I had the lovely chance to go see one of the last dates of the 8123 tour in Dallas last night and it was amazing to the say the least. So I'm here to provide a nice little recap of my night with some crappy iPhone pictures and nice words.
Okay, being the native DFW/Dallas citizen I am, I am very keen to downtown Dallas, especially Deep Ellum. I love being on that side of town, it is a total slice of strawberry cake for me. It's jampacked with little venues, tattoo parlors, shops, and some of the best food (aka Serious Pizza). I was stoked that the event was at Trees because it's a small/personal place that holds some good memories for me.
(It was hotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt)
My friend and I got there around one, and the doors didn't open until seven. But we decided to spend the day in Dallas because why not. We walked by Trees and there were already people lining up at the door, keep in mind Texas ain't nice weather, it was about 92 degrees outside. So my friend and I walked around a bit and went to Serious Pizza, literally the best pizza in town. We sat in the air-conditioned small place for awhile and decided to head back. We tried to wait in line, but it just got too hot and we gave in and hung out in my air-conditioned car for awhile and since it was still early, we went to northpark mall. But not before I got the chance to meet John O'Callaghan. I took a quick picture with me and gave him a nice little mixed CD type thing.
(ow ow ow)
We're gonna fast forward a bit to the show.
I got inside and not too long after, Brighten graced the stage. If you haven't listened to Justin Richards, get on it. He's a cute little romantic on stage, and he definitely can hit those high notes that make my knees weak. His brother, a dallas native, was on stage on the drums and Alex and Sean Silverman from This Century also joined in.
Next was This Century, who put on a legitimate dance party! I have very rarely listened to This Century, but I knew some of the songs and they put on a great performance! They were all over the stage and pumped the crowd up.
A Rocket to the Moon came on next and well it was extremely bittersweet. They mixed some old songs and new songs and did an amazing job. They covered a little bit of some hit songs and it was a total party. I've always enjoyed their country/rock vibes. Nick has set of lungs on him, that's for sure.
Oh The Maine. They came out with smoke and all. Of course their set was beyond anything else. I can't even. They gave their all, like the bands before them, and it was just an amazing set. They played songs that made me completely nostalgic (they whole tour did), and added some songs from Forever Halloween.
The tour was just a bundle of nostaglic feelings for me and fast heart-beats. I had a great time and I can't wait to see The Maine apparently in the fall according to John himself.
I hope you guys have the chance to catch this tour before it ends!
Peace out Girlz Scoutz,