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Amo i concerti perché, qualsiasi band tu vada a vedere, trovi sempre gli stessi tipi di persone.
Ci son quelli che il mattino prima son davanti ai cancelli nei sacchi a pelo e quelli che se arrivano a concerto iniziato è già tanto.
Quelli che accompagnano l’amico e conoscono solo le canzoni più famose, quelli che sono fan da poco e se lo tengono per sé perché han paura di sfigurare, quelli che con quei brani ci son cresciuti e
non c’è parola che non ti sappiano cantare.
Quelli che si presentano sfoggiando le maglie della band più belle che hanno e, credetemi, ci han messo un secolo a scegliere quella giusta! quelli che la sera prima si son divertiti a farsene una da soli, quelli che si presentano con t-shirt di altri gruppi e un gran sorrisone stampato in faccia, quelli che la maglia se la comprano in fila a diciotto euro: dieci se hai capacità di persuasione! e si cambiano pure davanti a tutti perché tanto con quelle gente ci dovrai condividere anche il sudore.
Quelli che se li son già visti un milione di volte e han tanti aneddoti da rifilare, quelli che per loro è la prima volta e non vedono l’ora di poterlo raccontare.
Quelli che ormai sono esperti e si buttano nella mischia come se fosse una fottuta piscina, quelli che non hanno mai visto tanta calca e si tengono a debita distanza.
Quelli che son troppo timidi e in fila non riescono a socializzare, quelli che son rompicoglioni e in coda si fan sempre riconoscere.
Quelli che si ritrovano a parlare con gente mai vista prima e si dimenticano di chiedere i nomi da cercare su facebook, quelli che chiedendoti l’amicizia dopo la prima battuta han già concluso tutto.
Quelli che si son portati persino le carte con cui giocare e quelli che in tasca c’han solo il cellulare, ma va bene comunque, che qualcosa da fare lo si trova sempre.
Quelli prudenti che si son portati ombrelli, k-way e cappelli, quelli che han madri prudenti che però non ascoltano e si ritrovano pieni zeppi di pioggia o ustionati da far schifo.
Quelli che a mezzogiorno tirano fuori i pennarelli indelebili e quelli a cui il tatuaggio in onore della band basta e avanza.
Quelli che sorridono davanti ai fotografi e quelli che si nascondono dietro una mano.
Quelli che son troppo bassi e non riescono nemmeno a fotografare la gente dietro, quelli alti due metri che sorridendo ti prendono la macchina fotografica e fanno le foto al posto tuo.
Quelli che controllano ogni tre minuti il biglietto e quelli che scrollano le spalle perché già ce l’hanno in mano.
Quelli che ti riempono di gomitate quando aprono i cancelli e quelli che si tirano indietro per non farti male.
Quelli che alla fine ti menano lo stesso, perché col cazzo che ti lascio il posto!
Quelli che il concerto se lo guardano in uno schermo e quelli che se lo godono senza macchine fotografiche ad occupare la visuale.
Quelli che si stringono contro la transenna e non la lasciano un secondo, quelli che si ritrovano in mezzo alla bolgia e s’aggrappano alla prima spalla che trovano.
Quelli che si sentono male e si allontanano un po’ dal palco, quelli che stringono i denti e resistono fino in fondo.
Quelli che chiamano il migliore amico rimasto a casa con la febbre che poi, se fosse stato per lui, sarebbe venuto lo stesso, per fargli vivere la sua canzone preferita a distanza di mezzo stato, quelli che il migliore amico ce l’hanno vicino e tirano gomitate pure a lui, perché è giusto così.
Quelli che piangono per quasi tutto il concerto e quelli che non lasciano trasparire un’emozione, ma dentro esplodono comunque.
Quelli che urlano a squarciagola e quelli che preferiscono tacere.
Quelli che, alla fine, si mettono le mani fra i capelli e continuano a ripetere “non ci posso credere, non ci posso credere”, quelli che si abbracciano, quelli che si baciano, quelli che si sorridono.
Quelli che si parlano da una parte all’altra dello stadio e quelli che ridendo si fanno i cazzi loro.
Quelli che vanno subito a fare la scorta di bottiglie d’acqua e quelli che si fiondano senza tante cerimonie dallo store ufficiale.
Quelli che si salutano e quelli che si ritrovano.
Quelli che fotografano e quelli che guardano.
Siamo tanti e siamo diversi, ve lo concedo, ma quando il concerto finisce siam tutti uguali:
siam quelli che camminano piano, l’uno accanto all’altro, con l’assurda voglia di ricominciare tutto da capo, subito.
Siam quelli che si sorridono in mezzo al casino, anche se non si conoscono, e si dicono “grazie, perché quello che ho provato stanotte lo sai solo tu”.
—  (Via makesilencenow)

Where: JIB8 {credit}

When: May 22, 2017

What: Rolling Stones Tour Of The Americas 1975 - $363.56

*Jensen’s shirt doesn’t have color in the eagle like the one pictured. This shirt is a bit rare and very expensive to get your hands on. His shirt may just be that worn out, or a special edition of the shirt that’s not available.

Convention Tips: A HANDY DANDY CONVENTION CHECKLIST!

I was asked to put together a convention packing checklist! So here it is, disregard anything that isn’t relevant to you!


TICKETS
Make sure you remember to print out all your tickets in whatever format they take! That’s email confirmations, or your PDFs convention tickets, photo ops and autographs, plus meet and greet invoice if you’re doing one. Hotels have printers of course, but it’s easier to have them ready to go, rather than trying to find somewhere to print them out while at the convention – because you’ll be busy!

ELECTRONICS
Camera – with spare batteries and memory card and associated cords.
Phone
Laptop/iPad/iPod
All your chargers!
All your charger cables!
It’s also great to bring an extra battery pack for your phone, because there usually isn’t anywhere to quickly charge your phone without going back to your room, so if you have a pre-charged battery backup with you that can help keep in touch!

* if you do forget something, you always have fan backup – someone will lend you that charging cable that mysteriously got left behind!

PENS
A pen – for filling out reupping forms – and for writing down your email or twitter for new friends!
Highlighter pens – for highlighting the schedule
Coloured Sharpie – if you don’t want black or silver for your auto, bring your own coloured Sharpie pen!

PAPER
Always bring some kind of notebook – just in case you want to jot down notes from a panel, or something someone told you, names, emails, twitter handles (as Jensen calls them) etc!

SOMETHING TO PUT YOUR PHOTO OPS IN
You need something to put your photo ops in so they don’t bend and get ruined! You can buy hard sleeves in the vendor’s room, but I find that the photos can get stuck in them! A document display folder with plastic inserts, or a ring-binder with plastic inserts is great. Or just a hard plastic document envelope. The photos printed out at the con are 10x8, so anything that fits A4 or larger works.

WHATEVER YOU’RE GOING TO GET AUTOGRAPHED
If you have something specific that you’re getting signed, don’t forget to pack it! The Vendors room has photos and books and some other items that can be used for autos if you don’t have something specific.

SNACKS AND WATER
Soooooo important! Many of the convention hotels/convention centres don’t have much (or any) food available, or you have to go out to get food (and did I mention how busy you’ll be?), or it’s super expensive. So pack your own. If you’re travelling and can’t pack a sandwich or anything, even if it’s just some fruit or nibblies to take into the convention auditorium, that will help to keep your energy up.

The days are long, you might not get much sleep, you might be drinking more alcohol than usual, the hotels and convention centres are heavily air-conditioned, so it’s also super important to stay hydrated. If you can pickup a bulk pack of water at Target or a supermarket or something, that’s going to save you money and you’ll have water in your room and to take to panels! Seriously, snacks and water. Get on that!

*CREATION CON SPECIFIC - There is also a large water dispenser with cups inside the auditorium. You can use that water throughout the day, and you can also fill up your own water bottle from the supplied water dispensers to save more money. (tip courtesy of Krista)

TWITTER HANDOUTS (tip courtesy of Kate)
Print out your Twitter @  or/and email on little pieces of paper that you can hand out to your new fandom friends who want to be able to follow or contact you. You can make them simple, or into cool little business cards!

EXTRA MONEY – BUT BUDGET!
Um. Cons are expensive. Outside of the costs of hotel accommodation and all your tickets that you’ve already paid for, you’ll also have to buy food and drinks (unless you packed them as per the awesome tip above!) The Vendor’s room or vendor’s areas at a con has cool stuff, t-shirts, books, stickers, mugs, glasses, posters, standees, all sorts of jewellery, and various other goodies that you might want. There may even be a guest that you didn’t get an op with, but when you see their panel, you feel you absolutely must hug the living hell out of them, (oh believe me, it happens!), so you just have to get another op! So take a little extra money, just in case. But budget…because it’s real easy to get swept up into the con craziness and want all the things and all the ops (speaking from experience), so make sure you set yourself a budget!

YOUR OUTFITS
Okay, I know, d’uh, you’re going to pack clothes! But if you’ve decided on a specific outfit, whether something pretty or something cosplay, make sure you have all the necessary bits! I always plan what I’m wearing for each day ahead of time. That way I don’t have to pack loads of options and I don’t have to think about it at the con. Some days (especially Saturday and Sunday) can start quite early, and the last thing you’re going to want to do is be trying on outfits like crazy. 1. You won’t have time. 2. You don’t want to increase your stress! So pre-plan your outfits and pack all the elements you decide on to make them perfect.

CREATION SPECIFIC - CASH FOR CHRIS – the Creation photographer
If you are buying JPEGS of your photo-ops you will need $US to give to Chris the photographer. Each photo op you have, comes with 1 10x8 print – but only 1. You can purchase JPEGS of each photo for $10 per JPEG. There is a number on the photo – you give that number to Chris or his offsiders in the photo room and about a week later, you will receive a link from Chris via email to download the JPEGS via Google Drive. Each JPEG you purchase costs $10 and you must have cash for that. So when you know what photo-ops you’re getting, figure out before hand which you may need (if there’s more than one of you in the photo) or want a JPEG of and ensure you have enough $US on you. If you are at a Canadian con – you can use Canadian dollars but as Chris is from the US, US dollars are better for him. The JPEGS are super high quality, large files, which can be printed to LARGE canvas size if you want (speaking from experience).

If you don’t have the cash at hand to buy the JPEGS at the convention, you can still buy them after the con. Go to the Creation website and follow the link and you’ll be able to contact Chris and order them via there. 

TISSUES/VITAMINS/PAIN KILLERS ETC.
There’s lots of aircon in the hotels/convention areas and you may get a running nose – you don’t want to be snuffly or snotty – pack tissues. Eyedrops – for the same reason, the aircon may dry your eyes out and make them sore and red. Bring along some anti bacterial wipes or hand sanitiser, because con crud is a thing! Plus you’re in much used hotels, so it’s a good idea just to give your hands a bit of a once over a few times a day! It’s also not a bad idea to pack some Vitamin B or C to keep your energy up and immune system working. Pack some Paracetamol or/and Ibuprfen in case of headache or backache or hangover! I always take hay fever medication with me – I never know if something is going to affect me in a place I’m not used to (Vancon for example, gives me hives…WHY I DO NOT KNOW!). I also bring cough/cold medication. I have got super sick at cons! It sounds like a lot, but seriously, I have got sooo sick and having stuff on hand has been a life saver. I also always travel with Bepanthen because I get tatts when I travel :D Also don’t forget extra contact lenses if you need them, and pack band aids (especially if you have new shoes.)

BREATHMINTS/GUM
You’re going to want to pop a mint before you go into a photo op! You’re about to get up close and personal with Jensen Ackles, and you don’t want to breathe coffee breath all over him! Pack mints.

PERFUME/MINI DEODERANT
For the same reason as the mints. You’re about to hug the crap outta Misha Collins – you don’t want “been sitting for 6 hours in the same shirt” smell as you squish into him!

LITTLE PURSE MIRROR
Perfect for checking your lippy, hair, making sure you don’t have kale in your teeth – as you wait in line for your photo op. Don’t worry, EVERYONE is doing it!

That’s it for now – if I think of anything else…I’ll update!
Happy packing and conning!
-sweetondean

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I had an amazinggg two days con today and yesterday~
my job is, I’m an artist who sells at Cons Posters T-shirts dolls and cool stuff that I make
but I got myself a pure happy moments to get some selfies~!! so this is me as Frisk and my dear Friend is my Sans <3 there is some more that ill upload tomorrow I just have to go to sleep (Cons >sleeping)
but I had to upload one cuz I’m in stardust of having amazingggg days~ *~* and Fransss ~!

also showing my new flowey Tatu *~*

Things I’m bringing to Comic Con

Silk robe and ostrich-feather trimmed slippers

2 bottles champagne

New Annotated Sherlock Holmes

Best stationery and inkwell

Postcards and stamps

Raw honeycomb and fresh Marrakesh olives

Potted shrimp

Vase of fresh violets

Small flask of vodka

Robert Fitzgerald’s translation of The Iliad

Tiny dog in carrier

Small triptych painting I’m smuggling to Bulgaria

Elegant and easily concealed dagger

3 pairs high heels

Chanel No. 5

 – Oh, wait, no – so sorry, that’s my list to take to my overnight journey on the Orient Express.  Never mind.


Things I’m really bringing to Comic Con: 

Iron Man t-shirts

Blankie

Snacks

Small flask of vodka

Lots of credit cards

Lots of cell phone chargers