So I have to do a research paper for my class on inspiring individuals so I chose Alex Gaskarth. I thought I would use this blog to help with it. One part of my paper is supposed to say how he has inspired others. That’s where I need your help! If Alex has inspired you or changed your life in any way feel free to message it to me so I can use it as a quote in my paper. i will credit you appropriately and if you want I can post i to this blog to just let me know! It would be great to get a few or a lot to put in my paper and show how amazing he really is.
Okay so I don’t even know where to begin.Okay first off I won VIP backstage passes the night before my warped date and that just made me even more excited that I was already. But anyway when I got to warped I knew I had to get the poster so that I could enter the signing. So I ran like a mad man all around till I finally found the Kia tent. When I got there a man and a woman where handing them out and I shoved my way through the crowd of people around them and got one of the last ones. I was beyond lucky to have gotten one honestly but I basically had the whole morning to do whatever since the signing wasn’t till 3 and their set wasn’t till like 5 I think. So when it got to be around 2:45 I made my way to the Kia tent and got in the longest line ever and waited for about 30 to 45 minutes before the line actually started moving. So when I got to the front I went in my bag and grabbed the bracelets and the starbucks gift card I had. First was Jack he was giving everyone high fives and was smiling and asked how I was and me being really nervous said great and gave him the bracelet I made him but you could tell my voice was shaking really bad which made me really embarrassed. Next was Rian I handed him the Starbucks giftcard and bracelet and told him how i promised I would bring him one next time I saw him and he was like ‘OH! Thanks!’ and gave me a high five I wasn’t surprised he didn’t remember considering I told him that last year.Next was Alex, I was BEYOND nervous. I have the biggest crush on him so I was trying not to look nervous and when I got to him it felt hotter but I gave him his bracelet and he looked up at me and said thank you with the sweetest smile and after he signed my poster I said ‘thanks babe’ just to joke around and he smiled at me and laughed and after he laughed he looked at Zack and looked at me again and smiled once again making my heart skip a beat.It was priceless. Next was Zack, he signed my poster and I gave him the bracelet and he smiled and said thank you and I said ’ no thank you!’ and then walked away. I kinda chilled around the Kia tent till the boys were done signing and then they left. So I did a few things with my friends and went backstage for PTV and got a drumstick from Mike!But thats a whole different story.Then it was time for ATL’s set so I went backstage and actually got a pic with Rian when they were setting up and then I saw Alex and Tay holding hands while walking up to the tents in the back behind the stage and it was the cutest thing ever! So heres the thing with backstage. You have to be a ‘special guest’ to get back or you need to be chosen by some security guard. So after the boys went up on stage a man from the back came and told the security guard 8 people meaning only 8 people could be chosen to go back. So I ran up first and he chose me (THANK GOD) and I was kind of positioned to the right of Rian if you were facing the crowd. ATL DID AMAZING LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO. I felt as if I was the only one dancing backstage but I didn’t mind. I was super stoked when they played TRATB and was practically the only one backstage singing it (which made me feel good cause I felt I knew more lol) but anyway between songs Zack turned around and looked at me so I waved at him and smiled and then he waved back and smiled :3 At the end of weightless Rian on accident let go of his drumstick and it flew backwards landing in front of me! So I grabbed it as fast as I could and held on to it as tight as I could. When I looked at Rian he turned around and mouthed out the words ’ are you okay?’ i nodded to him and smiled and gave a thumbs up ensuring him I was fine which was really sweet that he wanted to make sure I was okay. So another thing about backstage is that you have to leave a song early so that the band can come off right when their set is done. When I was walking past Matt Flyzik some girl behind me pushed me right into him and I said I was sorry and I also said ‘i love you!’ but I guess he was in a bad mood cause he shook his head and pushed me away -.- (bitch, but i still love him) So after their set was done the boys came off and Alex stopped and took pictures with people and when he got to me we took our pic and then I looked up at him and said ’ I love you!’ and then he looked at me with the sweetest smile and said ’ I love you!…NO..I LOVE YOU’ which put the biggest smile on my face ever <3 So I then waited for the band to cool off a bit before I asked for pics because they looked exhausted. So after they cooled off Jack walked up to me and I asked for a picture and then asked for him to sign my wristband. But I guess Zack ran away or something cause he wasn’t there so I didn’t get a picture with him :/ So I wandered around with my friend Karo where the tour buses where for a bit and then decided to go see WATIC so we went backstage and unfortunately we were not chosen :/ so we hung around where the tents were. They did amazing though! and I loved that I heard Kiss Me Again live <3 So when Alex was walking off stage from singing kiss me again he saw me and stopped cause he saw I was waiting for him to sign something and he signed my wristband. But when he went to sign my wristband it was kind of odd. He held my hand and looked as if he was studying my hand for a good 10 seconds before he signed it. But after he did he looked at me and smiled and said ’ thanks sweetie!’ and walked away. I DIED. I turned to my friend Karo and started fangirling over the fact he said that to me and when I was fangirling she showed me her camera and she took a pic of him signing my wristband HOLDING MY HAND. So I was super stoked that I met him 3 times in one day.I will never forget that moment. It for sure beat all the other times that I have seen ATL. But one thing still confuses me…why did he say thank you to me? I should be the one thanking him cause hes saved my life.
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so to celebrate reaching 300 followers I’m doing a giveaway. I bought this tank at the Hopeless Records tent at Warped this year just for this giveaway.
:) and don’t forget to submit stories about the time you met All Time Low, went to a concert, or how they have saved/changed your life!
There mayyy be a giveaway at 300..and submit your Warped tour stories for all the world to see. i might give the link of this blog to them on Saturday so they may read your story!!
Seeing them live/ meeting them <3
Alright well I have been waiting 7 years to see them live. Literally every time they have been around my area Ive been gone or just had something crazy going on. Okay no more back story, I was determined to get as close as I could for their set, basically got to the front and I’m sorta 6’0” tall in a crowd of 5’0” girls haha well Jack comes over to Zack’s side of the stage where I was standing and he does this power stance haha and I’m pointing to him and he looks my way points back and motions his finger like come closer lol I was like ohh that wasn’t at me, then I notice literally everyone around me staring at me. I was basically in shock.
okay so fast-forward I knew their meet and greet was like an hour after their set ended so I climb over the barricade and rush over to the Kia Motors tent, the line was around 200 people deep and i heard it got to around 600. So I’m waiting in line and I had this feeling like I m not gonna met them its not gonna happen. Well its been an hour and I’ve met some people in the line with me and we can finally see the tent and Matt Flyzik is standing in the line. I was like damn he is trying to cut the line off, soooo we were a little sneaky and cut the line. So with that said the line ended up being cut behind us after all. we were the 10 people to meet them. I walk to Jack and Rian and mention that I’ve been a fan for 7 years and counting… Jack gives me a high five and then hold my hand while just smiling and looking at me while Rian is just smiling with his insanely white teeth it literally made my entire life haha :) Then I walk over to Alex and Zack and Alex gives me a high five and says hi and ya know Zack being all shy and stuff it was just I can’t even explain how it felt, to meet your heroes. it was just amazing.
So I got to the venue at around 7:30 and I was first in line with Jordan. We were hanging out and about an hour later a guy named Luke came up to the line and yelled out “I need about 15 volunteers to pack some bags and pass them out, and if you do a good job you get to go on stage with a band.” so I climb over the railing and raise my hand and he picks me and some other people, and he gives us all wristbands. We got in for free, didnt need our tickets and we didn’t get searched or anything. So we go in and we go to the tent and he picks Jordan and I to bring boxes to the tent, and on the way to the truck to pick up some boxes I see Rian. I scream out “Holy shit it’s Rian Dawson.” and he didn’t see me or anything so that sucked, but I’m glad I saw him. Anyway so we were packing these bags for about 2 hours and then we had to pass them all out. We passed them out until like 1pm ish and then we got to pick the bands we wanted to see. We could only choose 2, and one group of girls wanted to see Mayday Parade, and the other group (the one I was in) had to choose between Breathe Carolina and All Time Low. I was trying to convince them that we HAD to see ATL and they chose Breathe Carolina instead. I was about to cry so I put on my sunglasses and I was just quiet. So Luke looks at me and says, “Are you okay with that, Emily?” and I just shrugged and said it was fine. He knew I was upset, because I had went up to him about three separate times saying I wanted to see ATL and that he didn’t know how important it was to me. So he told me I can go up by myself with them and I flipped the fuck out. 2 other girls said they’d go with me and it was all fine and dandy, and Luke told us to meet him at 2:45.
So the girls and I went to watch Mayday Parade and they were perfect. But the crowd was insane, and someone stole my jacket and my poster. So that sucked, but then I went to the security guard with Amanda and we showed him our wristbands and he let us backstage. We got to watch Mayday Parade from the stage and we met Derek Sanders, who is the sweetest guy in the world. I was walking around backstage and I saw Josh Franceschi eating so I felt weird watching him but he was perfect and I couldn’t stop staring. So I just left because I didn’t wanna bother him. Then Luke sees us backstage and kicked us out, and we were kind of freaking out because we didn’t know what to do. So we went to the Kia Soul Rio Stage to see what we had to do to go on stage with ATL. The lady told us to go back to the backstage entrance, so we went back, knowing we wouldn’t be let back in. So we see a huge group of people going in and I grab Amanda, and we snuck in by blending in with the group. So we went over to the stage and I see Tay Jardine walking and I ask Amanda to take a picture of her and I, and I went up to Tay and she is so sweet. I was really intimidated because I heard she was a bitch, but she was extremely nice. I asked her for a picture, and we took one, and I asked her if she was going to be performing Kiss Me Again and she said yeah. I was so excited.
About 10 minutes passed by and I overheard girls saying “Oh my god, It’s Alex! Look! He’s right there!” and I turn around, and I see in the distance a tall guy in a white shirt with pink hair. I nearly shit my pants. So I grabbed a girl because Amanda ran off, and I asked her to take a picture of Alex and I. She agreed, so I went up to Alex and I was the only person with him. I smiled at him and I said “Oh my god hi. I love you so much, can I get a picture?” and he said “Yeah, I love you too!” and we took a picture and I asked him for a hug. We hugged and it was beautiful sadfjkadsf. He said “I like your hair!” and I died and said “Oh thank you so much, I like yours too!” and I walked away because I’m a fucking idiot and didn’t know how to handle the situation.
About 5 minutes passed by and then I saw Jack by the ATL tent. So I went up to him and asked for a picture, and we took the picture and I asked him for a hug and we hugged. I took a picture of him with about 5 other girls and he was such a cutie. Then I saw Rian walking by and I said hi, and he smiled at me. He has the whitest teeth ever holy fucking hell. I didn’t hug him or get a picture because he was in a rush. But anyway, I saw him again about 2 minutes later and I asked for a hug and he hugged me. He’s so sweet and just really adorable.
I was supposed to be the first one to go on stage, and about 15 other girls cut in front of me so Luke jumped in front of them and said “No! Stop!” and he let me back up. I had to climb onto the ramp, and I fell down, but I didn’t even give a fuck. I went up there and I had the best fucking view and it was absolutely amazing. Alex kept coming back to Rian and he would keep sticking his tongue out at him it was so cute. Jack licked Alex’s guitar, and I witnessed Taylex earlier too. Tay was trying to put his earphones on for him and he was teasing her and they were being all cute and I tried to get a picture but I was too late. sadkjfl
So after the set ended I rushed over to the Kia tent to get in line for the signing, and I was in line for a good hour and a half. I grabbed a poster and I bought a PUOSU album earlier that I wanted them to sign, so they signed both of them. Jack had a pink tiara on and I laughed at him and he smiled. Rian high fived me, and Alex recognized me from earlier and he waved at me. Then I got to Zack and he smiled at me and I asked him “Do you like California?” and he said “I love California!” and it was really awkward but he was so cute. It was amazing. Honest to god, the best day of my entire fucking life.
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So I went to the Bamboozle concert at Six Flags in Arlington. Throughout the entire concert, multiple people had jumped on the stage and the performers would high five them or something. The security was getting pretty violent and getting really mad and the performers (especially All Time Low and Boys Like Girls) would grab the kid or tell the security to leave them alone. At the end of All Time Low’s set, lots and lots of people got on the stage and the boys seemed to be loving it. They were hugging people and having fun. Of course, the security flipped a shit and started macing people and pushing people off. I got super close to Alex and when the guard tried to pull me away, he reached out to grab me but the security guard took me away too fast. He pushed me off the stage and I sprained my ankle. Then the next thing I know, Alex is standing up and cussing the security guards out and telling them to leave us alone. This was the best experience of my life because any artist can talk and talk about how much they love their fans and stuff but it really takes guts to do what they did, getting banned from the six flags venues for the rest of the tour and risking their reputation. I felt so safe because they were their for me, and everyone. It was truly amazing to experience them doing something to save me from harm. They really showed that they cared and that is priceless. The feeling I got when Alex physically reached out his hand to help me was indescribable and I am the luckiest person in the world and he (along with the other band members) are amazing<3
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omfg not even joking, meeting all time low last night was so perfect. I almost burst into tears when they walked in the door for meet and greet haha! I got them all to sign my t-shirt and got photo’s with all of them and got hugs from all of them and then Jack tweeted me this morning asdfghjkl The show was so perfect too, i was right up against the barrier infront of zack for the whole night and he kept looking at me and John from the maine pointed at me during one of the songs and was like ‘yes, and you’ omfg i went mental! Alex’s voice was perfect the whole way through, Jack was forever making sex jokes and just being perfect jumping around and climing on things and touching alex hahaha! Zack is the cutest person ever omfg and Rian is just the best drummer ever!! oh and i cried during remembering sunday lol awk.They are the best band i have ever seen live and can honestly say it was the best day of my life!!
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