Yes, fellow Elves, Dwarves, Other People and Ninja.
Eldra, Goose, a friend of Gooses' and I, had a pizza party. With Manafest!
Ok, ok, maybe I should start at the beginning.
Saturday evening I randomly checked Manafest's tour dates to see when he was going to be playing nearest to where I live. To my utter astonishment I look to see that in 3 days he was going to be in MY CITY. Where I live it is more unusual to have bigger bands come, but the occasional band will drop in.
So I checked for the price of tickets, but couldn't find any prices on the website. My mom ended up calling the church and asking for more information. She found out that it was not only a Manafest concert, but a pizza party also. The deal? It was only $5 (per person) for the entire thing!!
Eldra and I decided to surprise our brother with the concert. We told him he was going for a haircut (which he HATES to get) and he was pretty disappointed. But that morning we dragged him to his room and turned on the video cameras. He was nervous at first when we cornered him and started filming him. We told him that he was no longer going for a haircut but going to a pizza party, to which he raised an eyebrow and said nonchalantly, 'cool'...with Manafest. His eyes bugged out for a second, than he got a disbelieving look on his face. He didn't think that we were telling the truth. We had to get our mom to confirm it before he actually got excited. :) I guess the jokes on us, eh Eldra??
Tuesday = Concert day :)
We arrive at the church and see that not even 100 people were going to be attending the concert. That means...mosh-pit!!! There wasn't even enough people for a legit mosh-pit, but it was still awesome :)
When the band came out the audience couldn't have been more awkward!! Half of the crowd didn't know whether to clap or cheer, or just be quiet when the Travis (the drummer) and Bodan (The guitarist) came out. It wasn't until Manafest came out that the cheering was loud. Totally awkward!!! :P
Manafest had some funny lines throughout the evening. I'm sure that, for those of you who have seen him on this tour, have seen/heard most of the same stuff. Like when he was talking about his Japan tour, he spouted off some words in Japanese which had the crowd in hysterics.
Manafest also had some advice for the guys. Today was him and his wife's 8th wedding anniversary which he had to give up to play for us. His advice?? Happy wife, happy life :)
Since I had already seen Manafest with this concert setup I could focus on other parts of the concert instead of just him. My favorite part of the concert was, believe it or not, the guitar. I love how the guitar parts sound live in comparison to the studio. I have been wanting to learn to play guitar for quite some time, and this concert just confirmed it. Well, having Bodan (the guitarist) encourage me to pick it up was the ticket ;)
So all-in-all the concert was awesome.
After the concert ended the pizza was brought out along with the band. Eldra treated me to a Manafest T-shirt so that we could get the band's signatures. THANKS ELDRA!!!!!!
I ended up showing Manafest this drawing, which he signed for me :)
Something funny happened. When I showed Chris the drawing of him he remembered me from YC Alberta 2010, and told me that other people had seen my drawing and done their own versions from it. I was bumfuzzled!!!!!! I had no idea that my drawing had that sort of an impact on other artists.
Like Eldra said in her post, we (Eldra, Goose our friend and I) were waiting outside for my mom and dad to pick us up when Chris came around with the band trailer to load the equipment up. He honked his horn at us and waved. We waved back and I hollered at him "Don't crash the van!" (he crashed the trailer before ).
He rolled down his window and said to us, jokingly, "Want to come on tour with me?"
Goose replied with "ROAD TRIP, ROAD TRIP!" while the rest of us cheered.
I ended up getting pictures of Bodan and Travis to draw, so look out for those soon!!!!!
CAN'T WAIT FOR SEPTEMBER FOR THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH, THE NEWSBOYS AND MANAFEST TO COME!!!!!!!! Squeaks? Eldra?? Party time???
I know that that wasn't the most well written post ever, but I'm so excited!!! I'm sorry :3