Meet “Floyd”, Billie Joe Armstrong’s 1956 Les Paul Junior. “I could tell right away it was special. At the time I was playing mostly Fenders and this Jr. was a completely different guitar from anything I had played before.“ It was bought at a guitar show in San Rafael in 2000, just before the recording of “Warning”.
“Let it slide, let your troubles fall behind you. Let it shine, until you feel it all around you. And I don’t mind if it’s me you need to turn to. We’ll get by, it’s the heart that really matters in the end. Our lives are made in these small hours, the little wonders, these twists and turns of fates. Time falls away, but these small hours still remain. All of my regret will wash away somehow, but I cannot forget the way I feel right now.”
tell me abt the time u almost met drake, daddy doitsu
jesus i’m not a daddy, i’m not even a mommy. i am 17
but here’s the story
backstory: so, my younger sister is obsessed with drake, right? i really like his stuff too, and he’s a super chill dude. my sister is convinced she’s gonna marry him. like, we celebrate his birthday as if he were a family member. cake and everything. moving on…
so drake came to my city and my sister was freaking out. he was staying at some hotel downtown, so my mom brought my sister to just go sit in the lobby for like, two hours. my mom has a lot of luck meeting famous people ( billie joe armstrong, jimmy page’s ex-wife, etc. ) so as fate would have it, drake walked out into the lobby and my sister didn’t speak to him but she was forever touched by that magical moment.
fast forward a few years, drake is on tour! summer sixteen! and my sister is literally begging my dad to go to the concert, even in the nosebleed section. he’s like ok ok i’ll see what i can do. keep in mind my dad is the man, who got me front-row tickets to paul mccartney and an overnight flight to houston the day before his concert.
rad dad pulls it off again and get me and my two sisters front-row seats to fucking drizzy. and not only that, but the whole vip package – drake picture frames, candles, car air fresheners, duffel bags, etc., the whole getup. and included with that, we get to meet drake. and take pictures. my younger sister was losing her mind.
but, alas, the day before the concert, they cancelled the meet-and-greet and pictures. we got a refund but it was still d e v a s t a t i n g not only for my younger sister but like, for me too, because i had one chance to meet drake and it was cancelled.
on a better note, i’ve met brad pitt and i’m actually friends with a famous foreign rapper who’s a relative of a friend. not to mention the weeknd literally made eye contact with me three times at his concert. and once i literally casually walked past james mcavoy. but my heart will never feel whole until i can meet drake. i can’t imagine how does my sister feel
Girl tell me EVERYTHING about meeting Billie Joe ‼️
I was guessing that they were staying at Grand Hotel because they have stayed there before when they’ve had shows in stockholm. So i went there after work and i was there around 5:30pm. I didn’t have any expectations whatsoever, i was just thinking it was worth a shot.
So i waited there for about half an hour/45 mins or so, while doing that i wrote a note to them, thanking them for a bunch of stuff that they’ve helped me through (also made a mini promo for my band lmao !!! And y'all you can go listen to our demo @ soundcloud dot com just search for “punkrockqueers” and the song “fuck white cis-boys” should come up). ANYWAY as i said i didn’t have any expectations, i stood there with my pen and writing book hoping for the best and expecting the worst.
I was about to turn around just to have a look around the corner of the hotel and out of the fucking blue there he was. He was walking towards the entrance, smiling and nodding his head at me.
I said “oh my god can i please have your autograph?” He said “yeah absolutely!” He was so kind and calm and it made me stay really calm through the whole thing.
I said that i had been a fan since American Idiot and he said “Thank you! I figured you were a fan because of your blue hair” (in my head i was like lol it’s green but w/e lmao).
He asked me what my name was and i said “Paulina” with a swedish accent lmao and he asked me to spell it for him lmaooo so i did and he went “OH Paulina!!” And he wrote “rage + love” and his signature.
I also asked him if i could have a picture with him and he said “yeah sure!” And as i was bringing out my phone i was shaking SO MUCH like i couldn’t even concentrate because HE WAS LOOKING AT MY DAMN PHONE idk it just freaked me out because i had a bunch of notifications on it LMAO and i tried to small talk away from it and said “i’m actually listening to you right now” and he said “oh do i sound any good?” And laughed and i said “UHM YES YOU SOUND AMAZING IS THAT EVEN A QUESTION????” And he laughed even more. He calmed me down so much.
We took the picture and i said thank you so much and i said “i’ll see u at the show tomorrow!” and he said “yeah! stay warm in the cold” and i said i will! And he went in.
It was so casual and calm even if i was freaking out and i can NOT get over this.
I started crying like a child and i called my best friend afterwords and she got so worried and was like “WHAT IS IT???? DID SOMEONE DIE???” And i said “NO I MET BILLIE JOE” lmao honestly i’m such a nerd but i’m so greatful and happy AAAHH ❤❤❤