This year is way different than last year. Last year I spent the night alone talking on the computer and posting "Whoo 2007!" on a Myspace bulletin. That was about it. I then proceeded to discuss the sadness of the situation with another friend in the same such situation. This year though, this year takes up a mass amount of interest and excitement. We shall go by time frames. :D
6:30 pm: Amanda calls me to tell me that she is leaving to go to The Warehouse. (The most awesome hang out that my dear old suburbian desert town has to offer. It is really fantastic.) I tell my mom that we have to go. We go. I drive. Still have difficulties driving in the dark but whatever. I get there.
6:50 pm: I stand in a huddled triangle outside waiting for the doors to open because it is freezing. We talk and repeatedly curse the gods for how cold it is. Apparently it was 27 degrees. Im not too sure about that. But it was cold.
7:00 pm: They open the doors. Im about the second person in line so I get warm quickly, but I look behind me and Amanda is waiting for other friend. Brett. Well known free loader but we love him anyway. Amanda is supposed to pay for his entry to our loveable house of worship. (Really, its a church on Wednesdays.) I see Brett inside already and phone her to tell her. Shes at the end of the line. Shes gonna hurt him. :]
7:05 pm: We are all in, it doesn't take long, and Amanda has forgiven Brett. We lounge around and then go to the bathroom. Now I am taking the time to explain the bathroom because, even though its a low budget place, their bathroom rocks. 2 walls are painted blue, 2 black. The stalls are black and have old BMW hubcaps on them. I have no idea why that is so cool. Anddd. The best part of all, the soap is powdered! No kidding. Its great. Ive made it a tradition to make it snow on my friends when they are in there.
7:10 pm: We gather by the front of the stage. There are a few local bands playing until midnight and we all know its great to be right in on the action. We talk, and me and my California friend Lindsay scope out the people. Shortly after, the first band starts. They are named, Some Say Hero. All the way from Carson City, Nevada.
7:15 pm: The band has started. Its not really what I expected. I look around and its like the crowd has died. Theres people there, but nobody's moving. It reminds me of that one music video where everybody's bored and have theirs arms crossed.. Yeah. You get it. They had rigamortis.
My time frames start to get lost after the music starts playing so whatever.
Once the first band is done, the better one comes on. Not the best. But better than the first. Wayward. The crowd comes back to life. We all start MOVING. My friends sing. I don't know the band.. Yeah.
Next up, A House Cursed. (By the way. After every set, they auctioned off the band members to raise money and such. You could get a date with them or just get money to take your friends..) Anyway, to be perfectly honest, they scared me. :D They were a metal band. You know, long hair. Screaming. Mehh. Just kinda freaked me out. Not to mention that people actually started moshing. And I got sucked into it. Gah. I was scared. :D But I lived. And did some pushing and then got outta there.They finally got done with their songs and the lead singer was being auctioned. My friend Kendra bid $5. I doubt she expected to win. But, she did. Now she gets to go bowling with him! :D Hes actually a nice guy though. Not too scary. Just older. Like, 30..
After them, All Day Drive. I was tired by then, you know. You just want to sit down. So thats what I did. I was in the front row, and I sat down. The next thing I knew, the lead singer threw his water bottle at me. I mean, come on. They were boring. I was bored. I was tired. And he was throwing stuff at me. I mean, its kind of a bad sign when somebody gets so bored the they sit on the floor at your show huh? Maybe you should, I dunno, be more interesting? Anyway, my friends told me that its complete taboo to sit down at a rock show. Whatever. I don't really care.
Then, Dorcia. In my opinion, one of the best bands I heard. They were metal too, but more young, and cute. :] The lead singer was pretty. Lol. It seemed like they played longer but maybe thats just because I liked them better. There was moshing then too, but I was almost on the stage by then so I didn't get into this time. Just pushed people if they got too close. And with this band, I was actually surprised. I thought they were a rock band but the the lead singer just started screaming and I was like WHOA. Because hes more clean cut, and looks more rockish. But he was good. THEY were good.
Ok, now its about 11:10 pm. Almost time. The big band comes on. The one that everyones been waiting for. Victim Effect.
They are metal too, but they were different. A little bit of rock was pushed in there so that it was understandable and enjoyable. By now, I was the closest to the band. I could have reached up and touched the chicks keyboards. And watching them was just so cool. They had so much energy and they had a hook. They played about 3 songs and then it was 11:55. Glow sticks were passed out, everyone was watching the numbers countdown. The excitement kept rising. Then it started. At 15 we were all a little confused that it was starting there. 10 we yelled louder. 5 we were counting too fast, too excited to wait for time to catch up. 1 we all screamed. Then it flashed 2008 and we got the ooey gooey music going. But it was the good kind. And we were all screaming and there was confetti everywhere and nobody thought to say Happy New Year. They just wanted to scream and kiss each other and scream some more. All the girls who didn't have anybody kissed their friends on the cheek. Then there was a silence. Just kind of a hault to the screaming. Nobody was talking. Then I looked over and Brett and said "HAPPY NEW YEAR BRETT!"
Victim Effect plays their last song. They start it with a "Welcome to 2008." Name of the song: Boom. The band is done. The crowd scatters. Some to concessions to get sparkling whatever it was. Some to the back to get merch from the bands. Me and my friends just stayed where we were and threw confetti at each other repeatedly and said Happy New Year way too much. We wondered to the back and got some sparkling whatever it was and toasted, sorta. And then me and Lindsay walked past the lead singer of Dorcia too many times. We got free posters for Victim Effect and met all the band members. They were all so nice. The girl was awsome. Kinda the sweet, yet hardcore girl. I called my brother, he was sleeping. But he came to get me. My friends Erica, Laura, and Maria needed a ride but they were too far out of the way for me to give it to them, and we didn't have room. But Brett didn't need to go too far so we gave him one. Erica and the others got a ride with a band member in his cool car. I was happy that they at least didn't have to walk. Because, if it was 27 at seven, then it was way colder by midnight.
1:00 am: My brother finally comes and we drive Brett, we stop for icees. :D Then I explain the whole night to my brother on the way home.
1:30 am: We get home and my brother immediately goes to bed. I stay up and search for the bands I liked then went off to sleep. Yet there was too much of a buzz in the air and my ears were ringing so I stayed up and watched ANTM marathon.
2:30 am: I finally go to sleep after a long day.
Forget the fact that it was cold. Forget that I got dizzy a few times during the night. Forget that people were jerks. It was a great night. The best New Years so far. And I cant wait til next year.
So, how was everyone else's?