Don't get me wrong. The show was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. It's just a personal thing with me. As I mentioned, everyone else around me was cheering and going NUTS while I seemed like the only person crying. But, after today I actually did see that it HAS to be the gloomy atmosphere in order for the show to work so I hope you're seeing them in a venue! Definitely not the same effect outdoors.
I change my mind on the show a lot and it has a LOT to do with Wayne haha. So, me and my friend Liz got food during their set because we got there late and as I said -- the effect was no where NEAR as good as last night. SOMEHOW (my luck lately has been unbelievable.) we snagged pretty close to the stage for Yeah Yeah Yeah's. They let a VERY limited amount of people there. It was absolutely amazing. They can damn well put on a good show, Karen O kicks ass. After their set was done we were leaving and Liz looked in a direction and says, "Wayne. Wayne." and I looked and I said, "What?" she says, "He's right there. Wayne." LOL so we start walking over (he was in the crowd / in that section we were let in to). We didn't get to say anything to him because he was talking to people. We wanted to test our luck and really did want to speak to him again so we just sat down on the floor near the stage just talking. We then see him come out like 15 min later to grab some guy to bring backstage. We go over and we tell him we were at the show last night (He didn't remember, which I already figured hahah. He was like, 'That was yesterday? OH YA OUTSIDE'" -- don't act like you remember haha. He asked what we thought of the show. I told him that I didn't listen to The Terror until the show, but, I thought the show and music was absolutely beautiful. He said "Awww, COME HERE" and hugged me
THEN HE SET IT UP OMG I WAS LIKE "THIS TURNED SO FAST" -- He asked why I didn't listen to the album. Liz told him about the interviews and what not. I told him I wanted the full effect live. he said, "Look at me! Do I look fine?!" And he did in fact look fine. I started saying, "But, the stage and everything was so dark... GOOD but dreary" and he was about to say something, but, the security guards were yelling at him to go back and he was like, "Why can't I just talk to you guys? Do you guys want to come back stage too?" And we were just like, "uhhhh.... ok?" hahaha and he was like "Yeah, you finally get back here and then you're like 'Now what do I do?'" AND THEN HE LEFT US LOL I WAS LIKE "WAIT! WHAT?!??" SO ME AND LIZ JUST STOOD THERE AWKWARDLY JUST TALKING TO EACH OTHER FOR AN HOUR. REALLY DUMB CONVERSATIONS CAUSE EVERYONE KNEW EVERYONE BESIDES US. We saw Karen leaving so we wanted to get a chance to say something, we totally fangirled that one because I've been listening to her since middle school. Liz was like "You don't know me but I was in the crowd and you were amazing." DEAD.
Anywho, he talked to us when we were leaving and told us to come out to more shows and keep getting to do things like this -- because he said 'sometimes it's awesome backstage. sometimes it's not." LOL
I forgot, we also talked to him about Firefly last year (my first Lips show) and it being one of the best shows ever. We said it was weird going from that to this -- I think that's actually when he was going to say something. He also mentioned that when you do things like this you HAVE to touch people's hearts and if you're not making someone emotional then something is wrong -- not exact words but that's basically it. I don't know... he made me feel a thousand times better about the show. Especially when he asked if he looked fine because that's mainly what I was concerned about. I am also so grateful to have gotten to really see what he had to say and he just has one of the most amazing souls. I love this man.
He also told me to lie to everyone and tell them that backstage was AWESOME and that there was so much drinking and it was so wild and amazing!