I’m not going to make this too long because this isn’t my band to miss but I bought a ticket for the final show only a few days after they went on sale though I’ve never been a huge fan.
Watching my friends have fun is one of my favorite things in the world. Though I stood in the back behind everyone so I could hold purses and coats and just take it all in, I knew where my friends were (and directed the lost & sweaty to the crowd). I could see their hands in the air and when they let go of their balloons. I cheered every time I saw one of my friends crowd-surfing (and when BQ was pulled on stage!).
I actually teared up during “The Space Between” and the few friends I was actually around shared looks with me. I honestly kept thinking about it as it equivalents to Baltimore and I know if I was standing in a sold out venue with All Time Low playing their last show I would be inconsolable. I’ve been seeing Valencia just as long as ATL.
I know this is a big deal for my friends and I felt happy and sad for all of them, including the guys. It is the end of an error since I know how many lives that band has touched. Valencia is part of the people I love and the city I fell in love with.