That said, that post should have been taken with a grain of salt ;) However this post should be taken seriously....for the most part.
Back in November of 2009, ES & I went to our FIRST 100 Monkeys show, and our second shortly after that in December. So far to date, we have been to......let us count, shall we?
1. Viper Room LA
2. Viper Room LA
3. SOMA San Diego
4. Viper Room LA
5. HOB San Diego
6. Viper Room LA
7. Roxy LA
8. HAVE TIX FOR EL REY THEATRE IN LA ON MAY 21st!!!
9. HAVE TIX FOR HOB SAN DIEGO IN AUG!!!
Through these shows, we have definitely seen a progression of sorts. The first show where we met Jackson was our second Viper Room show. He went to hang by the bar once it was over and we politely asked the Bananager if we could get a picture with him. He was super polite, charming & overall seemed flattered. That night the girls seems respectful and no one crowded him The second time we met him, he skipped out of the Viper Room pretty fast with his band to pack up and avoid the increasingly large group of girls waiting by the stage exit. He snuck out somehow and we happened to be at the right place at the right time & got a pic with him in the old child molester looking Monkey Van. I guess no one knew he was in there... The third time, also at the Viper Room, he had tons and tons of girls asking for pics & crowding around him at the bar. He obliged and took pics, but you could tell it was getting a bit overwhelming. I must mention that the Viper Room is one of those venues where the only way they can get off stage is to walk by fans....great for us, a possible pain in the ass for them. After that, I vowed not to ask for anymore pictures.
"Stick around after, let's party!"
I'm sure you're wondering why I'm rambling.....admittedly I am & there is no way to make a smooth transition here....that, or my brian is fried from work. I'm thinking it's the latter. I "heard" that the crowd at the 100 Monkeys show in NYC the other night, was being a bit ornery. Apparently girls weren't letting other girls get back to their place after going to the bathroom, and some were asking for pics with Jackson before the show & wouldn't take no for an answer. I also got wind of some "
crazy Twi fans" screaming out "Jasper!" Really?!?! It's people like that that ruin it for the rest of us. I imagine the majority of us are Twi fans, some crazier than others...but just becasue you're obsessed doesn't mean you can't keep that shit in check. I'm the first to admit he gives me that tingly feeling and I get all giddy and ridiculous when he first walks on stage, but it's Jackson with his band, NOT JASPER. And no matter how much you want to beg him to say "Excuse me Ma'am" or "Battlescars"...please don't. And to top it off, the entire band ROCKS. Each and everyone of those guys is super talented & tons of fun on & off stage.
As for US... THE FANS, we're in this TOGETHER (unless of course you're wearing Mom jeans, or get so drunk you start crying cause the bounger won't let you back in...) Do you have to give snooty looks, or not let people back to their place? Let's be KIND to each other.
Don't Be A Bitch!
Read The Rules, and we won't be a bitch either ;)
Speaking of the entire band being super cool, here are some pics we may or may not have posted in the past. We still need one with Ben J!
Ben G is a cutie!
Jerad is smokin' hot & super cool.
WAIT FOR IT..............
ES & Munkle!!!!!!!!
He's so charming.
Can't wait till 5.21 @ the El Rey theatre in LA!
P.S. Remember, don't be a bitch!