Want to take a bag? Have a small bag with you! like a drawstring bag. The place will be packed. There is not a lot of room for a big backpack and quite honestly getting hit with one is not fun.
IT WILL BE PACKED IN THERE, House of Blues is SMALL. If you don’t wanna deal with people, go to the balcony area or off too the side. Thems the beans.
"But I wanna be in front of the stage!" Then get prepared to be pushed around! It’s a rock show!! This happens all the time! SPECIALLY ONES IN TINY SPACES (like the house of blues)
Look out for kids, don’t hit them with your stuff. It doesn’t matter, I’ve seen people standing there just hit them with their stuff. Not everyone can look out for kids all the time, not everyone can even SEE them.
BUY MERCH AFTER THE SHOW, hold off on posters and stuff. If you wanna get a shirt or hat at least you can wear that but it’s just not worth it man. You gotta hold it on FOR THE WHOLE SHOW. you do not get let back in.
MERCH IS CASH ONLY AT THE VENUE, it is required of them to do it this way.
STAY HYDRATED, drink a lot of water BEFORE you go to the venue. You can buy drinks there but they will be expensive and MCBC does not spit water on the crowd enough to stave you off.
STAY HYDRATED, don’t be an idiot.
Remember, it’s a rock show. It’s a rock show. It’s a rock show. It’s a rock show. IT’s a rock show.
There will be flashing lights at this rock show.
There will be loud noises at this rock show. So get earplugs, specially for kids.
Have all the fun.
This has been your yearly reminder, just in case you haven’t gotten to a show or to a show at this venue!! BECAUSE SERIOUSLY IT’S SMALL AND GETS PACKED.
im pretty sure if you’re transgender you identify as the gender you’re presenting as, not as “transgender.” ie if youre a trans man, your gender isnt “transgender” it’s “male” ?? am i wrong?
God bless you. No. You’re not wrong. No. You’re correct in thinking this. THank you.
And according to Judith Butler’s theories on gender performitivity, the above is also correct because it uses the terms “identify” and “present” as two distinct acts. When looking at only gender, which is really just a series of performances that a particular society has constructed as male or female, it’s impossible to even come up with an assessment of “trans” via gender alone. The “trans” assessment can only arise when comparing where the performances fall on the male-female spectrum and noticing a discrepancy with where their body falls on the sex-spectrum. So, yes: if your gendered performances fall on the “male” end of the spectrum, then you are male.
I need to read to read more Judith Butler. I have an ok handle on her theories on gender performitivity, but I need to see if she’s done any work on the interplay between those performances and a person’s self-identification. Like, if a person self-identifies as male, but every one of their performances falls on the female end, then what’s up? I think one of the most frustrating things about gender studies for people is that even the peeps who dedicate their whole lives to this stuff don’t know exactly how it works.
Come early and participate in a meet and greet with The Aquabats at the San Diego House of blues. Early entry, last 2 songs of their sound check and photo and signing ops. We’re opening 35 passes for this meet and greet. only avail to ticketed concert goers. Please come to the box office at 4:45 to be directed to the holding area.
We’re almost sold out on our stock of Meet & Greet tickets, so be sure to pick yours up before they’re all gone!
Get on it, peeps. Go meet them and show them how cool we all can actually be.
‘This year we celebrate 20 years of The Aquabats; and what better way to celebrate than with a meet up at San Diego Comic-Con?!? Well it’s Happening!!
We will meet at Children’s Park at 1:00 pm on Saturday. There we’ll hang out, take pictures and even play some games with some cool prizes! After that we will all venture out into the land of San Diego and find a place to eat! Once we are done feasting we will finish the meet up by participating in some of the free, non badge requiring events in the area (Cartoon Network usually has one)! After that we can either part ways, or those of us with badges can explore all that SDCC has to offer.
Show up in your Best Uniform (Rash Guards, Goggles, Belts, and Anti-Negativity Helmets)! Sandfleas & Monsters are welcome too!
If you have any questions feel free to ask. And definitely feel free to invite friends. Everyone’s welcome.’
So, come on by, peeps! Also, I’ll be at the con doing press junk/etc, so if ya’ll wanna hang, hmu!
Have fun, you kids. I’m in the last week or so of my semester here.
Did I ever tell you about the time Powered Milk Man came on stage to stop the show, but instead of using a spray pump to douse the audience like he normally does, he just had two dixie cups full of milk-powder that he threw over the audience? Then the powder mixed with our combined sweat and turned into a milk-paste. He's the most evil villain ever because of that.
If you have suffered a tragedy and someone says, “you’re in my prayers” with sincerity, and you respond with some egotistical shit about being atheist you are an emotionally inept moron.
For real though, like think about it. If someone is religious, there’s really no kinder sentiment they can express than appealing to the highest power they know for your recovery. Whether or not you think it “works” is irrelevant— the kindness is absolutely real.
So, as a lot of people know, the awesome game Ingress has arrived on iOS devices, opening the game up to a whole slew of people who couldn’t play before. There has been a huge surge in the number of players; here in Fukuoka, Japan I swear the number of agents on my team alone has quadrupled (not hard, not too many people play around here).
I highly recommend it to all of my followers and anyone else who stumbles across this post. At first I used to liken it to a futuristic geocaching because of the types of people it attracted, but now that I’ve played it I think it’s more a mixture of FourSquare, geocaching, but with team combat elements mixed in. Basically you have to go around to special spots (they’re everywhere) and capture them or destroy the other teams or link them up or mine for resources. It’s just super fun and addictive.
BUT, before you download it, I want to just make a little quick plug for my team. They make you choose your team right off the bat without any real explanation of the story, which I think is a bit of a mistake. New players are presented with two options: Resistance or Enlightened. Now, we’ve all seen a ton of movies where the young, free-spirited rebel joins up with some sort of “resistance” to take down some evil empire. That’s just a common trope, and it paints “resisting” in a heroic light all the time forever. This causes, I believe, a lot of people to look at these two teams and instinctively see “oh, resistance is the good guy and enlightened is the evil empire.” THIS IS NOT THE CASE. I can’t stress that enough: in this game the Enlightened are not the bad guys. The boiled down version of the story is that both teams are secretive societies that are trying to figure out this alien stuff that’s seeping into our world. Resistance thinks the alien stuff is bad and will destroy us. Enlightened thinks the alien stuff is good and will make humanity better. That’s the difference. That’s the only difference between the two teams in the story, and neither of them is inherently the bad guy. In fact, both of them are kind of fighting against, like, some shadowy government super cia type thing, which is why there are events where both sides work together and junk.
That’s really the point of this post: to point out that neither team is inherently the bad guy. But because Western audiences are so trained to instinctively identify “resistance” with a good guy trying to overcome the system, there are more players on the Resistance side. The game doesn’t have any mechanism to balance the teams, so Enlightened has been the underdog for quite a while now. It varies by region, and my region is currently wiping the floor with the other team, but I really would appreciate it if you would consider joining Enlightened in order to balance out the teams a little bit. Imagine how awesome you’ll feel when Enlightened overtakes Resistance and you’ll be able to think “wow, I actively am part of the reason that happened.”
if you want a nice body, go get it. if you want to become a lawyer, study your ass off. if you want nice hair, pick a style and get it done. stop being afraid and motivate yourself. find yourself. find your happiness, because it’s out there waiting for you.
Sighs, there’s a HUGE difference between leaking a show before it airs and doing a one-off stream to share with your friends. Saying streaming is piracy is like saying no one can invite their friends over to their house to watch the show with them, because apparently that’s piracy now? C’mon Ninjka. Please try and see the logic here in regards to streams. It’s not like bootleg copies were being handed out or anything, and the stream isn’t accessible to watch at anytime. Plus, that stream got several people to purchase the show who wouldn’t have otherwise. How does that hurt the show? If I invited all my friends over to watch the show with me and they decided to purchase it, how is that different from a stream? It’s positive consumption of the media.
Aw Jex. I know I’m not going to convince you. You’re one of those that, well, like, not like “I’ve given up on you,” but you and I have both said our piece and understand each other’s point of view. You’ve thought it through and made your decision. This was for people who haven’t even thought about the issue yet.
Anyway, I’ll just add two differences between streaming and inviting friends over to your house. One, if you invite them over, it means you bought the show legally or recorded it on a dvr from a legal source. Two, if it’s at your house, it’s a private performance. If you read those FBI warnings on all our vhs tapes and dvds it only prohibits public performance of the media, and streaming it on the internet where anyone can come in is def a public performance. So, the only way to stream the show and catch me in my wording is if you are streaming a legally obtained copy in a private stream that you’ve invited people to privately (shouting out the password on a public twitter then makes it public).
See, I’m trying to find loopholes here, but I just have this hugely overdeveloped sense of “follow the law.” I’m sorry that my brain is this way.