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lots to talk about, ya’ll!
it’s been a crazy couple of months and now that we’re back home it’s hard to believe any of it really happened. japan and australia were both incredible. it was our second time over to japan and only our first trip to australia… we couldn’t believe the crowds. every show was a blast. i feel like we really connected with all you guys at the shows and even though it was the first time we’d ever “met” the energy was ridiculous. like we’d been there so many times before. pure magic.
thank you to everyone who came out and showed us some love. we needed that! also, a HUGE thank you to Hot Rod Circuit for coming out on their last tour with US!!! we were so honored to have those guys and to sing with them was surreal. big thanks to Mayday Parade for being troopers with all that crazy flight madness (they came out to Japan… and because they already had flights booked home to LA they had to fly there before turning around and flying all the way back to play with us in Australia). those guys were great every night! loved sharin’ the stage with them.
i still can’t begin to explain – to even myself – how the heck we flew 26 straight hours from around the whole world and still had the energy to stand up long enough to walk on stage at Late Night with Conan O’ Brien and TRL. those performaces were really important to us and we wanted to do our very best because to many people out there, we were makin our first impression. people remember first impressions. my voice wasn’t anywhere near 100% but i felt proud of the performances. my only regret is that i didn’t give Conan – Coney, my love (what the!?? haha) – a big ol’ bear hug. it was so surreal, meeting someone who put me to sleep with a cramped up stomach from laughing so hard, every night for years. i wish the tv’s that are usually in our bunks got Conan every night. TRL was ridiculous. we weren’t really expecting to be that big of a part of the show. we didn’t realize we would be interviewed multiple times on top of playing two songs. it was great! we’re really thankful for the opportunities MTV has given us. hopefully, they’ll give many more bands those opportunities… enough that music begins to take over the whole channel. (as it should). we really wanna be a part of seeing a change in their programming. i swear if i have to think about my little sister innocently catching a glimpse of Tila Tequila’s new reality show one more time i’m gonna kill myself. why does the world insist on glorifying one more bare assed chick every single day? give us something worth while! and if you are going to give a hot naked chick a show, at least, give her some purpose. anyways, that’s it. no more ranting! haha
speakin of hot chicks – Rihanna was a guest VJ on TRL while we were there. she was so beautiful and so kind to us. apparently, she’s been a fan for a while and it was cool seeing her at the back of the crowd singing along to every word of “Misery Business” and most of “For A Pessimist…” we had a great time hangin with her even if it was only for a short time and the guys still haven’t stopped talkin about it haha ;) can you believe she’s our age!? so rad. anyways, thank you to all you guys who came out to both Conan and TRL. once again, a performance that could’ve been awkward felt like home because of ya’ll.
it’s been nearly a week and home has been beautiful. the weather is perfect and it just feels great to be here. we start pre pro for the tour thursday! the guys and i, along with all the “paracrew” will be heading down to nashville and putting together the best show we can for you all :D we are so excited. can’t wait to see you out there!
by the way, has anyone listened to “Faces In Disguise” by Sunny Day Real Estate, lately? life changing.