Foot-soldier of the MCRmy – November 2010/February 2011

[Hello to Isabella!

She’s here to share her diary account sexy, hip-shaking mofos. I’m not sure enough time would have elapsed for me to set any teenage diary entries free into the internet after only 8 years so that wins her extra cringe points. 

If anyone else out there feels brave enough to do some diary oversharing with me then get in touch via the ‘Share your own diary‘ page. 

Over to Isabella…

Le bye!
Tess x]

Well, here you go. Two of my teenage ramblings, dedicated to my then-obsession My Chemical Romance. I absolutely adored them, and literally cried for three days when they broke up. I also can’t believe I used to write like this – apparently I was channeling Georgia Nicholson a lot (Angus, Thongs & Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison). The grammar is very random and the odd bits of “French” here and there? Um… 

I was 17 in 2010 and going to gigs all over the place. I think I saw MCR 5 times, The Blackout (eventually) 11 times, and I’m currently on 7 for Green Day… 

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it! My writing has gotten a little more sophisticated over the years, and you can check some of it at my blog: Isabella Hume 

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Wednesday 24th November 2010

So Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys hit two days ago → The world will never be the same again (or certainly mine won’t). It’s amazing. My favs so far are Bulletproof Heart, Summertime, and Planetary (Go!)… they all fucking rule. Supposedly a Feb/Mar European Tour is being announced on Monday… Eeeeeeeeee! A little bit of overnight camping is in order… 🙂 *I have to get the barrier (preferably in front of Mr. F. Iero… ♥)

Le sigh…

In other news… my mother thinks I am going off the rails. Yay. Dad is back to his cantankerous old self (work does this to him). My skin has exploded into something close to a minefield. Jack B is being evasive… so and so. Yeah. CH + 4 A Levels + OU really isn’t helping my stress levels!! Gah!!!!

[insert two months worth of ramblings here]

Sunday 13th February 2011

Isabella MCR

Mel and I arrived at the LG arena at about 1.30 in the afternoon, having taken a 9.20 train from York to get us into Birmingham for 12.20. The 9.20 was the earliest we could get on a Sunday :(. We then caught a train to the NEC and met two other people from Cardiff and quickly made friends with them.

Upon stepping outside of the NEC I realised that it was pouring with rain. Excellent. Queuing for five hours in the pouring rain was really how I envisaged spending my Sunday afternoon. Anyway, ended up in the early queue (obviously) about twenty or so people back from the doors and we made ourselves comfy (as you can in the pouring rain on the concrete ground); Mel – being a brainy person – had brought bin bags for us to sit on so even though we still got wet, our bums stayed mostly dry :).

It soon got to around six and the doors opened. The way the ticket system works is a bit dumb though; you get your ticket scanned at the door and then you go wait in another little queue for someone to give you a wristband, you then have to wait to show your wristband before you actually get in. Anyhoo, got through and ran into the arena right to the centre and was one person deep from the barrier.

Unfortunately I got stuck behind two boyfriends the bane of any gig goers life. Their girlfriends were both on the barrier and they had their arms around them in a protective I’m-going-to-give-my-girlfriend-as-much-space-as-possible-and-if-anyone-
touches-her-they-die kinda way. Fuckers. That’s why I said I was only one person deep from the barrier because the girls kept turning around to suck face with their bfs so they became one thing anyway.

The Blackout (support act) were really good. I’d never seen a band with two frontmen before and I was surprised at how well it worked and how they bounced off each other so well. During The Blackout the crushing was insane and I was getting pushed from behind so much but I got one arm between two people on the barrier (one of the girlfriends being on my left which the boyfriend was not happy about). This girl kept trying to push my arm off the barrier but I don’t quite know where she thought I was going seeing as there was literally no space behind me.

At about 9.15 the house lights went down and the screams filled the place as spots of light started to illuminate the black curtain. As it got to the middle of the intro you could see silhouettes of band members beginning to appear and then as NA NA NA (NA NA NA NA) kicked in, the black curtain fell and the place blew up. I was to the left of Frank, in front of Mikey, and slightly to the right of Gerard – fantastic place to be. I have never danced or sung so hard in my life.

Notes from the show
– I got another Frank pick. A security guard gave it to me. 🙂 I’m gonna make a necklace (like a dog-tag necklace) out of the two of them I have. Although I did have a fight a girl next to me for it!
Gerard is one sexy mofo… when he shakes his hips… 🙂
– I was so mashed against the barrier. At one point I couldn’t even put my heels down without standing on the toes of the girl behind me. I have so many bruises… my inventory currently runs to: a line on my ribs, three on my thighs, two on my calbes, a load on my upper arms and one on my face.
– People kept getting pulled out over the top of me and a security guard had to keep putting his hand over my neck to protect it from flailing feet. At least nine people got pulled out over the top of me, it was insane. There were so many people getting pulled out. I got kicked in the back of the head three times. Yay. There goes my brain cells.
– The show was amazing and for how much I’m aching now, I have two Frank pics to make me feel a hell of a lot better. It was incredible… and I get to do it all again in nine days time! Newcastle here I come!

The End

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Lots of really long snogs – 12th May 2000

Friday 12th I got messages from Jake in the night again. I said something about still being together in a month and I got one back saying, “OF COURSE WE WILL! I COULDN’T IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT YOU! SORRY ABOUT LUNCH! I FELT A BIT GUILTY COS WE’RE ALL LEAVING AND MY FRIENDS WANNA DO STUFF……” and then, “TOGETHER BUT I WANT TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU! I KNOW WHEN YOU’RE NOT IMPRESSED! I’M SORRY FOR THAT! IT’S JUST I WON’T SEE SOME OF THEM AGAIN! LOVE YOU! J xxxxx”.

I told him it was okay and that I didn’t mind (cos yet again he made me feel guilty!) and then he said, “THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING! : ) NEXT WEEK WILL BE MUCH BETTER – I WON’T BE GOING TO ANY CLASSES AND I’LL BE DRUNK! YOU’LL HAVE TO COME ON FRI LUNCH! LOTS OF LOVE xJx”.

I then sent one saying I couldn’t complain cos I’m usually with my mates and that they seem to spend more time with him than I do. (They do! Even Cat said so!) Then today he asked me if I’d got it the wrong way round and if I’d meant I see him more than them cos, otherwise, it seemed really nasty! I lied and said I must’ve got it mixed up cos I was tired!

I don’t know if he was feeling guilty or if he was drunk or what but, at lunch, Jake was all over me, snuggling up to me (not normal!) and stuff! It was really nice actually and I got lots of really long snogs off him after college but that was probably to make up for not seeing me tonight. He said it’d be horrible without me.

He got a puncture on his car so I sent him a message asking if he’d got hime and he said, “YEH JUST GOT IT FIXED! THAT MECHANIC MUST HAVE BEEN ON STEROIDS OR SOMETHING! I WISH I COULD BE WITH YOU TOO! IT FEELS WRONG GOING WITHOUT YOU! : ) LOVE xJx”.

Well, this evening, Sarah and Floyd came round cos we’ve got no money to go out with. We’ve been laughing at this! →

A day in the life of JT

It’s a photocopy of something Andrew Bailey wrote about Jake cos apparently that group of friends were all writing stories about each other. The story is that he wrote it and someone left a copy in a science book which they handed in. Mr K’s daughter found it and read it so he was fuming and told Mr H. He then lined everyone up in his office and bollocked them all!!

Cat gave me a copy. She’d heard about it off Jenny and had asked Jake if she could see so he brought it in to show her but said not to tell anyone. That means I’ve got to keep it quiet. That’s so hard!!

Jake’s now in town. He phoned before but only cos I ‘accidentally’ rang him and hung up! He got dragged away by his mates though and I’ve had no message for ages even though he said he’d send me some. Not happy!

Bye!

P.S. I read some of Jake’s leaving book and Amanda Bryan’s entry said we make a lovely couple and she hopes we last. That was nice!

More songs remind me of Jake now. It’s usually just cos I’ve had nice messages or been with him while they’ve been playing a lot. They are the following songs that remind me of him and that I’m not going to be able to listen to when he goes away or whatever:

[Jesus F. Christ, I’m so embarrassed by this list.]

1. Hanson – If Only

2. Christina Aguilera – I Turn To You

3. Point Break – Freaky Time

4. Moloko – The Time Is Now

5. Lonestar – Amazed

[In return, 2018 Jake has informed me that this reminded him if me…]