Why I skipped “The Hunger Games” at midnight…

Like many of you I have been waiting for “The Hunger Games” movie to be released for quite some time. Once tickets went on sale in February I practically stalked the group of friends I had been planning to go with until they decided which theater they wanted to go to, and a few weeks ago we finally purchased our tickets for the 12:07am showing on Thursday night at one of our favorite theaters in the city.

Then, last week while seeing “21 Jump Street“, we found out we could switch our tickets to be seen in a theater called ‘The Capitol‘ and so we did. Seeing the movie not only at midnight but also in ‘The Capitol‘ had us all walking on air with excitement. I mean, how could it get better than that?! Unless Josh Hutcherson was going to show up and escort me to my seat and share his snacks with me, I don’t think it possibly could.

Then I remembered: My brother’s concert! I promised my brother last year when I missed his high schools Battle of the Bands that I would be there this year. Not only because I had missed him and his band One Night Only winning last year, but also because it was his senior year and I knew how important it would be to him. Plus, I hadn’t seen him perform live yet so I felt I was missing out on a huge part of his adolescence.

It went without saying that my brother’s concert came first and foremost, especially over a movie no matter how much I was looking forward to it, and so I took an overnight trip to New Jersey to watch One Night Only rock out. They performed “Slither” by Velvet Revolver, “My Sacrifice” by Creed, “When I’m Gone” by 3 Doors Down, “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence, and they closed with “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. It. Was. Amazing. 

Oh, and the best part? THEY WON!

So while you were all enjoying “The Hunger Games” during it’s midnight release I was spending some Q.T. with my not-so-little brother and his band while they kicked ass and took names at Battle of the Bands. Below is a video I took of their closing performance “Born to Run” for you to check out!

P.S.: For those of you wondering…. I’ve already seen “The Hunger Games” twice.

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