Diary of a Door Girl: I love you, Mom?

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Let me be the first to say that I am so very happy to be able to announce that Brand New will be playing in Dallas (technically Grand Prairie) on June 21st! This is such a cool thing for Ghostlight Concerts and I’m incredibly excited to be a part of it. The show is actually called Pegasus Music Festival and other bands like Cold War Kids, Circa Survive, and Bad Books are playing, among a few others. The cool thing about this fest is that it’s INSIDE. I’m rejoicing that we won’t have to be out in the heat in the Texas summer because most of us (the people who live here, I mean) know how incredibly horrible the weather can be sometimes. I’ve seen so many people post about traveling from other states and I can’t wait to see the venue packed out with so many music fans. If you happened to snag a ticket, you’ll probably see me up and about! I’ll be working the VIP table prior to the festival so come say hi!

There are a ton of other great shows that Ghostlight has coming up, both ones I’m working and ones I’m not. There are some great things in the works that will appeal to all different kinds of you. If you haven’t liked us on Facebook, you should go check out our upcoming events and come out to a show or five.

In other news, I’m going to write part of this episode about parents. Parents are a pretty funny thing that happen at shows I work at. Being as I sit at a table and people watch while I work, I see a lot of parents come through the doors to watch their kids play. One of my favorite things is when their kids play metal and the look on the parents’ faces just lets me know they are clearly not into it. Those parents are usually out the door as soon as their kid’s band is done. I get a pretty big kick out of it. One thing that about 95% of parents have in common is when they say, “Don’t I get in for free since I’m with the band?” or some variation of that phrase. I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked that question and how many times I have had to fake laugh at the joke. Don’t get me wrong, they’re usually very nice about it and I haven’t had to really lay down the law for anyone yet, but I seriously wonder if they think they’re the first to bring up the idea to me. Sorry parents, once your kid hits the big time and has a guest list, they can put you on it then. But until they are able to draw more than ten people out to a show at a time… I don’t think it’ll happen. One thing I do know is that they love you and appreciate your support though, so don’t stop trying to make it out to see them play! Just retire the joke… for my sake.

I always feel so awkward when I ask for an ID from young people when they tell me they’re over 21, but I don’t ask for an ID from an older gentleman or woman who is over 21 and then they call me out on it. “You don’t need to see MY ID?” they ask. Well, now that you’ve made me feel like a jerk… Really though, way to make me feel totally awkward. I still haven’t come up with a response for when I get asked that question. If you happen to come up with a polite one-liner, lay it on me because this happens at just about every show too. Yipes. Help!

Until I figure that one out, I’m gonna have a glass of wine and enjoy my time off during spring break.


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