So 2014 is the 10 year anniversary of the first album from Hawthorne Heights: The Silence in Black and White. And it is an album that I LOVE. I have listened to it many many times over the past ten years. So many times that my kid said: “yeah I know who they are, you’ve listened to ‘Ohio is for Lovers’ more times than I can count.” I admit it, I have listened to it a lot. But man, I love that song. Like as much as I love kittens, love. And if you really know me that’s a lot.
Now that I have established the kitten quotient into this awesome equation. I found out about a month ago that Hawthorne Heights was coming to my favorite local coffee shop to perform. My first reaction was holy fucking shit, Hawthorne Heights will be like three blocks from my house. And then my second reaction was I have to get tickets. And I should mention that I was the first public person on the list of ticket buyers. Now that’s love, right?
So fast forward to May 30th. I bought tickets for the show for myself and the kid who said I listened to them a lot. Because well he’s almost thirteen and it’s his first concert for a band that he has actually heard the CD of. He also really likes them.
At the The Standpipe Coffee House we crowded together and watched Social Bliss who is a great local band. Who we have seen perform several times and are great every time. And then we watched a band out of Tennessee called On My Honor, who were awesome. I can’t wait to hear more of them in the future.
And then for the main act. Oh my gosh Hawthorne Heights was greater than my wildest imagination. I sang, I danced, and I screamed. It was unicorn horn dust magical. If you guys have a chance to ever see them, DO IT.
Wes loved it and keeps telling him that his ears are ringing and my only response to him is that: “that means it was a good show.”
For more photos and some video check out my Instagram. I tend to blow it and Twitter up when I go to local shows at The Standpipe Coffee House. I want to show that local support, because well we need music shows here in Lufkin and I hope more will come. And besides with boys reaching their teen years, I want them to be able to see awesome stuff like this in a safe environment.