My best friend had me listen to "missed me" on the bus one day after school in September of '05.
I thought it was cool, but it wasn't really my style at that second in time.
I was more of a metal kind of girl, and didn't really ever think i'd actually like them.
A month later, for her birthday, she dragged me along to the concert in madison at the barrymore theater.
We stood outside in line, and i couldn't get over the diversity of the crowd.
There were people from 4-80+ years old attending the concert, from all different walks of life.
It impressed me a lot.
Faun Fables and DeVotchka opened that night.
I loved Dawn's yodeling and the uniqueness of DeVotchka.
When the Dolls finally made it on stage, I was hurting a lot.
I was pretty dehydrated, but stood my ground in the first row, right next to the speaker, in front of Amanda.
It took that concert to get me to become a fan.
A few months later, my friend and I waited in line in the cold wind of Chicago
to get into a concert at the Metro. We stood there for two hours...freezing our asses off...
and when we got to the door, we were turned away because my friend didn't have her ID.
It sucked, but Yes, Virginia came out and kept my love beating for them...
We fought the hoards of assholes at the P!ATD show in Milwaukee at Summerfest,
to have barely slight glimpses of JUST Brian's hair through the crowd.
So many kids asked us if we were part of the "I Write Sins, Not Tragedies..." video
since Mandy, my friend was dressed as amanda, and i was wearing a fedora.
what a bunch of dummies.
I became a hardcore fan right around October of '06, when I saw them in Milwaukee
at the Pabst theater with The Red Paintings, Sxip and Arsenic Ettiquite.
It blew my mind, and I haven't let go since.
I also saw them at True Colors, and met Amanda for the first time there.
True Colors was a beautiful experience.
I can't wait for another Dolls album....
which probably won't be for quite awhile.