Day 127: Mates of State, coolest chair ever!
I got this shirt when I saw Mates of State open for Taking Back Sunday and Jimmy Eat World at the Henry J Kaiser arena in Oakland on May 13th, 2005. If I am remembering correctly, I stood in line all day with my friend Tisha, actually that’s how we became friends, standing in line at that show. I just remember the building being round, and nothing else really.
I remember I got in free to that show somehow, I think Adam from TBS’s dad had him get me in, I was totally Internet friends with the singer of Taking Back Sunday’s dad, he was awesome. I met him once too, in new jersey! There is photographic proof. Sometimes I wish my parents were invested in things I did and talked to kids who liked my band on the Internet and went to my shows but on the other hand it would be totally weird and I would probably hate it if I were on the other end of it.
This shirt is magical cause these birds are making this chair fly. Kudos mates of state on this whimsical shirt design! I like this shirt because it’s soft, but I barely wear it cause it’s like a youth large and my belly kinda shows. Maybe I will exercise a ton and lose a bunch of weight and tiny shirts will fit me once more, or I won’t feel absurd when my shirts are too short. I really don’t see that happening though.