so let me tell you about my black friday
i leave for chicago at 7 and get phoebe and we make insanely good time, but we get to the city at 12:15 and we’re worried that the wristbands for for fall out boy signing are gonna be gone since they started handing them out at 10. so we swing into the Walgreens parking lot, thinking we’ll run to the record store and then come back to get a soda at Walgreens and go to her apartment after. which we do, the first two, only when we come out of Walgreens my car, which was there when we walked in, is gone. apparently - and rudely we were informed - there is no leaving of the Walgreens premises at all ever once you park and they have it on video of us leaving (which is creepy as hell) but yeah. so we had to make a 40 minute trip to the outskirts of Chicago to get my goddamn car back, it was $200 which i’m lucky i had, but now my shopping plans for Christmas are put off til the last minute!!!!
but we make it back just in time to get in line for the signing. and the boys are in the record store and they’re giving hugs and Pete is taking selfies so we’re set that we have to do it - all i wanted after my car situation was a hug from Patrick. so i get up there and joe says hey, makes a comment about my ‘bad hair day’ hat saying he has a dirty joke he could make but he won’t. I see Patrick and I tell him thank you for the signing then ask for a hug - he looks over at his security guard and then back at me and goes “let’s sneak it” and leans over the table to hug me. Andy smiled at me and said hi and I told him I was excited for the show tonight. Pete asked how i was, I told him I was a lot better now, and he said that was great and then I asked for a picture and he smiled and said sure.
after the signing I found legal parking and we got ready for the show, when w got there people were lined up even though the venue website and the ticket vendor said the line wasn’t to start til 7. so we alternated groups and had drinks at the bar beside the venue until the line started moving. fall out boy came out and played all of pax am days - which was fucking insane live. i hadn’t gotten into hard into it on cd but I think it’s one of those records you’re meant to see live, it was crazy and we made our way to around the 3/4 row in the pit? but fob went off after that, and then came back and played a full set (which included chicago is so two years ago which is my favorite fob song) like they were their own opening act. they played save rock and roll which I wasn’t expecting and it was amazing, and Saturday was the craziest pit I’ve ever been inside of in my life (i punched a big guy who was trying to throw himself backwards on top of me and another girl) but it was so good, such a good show.
so yeah, yesterday was a fucking mess.