Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Flashback: Allstar Weekend

Back at the beginning of February we attended the Allstar Weekend concert in San Antonio on whim. Stripes only knew of their song 'Come Down With Love' and Dots knew 'Hey Princess.' But we're always up for an adventure especially if it's a concert! The adventure began when we got lost in downtown SA and were running late. We arrived at the venue, The White Rabbit, and sat in the car as we got our stuff together. We simultaneously spotted a cute boy walking down the sidewalk of a sketchy neighborhood carrying a James Dean book. We got out of the car and were a few steps behind him when Dots, fellow James Dean fan, struck up conversation about the book he was holding. We told him we were headed to the concert and asked if he was too. The look on his face as he confirmed that he was, in fact, going, gave it all away: we were talking to a member of the band. Dots and Stripes exchanged glances and knew that we had bumped into a member of Allstar Weekend. Worst part? We didn't know who he was. Sweet boy introduced himself as Cameron and shook each of our hands and asked for our names (suddenly we couldn't remember them). With shaky hands we asked for pictures, to which he happily obliged. When Stripes sidled up for a picture with him, he warned us to "watch out for the barking dogs" (behind us). One awkward nervous giggle later (which Cameron loved), Dots got her picture with him. Her purse fell off her shoulder and he asked if she was okay. Melt. We wrapped up our conversation and he parted with "see you at the show." Oh yes, we will...

So our concert-going was already off to a great start. Before You Exit, The After Party, and Hollywood Ending opened and were great! Allstar Weekend came out and we were immediate fans!!! We swear Cameron even smiled and threw a head nod in our direction. By the time the concert ended, we were counting our days for the next time we could see them! Immediately following the concert, the warm-up bands hung out around the venue and took pictures and chatted with fans. We had a great time chatting with Hollywood Ending members!

Fast forward to this summer when they announced their Summer of Love tour. Texas dates were added last (good things come to those who wait) and we were THRILLED to see Austin on the list! That concert is tonight and we are jumping out of skin!!! We have our bags packed and our ASW playlist loaded! If you're going, we hope to see you there at Stubbs, ATX!

- Dots & Stripes

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