The first time I ever saw Jimmy Eat World play was right after high school. My friends Rachel, Alicia, and I ventured down to Tucson together for this all-day music fest that Billy Idol was headlining (random). It was a very hot day, and most of the bands were terrible and incredibly drunk or high, but I endured only on hopes of seeing Jimmy Eat World play live. And I did see them, and they were great. Even though I was hit in the head with a random flying Coke bottle (plastic, thank goodness), and I was sticky and disgusting, I loved that day. But It wasn't just because of who was playing, it was the fact that I knew all of the words to every song, I had my friends with me, we road-tripped together to have this experience, and seeing an AZ band play in AZ is just the best. Oh, and incase you were wondering, we left before Billy Idol even went on (The Billy fans were nuts).
Just like the first time I saw them, the most recent time going to a Jimmy concert definitely didn't disappoint either. Last Friday night, Natalie, Hunter, Camaron, and I ventured to one of Arizona's finest tiny, historical western towns, Wickenburg. Jimmy was doing a home state tour with Wickenburg being one of their last stops. We ate Gecko Grill on the way and had fun talking about past concert experiences. FYI: If you ever want your mind blown in awe, ask Natalie about her and Jenny's first time to NYC (preview: they shared an elevator with Prince).
The concert was in the town's community center. How fun is that? It was around the size of my elementary school auditorium, so it was easy to find our other friends and to get up close. And luckily, with the exception of the gassy boys in front of me, the crowd was pretty cool -no one was beating each other up or throwing Coke bottles or anything. The band came out, everyone went nuts, then the music started. It was so great. And going to concerts with Camaron is always so fun, because that kid just loves to have fun. We danced the night away from Clarity to Bleed American to basically everything that is good and Jimmy:)
And check out this nice little surprise on Jimmy Eat World's instagram.
Thanks for the lift, Camaron:)