Sometimes in life surprises come our way. I had been a long time fan of the band HIM when a friend of mine sent me a link to the video for “Join Me In Death” . If you have not seen this video, it is beautiful, wonderful, amazing, gorgeous and just about any other word you can think of to describe something beautiful and heartbreaking. I was reminded of how much I loved the band and began listening to them hard core again. I couldn’t get enough. I found that they were touring in the US on the Venus Doom tour and decided that I HAD to go, the only problem was that they never travel to Indiana.
I decided that if I could find tickets cheap enough, I would buy them and go where ever it was that I had to go in order to see them. I called my sister in law and asked her if she would go travel with me. She has always loved to travel and loved rock, so what better combination? She said she would so I started looking for tickets on Ebay.
I found a pair from a lady in North Carolina for the show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on November 27, 2007. I bought the tickets and began emailing back and forth with the lady I had bought them from. We talked off and on in email for a long time.
The week before the concert I went and got a new tattoo to commemorate my very first vacation in my entire adult life. I got a heartagram tattoo on the back of my neck.
I was so ready to go! I found out that the lady I had bought the tickets from was going to get to go after all, and so we talked about meeting up. When we met it was like we had known each other forever. We had so many things in common it was eerie. She had her mama with her for the concert and they had balcony tickets. My sister in law volunteered to sit up with mama in the balcony and me and my Amanda got to be down on the floor. We were no more than 20 feet away from Ville and the guys. It was a magical night! We even went around back and waited to watch them come out after the show.
It has been almost 4 years since that show. I have been through a divorce, buying a house, meeting a good guy and getting remarried since then. One of the few things that has not changed is that me and my Amanda are still good friends. We are like twins separated at birth (and by about a month).
Yesterday I received a package from her. It contained the beautiful HIM wallet featured above, 2 HIM ID/Cigarette cases, 1 HIM Zippo style lighter and about 7 posters (1 of which was bought at the concert we went to)!
I love these things she sent me but more than that I love my Amanda friend. She is the very best thing that I have ever found on Ebay!