|I will windmill kick you in the face.
||[Jul. 4th, 2005|12:21 am]
Hello everyone. I got back from my Illinois trip earlier today. It was AWESOME. On Friday I went to the Cubs game at Wrigley Field. It was so amazing. Outdoor baseball is so much better than indoor. We need a new stadium badly. Well anyways, it was a good game. Jeromy Burnitz appeared to tie the game late with a 2-run homer but it was called back. The Cubbies lost but it was still an enjoyable day at the park. It's so much different than Twins games. At the Twins games there are like 5 people that actually get into the game, but at Wrigley everyone is crazy and loud. It's so awesome. I will try to get pictures up soon. Saturday was Cornerstone. Think Sonshine only 100x better. Unfortunately due to recent trends, over half the bands there were crappy screamo bands, and that got really annoying. I was watching a local band, The Assignment, and a bunch of stupid scene kids came by and booed and stuff. The guitarist goes up to the mic and says "I apologize for not being like every other band that's here". It was great. All afternoon I just walked around checking out bands here and there and I heard some good ones. Anberlin came on at 7:30 and they were awesome. A bunch of fans ran on the runway that extended from the stage and broke it. It was funny. After them, it was Relient K, whom I have seen many times before, and every time I see them they get progressively more boring. They don't play much of their old stuff any more, just their new made-for-radio stuff that gets old quickly. But nevertheless, I still enjoyed them. Switchfoot was next. Let me just say they are probably one of the worst live bands of all time. I like their CD but all the effects and stuff they add in-studio does not transfer will to a live show. I left their show early to get to the stage Project 86 was playing at. As I was walking there, I look over and I see a guy walking and he looks at me and says "hey". I give him a nod back. I kept walking and then when I got into the light I looked and it was Andrew from Project 86. It was pretty cool. And then as I was waiting for the show to start, I looked over and there was the lead singer of Children 18:3 standing right next to me. So I talked to him for a few mintutes. Randy, Steve, and some fill-in drummer for P86 came out and did a sound check. Their regular drummer must not like me or something because every time I've seen them, it has been a fill-in drummer. Hmm. Project 86 lent a but of their stage time to poet Bradley Hathaway, which was really cool. I had heard some of his stuff before and it was really awesome to see him live. He did a few of his poems and then Project 86 hit the stage a little after midnight for one crazy show. They started of by playing alot of their old songs from their first few albums, which made us Project diehards very happy. They also played a few songs from their forthcoming album and they sound really good. It's going to be a great album. About halfway through their set they played "Hollow Again" my all-time favorite P86 song, and one they rarely play live. I was so happy and I just went crazy. I got punched in the face during the chorus of "PS" and that stung quite a bit. Since they were the last show of the night, they could go as long as they wanted and they played for about an hour and a half. They ended the night with "Stein's Theme" as usual and I walked out sweaty, sore, and covered in dirt and dust. It was the greatest concert I had ever been to. I can't wait for Sonshine. Then there was the 8 hour drive home, which sucked. Well anyways, all in all the trip was a good one and I want to go back to Cornerstone again next year. Later.