Just two kids stupid and fearless
On April 15, 2014 I went to see All Time Low in Sacramento at Ace Of Spades. I was incredibly nervous all day because I was not only meeting my favorite band, but I was also planning on asking Alex Gaskarth if I could sing on stage with him. After meeting the rest of the band and having jack compliment my hair (which already had me shaken up because oh my god Jack Barakat likes my hair??), I walked over to Alex. I had already met him before so I kept my speech short because last time I covered the details. I basically thanked him for helping me get out of a state of being completely hopeless. I was so depressed I felt like nothing was ever going to get better and that I was going nowhere in life. This band helped me learn to believe in myself and I know how cliché it sounds, but they taught me to chase after my dreams. I have always wanted to be a musician and my dream was to share the stage with them at least once. I asked Alex if there was any possible way he could make that happen and right away he said “yeah of course i’ll look for you in the crowd!”. I couldn’t believe it. I was at the very left side for barricade hoping to get Alex’s attention the entire night. While Jack was singing and dancing with me, Alex mainly stayed towards center stage. After Somewhere In Neverland, I knew Time Bomb was about to happen. I stepped up on a ledge and all of my friends and random people I didn’t know were pointing at me. Suddenly Alex stepped right in front of me and pointed saying “This girl knows all the lyrics you can tell! You’re coming up here!” Then he reached for me hand and helped me over the barricade. Once I got on stage I looked into the crowd and couldn’t fucking believe it. I had waited six years for this moment. Almost immediately, Jack put me on his back and screamed into the mic “WE’RE GONNA LIVE FOREVER!” while Alex picked the other two people. I was sharing the mic with another girl and it seemed like she didn’t want to hold it but I was trying my best to not seem like I was whoring the mic. I don’t know where the confidence came from but when Jack was sitting in front of me I just kind of let loose. I was singing and dancing with him and eventually just handed over the mic completely to the other girl. I walked over to Alex’s mic and sang a bit with him and danced away to try not to annoy him too much. Alex then motioned for me to come back and shared the mic with me for the rest of the song! I couldn’t completely process what was going on. My hero, the man who has saved my life countless times, was holding me and singing with me. Then he wouldn’t let go. I had no clue what was going on but I definitely had problem whatsoever with it! He dragged me around the stage and joked about how I could never leave him. Then he brought me over to Rian and handed me his pic and they told me when to play. After he hugged me and told me how I did an amazing job. These are the most important words I’ve ever heard in my entire life. After when we were leaving the stage, I hugged Danny and was greeted by a shit ton of fans saying things like “oh my god you were amazing” and “wow you’re my idol!”. I’ve never hugged so many strangers in my entire life. This whole experience and response has really inspired me and I am so thankful for All Time Low and their fans.
here’s the video for anyone who’s interested
^^photo creds to http://lightninginabutthole.tumblr.com !
Aw oh my god thank you! I do actually have a boyfriend surprisingly enough. If you wanna stalk his white girl blog it’s unfluorescentadolescents