R5 @ Club Nokia 11/16/13 Experience 

Lol hey guys…it’s been a while. School has taken over my life. Anyways time for another R5 Experience! Yay! 

(I’m the one in the dress between rocky and ross)

Don’t read this if you’re easily offended. 

So somehow CrowdSurge screwed up and sent my awesome friend Taylor (far right in the photos) VIP tickets and she emailed back saying that we didn’t buy them, but they insisted that we did…sooo who’s complaining? We got to Club Nokia at around 4 and we ended up being on the VIP list despite our doubts. (It was obviously fate ;) haha) and we waited in line blah blah and they were filming for something. There was this guy with greasy hair and he was directing the camera man..he basically seemed like the typical, cliche hollywood movie director. We went through the metal detectors cause ya know some 6 year old might stab Riker. We got inside the venue, it was really nice and everything was so organized, it was very convenient (thanks R5 management&my fav german: AndreBOOMAN). We got our swaggy VIP bags which was a lot more sturdy than last tour’s (it also had a zipper pocket!) and inside was a book of HOT pics, a lanyard, and a super cool beanie that was meant for a god’s head, not mine. We were basically the last people of the general admission crowd to get blue wristbands for the pit cause the pit area was small. I feel bad for the rest of GA who didn’t get them though cause their spots seemed pretty shitty. Alexa (Rocky’s girlfriend) was in the seating with Stormie and Nathaniel Boone. We moved up the line and got to R5 where we talked to Mark for like 30 seconds and asked if we had 3 pictures cause there was 3 of us and he said “Usually 2, cause the 3rd is boring”…oh marky mark, so funny but I’m gonna get 3 pics whether he liked it or not. We ran in and had a lil group hug and then told them the pics we had planned: Smiling, Gangsta, and Girls vs. Boys and then we did smiling first, then gangsta (I threw up a west coa$t), and then Girls vs. Boys. We unfortunately said goodbye and then got to the pit area and started out at as 3rd/4th row. Taylor and I took turns going to the bathroom…I got in the stall, took out a seat protector, just kidding this isn’t my experience in Club Nokia’s bathroom. Soundcheck started and they covered Girls by The 1975 and HOLY SHIT WERE ROSS AND RIKER ANGELS OR DISNEY PRINCESSES IN THEIR PAST LIFE? CAUSE THEIR VOICES SOUNDED AMAZING AND THEY HARMONIZED SO WELL TOGETHER. They did the usual questions (Ross was acting weird and being so dramatically quiet that he was loud) and then they performed Say You’ll Stay and trust me, I wanted to stay there forever. Oh, and Stormie was being so cute and laughing so loud at the top where the seating was. I fucking hate waiting at concerts and being rubbed up against old ladies who are trying to protect their youngens like there’s fucking seats for your sorry ass…go sit there if you really wanna protect your daughter, who happens to be pushing me back with her butt. Bran&Sav came on…that was fun. Savannah was actually wearing a substantial amount of clothing and I liked her outfit. Brandon was too (hip)ster to handle. My baby, Ryland, finally came on and it was so much fucking fun apart from the mom who I was tlaking about earlier who was trying to act like she was a teenager again, I’m sorry ma'am those days are loooong gone for you. Ryland looked so happy, it was adorable. The anticipation of hearing We Are Family and seeing those beautiful guys and gals come on stage was about 20 minutes…THEN THEY FINALLY CAME ON AND OPENED WITH FORGET ABOUT YOU. So amazing. They also incorporated the song Valerie with What Do I Have to Do,,,it was so beautiful. Ok so all you motha fuckas thinkin Ross was crying during I Can’t Be With You…there’s this thing called SWEAT AND BEING A GOOD PERFORMER. I admit that he did look really sad but what would it look like if Ross was smiling and goofing off during I Can’t Be With You..it would look weird since it’s a slow and somewhat mellower/sad song. Believe what you wanna believe. I love how they kept Loud as their encore…it works so well. During a break between songs Rydel mentioned how she recognized familiar faces from the LA HOB show and she pointed out me and my friend. After the show we were gonna get merch but dayum that line was long and wrapped around the building which made me sad cause Stormie, Ry, and Garron were working it but my feet fucking hurt and I was thirsty. It twas a fun night, and I wish I could re-live it and meet Olivia Holt and her boyfriend Luke Benward who were in the seating. I LOVE YOU ALL AND I’M SORRY IF MY HUMOR OR DICTION WAS TOO MUCH TO HANDLE. 

p.s. go vote for San Diego or Santa Ana or Irvine or LA at r5rockstheworld.com 

To read about my other experiences with R5 go to: http://thelynchiguanasr5.tumblr.com/tagged/myr5experiences

I wil post more pics (maybe vids) later and if you have any questions holla at me. 

Peace out homies and R5 family

Let the Post Concert Depression begin. 

yost theater :)

I went to my first r5 concert on March 15th at the Yost :)

I previously saw R5 at the NBT finale but they only sang two songs so I don’t exactly count that as a concert. 

ANYWAY :) I decided I would dress like Rydel and wore a dress with a denim vest, knee high white socks and combat boots.

I got to the venue around 3pm. We were five people from the front of the line. I was scared that 3pm was too late but I guess not(:

My friend and I went around the block to get some lunch and came back. We spotted the R5 bus and casually walked by it trying not to freak out.

Around 5pm a security person at the yost started to call everyone up who had printed tickets. Tons of us had presale willcall tickets but the man said that they wanted to get people in line with printed tickets and that will call wouldn’t open until the show started. I got really upset and thankfully Andre and Mark were outside working on VIP things. 

I went over to Andre and Mark explaining to them what had happen and they were really upset with security for doing this. They explained that we had ordered from the presale and that fanclub members should be the first inside. They told me to stand to form a new line for will call and that my friend and I would be the first ones inside behind VIP. 
thankfully we got it all figured out!

The opening acts went on for two hours -.- WAYYY too many opening acts for one show.

R5 came on and rocked it as usual. they were so stinkin’ wonderful. I managed to move up into the second row in the center. Ross was in front of me the entire night. Rydel sang like an angel. the funniest thing was that only me and a few other girls knew words to “Pour some sugar on me” we belted it out and you could tell she loved that we knew all the words. 

The show went by SO quickly. I felt like it was two minutes long but actually over an hour. 

On our way out we went by Curt Mega, Kelly Voosen, and all of their friends that came to the show. We all talked for a while because we were stuck in a line to get out of the theater. They were hilarious and Curt is like my favorite person ever.

After we wanted to hit up the R5 meet and greet but when we went over to Ryland he said that they were already at the bus and wouldn’t be having one. 

We decided to make our way to the bus and saw Curt and everyone hanging out outside. Curt said “LOOK WHO SHOWED UP?” when he saw me. haha gosh love him. I jokingly asked him if we were best friends and he said “why? you want me to hook it up don’t you?” and i said “WELL DUH, I know you have their numbers.”  and he just went “believe me, i told them to come out here because we all want to go eat." 

A few minutes later they all came outside their bus and there were only about 15 or 20 girls outside. They were MORE than happy to take group pictures, individual pictures, and anything we wanted. It was because Andre and their dad were back at the venue working on things so they had time to kill. Rydel was saying that they typically wouldn’t do something like this but since they were waiting for their parents they had time.

They were so sweet. I pulled Rydel aside for a few minutes and I shared with her the ways that she has inspired me as a sixteen year old girl. She was just smiling SUPER wide the entire time. She gave me a big hug and told me to always be patient in life and not be in a rush for love….she said that she has always waited to date because she doesn’t want to go out with someone who will only hurt her. GOSH, she made my day. 

I then went over to Ross and we talked for a little while. He felt bad because he had gotten sick in new york. He couldn’t talk really loudly because he was trying his hardest to save his voice. He gave me a hug and at first he only put one arm around me as a casual hug but then when i put two arms around him he pulled me in and gave me a really tight hug. 
there is NOTHING like a boy who gives tight hugs with both arms.

We were joking around and I said "hey want to freakout girls on instagram?” and he said “UM YES.” so he we took a picture making a handheart and Rydel was cracking up. Ellington looked over and was like “UHHOHHH.” Ross ran inside the bus to get something and then stayed quiet for the rest of the time being out there….he said he REALLY didn’t feel good.

Rocky and Riker stuck close together so I went over and told them that the next show I was going to was closing night at the house of blues and it was right before my birthday. I told them I really wanted them to sing happy birthday to me and that I’d bring a poster. Rocky said to be sure I brought it and that he would try to connect the dots when he saw me and the sign. LOL, oh rocky. Riker was pumped about it.

Ellington was so adorable. He was trying to talk to Kelly but also run around and see everyone else. He is SO energetic and hilarious. My friend wanted her phone case signed and he was the only one with a sharpie. He walked us through the growing crowd of girls going “COMING THROUGH, WE NEED RIKER….” or “ROCKY? ROCKY?” and he took us to everyone with his sharpie. 

LOL. Stormie and Mark came over and  started wrapping things up. I talked to stormie for a minute because I had given her a necklace at the NBT finale along with a note. she had tweeted me that she loved it and I reminded her of it. She automatically remembered me when I brought it up and she said that the note I had written her really made her day. She gave me a huge hug and said “You are just so sweet, I love you." 

I ran over to Rydel again and gave her a big hug and thanked her for who she was and she said I was really sweet for saying what I did to her. 

Then they all walked away to their friends cars and went off to dinner. 

It honestly made my night. I’d never met a family who is so genuine and sweet. Each of them were so thankful to meet each of us. Ross felt crappy but still managed to put a smile on his face and pose for each picture that anyone requested.

I love that family. I can’t wait to see them in May :)