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So I met Alex Gaskarth on 10/11/14 and it was probably the best day of my life! Alex has been such an inspiration to me and the only reason I started guitar was to make covers of All Time Low songs. All Time Low has been with me all through highschool and being a senior this year all I wanted to do was meet them before I went to college where it probably would’ve been harder living away from home. I was planning on going to the meet and greet until I realized it was the same day as the SATs which devastated me, especially because my brother was going to meet my idol before I did. So the night before, I wrote a note telling Alex how much he inspired me and attached it to a phone case I made him and went to bed. I was awaken by my mom at 5:30 and she was like “get up you’re going to meet Alex” and I was like no way like what about my SAT and she was like you’ve gotten the same score three times its not gonna get better, plus I don’t wanna be the blame everytime someone brings it up. So I happily jumped out of bed, called my friend, and got ready to stand in line. I waited outside in the pouring rain and went to get dunks and left my friends in line. When I came back into line some psycho mom came up to me and was like You need to go to the back you cut! I was like wtf no I’ve been here since 6! She called security on me and I didn’t know what to do because If I went to the back i wouldn’t make it. Luckily security came up and was like don’t worry about it shes crazy lol So I waited in lines for a solid 8 hours but it was worth it because the moment I got my wristband I nearly cried because I was one of the 300! When I met Alex I was shaking so bad and red and I was struggling to form sentences. I felt bad because I didn’t wanna seem like a crazy fan girl but I was kinda starstruck. but I told him I flew from Boston to California for A Love Like Tour and he was like wow that’s amazing and he said he loved me and it was everything I could’ve imagined. He signed my poster I bought in Cali and he hugged me for the picture which was everything. I almost started crying when I got out of zumiez but tried to cover it up cuz I felt so stupid but I was so happy because that was one of my life goals that I finally accomplished.