I have about 100 pics to share (didn't know I took that many) but photobucket is moving very slow tonight so we'll see how many I can uploaded here in the next few minutes.
I went by myself and did a sound check ticket this time. I was in ROW 2 right in front of Adam. Couldn't have been a better spot to be in.
Shawn came out and checked everyone in on the list. He told me I could give the boys their cookies during the group photo. He also threw in the fact that Adam's mom's friend just sent them the best cookies. When I told him I brought some to the Troubadour he remembered. When I went to go into sound check w/ my large gift bag, I was greeted by a 400 pound man telling me I can't bring those in. Luckily Shawn came over. LOL.
We walked in and Adam was playing the drums. It was awesome. The boys then all came out and they said hi. Adam walked over to the mic and did a big burp for us. LOL. They only played a little bit of WUC I think at the soundcheck. It was more techincal stuff. Jesse did a lot of the talking. He also played guitar on the catwalk. Very cool. The rest of the boys went off the stage and Adam sat and played drums for us for about 5 or 10 min.
We then were told to line up to take a group photo w/ the boys. By group I mean w/ the boys and other strangers. I didn't want my pic but as soon as it was our turn I started saying, "I'm standing next to Adam, I'm standing next to Adam." Dork I know.
I told Adam I was the one who brought them cookies before he asked if I brought the M&M ones. Yes I did. He said he loved them and he ate 20 of them. I then told them that I wanted a hug. Adam said, "Come here darlin," and I got my hug. Matt jumped down and gave me a "thanks for the cookies sweety" *side note-Matt has a big strong hug. I hugged everyone except for Mickey I think because someone was in the way. I asked Jesse what happened to his face and he said he thinks he has poison ivy. I also was able to pass along a card from another fan to him.
Did I forget to add that you were supposed to take a 10 second photo, not talk, and move quickly??????? HEHEHHEE That's what you were supposed to do. Shawn was yelling at me to move it along already. I didn't see Fred all night. Peter was there helping out.........and that was sound check.
The arena was packed. I was in row 2 right in front of Adam. Great seats. I listened to Sara sing again and went out in the hall again and talked to her. You all should go out and get her CD. Then I stayed out in the hall so I didn't have to listen to the HIVES. TERRIBLE. Since I wasn't in my seat, the guy next to me put his M5 autographed photo on my chair. The tard from the Hives, jumped off the stage and into second row right on my seat, ruining the M5 pic and then he fell between 2 chairs. HAHAHAHA
The concert was unbelievable again. Truly amazing. I had so much fun. I took way too many pics this time so I don't remember as many details. The energy in the room was awesome.
They engaged the audience very well. Adam had them dim the lights and have everyone open their cell phones up. Very cool to have all of those little lights flying everywhere. They also dropped confetti at the end of the concert. After they did the group photo at the end Matt says, "Happy New Year" as they leave. Too funny.
What a fun couple of days. I'm off to check on the pics.