okay hear me out guys. I went to the freaking concert. A7x!!!!
I had to attend an award ceremony for being in the top 25% in terms of academic and it so happened to be the same timing as the concert. But i decided well fuck the award show. Let’s go to the flippin’ concert!
My close buddy, Z, was already queueing since 11am, i think, and he was the first few people in the line. Thank god. So i met them at around 4pm? And waited in line. I was so excited for the concert i totally forgot to have breakfast and lunch. My tummy was empty as heck. So i got myself a bottle of coca cola to keep me energized throughout the show. So then i waited anxiously in line.
2 hours later, everyone ahead of us started standing up.
I was soooooo excited i was smiling to myself. The other fans at the back were chanting SEVENFOLD! SEVENFOLD! SEVENFOLD! And of course i joined in. I was the first few who were at the front, directly in front the drums.
We waited for an hour for everyone to quickly take their stand, everyone was preparing their phones anxiously waiting to record the moment M Shadows greet us hello again Singapore! And Synyster Gates strum his beautiful black guitar, Zacky Vengeance and Johnny Christ waving and tuning their guitars and of course the (not so) new band member, Arin Ilijay hit the drums-there was at least 20 drums in the set.
The moment the laser lights shone, everyone in the middle of the crowd started moving away from the centre. A moshpit was about to begin. I have to be honest the mosh pit wasnt fun because im not in the centre, being at the barrier was torture, everyone was pushing from the back, my ribcage was close tight against the barrier, the girls behind me were screaming their butts off, that one girl who’s too possessive literally pushing everyone to get in front, im not kidding she literally tried to get over the barriers. Being the shortest there, i knew i was gonna get sandwiched by the other fans, and unfortunately i fainted in the midst of the mosh pit because i could barely get any air. I managed to still get a grip of my phone – still recording – as the body guards pulled me out, my legs wobbled and i was panting for air.
I was carried to the first aid section and was given a bottle of water. I had a rest for 10 mins or so but i couldnt help it. I couldnt help not jamming to my favourite rock-metal band. I told myself to get a grip and get back into the crowd. I helped a few of the fans who themselves got squashed in the crowd, i helped them by passing them water and giving them seats. Then when all was good, i got back into the crowd. I stood at the edge next to the stage and DOPED to Chapter Four, Seize The Day, Nightmare, Almost Easy, This Means War, Afterlife and moooooore. I recorded so many videos i had to delete all of the apps on my iPhone 5C.
I knew i shouldve gotten a 24gb iPhone 5C instead for situations like this hahaha.
It was a good hour more or less till they said their goodbyes but we didnt leave. The crowd had their hands up high showing the classic rock-never-dies handsigns, lit up their lighters, torchlight on, phones up high-still recording-and for god’s sake there’s a dude in a unicorn mask sitting on top of what i assume, his friend’s shoulders. Everyone was chanting “we want more!” “Synyster!” “Sevenfold!” Repeatedly.
And of course, the legendary band appeared once again.
“You guys want more, aye? This is for Singapore! ONE MORE!” M Shadows said as Arin Ilijay hit his majestic drumset. The boys started playing to A Little Piece of Heaven. The classic!!!! The first song i heard from Avenged Sevenfold! Everyone screamed and cheered! It was such a beautiful and memorable moment i can’t help but to shed a little tear to how every fan helped each other out from the crowd who werent feeling well, how every fan sang along to each and every song and especially how everyone of us were so comfortable with each other we were like bros for a day! It was a sight i never forget when i over looked at the crowd.
Almost laughed myself to tearrrrrrs!
Everyone in the crowd sang that line so clearly M shadows couldnt even hear himself sing.
When it was finally over, M Shadows said a few words before tossing pieaces of the band and memories to the crowd. I clearly remembered him say:
Tonight was one of the most unforgettable nights. Everyone was so wild and loud even i couldnt hear myself. Singapore, you were better than ever! You were one of the loudest out of this whole tour. Till next time Singapore!
Oh how much i already miss the concert and how he said it in his raspy but i have to admit, sexy voice.
After M Shadows said that, he, along with Arin, Synyster, Zacky and Johnny were tossing their guitar picks, song sheets, ear pieces, drumsticks and as much as i was dying for Synyster Gates’ guitar pick and Arin Ilijay’s drumsticks, i was extremely glad to be one of the lucky people who managed to get one of their guitar picks!
Synyster Gates distracted the crowd next to me by throwing a guitar ouck at that area and they were so bust finding for it they did not notice Johnny Christ looking in our directio looking for the lucky one! And of course everyone was distracted so i raised my hands up high hoping Johnny would toss it to me. Oh hell yes he did. He pointed at me giving me that ok-i’m-going-to-toss-it-to-you-catch-it-alright? look then tossed it to me and winked.
Boy was it the best moment of my life.
25th January 2015. I was ecstatic. Happy. Insane. The concert was spectacular. I loved every bit of the concert. It was a day i can never forget. If i ever get a chance to tell the band something, i just wanted to say, A7X, i loved you since i was 12, and i will never stop loving you. Mad respect for Arin for taking over The legendary Revarand. The Rev, you will always be remembered in our hearts.
ps yes i was that close to them. omg right?