So, yesterday was definitely one of the most exciting and coolest days! I've had this silly joke about Robert Schwartzman being my husband since 8th grade and well, I've loved Rooney since then too. And so I magically scored an interview with him for theMAGAZINE(ok)! :o
I went to the House of Blues and chilled in the lobby for a while. Then, the stage manager lead everyone upstairs. I told her I was there to do an interview. And she was all, "Uhh, I don't know if there's time for that." And I said, "Well, I talked to Robert the other day and he was cool with it." So, we (like 7 of us) went up. Everybody but Robert was doing their tune-ups/sound check. Stage manager lady gave everyone a free Wild One EP and a shirt! Yay! Then, Robert popped out and I guess he recognized me cause he waved at me! (And I can tell it was at me cause I was standing several feet from everyone else.) And then they played a couple songs for us. She went up to ask him if he had time do an interview and he was all, Totally! And waved again. He disappeared, then came out of a secret door and said hi to everyone that was there.
Then, he came over to me and he was like, "Let's doo eeet." (Literally, he said it like that, rofl.) And some chicks stared daggerz at me as he whisked me away. We went to the bar area (and he got me a stool down all gentlemenly like, aww), then we decided it would be too noisy with the other bands doing soundcheck. Oh, and he was all like, I can totally hold your voice recorder if that's cool. So nice. So, we went upstairs to one of those private balconies. And we were sitting like really close. It was crazy, like a centimeter apart. Basically, his arm was like leaning against my leg, lol. And we did the interview. I felt like a total idiot and kept saying stuff like, "Sweet!" and "Awesome!" I got a bit more relaxed after a while and started having sort of like a conversational interview. Like, we lolled about his fluffy purple coat in his SOLOBOB video. And then we relocated AGAIN to the dressing room and chilled there on a couch for the last few questions.
At the end I was like, "Hey, can I be a fangirl for a minute and take a picture?" And he said, "Sure, do you have a camera?" Lol...silly boy. And he decided to take it because he had a longer arm, rofl. And he took 2 to make sure it looked good. And then, he helped me find my way out. I said, "Thanks for letting me interview you!" He said, "Yeah, thanks for finding me!" :D
SO YEAH, WHOA. SURREAL. I am not doing this justice, but it was amazing. He was so chill and I managed to keep my cool, lol. This really was just.....whoa. It sounds very simple when I write it out, but yes......wow. I got a bit flustered with my words a couple times, but I was good. I'm sure he knew I was nervous, but I was all, Woo I'm excited to see you guys--first time evaaa. And he was all, cool!
Anyway, I chilled until the doors opened. Got my photo pass. Got to the front row. I enjoyed the two opening bands. Crash Kills was very musically talented. I was quite impressed. And Tally Hall came out, they were A-DORABLE. <3 I must have their album! The lead singer looked exactly like Logan from Veronica Mars & the other lead singer looked like Orlando Bloom & James Franco's love child aka HOT. They also used a megaphone, kazoo, and ukulele during their songs. Cute, lol.
Then, ROONEY came out! It was very exciting. Robert came running out with the giant Rooney flag. They played ALL of my favorite songs. They were awesome live. And soooo much cuter in person. It was just so fun. It's always hard to describe a concert that you're just like "omgamazzinggg", but it was great. And kind of a dream come true cause I've been such a fan of them for so long. <3 I lol'd cause Robert messed up the lyrics during "Sorry, Sorry". They all lol'd too. It was cute. Also, Ned, the drummer, sang a song, while Robert drummed, Exciting! I love hearing songs I've listened to for ages played live because now I have different memories of the songs. And I can imagine them playing now! Woo! I also took video of "Blueside", "Popstars", and "When Did Your Heart Go Missing?" :D I shall upload them when the magazine comes out!
Sooooo, yes! What a day! Oh man. No words can really describe this, despite the fact I wrote this up. Doesn't do it justice, guys. Srsly.
Lol, I know, you already saw this, but see it again, dammit.
I rly like this picture.
Ned singing & Robert on drumz!
Yes, this is a repeat, but I luff it.