Generic post of person hugging Austin with story about meeting them, but it was such an amazing day, here’s my story!
Okay, I finally got my ass up so here goes my story about meeting Of Mice & Men yesterday! (It might be long, sorry)
Okay, so first I overslept and woke up at like 9, got ready and left at about 9:40 and got to the mall at like 10. I met up with some friends, and then waited on line for 2 hours I think (but it felt like 10 minutes) and we were walking, and I was freaking out. We went inside of the hallway thing, and waited outside next to the apple store, and I was freaking out. Then we were told to go walk in a line to tillys and I started tearing up. The lady that OM&M are friends with (I think) just told me it was gonna be okay (they were really nice) she said just get all my crying out now, so when I go to meet them I don’t have to be like “oh wait I should have said that” because I was crying too hard. So I did, then we went inside and I calmed down. We waited behind a little tape.. thing (idk) and I took pictures… Alan waved at me when I waved at him, and kind of stared/smiled at me because I was laughing at him waving his arms to Wide Awake. After I took a picture of Gina and Austin hugging, it was my turn. That was by far the best thing that has ever happened to me, meeting them. Okay so I walked up to the table, and Austin was like ‘hey!’ And I said ‘hey.. this is for you’ and handed him the scrapbook. He looked so excited and said, “You made this for us!?” And I said yes! He opened it up right away and started going through it and said “this is so awesome, oh my god.” And every couple of pages he said stuff like “this is so cool, omg you had people send this stuff to you??” And I said “yeah a bunch of people from tumblr helped me with it!” And he was like omg I remember these people, and after he finished going through it he gave me a high five and said “I have two other things like this, not the same but it’s like it and I keep them by my bed at night and I always look at them before I go to sleep” and I said “really? That’s so awesome!” and unexpectEDLY HE REACHED IN FOR A HUG AND I WAS LIKE “OKAY, AND IT WAS LONGER THAN I EXPECTED, AND I WRAPPED BOTH ARMS AROUND HIM AND AW Okay after that I asked if he could take a picture and he said sure! and he had to sign someone else’s thing because he forgot and he sat back down (without my picture s i gh) and then he kept telling me how cool the stuff was and I asked for that picture and he said OH yeah, just set it up on your phone and I did and he took one and said “wait, that one was kind of bad let’s take another!” and we did and aw omfg, then I told him that I got monsters for them all and he was like THANK YOU! And told the guys, and he picked one up and said “OMG, they’re cold too!? thank you so much I really needed this” and he sat back down and I told him about the snacks and stuff I bought, and he opened the bag and started singing “hot cheetoes and takis” when he saw the takis, and then Tino looked over and said “YO HAND ME THOSE TAKIS!” and Austin picked up the gummy bears and said “PHIL!” and phil smiled, and Alan saw the goldfish and immediately took them out of the bag, and claimed them for himself (I got it for him though) and Austin reached in for another big hug, that lasted like a minute, and kept telling me how much he loves me in my ear, and said I was amazing and the book was amazing, and I thought he was gonna let go, but he didn’t and he kept saying that it was so cool, and thanked me for everything, and I told him I love him so much and he saved my life and he said I love you too, and yeah! So after that, I went to Alan and he gave me a high five and signed my thing, then I went to speak to Tino and Phil and then I told them how much they’ve helped me and I wouldn’t be there without them, and I told them I was getting lyrics to Still YDG’n tattoed on my arm for my 16th birthday and they said
“really? that’s awesome!” and Phil said “that’s funny because just the other day I was talking about how much music has helped me and that’s what I’d always turn to, music was always there for me” and I told them that they’re really ‘that’ for me, you guys are the music I always turn to, and they said that’s so awesome! And I said I know I sound really crazy right now, but you guys have helped me so much, and Tino was like “thank you for letting us help you, stay strong and never give up” and I said thank you, and after they finished signing my thing I said, I love you guys, and they both said “I love you too!” and I walked away and okay, this is really long, but Of Mice & Men saved my life, over and over, and I love them with all of my heart, because what they’ve done for me is so much greater than what any one person, or any one band/musician has ever done, and I couldn’t ever thank them enough. I always turn to their music, and they’ve made me so happy it’s crazy. I love Of Mice & Men so much, I definitely wouldn’t be here without them. Meeting them yesterday was the best thing that has ever happened to me, I’m finally happy. I haven’t ever been able to say this in such a long time, but I’m finally happy. I’m really fucking happy.