While my sister and I were getting our concert tees, we learned that Everclear were going to be in the tent behind the merch stand signing autographs and then after them, Lit would be. All I cared about was meeting Everclear! As we got closer in the line, I just got all spazzy. I have met a few celebrities before and the only other time I got so ridiculous was when I met David Hyde Pierce. I forgot how to speak then. I actually played it cool once I got up to him. He shook my hand and askedme my name, all the band members told me their names and I said something like I cant wait to hear you guys play later... I resisted the urge to tell him I liked him since I was a young teenager... haha *awkward*
Then Sugar Ray came on and people went nuts. Mark McGrath had this bright ass white suit thing on and danced like crazy. He really has the charismatic front man thing down to a science. They played a bunch of songs, including Answer the Phone (one of my faves) and covered a Ramones song briefly. When they finally played Fly, the crowd just lost it. In my opinion, their other songs are better, but I guess it does have that infectious nostalgic feel and it was fun to sing along. I saw them back in '99 with the Goo Goo Dolls and Fastball and they were good then and pretty good still. He looks just about exactly the same, its creepy haha
Intermission before Everclear. Everyone left to get food and use the bathroom but I was sitting vigil. NO WAY was I getting stuck in a line and missing them open up. I swear I spent the entire set jumping up and down and singing and dancing. I was the fist pumping pointing and singing maniac that I was making fun of at the Ringo concert. I am as bad as the Toto fanatic... haha but I didn't care whatsoever.