the killers take austin.




the next day valentina and i drove down to austin to see the killers again. i am telling you right now, this was definitely the best life decision i have ever made. my heart and my soul are extremely grateful that i did this, no matter how crazy obsessive it seems.

this night was different than dallas in several ways:

  • valentina and i arrived at an hour and a half early. we even stood in the rain.
  • we were very very close to the stage. closer than i have been in all the times i have seen brandon in the flesh. {six}.
  • i was wearing my brandon t shirt, therefore fully disclosing to the public the committed killers lover that i am.

when they came on, everyone rushed forward, getting us even closer. this happened a few times so by the end we were pressed up against many sweaty, somewhat smokey bodies. like i cared at all.

it was such a rush to see them this second time. to be able to see him singing every single word without looking at a screen. man, the whole time i was thinking how lucky and grateful i was to be able to see one of my favorite people in the entire world right there in front of me.

at the very end we were wondering if he was going to jump in the crowd like he did in dallas. lo and behold, he totally did. valentina grabbed my hand and pulled me through the crowd to get as close as we possibly could.

now let me tell you something: it is not my goal in life to touch brandon flowers. my goal is to be best friends with him. so if you would have asked me earlier that day if i would try to touch him, i would have said, i don’t know, maybe, i don’t like to get too crazy. but in the moment, in the exhilarating and unreal moment that i realized brandon was right there, i knew that if i didn’t try with everything i had to touch him, i would regret it for the rest of my life.

so try i did. i reached, so hard, i gave it my all, and if he would have reached back, i totally could have high fived him. but, alas, i was not the only one having this thought, and i didn’t touch him. but i was so close! and that is good enough for me.

i was in a little bit of a euphoric trance after that {you can see the immediate effect of all of that on that second to last picture} and after buying a poster {my fourth, it’s fine}, we went out to the car where the fresh air had an interesting effect on me where i got extremely excited again and started to punch dance out my happiness. that was pretty magical.

the killers do weird things to me, you guys. but i’m ok with it. because i love them more than life.


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