kia soul tent

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I thought it was just some crazy dream. I never knew my dream would actually come true. Then I found out that they were going to be at Warped Tour in my city and I still had some hope. When my friend and I got there we raced to the Kia Soul tent to get our passes to their meet and greet. We got there just in time and got our passes. When we got up to the table they were sitting at I was in total shock. Austin was first at the table so I walked up to him and handed him my poster to sing. He said hi and gave me a high-five then signed my poster. I handed him the letter that I had written to the band with a shaky hand. He said “Awh thank you, sweetie,” and he grabbed my hand with both of his and held mine for about four seconds. He asked me if I was excited for the show and I was so stunned all I could do was nod. The rest of the guys were super nice and I got high-fives from all of them. They’re all really nice and down to earth dudes! Without a doubt the best day of my life! (I couldn’t get good quality pictures of Tino or Aaron)
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I wanted to share with everyone what was truly the best day ever for me. My warped tour date for this year was July 22- the Maryland date. I was already excited to party because I wanted to celebrate being 1 year clean from self harm and holy shit did I get to. The first thing I did getting through the gate was I went to the Kia soul tent to get my pass to meet Of Mice & Men. Afterwards I got to wait around listening to some great bands that I never really listened to before like Terror before I went to Ice Nine Kills signing. They are some awesome guys and their music is sick. After that I met some really nice girls while waiting to try and meet youtubers but the crowd was massive and it was more important for the one girl I was with to meet Damon Fizzy because she absolutely loved him. After that was OM&Ms set which was crazy and of course awesome. In between going to get water and waiting I met some of the guys from Warped Roadies (a dream job of mine might I add) and they are as sweet as can be especially Danny. After OM&Ms set I went to the tent where they were doing the signing and I met some other awesome people waiting to meet them and as I met them I was crying because I credit Austin for helping me find the strength to stay strong. After I got out of the tent I collapsed to my knees and cried my eyes out. Then I went to the hill by the amphitheater to chill and I got to see Yellowcard which was cool. I then decided to leave and go to a secret place that I discovered the year before but as I was leaving I was intrigued by a band that was playing the Kevin Says stage. It was Marmozets and if you have the time to see them seriously go it’s awesome. And I got to watch that set with none other than Bryan Starzzzzz who gives the best hugs ever. I got to talk to him in between songs (when we could hear each other) and he is so sweet. I sincerely hope I get to hang out with him again one day. After that I went to my secret place which is where the busses are and I found OM&Ms bus. So naturally I sat outside of it waving to people and after a while none other than Austin Carlile came to talk to me. I thanked home for everything and he asked me if he gave me a book would I read it. And of course I said yes, I love to read and even if I didn’t I would read anything he gave me. He went to the bus and he gave me his copy of The Alchemist saying that it helped him a lot and he hopes it will do the same for me. This will forever be my favorite memory and nothing will ever be able to top this day.

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I had been watching the Of Mice & Men signing since I was unable to meet them and was very upset about so as the band was leaving the Kia soul tent I followed them and saw Bryan stars saying hello to fans and taking pictures with them and so I figured because I couldn’t meet Of Mice & Men I would like to meet Bryan. I was still crying when he saw me and he told me that some things happen for a reason and that he had something similar happen to him once and the next day something else had happened that was 10x better. I’m keeping that advice with me and hope to get to see him again and thank him for the advice one day.