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Did I ever tell you guys about the time I bribed a security guard at a Panic! at the Disco concert to let me hug Ryan Ross?

There were about 40 of us waiting around in the parking lot after the show, because we knew they’d come out to meet us (this was when they were touring with Dresden Dolls and The Hush Sound, right after A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out got big, so very early on).
Their security guy, Zack, said we were only allowed to high five them. If we tried to touch them beyond that we would get escorted away.
I was 16, and Ryan was My Favorite.
I was literally joking and just trying to get on Memorable Terms with the security guard (pro-tip, get in good with security, folks), so I told Zack I would give him a fruit-by-the-foot if he let me hug Ryan.
He looked me dead in the face and said, “You have one on you?”
So I pulled a fruit-by-the-foot out of my purse (because I never went anywhere without them at the time).
I handed it over, and the guys came out one by one about an hour later.
When Ryan got to me, I looked at Zack questioningly. He nodded and said “This one’s allowed to hug you.”

And that’s the story of how I bribed P!atD’s security guard with a fruit-by-the-foot to let me hug Ryan Ross.

pretty. odd.: real song titles
  • We're So Starving: we wrote this in 45mins can u tell (also we're definitely not the same band)
  • Nine In The Afternoon: the moon eye song
  • She's A Handsome Woman: gOOOOOOOOOOOOo oooooOOoonnnnn
  • Do You Know What I'm Seeing?: i'm seeing drugs
  • That Green Gentleman: no. things changing isn't ok. fuck you.
  • I Have Friends In Holy Spaces: hEY GUYS LOOK LOOK BRENDON WROTE A SONG
  • Northern Downpour: fucking cry you bithc
  • When The Day Met The Night: let's play "tease the fans"
  • Pas De Cheval: french just sounds that much cooler on a rock song
  • The Piano Knows Something I Don't Know: god bless spencer smith
  • Behind The Sea: Ryan's Song™
  • Folkin' Around: holy shit he wrote 2. two. guys. T W O S O NGS
  • She Had The World: no one knows who this is about. also what does this song fucking mean
  • From A Mountain In The Middle Of The Cabins: ryan & jon taking the "if you're going then go" slightly too literally
  • Mad As Rabbits: gay? gay.
Concept: A Pretty Odd alternate universe
  • everyone is gay
  • flowers everywhere
  • ryden is flourishing
  • vintage hippie aesthetic
  • happy tunes, tragic poetry
  • picnics, tea and cakes
  • green fields full of bubbles
  • small magical animals
  • moon never falls down
  • not even at nine in the afternoon