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I spent last Thursday through Monday in New York with the speech team. It was amaaaaazing! Friday was actually the only day we spent in NYC but I loved it. So much fun.

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Something Corporate Road Trip - Day 2 [Sun


So this was the day of the show, what we planned this whole trip around since May. We got up bright and early at 6:30 and were on our way to the venue by 7:30. We arrived at 8:00 AM, which was 11 hours before doors and 12.5 hours before the show started. Are we insane, yes, do I care, no. It's just what we do. Going to see one of our favorite bands is just an all-day event for me and Jessica. But we weren't the craziest, because we then met Kellie-Anne who had driven from Tennessee and had been there since 6:45 AM. We waited outside until 11:00 when they opened up so we could go inside and spend money in the gift shop. When you spend $15 you get to wait inside the venue in the "pass the line" line. Long story short, we ended up being 5th and 6th in line instead of 2nd and 3rd. YES IT'S A BIG DEAL. But certain people don't deserve to be included in my recap any further. Well...I will say it's pretty crappy when you wait 12 hours in line, and 5 minutes before doors open, someone lets their friends cut with them. ANYWAY. We had brought books, sudoku puzzles and our journals to keep us busy but we everything back in my car before noon because we were afraid that security wouldn't let us in and out later. The hours still passed fairly quickly and we met some cool people in line. It was sooo cold in there. I wore shorts, expecting to be sitting outside in 100 degree weather all day, but instead I froze my ass off.

They were going to let us in an hour early, at 6, but changed their minds because there weren't enough people outside in the regular line...or something like that. A little before 7 they herded us downstairs and our single file line became a cluster-f. When they finally opened the doors, it was all a blur. I've never been around so many crazed fans. Stupid stuff happened but I ended up squeezing in on the barricade next to Jessica. We literally had the best spots in the house. We hadn't seen the girls who ended up next to us AT ALL all day...pretty weird...they must have gotten there at like 5, at the earliest. We had to wait almost an hour and a half for the show to begin. Waiting inside at the stage has got to be the most excruciating part of the whole experience.

The band finally came out to the song Reunited and it Feels So Good. Pretty fitting? They opened with I Woke Up In A Car, which was perfect for the beginning of the show. Next was Space. It was so incredible when the entire crowd screamed "HEY!" during the chorus. Straw Dog was another big favorite of the night. Me and the Moon was amazing. I was so excited to see Watch the Sky live, since it has been my favorite Something Corporate song ever since the first time I heard it. Walking By and Cavanaugh Park were beautiful. Andrew screwed up the lyrics to Drunk Girl, which was hilarious. I had just been thinking "what if he messed up like he did on the Live at the Ventura DVD?" Ha. The Astronaut is another one of my favorite songs, and one of my favorite performances of the night. Hurricane was awesome. The crowd, and the band, were just so into it. iF U C Jordan was the "last" song. I had been looking forward to joining at least a thousand other people in screaming "Fuck you Jordan!" all night (and for the past 7-ish years). I knew they always did an encore so I wasn't too upset when they left the stage.

Andrew came back out and did his little spiel about Konstantine and then played it. It was so special. I never thought I would see it live. It was (kinda still is) one of my favorite songs in junior high and I just listened to it alllll the time. It was just so great and felt so nostalgic to hear it in person. 4 song encore! Next was Forget December and then Down. They finished with Punk Rock Princess, and I promptly started bawling, even more so when they left the stage. I can't really explain why that last song really did it for me. I was just really taking it all in.

Bleary-eyed and on a high from the show, we met back up with Kellie-Anne and waited to buy merch. I allotted myself $75 but only bought the tour shirt. Which I am in love with...I should have bought two because I'm gonna wear it all the darn time. We went outside and joined the line that was waiting to meet the band. I think we had to wait about 45 minutes before Andrew came out. At first the security guy said no pictures, then that pictures could only be taken while he signed stuff, then all the rules were just kind of out the window before he got to us. He wrote out "live the life you're given..." out for Kellie-Anne (which she then got tattooed!) and signed me and Jessica's ticket stubs, and took pictures with us. We then all parted ways and Jessica and I spent the next 2 hours gushing over the positive things of the night and bitching about stupid people. Around 2 AM we finally went to bed with smiles on our faces...(/cheeseball)

So, we had a really great time. I never thought I would get a chance to see Something Corporate live. It was the best show I have ever been to...yes, better than any Brand New show I've been to...even last year's Halloween show (which totally ruled). I think it was the first show that Jessica and I went to where one of us hadn't already seen the band so it was a really cool experience. It was nice to meet and stay in touch with new people and...yeah. What a good day.




Something Corporate Road Trip - Day 1

I am back from my marvelous trip with Jessica in which we went to Dallas to see Something Corporate and did a bunch of fun stuff along the way. On Tuesday, we left Aransas at 7:40 AM, headed to Goliad to visit Presidio la Bahia. We got there like 20 minutes before it opened so we went to the monument for Colonel Fannin. Pretty cool place...It was super hot at the fort. We stayed there maybe an hour and then got back on the road. Next stop, Dr Pepper Museum in Waco, TX. Along the way we stopped and had a roadside picnic outside of Luling. The Dr Pepper Museum was really neat! There was an auditorium that had Dr Pepper commercials playing. The old ones were hilarious. We bought DP in glass bottles from the gift shop and then had some Dr Pepper floats. Now we were about 2 hours from Dallas. We stopped in Hillsboro, TX to see the Roadside America museum. There were a lot of cool things in there, but the guy who owned it was pretty creepy. It was also really hot because he didn't keep the A/C on. Yuck. We got into Dallas around 6ish, if I had to guess. We got pretty lucky with traffic. It was outrageous, but only on the southbound side of the highway :) We unpacked our stuff at the Super 8 we were staying at and then went out to eat at Cheddar's. The baked spasagna was pretty delicious. Afterward we spotted a Target so of course we had to go...then we got back to the hotel around 10 to prepare for the next day!


Something Corporate Road Trip Day 3

Yes, I am skipping Day 2 right now, because that was the day of the show. I have to go to work soon and I don't wanna rush that post. Haha.

On Thursday we got up around 7:30. It was a little earlier than our alarms were set, but we were already awake, so hey. It was good to get the early start. We got back on the road at about 8:45. Morning traffic kinda sucked but it wasn't too bad. This time we were southbound and the outrageous traffic was northbound. We were headed to Glen Rose, TX which is about an hour and a half southwest of Dallas. In Glen Rose is Dinosaur Valley State Park where there are actual preserved dinosaur tracks. There were three areas with tracks and we hiked all three, but only saw the tracks in area 2 - and probably only because there was a roped off area that had a sign that said "TRACKS." All three areas were super pretty though and I was excited about getting some fun exercise after all the bad stuff I ate. We stayed there longer than expected because it was harder than we thought to find the tracks. We stopped at Burger King before leaving town, and then headed to Dripping Springs, TX to visit the Hamilton Pool Preserve. We got a little lost but it was well worth it when we got there. That place is beautiful. We don't have any rocks here so I'm always amazed at huge rock formations. One day I will have to go back there and actually swim. Oh yeah, we got about halfway down the 1/4 mile trail and had to turn back because I left my memory card in my laptop. Woops! Seriously couldn't NOT turn back though. It was so pretty. We left there a little before 5:30 and made one last stop in Lockhart to get gas and snacks. I ate a whole king size bag of Skittles...sigh (It's all good now though). We got back in town around 10. I was so exhausted when I got home, but I stayed up to edit all my pictures even though I could barely keep my eyes open.



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Yesterday I went to go see Ben Folds with Diana and Jessica! Seeing him live has been on my to-do list for about 6-ish years. The show was great. We had a fairly decent spot, we were right next to the barricade so I was right next to the speaker. The view was still good except for the gross security guard that occasionally got in the way. The setlist was almost perfect. 25 songs so I can't complain...but I will complain about him not playing Not the Same. :( Afterwards we were walking back to my car when this kind stranger told us that Ben was meeting fans right around the corner. I had no intentions of being able to meet him so it was really exciting. We got our posters signed and took pictures with him. He seemed like a pretty nice guy from the minute or two we got to talk to him (the security guards were kind of ushering everyone along in a line). I took my mom's mediocre point and shoot camera so I took some crappy pictures, along with two crappy videos. I got one decent video on my Flip camera of him playing Wipeout.


Say Yes (Elliott Smith cover)
Annie Waits
All U Can Eat
Bitch Went Nuts
Zak and Sara
Still Fighting It
The Secret Life of Morgan Davis
Improv. Some guy yelled out something that sounded like "Bitch you stole my clock" or something about that, and Ben made up a song about it
Fired (He never plays that live and it's one of my favorites! So awesome!)
New song from his album with Nick Hornby, didn't know the title.
Levi Johnston's Blues
Songs of Love
You Don't Know Me
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Steven's Last Night in Town
Kate (with Wipeout on the drums at the end)

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Posting in the first time in forever, and it's because I saw BRAND NEW last night.

Jessica and I got to the venue around 3 and were about 15th in line. Doors were supposed to open at 6 so at 5 I walked to this grocery store to use their bathroom and when I came back I saw that people were standing up and the line was moving...I started freaking out and running to the front yelling for Jessica but she had already gone in. I cut in line with these girls who had been in front of us but had been towards the back signing people up for the street team when the line started moving. Thankfully they had just lined people up in front of the door inside so I caught up with Jessica. IT WAS SO SCARY. For real. We met up with Genny, a long time myspace friend of mine that I randomly met in the Brand New chatroom that used to exist.
We got pretty good spots, we were on the very side of the stage but against the barricade so that was okay. This guy with a photo pass came and sat in the photo pit and I noticed he had a poster hanging out of his backpack (FYI - They have these ~*super limited*~ posters at every show and they'll only sell like 15 a night, so there's no way to have a good spot and get a poster. UNLESS!-) I made a remark to Jessica about how I wanted a poster but that this spot was more important to me. The guy looked up and was all "I'll get one for you." We were in shock! I was like "Seriously? You would do that?!" So me Jessica and Genny all gave him money and he got them for us. So cool. We thanked him like a jillion times. Turns out he works for AbsolutePunk and is going to have a show review with photos up sometime today.
Oh, and he informed us that the opening band, The Builders and The Butchers canceled so we were super excited, thinking that Brand New would play a super long set. But the show started at 7:30 instead of 7...
Thrice was alright. They played a pretty cool cover of Helter Skelter that I enjoyed.
I could not enjoy Brand New as much as I wanted to because there was this really overly intrusive security guard in front of us the whole time. The other two were laid back and would just stand against the barricade (unless there were crowd surfers) but this guy was literally right in front of our faces the entire time...so annoying. That guy really did not want anyone taking videos...
And behind us were two girls who would not SHUT THE HELL UP. They seemed like legit fans, knew the words to all the songs and stuff, so I really cannot understand why they would come to a Brand New show just to carry on a totally unrelated and very loud conversation the whole time. And during the quiet part in Luca...WOW. I wanted to punch somebody.
Brand New was kind of low-energy (as usual?). I have higher hopes for the Halloween show though.
You Wont Know
Tommy Gun
Sic Transit
No Seatbelt Song
Jaws Theme Swimming
You Stole
Sowing Season
Bought A Bride
In a Jar
At the Bottom
Play Crack the Sky
Genny got the setlist from the stage which included Sink right before At the Bottom. Kind of upset that that didn't happen. They came on at 9 and only played til like 10:20...not sure what was going on with them. Whateva.
Got yet another shirt, then we all got McNuggets.
I am in Aransas again. Tomorrow Jessica is coming here, and we are going to see Rocky Horror at the Harbor Playhouse. Then Saturday Brand New is in Houston. Cool.

my tweets for today [Mon
  • 12:31 Billy Mays?! This is terrible #
  • 13:27 Photo: Poor dude was hit by a motorcycle and was put on steroids, he’s so fat now! tumblr.com/xmr26h4nl #
  • 13:35 Photo: fuckyeahsharks: tumblr.com/xmr26h6y5 #
  • 14:49 I was going to say "The Phantom Tollbooth would make an awesome movie" but apparently it's been done. Whatever, that was 40 years ago #
  • 14:54 bit.ly/nrqDR
    I wish I had time to watch this right now. Maybe tonight. #
  • 14:58 @kkkkristen haha really? I'm pretty excited to watch it, should be funny. #
  • 15:10 bit.ly/zzaQN #
  • 15:33 Photo: This looks SO GOOOOD tumblr.com/xmr26i7n0 #
  • 15:48 @clm789 I'll bring some to work tomorrow, you can have a piece when you bring that stuff! #
  • 16:59 Photo: This kitten rocks tumblr.com/xmr26ixsn #
  • 20:10 Photo: DIRT?! tumblr.com/xmr26kkka #
  • 00:44 @lvenglarcz Thanks! :) #
  • 00:54 Watching The Phantom Tollbooth now. It probably would have helped to have read the book sometime in the last 5 years, but oh well #
  • 01:12 Funtrackers was cool. $20 in quarters went so fast. #
  • 02:19 Can't wait til september, I want a new phone and that's when I'm eligible for more savings #
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my tweets for today [Sun
  • 03:59 I feel so gross right now. It's so hot. I can't wait to shower. #
  • 09:16 It's so hot everywhere! WHYYYY #
  • 09:26 Leftover pizza, a shower, scanning photos - sounds good but I'm going to finish sleeping. My neck hurts. Birthday tomorrow. #
  • 11:50 They're trying to call me in, no thanks. I asked off today for a reason #
  • 13:28 I hate this laptop so much. it's not recognizing anything I plug in like my mouse or my printer/scanner. I have pictures to scan! #
  • 13:56 I had 2 more pictures to go and it crapped out on me. Oh well #
  • 14:21 www.flickr.com/photos/jamiejamison/sets/72157620502156801/detail/ My scanner is so dirty. gross #
  • 14:25 Just found that I accidentally took the toilet paper key home with me from work yesterday. oooops hahaha #
  • 16:36 Going to Herb's? and Funtrackers for Brian's birthday. wooo #
  • 00:43 Going to make some pineapple upside down cake for my birthday. haha #
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my tweets for today [Sat
  • 14:33 "I want a camera that takes black and white pictures, that'd be cool." "All you have to do is get a camera and put B&W film in it." "Really? #
  • 14:36 My last roll of lomo fisheye pictures came out pretty cool. and oooh someone might be stepping down from their managerial position #
  • 16:26 We got a Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs standee. cooool #
  • 16:27 @clm789 G #
  • 18:44 About to enjoy some live theatre for the first time in awhile. I've actually never seen Romeo and Juliet before #
  • 20:41 It's sooo cold in the black box #
  • 22:04 On the Razzle was hilarious, about to see Romeo and Juliet #
  • 23:09 Romeo and Juliet was kind of funny...really cheesy music and some purposefully overdramatic parts, good stuff #
  • 23:37 Photo: yesss, I’m too much of a pansy to use these though haha tumblr.com/xmr26008z #
  • 00:06 Picking up my car from the movies, there's 3 cops here...I guess I won't find out what happened til monday. off all weekend! #
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my tweets for today [Fri
  • 18:18 What a stupid inconvenient time for a manager's meeting. took 45 minutes after my shift ended to get out of work #
  • 21:04 getting a record player, a keyboard, and another camera (canon rebel K2) for my birthday. yaaay #
  • 23:03 starting to realize how much this is going to suck. #
  • 23:09 in a real crappy mood now. #
  • 01:39 forgot that my prints were ready today! guess I'll pick them up before work tomorrow if i have time #
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my tweets for today [Thu
  • 14:04 "With the way the movies are scheduled I don't think we'll be able to go on breaks" hahaha whateverrr #
  • 18:27 Forgot all about a trade on swaptree and I was supposed to ship out a book a week ago. ooooooops. negative feedback :( #
  • 01:31 My legs still hurttt. I'm tired #
  • 01:33 My iPod won't make any noise? It's like the sound feature is nonexistent. Nothing happens when I press the side volume buttons. So confused. #
  • 01:36 Working now. That was strange. #
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my tweets for today [Wed
  • 12:33 I guess we're having a midnight showing after all #
  • 12:46 19 kids just showed up on a bus. I hate when people do these surprise field trips without telling us #
  • 15:41 So bored. Probably going to clean out my turtle's tank today. Not looking forward to it. #
  • 16:40 @dontdiana Transformers #
  • 16:40 I wish I had enough friends that were friends with each other to have a birthday party of sorts. haha #
  • 01:54 Link: Now In Original & Extra Bandwidth Flavor tumblr.com/xmr24xj4a #
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my tweets for today [Tue
  • 18:08 I can't believe I forgot about the semi-annual sale at bath and body works. just stocked up on discontinued shampoo/conditioner #
  • 23:40 Brian and I just got 20 free mcnuggets, not sure if it was a mistake but we rolled with it haha #
  • 00:21 Why is it so hot everywhere?! I'm burning up #
  • 00:53 Stupid micabella cosmetics and their persuasive salespeople #
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Videos, Photos, & Setlist from 5/12/09 [Sat

This is from the Kevin Devine show at Stubb's on 5/12/09. The setlist, in a very loose order:

Yr Damned Ol Dad
Cotton Crush
Another Bag of Bones
No Time Flat
You Are The Daybreak
Go Haunt Someone Else
Hand of God
Longer That I'm Out Here
Me and My Friends
Yr Husband
Fever Moon
Buried By The Buzz
You're Trailing Yourself
I Could Be With Anyone
Black Sheep Boy (Okkervil River cover)
Whatever (Folk Song in C) (Elliott Smith Cover
Brooklyn Boy
Just Stay
Brother's Blood

I took the videos with my Flip so they're supposedly in ~HD~. Videos of Buried By The Buzz, Fever Moon, Longer That I'm Out Here, No Time Flat, Yr Damned Ol Dad, I Could Be With Anyone, and a few Miniature Tigers and Sarah Jaffe songs here.
There's also a video of the Elliott Smith cover and Brooklyn Boy that is having trouble uploading. If you happen to be really eager to see it, go ahead and comment and I will reply when it gets uploaded on some website or another.

Photos here. A few polaroids included. The lighting wasn't so great, it was basically just a little bit of light on Kevin. All the pictures I took of anyone else were crap, so...

I also have a few pictures of Kevin from when he played the Leonard Cohen tribute show at SXSW here.

Sorry that I cut off some heads in parts of the videos. I wanted to move around and enjoy myself, so I wasn't really watching it through my camcorder, haha. I must say that I loved the setlist.

MW 8:00-9:20 physical geology lab
MW 9:30-10:50 gov't II
MW 11:00-12:20 physical geology
MW 1:00-3:50 photography I
TR 9:30-10:50 development of the motion picture I
TR 11:12:20 jazz I
T 1:00-3:50 bowling, beginning
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my tweets for today [Sun
  • 14:22 @aplusk What does that even mean? #
  • 14:30 @clm789 that's what I thought but he worded it so weirdly hahah #
  • 14:31 I've become one of those people who can't concentrate on work with a mess in the room. what happened to me? #
  • 15:04 still trying to figure out what to do with my 3 pretty 11:11 AM stickers #
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