I typed this all out last night, but the stupid videos on Photobucket broke my code, so I had to go type it all out again. Hopefully it works this time.
May 21, 2010 is the best night of my life so far. Not that it started out that way, though. I need to start a few days earlier, though. On Wednesday, my Grandma and Uncle (step-grandpa) were going up to Mom's house to take her some stuff they had picked up for her. Since they were going up and my brother Austin was going to have to come pick me up for the show, my Mom had the idea to try and get my Grandma to bring me up. She called her and set it up and then I got a call to be ready b/c my Uncle would be here to pick me up in about an hour. So, I gathered up a couple of changes of clothes and my meds and books and got dressed. Uncle came to pick me up and we went to their house and switched to the car to drive up to Michigan. I stayed up there until we left for the show Friday evening. I got the entire house to myself on Thursday b/c both Mom and David had to work, like ALL day.
So, Friday evening when we left, it had just started raining. It was POURING by the time we got to East Lansing. I had to spend the only cash I had on parking. And most of it was supposed to be for an "I'm With CoCo" wristband. Austin let me out in front of The Breslin Center, but they didn't have Gate A open, so I had to hobble as quickly as I could around the side to Gate B. Needless to say, by the time I got there I was SOAKED. My entire shirt and the whole back of my pants. Of course, I had no jacket. But even the people with umbrellas were pretty soaked. The doors opened just as I walked up there, which was actually about 15-20 minutes late. So, we get inside and find our section. When Austin got the tickets from his friend, he found out his friend was mistaken and it wasn't 8th row, but 8th row in section 109. Luckily, section 109, row 8 was really close to the floor, about halfway back from the stage, so we still had pretty good seats. We were going to go to the seats and Austin was going to go back up to the merch table and get himself a shirt and my wristband, but then he realized that he'd left his wallet in the car. It was a while until showtime, so he figured he'd go out to the car and get it. Well, he went and even got a smoking pass, but the woman wouldn't let him go out. So, I didn't get my wristband. :( I was just going to order it off the Team Coco webstore
, but the shipping is more than the band! A wristband that would have cost me $5 at the show would cost me almost $13 off the site. Conan, you know I love you, but I am NOT paying that much money for a rubber band. A flat-rate shipping envelope/box costs less than $5, how is shipping almost $8?
Anyway, we were disappointed, but we were still at the show, so it wasn't too big a deal. The show started a bit late, seeing as the doors opened late, but I was watching the stage, seeing who I could see on the edge. I was watching for Bley coming out onstage to take pics. At one point I noticed Mike Sweeney come out on the floor and head to the back to talk to the sound/light guys, so I had Austin get a pic of him. Jeff Ross also came out and he got a couple pics of him, but I couldn't find them on the card. :( Of course, he got Bley.( The rest cut for length and massive amounts of large pics. :) )
And that is my Legally Prohibited Tour report. It was a great show, much fun was had.
Oh, yeah. More Pics and some vids on my Photobucket.