There's not much to be said about it. I just wanted to write blog to commemorate the date. Because it was important to me and to the rest of the fans that went and enjoyed it.
I remember that it was a Sunday when I read about the Buenos Aires date announcement through a friend on twitter, and I screamed. Literally screamed. At that moment the Brazil & Chile dates were already announced and I was starting to get a little bit preoccupied because there was no word about them coming to play to Buenos Aires. So when the announcement was made by Rob, god you could say I was VERY happy.
I got very anxious about it and I couldn't wait to have the ticket in my own hands, that was the ultimate proof that it was happening. On August 16 (the same day they went on sale) I bought my ticket and thanks to another friend who's uncle is the vice president of the venue were they played (Velez Sarfield Stadium) I got 3 free tickets that I gave to my best friends.
I've been on the LPU since LPU 6.0, and if I have to be honest with all of you, I wanted to join solely because of the M&G benefit. I knew it wasn't going to happen right away, so I waited. And 4 years later, right in between the transition from the LPU 9 to the LPUX the moment had finally come. I was at my best friend's house when I received the LPU email:
Incredible, again, I couldn't believe it was happening (and the email came just one day before the concert!).
I arrived to the venue at around 4 pm, and the M&G was going to happen at around 6. In the end, we ended up being called by the LPU guys at around 8 pm or so. A bunch of great things happened while waiting for the end, I met LPU'ers from Uruguay (MAIK!) and Peru (Giu, Fiore, Cesar!) and of course my pals from LPArgentina. We also met Mark Fiore! Awesome guy if you ask me, we talked for a few minutes and we passed him our concerns about the new LPUX and he also told us about Chester and Brad having their own drum kits on stage...it was great!
Then it was time for the actual M&G with the guys and I can swear it all went down in a flash. I remember being extremely nervous, that my throat dried when I first saw them walking towards us. I took my From The Inside book for them to sign, I was the second to last. At one point I asked Chester if they could play one of the song on the LPU Cookies cd...lol...he laughed. Now I regret not saying anything about APFMH, because that (and Faint) are my two faves.
I know that everyone that went came out angry because of the low volume, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Well, at least until I lost my cellphone and I got lost from my friends! We found each other outside the venue when the concert ended.
I don't blame the guys for the low volume, I blame my government and their stupid policies. They did what they could, and that's enough for me. Hopefully next time it will be better, in another venue where there's no volume problem. It's funny because when you listen to the DSP you can hear in between songs the crowd singing "PUT UP THE VOLUME MOTHERFUCKERS" (In spanish, that is "SUBI EL VOLUMEN LA PUTA QUE TE PARIO"), I guess Pooch found it funny enough to leave it, or no one told him what it meant...lol.
One year later and I can still say that it was the best experience of my entire life. I'm looking forward to see them live again, soon.