the noise tour 2013

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The first time I met Ghost Town was June 1, 2013, on the Noise Tour with Mariana’s Trench, and even though I’d heard a little but of their stuff a few months beforehand, that was really when I was truly introduced to the Haunted Youth society. I lined up at their merch booth two songs before the show was over just to make sure I could at least say hi and take a picture with them. When the guys finally came out, I was about.. 5 people behind and You’re So Creepy was stuck in my head so I started singing it and a few of the other girls joined along, so when I was up for the meet n greet, Kev smiles and reaches for a hug and I lean in and he pulls me in really tight. Then I give Evan, Manny, and Alix a hug as well, and asked them to sign my pants (which they did,) and right when it was photo time, (which was pretty much immediately over) Kev says “nice lips, pretty creepy,” I laugh, then we take the photo, and I have to leave, so I jump and start to skip away and the guys start laughing and I wave and Kev goes “no hug, bye?” So I go to hug him, kiss his cheek, and he squeezes me tight again. So far, I’ve met the guys three times, and I love and adore each of them completely, they have encouraged me and listened to my rambling and have been here for all of us Ghosts in every moment. But, the reason I singled out Kevin is because in September of last year, I was talking to Alix, when he pointed to me and waved me over and immediately pulled me into another super tight hug, asked me how I was doing, and told me he was happy to see me again. We had as long of a conversation as we could about pretty much everything, but I knew he had other people who wanted to see him, so I hugged him and went to talk to Martha and Evan. Of course, the show went on & it was amazing and at the end of it, the guys came back out and I talked to you (Bryan) and Kev walked over and joined our conversation about how I’m the perfect arm rest And in March, the same thing basically happened. I walk in the venue, Kev saw me, and made sure to say hello, pulled me into a hug, and told me that I looked good and happy and asked me if I actually was. I told him I was, and that it meant a lot to me that he asked. His response, “Lily, you’re an amazing person and I want to make sure you’re better than okay." There was more to our conversation, but, the rest is really what made me want to write this to you.. Kevin isn’t the only one in the band who cares so much, it’s just that Kev is the one who, from the beginning, has kept up with me. 

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In 2009 I heard my first Marianas Trench song All To Myself and since I heard that they’ve been my favorite band. I always dreamed about seeing them and then 4 years later on June 1st, 2013 I got to go to the Noise Tour and meet my heroes. It was a 5 hour car ride to get there but it was totally worth it! Before the show they had a signing at Journeys and that was the first time I met them. When I saw them walking towards the store I absolutely freaked out because after being a fan for years I saw them in person and was just overjoyed! When they got there I yelled “HI MIKE” or something because he was the closest to me and then he turned around and smiled and waved at me. My heart skipped a beat at that moment. After waiting for a few people in line I got to go up and meet Marianas Trench it wasn’t very long but it was probably the best moment of my life. I had my acoustic guitar for them to sign and they all looked so happy to sign it. While they were passing it to each other to sign I got to tell them about how they’ve been my favorite band so long and I remember Matt was like “Aw thank you that means a lot” Then their was someone who took my picture with them. After the picture Mike asked me “Are you going to the show tonight?” and I told him “I wouldn’t miss it for the world, of course I’m going it’s my first trench concert I’m really excited!” Then Mike gave me the biggest smile! A couple hours later I go to the concert which I got VIP for so I got to meet them again! :D At the beginning of the VIP session I took my picture with them and then I got to go around and talk to them and they all signed my CD’s. I gave them each a bag of cookies that I baked and they were all so happy! Apparently chocolate chip cookies are Mike’s favorite! I remember some people were asking for hugs but then Josh saying they couldn’t because then they would have to hug everyone and there wasn’t enough time so we weren’t supposed to hug them but Ian was just so happy when I gave him the bag of cookies with his name on it that we went over in the corner and he gave me a big hug (right after Josh told them not to) it was so funny he looked around to see if anyone was looking first. xD That was the best day of my life the whole day was amazing from meeting them at the signing, to the VIP session, and the day ended with their incredible concert I waited 4 years for. I can’t wait until they have another US tour so I can see them again!