This is a long overdue life update, mostly because I have a million thoughts/plans happening right now, so want to get them down.
1) New job in Michigan is good. The people are nice, there’s tons of creative freedom, I have a window view. I know it’s not what I want to be doing forever, but working for a university has a lot of perks, including tuition reimbursement, so I could potentially get another masters degree in something else. If school ever sounds appealing again.
2) Living in Michigan is good. I miss my people. But I’ve met a few Tumblr ladies in Ann Arbor and they’ve confirmed their wonderful-ness. SO now I’m just hoping that once I’m finally settled in Ann Arbor, meeting more wonderful people and building relationships with the other wonderful people will happen a little easier.
On Monday, October 20th, 2014 at Irving Plaza I saw my biggest inspiration and practical therapist, Gerard Way live in concert. Since I bought tickets I have been counting down for months until this day. I planned out an “Action Cat” costume. I made arrangements to stay in the city and spent more money than I should have. I ended up getting in line really early and was the first girl there. I made some AMAZING friends who had me laughing the whole time. It was the fastest queue for a show I have ever been in because everyone was so much fun to be around. Anyways, doors open and I run up the stairs to the center barricade. I have never been so excited for a show in my entire life. The second I see Gerard Way I let out the loudest scream ever. I think to myself “HE’S A REAL PERSON! HE’S NOT JUST THE VOICE BEHIND THE MUSIC OR THE HAND BEHIND THE COMICS OR THE FACE BEHIND MY COMPUTER SCREEN HE’S HERE RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!”
After 10 years of being an MCR fan and a Gerard Way enthusiast. After my mom denying bringing me to MCR shows, this is my night. He is right here and I went ALL in.
I don’t want to talk about the actual show because I refuse to spoil it for anyone else who is going.
I HAD NO CLUE BUT GERARD WAY PULLS SOMEONE ON STAGE EVERY NIGHT
GUESS WHO FUCKING GOT PULLED UP ON STAGE WITH HER HERO
*starts crying for the 90th time since it happened*
I did NOT expect this. It was so random. He picked me so fast. When I got pulled up on stage for Green Day I planned it out in advance and tried. With Gerard Way he instantly saw my Action Cat costume and pulled me up. I have a video I’m going to post bc my phone was already recording when it happened. You can hear the wind getting knocked out of me as he says “YOU” and points to me.
So the security guard scoops me up in a ball and since I’m in my dance leotard and tights the entire crowd gets a nice view of my butt lmao. Gerard said “OHHH I THINK WE HAVE A COSTUME”
“SHE’S WEARING A COSTUME” thank god he confirmed that because everyone probably thought I wasn’t wearing pants lmao.
SO AS I AM GETTING PULLED OUT OF THE CROWD HE STATES THAT I WILL BE PLAYING THE TAMBOURINE AND I’VE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE SO I KINDA JUST WENT WITH IT. I DANCED FOR 16 YEARS OF MY LIFE SO I WAS ABLE TO VIBE IT OUT. EVERYONE INCLUDING GERARD SAID I DID AMAZING AND IT WAS LITERALLY THE MOST FUN I HAVE EVER HAD!! (AFTER THE SHOW HE EVEN TOLD MY NEW FRIEND THAT HE WAS GLAD HE PICKED ME) WHEN GET THE GANG TOGETHER WAS DONE HE OPENED UP HIS ARMS TO GIVE ME A HUG, MY JAW DROPPED AND I JUST FELL INTO HIS ARMS AND LETTING GO SUCKED I COULD STAY THERE FOREVER HE GIVES THE COMFIEST HUGS! THEN I WALK OFF STAGE AND HE SAYS EVERYONE GIVE IT UP FOR BETHANY AND EVERYONE CLAPS OMG
THEN I GET OFF STAGE AND BALL MY EYES OUT AND EVERYONE IS SAYING TO ME HOW AWESOME I WAS AND GIVING ME HIGH FIVES
I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT NIGHT I LOVE GERARD WAY MORE THAN ANYTHING I STILL KIND OF THINK IM DREAMING