A cool thing about the Arizona concerts was that I was able to go to sound check and meet the band before the show in the evening. With most meet and greets I had been to previous, I barely had a couple minutes to get a quick picture and if I was lucky a hug from whoever I was meeting. Those meet and greets and clearly not glamorous (but still worth every second). So when I was about to meet Allstar, my expectations where blown away as they were so sincere with everyone they met. They took time to get your name, take pictures, get a signed poster, and best of all it was not rushed like everything else I had experienced previous. I think that is why I like the band so much. Actually I think lead singer Zach would rather be anywhere in the world than posing for pictures, but props for him for smiling through it. Anyways, both of those concerts were great and after each show they took the time to come out and get pictures with as many fans as possible. As always, here are a few pictures from the festivities. Please disregard all my awkwardness.
|Zach Porter, Me, Cameron Quiseng, Michael Martinez|
|I really don't know...|
Alrighty then, on to more recent shenanigans. The acoustic set in California was of course wonderful. It was cool to be able to hear all the songs that I have grown to love played acoustically and see the band perform in a new way. The highlight of the night for me, was when they had a couple violinist and a cellist join them on stage. It was so beautiful! Then again having played the cello my whole life, they could have just shown a picture of a cello and that would have probably been my favorite part. I just feel like the band is true to themselves and do what will make them happy which is hard to find these days. The whole thing was definitely worth it and I'm so happy I could go! I didn't take much pictures from the show, but here are a couple. I still need to get a picture with the drummer Michael! I wish I had an explanation for why it looks like I'm about to kill Zach, but I have nothing.
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