One of the best shows I have ever been to. I never thought I’d get to meet John Nolan! Gabriel and the Marine came out at the end of the show and played “Understanding in a Car Crash” by Thursday AND Tom Keeley made an appearance for that song and “This Side of Brightness” that him and Geoff played. There were also some Taking Back Sunday songs and Straylight Run songs that they did with the band. It was honestly like I was at another Thursday concert, I never thought I would ever have that again. I never thought I would experience another Thursday show again. And last night I did. And it was beautiful. Afterwards, I stayed after for a good hour and a half just talking to everyone (including Geoff and Tom!!!!) and Gabriel and the Marine. They were awesome, so everyone should go check them out. I felt things last night I never thought I’d feel again. Only regret: my phone died before I got a picture with Tom :( But it’s all good. Still an incredible show.
Apart from “Understanding in a Car Crash” being played by everyone (literally), I think when Geoff played “This Song Brought to you by a Falling Bomb” was probably one of my favorite moments of the night. At the end, it was like the old Thursday all over again except it was just Geoff. You saw all the emotion in his face, the way his mouth shook as he had fallen to the ground, screaming the last words. Seeing him collapse like that, it reminded me of Thursday and all the reasons I loved them to begin with. And yeah, they’ve all gotten older and have gotten married, etc. and they’ve grown out of who they were as Thursday, and I’ve realized that’s okay. When I listen to Thursday, I don’t always want it to be the way I listened to them when I first discovered Thursday, and I’ve realized it’s okay to want that. As Geoff sang, “I don’t want to feel this way forever” in “Understanding in a Car Crash” I realized it’s okay that we don’t feel like that anymore. I’m sick of skipping them on my Ipod (phone) whenever they come on because of the memories that it brings up. But I think realizing all of this makes it a little easier to listen to them now.