UGH. I have so many things to update about, it's absolutely insane.
First things first: I went to the Marilyn Manson concert in Philly at the Electric Factory on Sunday, January 27th. I went with Caroline and Luis. First that day we got together and got breakfast at Perkins which I didn't finish. Then we went over to the Beauty Depot so Caroline could get hair bleach and so I could get black hair dye. That's right, folks; back to black. Anyway, after we got the goods, we drove to Le Chateau Exotique in New Hope. We tried on a couple of outfits because we needed to look bitchin' for the concert. I ended up finding a faux-corset by Lip Service on sale for 90(!!!) dollars. It is SO HOT. It's over-bust and black with silver vertical pinstripes. We ended up heading back to my house to get ready for the concert- I dyed my hair black, Caroline didn't have time to bleach hers, but she wore these awesome latex mini stripper shorts over black and gray stockings. We got ourselves all dolled up and then got in the car to go over to Philly. We got slightly lost on the way there but eventually made it, safe and sound. We got to the concert and waited in line for about 20 minutes in the freezing cold. We got inside and bought some shirts and then got up to the stage and cemented our place in the crowd.
It took until 8:00 for the opening act to start. Their name is 'Ours' and they're New York-based. They were okay- not my style, but decent performers. They performed for maybe 30 minutes to an hour. Then when they were finished, this amazing curtain with two jagged M's fell in front of the stage while we waited for Manson to set up. It took about an hour and then the lights went out and behind the curtains we could see candles and Manson's figure with his arms out like Jesus on the crucifix. Everyone started screaming and then the curtain dropped and the show started. I was like, 30 feet from him the entire concert. I felt like I was going to lose my shit! Marilyn Manson has been my idol since I was in middle school and I'm not ashamed to admit that. He's such an interesting and talented person, not to mention incredibly intelligent, and now I see for certain that he is a fucking incredible performer.
I kept almost getting thrown in the mosh pit which was right next to me the entire time. I composed part of its wall. I ended up getting elbowed in the ribs, but it was okay. I was jumping up and down and screaming and sweating and I have never felt so amazing IN. MY. LIFE. Manson threw a water bottle into the crowd right in my direction. The people in front of me caught it but it burst all over me and I swore I'd never shower again. The show ended with this incredible finale of "AntiChrist Superstar" with this 7 foot podium that Manson stood atop and he lit a bible on fire, haha. I have never experienced something so amazing.
At the end of the night, we all ended up getting lost in Philly, and then getting lost on the way home, and then finally we ended up navigating home after panicking for a few hours. I was so exhausted and just wanted to go home and never forget which was probably the best night of my life.
Other than that, I've just been working my ass off. No school since I'm taking this semester off. I have my driver's test scheduled for the 13th and I have been practicing like the dickens. In other news, my friends and I got pulled over a few nights ago on Super bowl Sunday. My friend's car has a headlight out and he gave us a warning but we were freaking out the entire time. I have a lot of pictures I need to post. Unfortunately, there aren't any of me, Caroline, and Luis at the concert since we were all too excited to take pictures. I have a ton of my friends at a party that I didn't attend. It was all of my friends at our friend Robin's apartment, drinking. I'm not into alcohol so I skipped that but they had my camera hostage and took pictures of the occasion. I'll post them as soon as I find the time.