but I just went to upload them..... and my input jack on my SD reader is BROKEN! I have to wait til payday so I can buy a new one.... which means no makeup for me until next payday. Damnit
Ever lock eyes with someone and just KNOW that you are on earth for that person?
This happened to me at a concert I went to on Sunday night with my fiance (fucking crazy right?)
We had tickets to see My Morning Jacket at the Paramount Theatre(not theater). This band means A LOT to me, honestly if it weren't for their song Dondante, there is a possibility that I would not be alive today. To summarize, I was in a very very rough patch of my life back in '08. Had been drinking heavily and had a bottle of painkillers in my hand and was ready to eat them all. My iTunes was on shuffle and right as I popped the lid off the bottle Dondante came on and I just stopped, and listened. I had always liked the band but wasn't a 'super fan.'
The song and the emotions behind it moved me, I listened all the way through and by the time the song was finished I was hysterical, tears streaming down my face and the pills were being flushed down the toilet along with the rest of the fifth of vodka. This song, this band, had saved my life.
Now on to the 'soulmate' part of this story.
Jim James (Yim Yames) the front man of My Morning Jacket is a good 11years older than me, and I've never been attracted to anyone more than 5yrs older than me. I've never been attracted to him or had a crush on him or anything of the sort.
This was my first MMJ concert and I'd had tickets since March, to say the least I was frantic to see this band live. And I was not dissapointed, they played for nearly THREE hours! Brandon and I managed to get front row in the GA. like FRONT row. Right in front of where Jim James' mic was set up. During the show Jim came over to the side of the stage and made eye contact with me and smiled. At first I thought he was just 'connecting' with his audience. But for the remainder of the show he stayed on our side of the stage, and progressively made eye contact and smiled at me for longer and longer. It got to the point where he would get so distracted with me that he would have to turn his back and sing to the keyboardist just to compose himself, just so he could sing, just so he could perform for everyone else.
I HATE to sound like some 15yr old obsessive fan, because before this concert I had never been one. But I truely believe, that had I been there by myself and had stuck around after the show I would have had the chance to meet him. Jim was not being subtle at all, Brandon even mentioned that he seemed enamored with me. It's honestly one of those...... 'I wish I had followed my heart and my gut' moments..... that I'll probably never have again, and I'll probably never get the chance to thank My Morning Jacket for saving my life.
Myself and Brandon before MMJ went onstage
Pretty much all of these pictures are of Jim because he was the only one that I could get a good photo on (based on stage location)
The photographers in front of us were only allowed two songs before they had to leave =]
eye contact moment (until his hair flew into his face)
Loved the theatrics =]
During Dondante. They played this song for 20minutes. It's a 7minute song. I cried.
You can't see, but Jim is in the middle of the bright light. You could say this was my first religious experience.