For my 10th birthday, my sister received me tickets to see my favourite band, Smash Mouth, on the Invoice Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. So my dad drove me and my two finest mates, John and David, two hours to the town to see them play “Allstar” dwell.
My dad and David, neither of whom gave a crap about Smash Mouth, stayed up within the balcony the entire time whereas John and I went loopy within the FRONT ROW. After a fantastic set of lesser hits, the band left the stage … with out taking part in “Allstar.” John and I had been devastated. We trudged again as much as the balcony to search out David sleeping in his chair. I virtually began crying to my dad, utterly flabbergasted at how they did not play their greatest hit. Then, wanting down from the balcony, I watched as they walked again out and the gang went nuts as homeboy picked up the mic and sang “Any individual as soon as advised me …” That is how I found what an encore was.
I used to be fairly upset they duped us into shedding our entrance row spot, so I rapidly forgot about them and adopted Blink-182 as my new favourite band.
- Nic Henry – video producer