On this very last day of my thanksgiving break, I’d like to share one of the highlights of this ‘weekend’. I’ve shared this already with my friends and family, and if you happen to be one of them who are reading this right now, because most likely you are, you’re going to hear the same thing again, no surprises 😀
It all started late October/early November, when I saw a tweet about a private performance that was happening at Electric Fetus in a few weeks time. I wasn’t aware of that event until I saw that tweet. It was only limited to 300 people and to enter the event you’d have to preorder the Bambi vinyl. There were only around 30 left.
I hesitated at first. I don’t even have a vinyl player so would it be worth buying a vinyl just to see them live? I even asked my mum whether or not to go for it. Eventually, I did! Reason/s? It wasn’t that expensive (it was ~$20) compared to their VIP tickets (~$90). Even though I wouldn’t get additional merch like the ones in VIP, I’d still get to see them face-to-face and get a photo and signatures of them. I got the pass for the event a week later, it was numbered and I was the 299th! Close call!
The day of the even finally came. I had a very tiring week, literally slept at 5 am that Wednesday morning and then had classes, a group meeting and had to buy some groceries before getting home at around 5 pm.
It was time to head off to the event! There was a looooong line before entering the venue. We got inside around 7 pm and around 10 minutes later, hippo campus came out! It was the first time for me seeing them up front and this close, I got so excited! I had a good view of the stage too. People let me be at the front because of my short stature 🤓. They played around five or six songs (if you’d like to see it’s labeled ** below), then we had to line up for the signing.
I simply lined up but at the very moment before my turn for the signing, my insides freaked out! I got so nervous. How do I react to them? What should I say? lol. I approached them and they signed my vinyl and it all happened soooo fast. I only remember Zach asking “How are you?”, Jake saying “Thanks for coming”, we took a picture and I left. Yikes! They’re actually so nice… I guess I was too anxious (*wink wink* bambi pun intended). Anyways, it was a good experience! I reached home and still wasn’t over it. Here are some photos…
Moving on to Saturday, hippo campus’ final show of 2018 at Palace Theater, St. Paul. I don’t know if I’m going to say this for every single show I’m going to but this show was the BEST one yet! The best part was listening to the crowd singing along. If I was a singer, seeing people singing to the lyrics of your song is definitely something to be proud of and I’m sure they are too. Oh, and at some point during the show, Nathan grabbed the mic seemingly to say something but he actually didn’t know what to say hahaha (it’s around minute 36:28 in the live stream). I thought that was funny. Again, here are some photos, videos (**in this link) and a live stream (thankfully!) of the show for me to rewatch 🌚.
*sighs* I may be exaggerating because I still haven’t moved on but this was honestly one of the best moments in my life, especially this semester. Classes and coursework are not being gentle with me so having this experience during this short break meant a lot to me and I’m glad to have been given this experience 🙂 Although I’m sure it’s going to be hectic, I hope I will have the strength to go through the final weeks of this semester.
Thanks for reading this far and hope you have a good day!