I’m so sorry for being so inactive lately! I had finals week and I also have been working a lot, but now I’m home and I should have more time!
Today I’m back with another post in my little Show Summary post series. Last week I attended The Maine’s American Candy tour when it stopped in Boston at the House of Blues. I mainly went to the show for The Maine, and while I had heard of their openers (The Technicolors, Knuckle Puck, and Real Friends) I was not too familiar with their music.
I will say that I was pleasantly surprised by all of their openers. They were very good live bands and I now like their music very much. If they were to come to the area again, I’d definitely go see them again.
I had seen The Maine this past summer at Warped Tour, so I already knew that the band was a very good live band. I’ve had a massive crush on John since around 2009 and when I saw him last year I wasn’t really a fan of the long hair and facial hair, but seeing him this time, and up close (since I got up against the gate when The Maine started their set) I fell so in love. I apologize, you probably don’t want to hear me fangirl over here, but take my word for it and google him. You’re welcome.
Their setlist for the show was as follows:
Inside of You
Same Suit, Different Tie
Like We Did (Windows Down)
Into Your Arms
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Rolling Stones cover, which was amazing by the way)
Love & Drugs
Kryptonite (3 Doors Down cover)
Breakdown (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover)
I was very very excited to hear Into Your Arms, as it’s my favorite song by The Maine. During this song John really opened up about his personal struggles with depression in his early 20s and it was very powerful. I teared up a bit just listening to it. He truly is an amazing person.
After the show was over and the guys had cleaned themselves up, they had come out to talk to fans that were waiting outside to see them. I ended up meeting Pat, John and Kennedy (again) and it was wonderful. A picture of me and Kennedy had ended up in a Buzzfeed article (which he saw and tweeted about) and when he actually came up to me, I showed him a screenshot of it and asked if he remembered it, to which he replied “Yes Holy Shit” so we took another picture and it was wonderful. Here are the pictures of me and the guys:
Not really a concert related thing (well, it kinda is), but here’s a little story. Because there were so many people there, I didn’t get to talk to John as long as I would’ve liked to. So, I sent him the picture that we took in an instagram direct message saying thank you for coming out to talk to people, and how much of an amazing person he was. Much to my surprise, he read the message and responded to me, writing “You’re amazing. All love” (and I may or may not have cried a bit when I got the message). Just thought I’d share that information with you.
Alright, that’s it for this post. Next one in this series will come in a few days when I write about the Full Circle Tour with Crown the Empire and Of Mice & Men!
Have a great day, loves!