Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mindless Self Indulgence @ Bogarts!

Last Tuesday Lynne and I traveled down to Cincinnati to see Mindless Self Indulgence! We'd been beating around the bush for months beforehand about whether or not we were going. We saw them last year around this same time and it was an amazing show then, so I don't know why we were hesitating so much. I think mostly because of money and scheduling, but we finally worked it out and decided to go.

The weekend before I got off of work early one day and realized I needed to get an outfit together! I'd been planning to cosplay Juliet from lollipop chainsaw(its a videogame), because her outfit is on point. The lead singer(or mic commander if you will) of Msi is Jimmy Urine. He did the music for the game and voiced the first boss, so as a perk in the game, one of the unlockable outfits the main character(Juliet) gets it a gender-bent version of one of Jimmy's old stage outfits. So I set off to the thrift store and then the mall, and somehow managed to find all the perfect things! The jacket was a little too big, but otherwise I think I nailed it!

My reference photo of Juliet
I had to turn a pair of awkward hot topic underwear into a top. Yes, I am a crafty lady.
So when Lynne arrived we headed to the mall to get her an outfit that looked like the bassist's (Lyn-z). After we finally managed that, we were off. We arrived just in time for the opening band's set. Before we went in, I ALMOST chickened out and wore a black jacket. I'm really glad Lynne told me I should go all out.

The show was incredible! We didn't stand too close so I had plenty of dancing room, and oh man did I dance my ass off! I was sore for several days afterward. It was extra awesome because we were expecting them to play only stuff from their new album, but they played so much old stuff! Like decade old stuff!! It was so much fun. A couple of people came up to me and complimented my outfit too which was great.

Lyn-z shreddin' bass.

After the show, the band always comes out to sign autographs and hangout. Last time we didn't wait around to talk to Jimmy, but this time I was determined to because of my outfit. We hung out and met the other band members first.

Steve signin' shit.
Waiting on Jimmy....
The fabulous Kitty(who plays drums) recognized me from a pic I posted on twitter!
Lyn-z and me! (Our nails look fly, btw)
Then fiiiiinally the crowd around Jimmy started to die down and I was kinda hovering near by. I started to walk toward him and he saw me and got all excited.

Jimmy: Ahh You dressed up! Thank you for that!
Me: (super excited now) Yeah you like?!
Jimmy: Yeah I love it, you look like Juliet!

And then my life was made. I was all giddy and a little nervous and stoked all at the same time. So then I asked him if he would take a picture with me and he said "Yes of course!" and waved me over, and all of a sudden our arms are around each other and Lynne takes the perfect picture and ahhhh!! I couldn't have had a better experience meeting him. I can remember dancing around my house and backyard up in Alaska singing like him, and then finally meeting him now was just so awesome. It was perfect.

I just love everything about this picture. Our hair, his expression, our outfits, how we're huggin' on each other. BWAA!
We left after that, so giddy and exhausted(Lynne couldn't stop talking about Lyn-z calling her adorable, and I couldn't stop going on about Jimmy loving my outfit). I've been on a high from it for days, every time I listen to my ipod, it's msi or the left rights. I even changed my phone's wallpaper to that photo! I already can't wait to see them live again.

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