My camp mars memories:
Day 1- tomo game room/Mario Kart (shared that in my pics posts yesterday, just search the tomo tag in my profile if you wana read that)
-after getting ready for the 1st concert, all decked out in my neon and flower crown, we went to the mars merch store with friends. Since I had already gone I went outside the store to talk to my bestie since she stayed out for better cell reception. As we were standing there (and amazingly no one else was walking by then) jared (wearing his red camp mars hoodie, hood up and his pink Gucci pants) goes by, being driven in one of the golf carts they had there. And he waved and said hi to us and I actually (bravely and out of character for my introverted self) said hi back and then he pointed towards his head and then at me and gave me a thumbs up, obviously liking my flower crown 🙈
-so I already mentioned that during the concert when he first took requests my bestie was the only one to shout out Stay and he sang it right away. For some reason I caught that on video but not my request lol… when he took requests again a little bit after that I was the only one that yelled out Riverbed and HE PLAYED IT 🙆😵😭💙 and after I freaked out about that I turned to my friend and teared up a bit and we were next to this older woman that was a friend of friend and she nudged me and said, in her cute Australian accent, “oh he DEFINITELY heard you!” 😂
Day 2- our jared activity was scheduled for later in the afternoon so when I booked my tattoo appointment, I on purpose made it for a good amount of time after that so hopefully the activity would be done by then (the boys had already run late with the opening ceremony and the first nights concert so I rightly figured this would be no different).
I won’t/can’t go over all the details of our activity with jared but I’ll share some the of fun moments at least. One of which was I had already seen this dude walking around camp before this activity and had to do some serious double takes with my bestie looking at me like “wtf?” He was literally a doppelganger for jared, down to the facial hair and haircut, clothes and the trucker hats. Like people were taking pics with him that’s how much he looked like him haha.
When jared finally entered the room he saw this guy in the front row (p.s. we weren’t too far from the front so WOOHOO!! haha) he jokingly said to this look-a-like (who we actually met the next day and he’s really nice and his name is Rob lol) “do you do stunts? If so, you’re hired!” 😂
And after things settled a bit jared brought Shannon in and they let us ask a few questions before the main event. And once again I shocked myself by being brave enough to ask a question, jared called on me and called me “bandanna” lol since I was wearing a green bandanna at the time as a headband/sweatband. So guys…. SECOND TIME I MADE EYE CONTACT WITH JARED AND THIS TIME HE ACTUALLY ADDRESSED ME!?!?!?! LIKE I ALMSOT COULDN’T BREATHE AND I KNOOOOOOW I BLUSHED SO HARD I MUST HAVE LOOKED INSANE BUT OMFG!!!
So my question, not that it was super important but I still wanted to know if he had an answer or of it was out of his hands, was: “Will the MTV unplugged session ever return to spotify?” Jared: “a song? Or the show?” Me: “all the songs from the show were there. [Now Shannon and jared are making eye contact with me and I’m dying here] still me: “and one day I tweeted about it, loving that it was there, and the next day, or two days later, it was gone.” [Shannon kinda backed up his head at that as if he was shocked lol] and some of the crowd laughed after my tweet comment. Jared [Now running his hand through his beard in thought]: “yeah… I think I know what’s going on there…i think I know who’s behind it. Some studio heads, no doubt.” And he nodded at that, still looking at me. Then moved on to the next person. 😵😵😵 so not too much of an answer but at least I made him aware of the situation lol.
There was some more funny moments with the lookalike at the end of our activity but I don’t wana share too much of that. Long story short there tho, they ended up switching hats and the next day we learned from Rob that jared didn’t give him his hat back but took his back so he has both hats now lol so then Rob, or someone on Rob’s behalf, talked to one the 30stm family, Dai (don’t know if you’re all familiar with her but she’s amazing) when we were all in line for our photo op on the last day of camp (Monday) and I guess Dai said something along the lines of she couldn’t believe jared did that and that she would scold him about giving it back lol and that they would find him to return it.
So back to the 2nd day and after our activity with jared. We had to go straight to my tattoo appointment (thank god I made it for a later time like I did lol) but then as it turned out they (the artists) were behind on the sessions so by the time all was said and done we had to book it to our side of the camp to get ready for 80s night. P.s. I nearly passed out while getting the tattoo but one the counselors was super nice and helpful. plus my bestie had some chocolate covered granola bars and water on her so that all helped too. But the counselor was cute since she even started playing 30stm music on her phone to distract me lol.
So we rushed to get ready, skipping dinner but that’s fine. We made it just in time before they would let us in through our early entry section.
So during night 2s show I had a couple more interactions with Jared. First one being when he addressed the crowd and asked what our favorite activities had been. After a few people shouted some things I waited for a quiet moment to shout “TATTOO!!” And then he looked for me, I held up my bandaged arm and he excitedly goes “you got a tattoo?!?!” And he smiled and gave me a thumbs up.
Then the next moment was a bit further into the concert and i honestly forget which song it was in the middle of but he asked the crowd to start clapping along and while that was happening I was trying to fix my bandage since it was slipping, probably cuz I was still so warm from all the back and forth we had to do plus the jumping around at the concert. While trying to fix it I happened to look up and jared makes eye contact with me, sees I’m NOT clapping, and makes a face like “what am I guna do with you?” 🙈 I was so embarssed and in shock (cuz I literally clapped and jumped and rose my hands like every second before that but this he sees lol). He kept going but all I could do was look at my bestie like “omfg what just happebed?” But part of me wishes I woulda held my arm up to be like “SEE!!!” Haha oh well…
And then the next day our photos ops happened. Not much there since we had to go through so quickly. And I’m mad at myself for being so brave the rest of the weekend but not here cuz I totally wanted to ask for either a hug with jared or to have him and Shannon point at my new tattoo. I did neither except say hi. Jared did put his hand on the small of my back tho 😵💕
And then we had to book it after our pics to make our flight home so we missed the closing ceremony 😔
Oh and I almost forgot, after the first nights concert when Shannon threw out some of his drumsticks my bestie caught one 😄 and it’s fitting since she’s in love with Shannon now haha