i posted this throughout various comments on instagram, but i wanted to post it everywhere just because it was such an amazing experience.
so after we went through the hollywood walk of fame we went to the venue to try and get the tickets to the idkhbtfm show that we came all the way to LA to see. dallas had messaged ryan on snapchat to see if there were going to be extra tickets because they were sold out by the time we tried to purchase them and he said that if we showed up at like 3 then there would be. well when we showed up just after 3 and there were just a few people sitting outside the venue waiting we were really confused to realize that there was no one there to continue selling tickets or anything. so they didn’t even open the doors until 8pm but there were security people and this lady that was running the whole thing came and talked to my mom who explained that we drove all the way from northern washington to see them and what ryan had said to dallas and she let us go in THANKFULLY and since we were waiting outside since literally 3pm we were pretty much like the 3rd group of people in line so when we went in dallas and i were literally right up against the front of the stage in front of dallon. it was glorious. the opening act was pretty good, i didn’t know them very well but when idkhow came on i fucking lost it. dallas and i kept grabbing each other’s arms whenever dallon would do something in person that we’d only seen him do in videos. AND visitation of the ghost wasn’t even on the setlist and they started playing it anyways, dallon said he wanted to try something new and asked if anyone in the crowd knew how to confidently play bass, and long story short this girl came up on stage with dallon and he gave her his bass guitar and had her play while he got off the stage with NO WARNING and said “i’m gonna come snap with you guys” and stood in the middle of the crowd singing, snapping his fingers and dancing. it was literally the purest and most wonderful thing i’ve ever experienced with a musician becoming so close and intimate with an audience before it was AMAZING. also to give you an idea of how close we were while he was performing, dallas and i both kept getting hit by his sweat flinging from his hair whenever he’d whip his head around. i didn’t know whether to be disgusted or honored considering one almost landed in my mouth at one point 😂🤧
so anyways after the concert ended, he went to the merch booth and was just hanging out and talking to fans and i approached him and talked to him, and he shook my hand and i asked him if i took take a polaroid with him and he said yes, so dallas took the polaroid of us. (keep in mind i was super nervous because i was a little star struck and i was running on adrenaline so i was literally shaking 😂). he was a little distracted because there was a lot going on but eventually we moved off to the side of the booth, and dallas and i were talking to him, she gave him the drawing she made for him and breezy as well as the shirt that said “better than kenny” on it (he thought it was so funny and said he’d mail kenny a picture of him wearing it so he’d be like “oh i’m getting a card from dallon” and then see the picture of him with that shirt on it) and he also loved the drawing dallas made for him and said that breezy would also love it. i asked him to sign the polaroid we’d taken and he did, i handed him the sharpie dallas brought and he signed it and handed it back to me, and i went to grab for the sharpie and he thought i was reaching to hold his hand and he literally put both of his hands over mine and held it for a second before he was like “oh this is your pen!” and laughed as i took it back and it was the sweetest thing 😭 me and dallas walked away so that others could get a chance to talk with him and he promised he’d be outside a bit later and we could give him the rest of our stuff, and we eventually made our way over to the other side and got to meet ryan, who was just as down to earth as dallon and actually more personal, it felt like i was talking to a friend with him. he was so casual and sweet, he high fived both me and dallas and when i asked if i could take a picture he was like, “i’m just warning you, i am really sweaty”, and when dallas told him how we were with our mom and she pointed up at the entrance to the venue where she was standing and he waved to my mom and said “hi mom!” omg it was so pure. we also met breezy and we got to take a picture with her, she was so nice and she is SO BEAUTIFUL IN PERSON. we told her about how we loved her posts on snapchat and instagram and that she has a beautiful family and dogs and we even told her about carebear and how her dog zero reminded us of her. she was so nice and personal too, everyone overall was so friendly.
so eventually we made it outside and finally met up again with dallon at the very end but he was a bit rushed taking care of last minute things with fans that he wanted so we felt bad but he loved the matching back to the future shirts we got for him and ryan (and was so sweet about it, i apologized to him because we tried to get a medium and large but they only had larges and he said “no problem, i’ll just wash this in really
hot water a few times until it shrinks”) and was so happy when we told him we got him bath bombs. he also took one last picture with us and wished dallas a happy birthday when my mom told him that we made the trip down as her 16th birthday gift. we also got ryan the crown and pocky dallas got for him and he thought they were great too 😂 and breezy was excited at the jack-o-lantern flashlights dallas got for knox and amelie, and thought her whole “beep beep im a jeep” thing was really funny.
overall dallon weekes is such a lovely man and although he seems salty on the internet (because a lot of his fans are shitty and constantly put him down for everything he does) he is so genuine and wonderful when you meet him in person. this was by far the best concert i have ever been to in my life.
a couple things i added on:
breezy loved dallas’s shirt that said “that was harry styles” and dallon even signed it for her, she’s going to hang it up on the wall in her room.
this was just funny, dallon was on stage saying that it was awesome how everyone in the audience knew all the words to songs they hadn’t even released yet and everyone started yelling “release the album” and he laughed and said “how about i start telling YOU what to do” it was so sassy