing, I began to feel awkward just standing there, so…
me: I gotta go, thanks for today, you guys are awesome!
NT: thanks for coming out.
me: *cheesy smile* CAN I GET A BIG HUG?
NT: sure! *walks out of their booth and gibes me a BIG HUG*
me: *thuds* thank you Neal, be safe! XD
NT: *cracks up*
me: *walks away, waving at him like a lunatic*
SO. Apparently, I am capable of having a conversation with Neal Tiemann without freaking out *throws confetti*
(but not with David Cook, dang it) XD
and Neal. All smiling. I cannot even. ♥
I walked around for a little bit before I left the festival because I was there for just one band anyway *lol*
That’s how my first day of October went.
It’s going to be a crazily amazing month. I’m sure~