“Friday Night, No Work, High Heels, Minni Skirt….”

April 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Oh forgive me my fellow B Foundation crazed maniac fanatics, for I have sinned and am 2 weeks….I know…..late on posting this epic blogski about this little band, that is kind of a big deal, and pretty much rocks my socks off every time I see them. Of course I am talking about The B Foundation on the Spring Harvest Tour!

Now some may think I am crazy, and some may call me a groupie (haha lies, lies LIES!), but in reality they are just jealous because I sacrificed my wallet and multiple hours of sleep and sanity on the open road to see not one, not two, NOT THREE, but FOUR of these rocking showcases of new and old songs from these four fine gentlemen. So the only way to go about this is to jump in head first and just GO!

SAN FRANCISCO 3/30/11

Bottom of The Hill, opening night!

A short 4 hour drive, after literally RUNNING the last two blocks home from class, and I was in beautiful San Francisco with my bFff ready to rage yet again with the band that allowed for our crazy gypsy and harlot selves to become the epic dynamic duo that we are. After the most entertaining cab ride I’ve ever experienced in my life, it was off for opening night with these four crazy cats. After going boom boom boom and getting an affirmative WAY HO from Mr. Moorehead we found out that if you wake Pat up in the morning he’ll give you some attitude, and if you wake him up at night (without a rogue sleeping bag) he will do the same. Then we were introduced to the new addition to our favorite foursome. It’s safe to say that Joe Fik has received the Emily and Courtney stamp of weirdness approval :)

Now for the show….can I say….EPIC! Since the set list was the same for the tour, I will slowly reveal the greatness (of which I can recall) in bits and pieces…just to get the full affect through each and every sweaty awesome detail of these shows. OPENING with “Deer Park and Madison” the show was off to a good start. With a new female majority crowd of crazy moshing B Found fans, Pat saranaded, Jason slapped the bass, Ian banged on those drums and Joe shredded his way into all of the hardcore B Found fan’s hearts.

Then it was on like donkey kong, because the normal set of mixing the soft with hardcore kick ass songs was out and the new heavy punk rockin’ set began with songs like “The Cure,” “Rincon,” “Say it in Sin,” and many more that are escaping my thoughts as of this moment in time. And in true fashion of a real live touring band, the boys even played their brand spankin’ new song “Weekend Warrior,” which is no reggae party…no….this is a PUNK ROCK PARTY! ~enjoy~

There were of course the other random moments of greatness that could be added to our bFff list of B Found memories, like seeing a lovely Blink 182 tat on a certain drummer’s ass, having a lovely convo on what the best strategy would be to navigate through San Francisco, a legit chick fight, hiding behind the tiki, and “helping” pack up the trailer. haha oh goodness….

SANTA CRUZ 3/31/11

Since it was Cesar Chavez day and I had all of my Friday homework done, I figured the only logical thing to do would be to take a detour on my way back to SLO (since my bFff decided to go see the Sharks instead….LAME) and see the same rocking kick ass show just one more time….obviously that IS the only logical thing to do. So after a quick hop on the 17 it was round #2 at the Catalyst Club. With the raging melodies of “Bellyfloppin,” and “Dirty Girls” this new gem of greatness, that seems to go by the name of “Claude,” is yet another glimpse of the more heavily favored ROCK turn that The B Foundation seems to be taking. Personally, I agree with this newer ROCKING transition 150%….because, hello…it’s f***ing SICK!

ps…I know that this video is from the Sactown show, I just didn’t have my cam on me for Santa Cruz, and call me crazy but, without a camera there is less pressure to capture those rock star moments, and you can actually enjoy the show…which is exactly what I did :)

Now…for the best show of the California leg of the tour…well just because it’s my town bee-otch….

SAN LUIS OBISPO 4/7/11

With the excuse of signing next years lease (because that’s right, the freaky gypsy + harlot duo is rooming together next year…be afraid be very afraid) Emily and I were reunited for the lovely round three with The B Foundation. After skipping out on the last hour of my English lecture about William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet, half of an OG Cranberry Lemonade FourLoko, and a rickety ride in a 3 person truck we were at SLObrew and ready to rage yet again. Even though the crowd wasn’t huge, the people who were there definitely were the hardcore ones who made the night one for the books.

Emily and I did have a flip cam on hand to film our ridiculousness, and to also document the greatness going down on stage for the world to see, but it turns out that there are some technical difficulties in loading that footage from the flip cam onto the computer….I blame Emily haha

There was so much good stuff on there, like the boys crushing “Too Damn Tough,” “Baby Jane,” us bFff’s dancing around like only we can to Katastro (hahaha), and even a special post show acoustic saranade of OUR song “Ain’t Coming Home Tonight,” with the sweet stylings of Pat Stevenson, accompanied by Emily Beckwith, Courtney Schenkl and Joe Fikany on vocal guitar solos.

BUT, although I can’t show you, I was able to cross off an item from my bucket list:
-> “Dance on stage WITH one of my favorite bands”
….little did I know that this bucket list item would be as descriptive as “booty bump with Jason on stage with The B Foundation during ‘Take Some Time’.”

If that flip cam footage never comes out, that will always be a “click” mental picture that still makes me laugh :)

Another thing that makes me literally LOL is the great tale of the onsie pajamas. I am the usual one dawning the epic pink footies with multi-colored hearts at our super duper fun slumber parties; but this time, Joe brought it to a whole new level….here is the #1 reason why we <3 the new guitar hero….it’s proof that he is weird enough to hang out with us!

And since Joe was getting ready for The Roxy show by dancing around in my onsie pj’s, Emily and I figured that we should sign that lease and have an epic bFff little mini road trip to good ‘ol Hollyweird to see these crazy kids just one more time….

HOLLYWOOD 4/8/11

After some ICE CREAM ICE CREAM! NIJA HIGH SCHOOL NIJA HIGH SCHOOL! ANGRY TIGER GRRRRRRR! We put down our wtf moose antlers and were back in a familiar place of dancing, raging, head banging, spinning sing-a-long fun with The B Foundation. And this fourth round of fun can be crowned and capped off with my favorite of the new songs that closed the set (before encores) “INDO ADDICT.”

How can you not love this song. It’s one of those songs that induces a spontaneous need to (if you are a girl) take your hair down and bang your head, all while spontaneously whipping out the mystical air guitar to rock and rage along to the hypnotically rocking melody. Sorry, I can admit that I am 100% completely biased when I say that this is one of the best B Foundation songs of all time….I LOVE it….LOVE LOVE LOVE and cannot wait for them to record it, along with all of their other new tunes of punk rock greatness so that I can pop it in my ear buds and escape into the alternate reality that The B Foundation’s tuneage always seems to bring me to.

Dear Jason, Pat, Ian and Joe,
You are all totally awesome!
I <3 you lots.
Thanks for all the memories, laughs and silliness that always seems to go hand in hand with a B Foundation tour :)
XOXO,
Courtney :)

Sorry mom and pops….you probably shouldn’t look at this last part….

Gas to SF………………$35
Ticket for SF show…..$10
Gas in SC………………..$27
Gas in SB(midway to LA)…….$20
Gas in Hollywood……………….$20
Memories with my best friend in the whole entire world and my four favorite rock stars……………………………………PRICELESS

Love&Rockets,
Court*


Well, They’re Obsessed With Success…And They’re Kind of A Big Deal

February 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Who am I talking about you may be asking yourself right now, the answer to that question my friends is very simple: THE B FOUNDATION!

This weekend was so dubby and raging that I cannot even begin to describe it! But I think I will start with night number one of the Winter Blackout Tour in San Luis Obispo with my bFff Emily (duh).  Despite the rain, and cold, and very very VERY anticlimactic cheese quesadilla this show was going to be completely bonkers, and I would like to think I had a part in it :) See I may have suggested some awesome songs that should really be on the set list, and most of them made it on there and The B Foundation had the most ROCKIN’ show I have ever seen! But I’m getting ahead of myself because I totally and completely forgot about The Holdup.

Opening up the show, the San Jose natives looped in their dubby sounds and lit up the blacked out crowd with all of their big songs like “Alone With You,” “Summertime Baby,” “Good times,” “Drunk Texting,” and the song of the weekend “Obsessed With Success.” That song was on repeat all day and all week leading up to the show, and after this weekend (especially after hearing all of the silly remixes) I can say that my love for “Obsessed With Success” has been consummated and we need a little break. Other than that all of The Holdup’s songs were fantastical…just like they sound on the cd, and they definitely put on quite the rockin’ show :)

The Holdup :) "Alone with you, alone with you, kiss you on your neck baby that's all I want to do"

Now I know that this tour was a headlining Expendables show, but The B Foundation was who I was most stoked to see. I just love those four so much and just have so much respect for how much time they dedicate to their craft.

Even Justin Bieber showed up to see The B! lol

Drumroll now people…because I am about to go crazy in telling all of you lucky souls about how AMAZAZING The B Foundation’s set was; and I think all I have to say for the die-hard B fans to understand the epic-ness of this show is “they opened with ‘The Cure'”! Yeah, I know, I was beyond stoked! One of my favorite B Foundation songs! Those lyrics, and just the kick ass surf rock mentality of it was all I needed to be satisfied with their 1o song set list :) Thankfully the show didn’t slow down after the hard hitting opener…followed by songs like “Rincon,” “Too Damn Tough,”  “Belly Floppin,” “Go Away” (surprisingly no mention of a Dirty J look-a-like), “Dirty Girls,” and last but not least (that I can remember a week after the fact at least) is the new song sure to be the next big hit for these guys! I present to you all a teaser of The B Foundation’s rocking new song “Indo Addict”:

Another catchy, heavily rocking tune sure to be stuck in every audience member’s head; “Indo Addict” is just too perfect! The perfect blend of some reggae hints and goodies, and then the hard hitting guitar riffs and bassline remind you that you are not at a Trevor Hall show….you’re at a FERAKING B FOUNDATION SHOW and things are going to get sweaty!

And now some pictures of my favorite rockstars, doing what they do best….rocking people’s socks off at SLObrew!

Pat in those sweet 70's threads, and Jason over in the corner...not a fan of the set up this night :(

Tyler...guitar hero solos for days!

<3 my boys :)

Let’s just say…SLO will never be the same after that show! I swear there was a pit almost the entire show, people got really into the “when your licking my ass…” take on “Too Damn Tough” and all of my begging and pleading for a ROCKING show was rewarded with the most epic set The B has yet to put on! I mean if you don’t believe me, I’m sure there’s video of Pat jumping into the pit during the other new punk rock song (sorry…didn’t catch that title) while Jason and Tyler provided us all with a raging awesome guitar and bass hero jam session! And to top it all off, as if it wasn’t already amazing, Emily and I got our onstage shout out before the boys whipped another oldie but goodie that we requested “Deerpark and Madison” <3 <3 <3!!! Just epic…really that is the only way I can describe SLO night one of B Foundation greatness (well I guess onsie pj, indo boarding “Obsessed With Success” karaoke party would also describe it…but you had to be there)

After the greatness of a “rage all night” show in SLO and a wake up call thanks to The B Foundation’s favorite song, “Obsessed With Success,” Emily and I were looking towards a night of sleep and relaxation…JUST KIDDING we were in Narnia, JUST KIDDING we were in New York, JUST KIDDING we were Hollywood bound! For realz, we were Hollywood bound thanks to a certain magical fairy that was able to sneak us in on a list so that we could spend our Sunday night raging and rocking out just one more time with these 4 wild and crazy kids.

But the best part of all of Hollywood, was a reunion with our buddy and merch man extraordinaire Dave Hawes (who some of you might recognize as the Cast Away Tom Hanks look-a-like from The B Foundation’s “Too Damn Tough” video!)

AAAaaaAAaaaaa-oooOOOooOOoOooOoOOoOOH!

It was nice getting to see a second show, especially being able to see the 4 B Foundation boys crush a sold out show at the great Roxy venue…not as loud and crazy as the night before in SLO, but then I am a little biased since I had a little say in the epic greatness of SLO’s set list :) Here are a couple more pictures of my boys rocking the stage together for the last time! I know Joe Fikany Jr will be a great addition to the band for the Spring Harvest Tour and beyond, but for now…here are the O.G. warped tour brothers from another mother rocking it as always on the Roxy’s stage in front of a sold out crowd!

Jason getting the crowd pumped...well we were pumped!

"and Jason playing that fat bassline that we wrote!" ~ Deerpark and Madison...duh!

Well, I had more, but apparantly the uploader is having a bad day and doesn’t want to play nice with me…that’s ok, I finally got some good pictures of Jason at this show…and those two are probably the best/coolest :) Anywho…..

You can’t really complain about life when you are with your best friend (and future roomie!!!! AHHHH so excited) and you get to see faces that make you completely forget about the stress and yukiness of reality. So excuse while I light this spliff and thank my B Found Homies for their awesome-ness (yes that was a reference to “Spliffed”…don’t hate on my corniness!)

Jason, Pat, and Ian!!!! You three are beyond awesome :) I love all of our inside jokes and silliness, and want to say thanks for all of the silly memories that allow me to laugh when I feel like school has taken over my life and turned me into a sad little robot! I can’t wait to see what the Spring Harvest Tour has in store with the new guitar hero that I am sure will totally rock everyone’s socks off!  <3 all of your goof ball faces and think that we should have more Holdup Karaoke nights when you come through SLO :) See you soon!

Tyler…YOU ARE SO AWESOME! Hands down the coolest kid I have met in my entire life, and probably the best kickline dance partner with the sweetest crazy knees dance moves :) I know that nothing but good will come to you in the future and Emily and I will be sure to realize our Chubby Salamander Bar dream so that you can start  it off with a lovely acoustic diddy :) And I mean I will see you January 1, 2012 at 5pm in Sedona, Arizona for the wedding…hahahahaHAHA I mean I have to be there since you are marrying my best friend and roommate!

And last but not least on my thank you list for the epic weekend is my bFff and other half to the dynamic duo…EMILY!!!! You are the “Eh Brah” to my “Party”…you’re so dubby, and are the only other person on this earth that will delay answering a phone call just so we can sing out the song for half of the chorus! Thank you thank you thank you for being my driving buddy, raging buddy, and bestest of best buds for our epic weekend of no school talk and pure fun :) ps…SLO is nowhere near ready for us to dominate next year :) SO EXCITED!!!

NOW IN CONCLUSION for all that are probably gagging from my cheesy but necessary thank you’s….

“Music is the key to my soul, that’s why I’m breathing” and The B Foundation will forever be one of many bands to provide those tunes I turn to to remind me of silliness and good times :)

And if you have never heard of The B Foundation before or are thinking right now “man I want in on this awesome raging party of fun” come to a date near you on the upcoming Spring Harvest Tour! I’ll be in SLO and hope to see lots of fellow B Found maniacs there!!!!

click to enlarge or check em out at http://facebook.com/thebfoundation

Until the next time when they rock my socks off yet again…
Love&Rockets,
Court*

and just in case The B Foundation needs their fix…here it is….try not to sing too loud hahaha

“And in the Morning Time, I Like to Soak Up Your Love and Squeeze Ya, yeah-ee-ah-ee-ah” – Baby Jane by The B Foundation

December 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

So hello there blogg-o-sphere! My brain is getting closer and closer to flipping the switch from “student” to “DUUUUUUUUUUUUMB” and I have a couple of hours to myself to let you all in on a little secret, which I think this fortune cookie depicts perfectly!

I really love that, because it is so true. We are all given one life to live. There is no re-do button and there is no second shot. Throughout the years that I have had to really get to know myself away at college, I have made it my goal to LIVE each second of life and try and be spontaneous and “stupid” when opprotunities present themselves; becuase in 5 years when I am in a different world (aka the real world) I don’t want to look back on my college expereience and have regrets about “oh I wish I just let loose and did that!”

So the opprotunity presented itself, and last week I took it.

Opprotunity: Seeing my bFff Emily in San Francisco to rage with our homies in The B Foundation :)
Problem: It was dead week, and I had to be home in SLO for class Friday morning after this spontaneous adventure to be present for the last day of  lectures in my fall quarter of my junior year.

…wait, I don’t see a problem….since I have good grades in all of my classes, got all of my work done for the week, and even started studying for finals for the next week…I still don’t see the problem…

So I did it! And I am so glad I did!

The B Foundation is the hardest working band in all of LA (in my personal totally and completely biased opinion) and I am always stoked to see them play! I got to the venue before my bFff who was supposed to meet me in SF, but it was all good because I was able to sneak my way in to soundcheck and see my four fav SoCal rockers :) I really have the upmost respect for these guys when it comes to performing their craft, becuase they freaking OWN every single show! I have yet to see a shitty performance from them, and believe me…I have seen them a good 6 times now!

Sound check was RAD for lack of a better word :) I don’t know the title of their new song (not “Take Some Time” but another one…about smokin’ weed!) and didn’t have the motivation or desire to film it with my shitster little camera that has proven time in and out that it sucks pelotas, so you will just have to take my word for it that the new tunes sound great, and once you make it to one of their shows you will agree :) So after some hello’s with the boys, Em and I ventured into the city to devour the most delicious burritos ever (hahah).

With full bellies we went back to (my new favorite venue):

The Bottom Of The Hill

I LOVE this venue! It is literally an old stereotypical San Franciso city house, converted into a bar/concert house, with free parking! LOVE! The opening band was La Muneca y Los Muertos (I believe, but I am not completely sure) and they rocked! Fronted by a punk rock chick, their tunes were rockin! I mean just look!!! This song “Chica” has been stuck in my head all week!

This chick is SICK!!!! I mean she is like my idol! If I could sing (speak a second language) and play guitar, I would hope and pray to be as freaking rad as her!!! I met her really briefly (her name is Muneca by the way, such a pretty name!) before the show started, when I was “manning the merch booth” during soundcheck and she made me laugh! She asked if I was the merch girl, and I replied no, I was just a guest…to which she replied “oh man, well you must be special! Must have a very special connection with one of the members!” bahahahHAHAHAHAHA…I mean I love the B Found boys but, I don’t LOVE them, so I thought that was funny! hahahaha
But other than her silly joke, Muneca and her band were INSANE!!!! Without knowing any songs or anything about their band, I had a fun time dancing around and just getting my groove on with Em and the dance master extraordinare Tyler Lewis :)

Throughout their set, I was bouncing around the venue chatting with my boys as much as I could since I couldn’t stay untill the sun came up, unfortunately. Upon my bouncing I correctly predicted the first song to hit the set list and then politely asked Ian to squeeze “Aint Comin’ Home Tonight” onto the list since it should really just be re-named “Emily and Courtney’s Song,” since we are probably the only two people who LOVE that song! I have a slight feeling (since I heard it right from their mouths) that they really hate that song, but when I bounced over to Jason I saw it scribbled down on the list and was completely content with life :) Epic spontaneous adventure to see my bFff, catch up and see a B Found show, AND they would be playing our favorite song?! How can life get any better? IT CAN’T!

Then….it was time….for….THE B FOUNDATION!

Starting out with “Dirty Girls” the guys were sounding loud, rockin’, and on point :) Followed by some good ones like “Take Some Time” (the new EP only $0.99 on iTunes!! Get it people!!!), “Go Away”, the new song about smokin’ weed! hahaha I could insert my take on the lyrics but I’d rather not ruin it for you people, “Bazooka Joe”, “Land Down Under” (probably one of my favorites….besides A.C.H.T of course), “Too Damn Tough”, “Rincon” and finally “Aint Coming Home Tonight” :)

The sexy smooth lyrics, intensely awesome bassline, and jazzy guitar and drum sounds, make “Ain’t Comin Home Tonight” the black sheep of all other B Foundation tunes. I just love it, and whenever I hear it, it makes me want to dance around snapping my fingers and screaming very loudly; and yes, in case you were wondering, I DID do both of those things! The funniest thing about the whole show that I noticed was that Emily, me, and a couple other B Found homies were the only ones who had any clue as to what exactly was happening during their set. That’s one of the best parts about being at a B show, almost everyone there IS GOING to become a fan within a matter of 45 min to 1 hour :)

That’s how I discovered them, and that’s how a bunch of new fans were welcomed into the most wonderfully amazing, punk, surf rock bubble of music on Dec. 3rd at the Bottom of The Hill in San Francisco :)

My People’s was good, but to be honest, I was having to fun talking and LAUGHING with my B Found buds to have an honest opinion of their set :) I just love those guys! They treat us fans so wonderfully, and when they make it to SLO I will be sure to show them proper hospitality to minorly repay for all the greatness their tunes and concerts have brought into my life :)

LOVE YOU GUYS!!! THANKS FOR THE FANTASTICAL BREAK FROM MONOTANY SO I COULD EXPEREIENCE TRUE REALITY FOR ONE NIGHT!!!!

I don’t know how I can ever repay you :)…maybe sell merch for you this summer? hahahHAHAHA you know you’d LOVE to have me and Emily on tour…or at least on board for a couple of shows :)…think about it…cheap labor…and cute girls = big $ in merch sales!….I’m just sayin…

So in conclusion, La Muneca y Los Muertos is a new fav band of mine, and The B Foundation has my musical heart in their grasp, and I am totally ok with them never letting go! Please, if you have about $11, go do yourself a favor and download one of their two albums and their new single “Take Some Time” on iTunes! All of their music is amazing but if you had to choose one album to start you off on your B Foundation love journey, might I suggest “Trouble Standing”, it has all of the essentials they always rock at shows and (he he he) it has “Aint Comin Home Tonight!!!”

That was a nice little break to blog, now to sleep to wake up and CRAM for my two last finals on Wednesday :)

Love&Rockets,
Court*

“You got to, take some time”…to catch up on blogging!

October 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

So, there is so much to go over, review and tell all of you about, starting with The B Foundation killing it at the Roxy back on September 20th!

Thanks to my favorite SoCal natives, I found an excuse to escape SLO for a weekend and have one last spontaneous adventure before the woes of school started! The guys were playing a SOLD OUT show at the Roxy Theater in Hollywood with The Pricks and a couple other bands that (sorry) I can’t remember their names! Seeing these guys is always a total blasty and this time was no exception…even though I was flying solo (so lame!). Yes yes, so LAME, but the boys made up for it by helping me into the VIP section…so I had a nice little area to dance the night away without anyone rubbing up against me, moshing against me, or sweating and screaming in my ear all night. I sound like such a wet blanket when I say that, but it is never fun for any of that to go down, especially if you’re solo and there is nobody there to help you forget about the crushing!

So, in the VIP area, I witnessed the RADDEST performance these guys have ever put on…well that I have witnessed :)

Tyler...being a rockstar!

So let’s see, reason’s why this show was off the chain:

1) They played all the essentials (Dirty Girls, Spliffed, no Aint Coming Home tonight though :()
2) There was a blow up doll
3) The lights were super cool
4) The set was a good hour and a half

…and well you just had to be there to really understand the RAD experience of the Roxy! I swear, I have never seen them CRUSH like they did that night!

YEAH PAT!

LOVE these guys!

Seriously I hope and pray that, come the end of 2010, I hear all of their tunes blasting on EVERY radio station in EVERY area! They are such a bands band. They aren’t douche bags who are too “rockstar” to know their fans, they are super cool people that always take some time to talk to fans and do rad things like (just an example) help a Cal Poly kid out by letting her put them down as a character reference for a job in live sound engineering on campus! (THANKS again!!) But seriously, these four are one of the hardest working bands I know of and I will gladly promote the SHIZNIT out of them whenver they roll through central and nothern California!

But….back to the show! The setting was amazing! i loved the quaint look with all of the dangling lights :) And they just RIPPED! Seriously, I can’t really explain it in any other way than the fact that the show was EPIC! Oh and did I mention, they played their new hit (which is also gonna start playing on kroq in LA so go and REQUEST IT!) and I even took video of it so you could all get a sneak preview :)

Little note before you hit play…my camera sucks balls, plain and simple, so the audio is pretty awful, but you get the jist of how great TAKE SOME TIME is :) enjoy!

So there you have it, The B Foundation’s new song “Take Some Time,” Milli Vanilli style, performed at the legendary Roxy Theater :) SO PROUD OF THESE GUYS! B Foundation pimp fo life yo! Please do yourself a favor and “take some time” to go to their facebook and check them out LIVE in a town near you on their fall tour! I promise you, you will leave happy and satisfied, and with your brains rocked to their very core :) If not, well, I can’t even come up with that scenario because it’s just NOT HAPPENING!

YAY FOR THE B FOUNDAITON!

Love&Rockets,
Court

“The ‘B’ is for BUILDING BRIDGES!”

August 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

Be prepared! This is yet another long recap of 2 weeks, and 2 rad nights hanging with the coolest peeps out of SoCal…The B Foundation!

The B Foundation :)

If you have no idea who The B Foundaiton is, or what they are about, let me take a minute to introduce them to you. From the left, we have Ian, Patrick, Jason, and Tyler who are super rad beyond belief and rock peoples socks off for a living with a ska/punk/reggae type of vibe (their sound is hard to describe because it can be put into so many different categories :)) As you all remember, there is a little website that they call Fantourage, where you can go and waste hours of your life trying to earn points to get free stuff from your favorite bands, and other chains that are featured on the website :)

Back when I was failing at putting up a fight to win the Pepper VIP contest, to try and score more points I came up with an amazing plan that was a total win win for me. I made The B Foundation a page so that they could start putting on their own crazy contests in hopes that Jason would add on to Pepper’s page to score me some points. It worked! I still lost the VIP contest miserably, but the silver lining was, since I was on psycho point grubbing mode from that contest, I was now kicking ass and taking names in The B Foundation’s Contest! Because one thing about me is, if I make the site, have the “founding fan” badge, you best believe that I am GOING to win the contest! Which I did, by a landslide! (I had 12,200 points at the end of the contest…2nd place had 3,600 points…yeah I owned!)

Since I owned the site, my win was to get into Warped Tour for free to go see these rad dudes kill it on Kevin’s Stage! Instead of getting mailed a ticket and showing up with a friend, I was big pimpin’ on the guest list, with my Fantourage BFF misss Emily! hahaha
People still don’t really believe that we never met untill a good 24 hours before the show, but that’s what The B Foundation is all about! Building bridges! Making buds! hahahha (inside joke).

Upon arriving to Sleep Train Ampitheater…by the most bass ackwards way thanks to Pam (my gps)…we headed over to the best band tent in whole pavement jungle…THE B FOUNDATION of course! We took a fat stack of flyers and stickers and made our way walking through the entire space getting people to sport some stickers and get to the show at 3:10!

stickers are fun, but sticker tans are SEXY!

“Do you like reggae music?” That was the question of the day. Going up to anyone who had a hint of rasta colors on, skinny jeans with a surfer tank, or just someone who looked like they would have a raging good time at The B Foundation’s 20 minute set was greeted by Emily and I. After a good hour getting rid of a FAT stack of flyers and tagging everyone (including security guards) with rad B Foundation stickers, we made our way back to the tent to see what else we could do.

IAN!!

We were given a little breakskie, to watch Tyler construct a legit sign! But after watching people just mosey on by the tent without giving the guys a second glance, we were back to the grind! I mean there needed to be a crowd, and if we had to sweat working the sign and tagging peeps with stickers, we were SO DOWN! Just a note to all the posers out there though that we did notice:

  • Don’t be rude to people who just want to give you a flyer. It’s warped tour, get used to it!
  • If you are wearing rasta colors, but don’t like reggae music, then you are a walking contradiction and should be prepared to have a new nickname, especially if you keep walking by is a pissy mood! (aka RASTA BRA!)

Other than that we had a good success rate! Got lots of peeps to buy some merch, listen to the tuneage, and ultimately make it to the show…

backstage!!!

 …which we saw from backstage of course…JUST KIDDING, we were in a tunnel…JUST KIDDING, technically the side of the stage! The guys killed it with all the essentials! Dirty Girls, Rincon, Bloo Bucket, Too Damn Tough, and there was at least one more, I just can’t remember :) After the set, we just chilled with Dave…ahhhh-ooooooooOOOH…selling merch, drawin on staches, juggling and just fartin around :)

Then we had a little sexy dance party in the bus, watching Ian and Tyler bust a move! hahahha
But that was basically warped in a jist…hot, insane, crazy, rad, rockin’, and ultimately exhausting fun :)

Here are a couple pics from warped just for your viewing pleasure before we go down memory lane for Santa Cruz :)…

Ian on drums, killin it of course!

woot woot! Jason on bass!

donde esta Emily?? hahaha

I still think the funniest thing about all of warped was the fact that they really didn’t believe it that Emily and I just met the day before, I guess we just look like BFF’s…just kidding we hate each other, just kidding we’re twins separated at birth, just kidding we really are new BFFs! hahaha (ps Emily went crazy with this Kristin Wigg impersonation from an SNL sketch, that’s the whole just kidding nonsense).

So now that warped was done, we decided the only logical thing to do, would be to go see them yet again the next week in Santa Cruz!…duh, that is the only logical option!

So for Santa Cruz, I brought along the lil swiss and her BF to help get some more peeps there for The B Foundation, not just Trevor Hall. We of course got there super duper early to which we got some grub, went on a mad dash around town to find tampons (nice planning Kim), and then chilled in Borders, where it was warm to wait for my other half EMILY, which just happened to be my twinsie that night too! hahhaa not kidding, check it!

sportin' shorts and our B Foundation T's! cute!

When we walked in, I was a little creeped out by the fact that everyone was sitting down. Not sitting in chairs, or sitting on items, but sitting criss cross applesauce trying to claim their prime spots for Trevor Hall. What the ______!!!!! You don’t sit down at concerts!!! What were these people thinking?! Were they trying to take a nap or something? 

Since Emily and I did drive 3 hours to get to SC from two different places, we begged and pleaded for them to play “Aint Coming Home Tonight”…which really isn’t the usual rocking B Foundation song, but i don’t know, it’s just a good song, like west side story jazzy beat with finger snaps! hahaha We didn’t care, we wanted to hear it! But of course, it didn’t make the set list, which we peeked at. Bummmmmer! Anywho, we were definitely pumped to see these guys blow these sit down concert goers out of their seats when they took the stage. Being the only people standing, The four of us took our places in front of the stage, in front of some lazy Trevor Hall fans that refused to stand up…LAME!

Ian...sound checkin' it!

 So the show began, and people actually stood up! Surprising because they looked so content with a nap on the ground there! But knowing the guys, they weren’t going to let that party fail go unnoticed, and had a little sit down pow-wow themselves, to which we all joined in for a very loooong song!

Pat! criss cross applesauce! TIME TO ROCK!

hahahaha

Then, with two songs left on the set list, the guys decided to ask the audiance what we wanted to hear. Emily, very loudly, asked again for her song…”Aint Comin’ Home Tonight”….hahHAHAHAH oh goodness.
Jason told her to take her shirt off to play it, and well Emily really wanted to hear it, so she did it! hahahhaHHAHAHAHAHHHA I still can’t believe she whipped her shirt off to hear the tune! But hey, they played it! And we ROCKED along to it! In Emily’s case, with no shirt! hahaha OH WHAT A NIGHT! I swear whenever Me and Emily are at a show, especially with these guys, it’t nothing but laughs, dance offs and good times! hahahhaa LOVE THE B FOUNDATION! And especially LOVE Jason!!!

we <3 Jason!

If it weren’t for trying to bribe him into joining fantourage and starting some B Foundation Contest, we wouldn’t have had nearly the crazy fun time we had at Warped and Santa Cruz! YOU GUYS ARE BEYOND RAD! Can’t wait for them to roll through SLO again! Because you best believe I will be there, FRONT ROW BEEE- OTCH! Cuz it just has to happen when the B is in town!

Love&Rockets,
Court

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