I Went to Rockstar Energy Drink: A Taste of Chaos Tour ?


My friend Cooper is starting working for a PR company doing music release stuff on August 1st of this year. Honestly, I don't know much about what she will be doing/who she's doing it with, but I know she's incredibly excited, which is what is the most important. She's one of my best friends, and seeing her ecstatic about something makes my heart warm. The company that she will be working for does coverage for what I would describe as a more alternative/hard core music, and a lot of it is stuff that I used to listen to. 

Her company got her tickets for the Rockstar Energy Drink: A Taste of Chaos Tour in St. Petersburg Florida because one of the bands that they do PR for was playing. She invited me to go with her, I immediately said yes but had no clue what I had gotten myself into. Cooper is obsessed with all the bands that were going to be there (Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Saosin, The Early November). Honestly, I had only heard of Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday, but was excited to see some of the bands that Coops loves. 

Getting from Orlando to St. Petersburg takes about an hour/hour fifteen so it's not a bad drive, but today we did hit a little bit of traffic (cue Coops cursing), but it wasn't too bad. Parking was free (thank youuuu), and we picked up our tickets from Will Call and then headed into the theater. I was a little turned around at first since I had never been to the theater before, but it was really cool. It was very reminiscent of a fair ground type of venue, probably because it was on the Florida fair grounds (specifically the Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater Florida State Fairgrounds). The set up of the amphitheater is really cool because it's got the normal amphitheater seating, an open section in the front for standing room (or in this case a mosh pit), and in the back they had open seating on a grassy knoll. It was really cool, and very different from any other venue I've been to before.

We missed the most of The Early November, but we did get to see the last song (or two, I don't actually remember). I hadn't heard about them before but Coops was stoked to hear them so she was really excited we at least got to hear a little bit. Next up was Saosin, who were pretty good. A little heavy at times for my taste but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Afterward came Dashboard & Taking Back Sunday. 

I knew a few of their older songs because that's the kind of music that I listened to in high school, and hearing them play that was really awesome. There was some newer music thrown in, which was really good as well. There was a little bit of tribute to the shootings of Orlando, which was really moving. The concert wasn't super packed, but the people who were there were extremely passionate. It was an amazing concert, but let's be honest I was just there for the time spent with Coops before she heads out to NYC. 

After we got done listening to the bands, we decided to go to a small pizza place in downtown Ybor. I had never been there before, but there was really cheap, really delicious New York style pizza, that Cooper had found on one of her previous trips there. We drove down, which took forever but was so fun because I got to see the strip that the pizza window was on. We both got 2 slices of pizza ($7.00 for 2 pieces), and then turned back around and headed back to Orlando. 

Some of the best memories that I have with friends are the smallest things, and this night was definitely one for the books. 

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