Good luck seems to follow us. Having been too long since we've seen Closure in Moscow, we found out that they were going on the Warped Tour, and would be performing in Darien Lake. We had to get tickets, so we started searching online. Well, after finding what I thought was a great deal, we soon find out that our friend Jeremy was going to be there. He insisted that we not buy the tickets, and that we'd get put on a list. Sounded great to us!
We arrive at Darien Lake only to find what your typical large music festival: large crowds and cars everywhere. I can't figure out how, but parking was free. That was an awesome surprise. Not sure why they didn't take advantage of that. Finding a spot was also a lot easier than expected. Soon we were doubting everything, because things were moving so smoothly. We rolled with it, and made our way toward the ticket booth.
The lines stretched at least a half mile back. I waited in line, and Kim walked over to a small tent where a couple people were hanging out. She told them that she was put on a list, but at first they had an attitude - almost as if everyone was trying to weasel tickets out of these guys. When she pointed to her name and showed her id on the short list of maybe 20 other people, they gave her an official pass. We felt pretty important.
It had been well over a year since we had seen Closure in Moscow. As we wandered around the tent area for all the other bands, Barrett nearly jumped out of his chair when he saw us. I was figuring that I was going to tell the story that we were the couple traveling in the bus, seeing if they remember last year's SXSW trip and blah blah blah...turns out they have much better memories than I gave them credit for. If I was them, I probably would've forgot some faces after so many cities and shows. I'm not sure how they do it.
The show was great. One thing that I couldn't believe was how quick it was over. When we were in Austin, Texas, we saw a show, followed them to the next one, and got to see them again. How quickly I realize that we were very spoiled then (as if we weren't being spoiled this day)! What I really wish we could do is see them on their current tour: Japan. It won't be possible to see them abroad, but at least we came home with a signed poster of a photo that Kim took while in Austin. Thank you so much Jeremy for getting us in! Keep rocking Closure in Moscow!