There were so many moments during the show that I have rehashed with Kelsey and Kate roughly 100 times already. I want to keep reliving last weekend so I never forget a second of it. Lucky for me (and you, if you're interested) I recorded most of the highlights, and I'm working on editing them into a vlog.
A few weeks ago, Kelsey and I started talking about making a sign or two to bring to the show. That might make us sound like 16 year old fangirls, but if you know anything about this band, you know that they take signs from their fans, and often display them on the stage at future shows.
I made one for Bob Crawford, the bassit and New Jersey native, that said, "Welcome Home Bobby!" and Kelsey made hers for Mike Marsh, the drummer, and it said, "Mike Marsh for President" (the idea came to her in a dream, true story).
The boys spotted our signs during the show (Mike gave Kelsey a thumps up, and Bob mouthed "Thank you!" to me, which pretty much caused me to turn into a puddle of my own tears). After they finished their last song, and before the encore, they came over to shake our hands and to take the signs. Once they finished the encore (which included this song!), they both hand delivered us copies of the set list. I'm pretty sure that's when I stopped breathing all together.
(Mike shaking Kelsey's hand and Bob shaking mine. We owe Kate our lives for capturing these moments.)
The photo of the piano, and the one of the boys kneeling, were taken the following night at the next show. You can see Kelsey's sign in front of Mike's drum set, and my sign on the piano. We started seeing photos of our signs on Twitter around the same time we arrived home, and needless to say, there was a lot of screaming.
There are moments that divide your life into a before and an after; this weekend was definitely one of them.