May 13th, 2011
TODAY WAS SUNGOD. It was amazing, but last year’s performances were much better (BOB + Michelle Branch + Relient K). Still, the day overall had some sort of epic feel to it, and somewhat lived up to its hype. The smell of weed and alcohol everywhere was a bit intoxicating though. First, I watched some 24 with Geetha & Rashika in the morning, after they crashed my couch. When they left, we made lunch plans, which Rashika bailed out on. Geetha and I would go to the Bank to make a money order, which directed us to CVS, which cost $1 to make. (I need a money order for housing purposes). We went to Sprinkles, found out the "secret word" no longer worked and left. At TGI Friday’s for lunch we got the lunch special, which was very disappointing. Pasta + Hamburgers = BOO. No more Friday’s ever. I’m mentally boycotting the brand because of the insufficient food they provided. When we got back to campus we went back to Geetha’s apartment to prepare for the concert.
We left, met up with Rashika, and went in. While there, we started at the Midway, which had a pretty terrible comedian host, and some pretty terrible performances. However, one key highlight was one dance group’s performance of Taylor Swift’s Back to December. Fun. While inside the tent, I met up with Adam, Amul, Michael, Lauren, Katie, Rosario, & Alex. Geetha and I subsequently left to prepare for Mike Posner where we bumped into Alexis and Brittney, and took some fun pictures together. Mike Posner was a relatively entertaining performer, his songs "Please Don’t Go" and "Cooler Than Me" being my personal favorite. Still, I definitely preferred Michelle Branch Last year. After his set, me and Geetha went to the Midway again, which was yet again not very sufficient in fulfilling our entertainment quotas. We charged our phones at "The Lounge", before meeting up with Bee-John. In an attempt to hunt down food, me and Bee-John strolled down, but I subsequently failed at locating anything of particular deliciousness. Geetha inevitably helped me, picking Little Caesar’s pizza. Not a bad choice since it was delicious. We went back, to Earl’s, and to get jackets because the weather started to get extremely cold. On our way back, we had a relatively healthy conversation, and prepared mentally for JIMMY EAT WORLD. They were amazing, aside from the fact that a mosh pit helped push me to the near front of the crowd. It was nice seeing "Work", being performed live, my #4 song on Itunes. I left to go to the Midway yet again where I saw Axis of Awesome being performed from the outside… Amul, Michael, and Geetha left me though because they wanted to see Wiz Khalifa. I left after Axis of Awesome performed their best song, the 4-chord song. Duh. I left to meet up with Geetha, Amul, and Michael yet again to see Wiz Khalifa. (Big Sean actually performed before, in an undesignated time slot). In the process, Lauren, Rosario, and Matt Diamond reunited with us, as we pushed our ways closer into the crowd. The first half of Wiz’s setlist? Relatively boring. Wiz just rapping with his friends. The second half of the set was better, especially the last three songs. <24 Roll Up and <24 No Sleep. Black and Yellow was okay. Overall, the concert was relatively entertaining because I hung out with some of the best people I know. I walked back with Geetha, Matt, Rosario, & Lauren, picked up housing apps at Lauren’s apartment, and proceeded back to my place for the night.
On May 13th, 1981, Pope John Paul II, is shot in St Peter’s Square in Rome in front of 20,000 worshippers. Police in the square apprehended Turkish citizen Mehmet Ali Agca after the shooting. SAD.
Saying "the time is right" because more people agree with his positions, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas on Friday announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The long-time lawmaker, who was first elected to the House of Representatives 35 years ago, says he’s optimistic about his chances and that his "supporters are enthusiastic." THIRD TIME IS A CHARM.