Those were mine, hahaha. Driving home was horrible! But you all put such a great show, next time you're all in Minnesota, I'd love to take all of you out to some great food at Mall Of America! My treat :)
Sorry to hear about that. I’m glad that you got home safely. If we can that would be cool but we usually just have enough time to set up, get settled in and play and then we leave for the next place. Hit me up though.
Loved the performance in Minnesota! My glasses broke during TSSF and I couldn't see so I stood side stage when you performed and quite honestly, I was distracted by your Fender Jaguar! Its so beautiful, I felt a little fuzziness inside my heart being inches away from such a beauty!
Thanks so much. I’m sorry to hear that. I think I saw them at the end of the night… They were pretty smashed up… unless those were someone elses glasses. Thanks so much. I really like that guitar. It feels really nice and was relatively cheap.
I keep forgetting to mention this but you killed it in Detroit I had a blast. I was wondering though, what kind of advice or something I guess would you give two kids who wanna get out and just take rad pictures at shows? I mean we have cameras but we don't wanna bust them haha
Thank you so much. That show ruled.
There is always a risk involved with taking pictures at shows but there are a few preventative steps to take so you shit doesn’t get busted. Here are a few things that I do.
1. Always keep the strap around your neck
2. Put the lens cap back on when you are done using the camera
3. Try to stand in a remotely safe place (not in the mosh pit or up against the stage unless you can get photo passes and stand behind the barrier.)
I suggest that you start taking pictures at smaller shows where they don’t care if you bring a camera in to get lots of practice.
Hey Matt, so sorry to bug you again but I have a question about a school assignment. For our final project/essay in my English class we have to connect a musical work to a book and write a research paper on the two elements. I was thinking of doing your album Suburbia and The Catcher in the Rye... there are tons of similarities. What I was wondering if you guys have ever used The Catcher in the Rye specifically when coming up with lyrics, or if you just had any thoughts on this in general.
You should just try to do “America” by Allen Ginsberg and Suburbia. We pulled a lot of references from there. I guess you could probably figure out a way to link some stuff to Catcher… though. I don’t write the lyrics so I don’t know if they were ever an inspiration. I haven’t read the book in a very long time. Maybe I’ll give it a re-read soon.
Are there any plans to re-issue Suburbia with bonus tracks like you did with The Upsides? And also, I pre-ordered the new split and am super excited to hear it. Will there be a digital download for those who bought it?
Not to my knowledge but who knows. I don’t really have any info about the split except that it’s a 6 inch. I would assume that there would be a download card in it though.
You guys killed it at the NYC date. It was my first show, and I'm so happy that you guys played "Living Room Song" for the first time there. I was the kid whose thermal was being thrown around during the Late show.
I’m glad that you had a great time. That day was rad. Two sold out shows in NYC was a bit unreal for me.
Just out of curiosity, at the SLC show, John wouldn't let anyone stage dive. Was there a reason for that?
Yes. The only way on to the stage was on the stage right side…where the keyboard is. We didn’t want that thing getting knocked over because it’s super expensive. A lot of time people don’t consider the gear so John thought it was best to not let people up the side that night.
Was at the Minneapolis show last night. Definitely wanted to be up front more but got kicked in a piercing during TSSF and was bleeding everywhere. Just wanted to say that it was fantastic, as usual. I've seen you guys three times since Warped Tour and it just keeps getting better. So keep playing. Cause it fucking rocks.
I hope you are doing ok. Thanks. That means a lot.
Hey man, I was really hoping to talk to you last night after the show in Denver. I just wanted to say thanks, and that it was definitely one of the best shows I've ever been to. Your music means a lot.
Thanks for coming to the show. We had a great time and it was a wild show. See you in Denver next time.
Hey, kind of a random question but...I know obviously the name "The Wonder Years" is probably inspired by the tv show, but any relation to the same titled MxPx song? Just something I have always kind of wondered. Thanks!
I seriously love that you reply to your fans on Tumblr. Just goes to show how down to earth and real the members of your band are. Love you guys. Wish I could have caught the show in Chicago but it sold out twice and I didn't know anyone going to the matinee. :(
Unfortunately I don’t get to answer all of the questions people send me but I try to get to as many as I can. The Chicago shows were cool. I especially enjoyed myself at the matinee show.
Hey I was at your show in Minneapolis last night! I was the red headed kid with the crappy mohawk and rec specs, remember?? any way thank you so much for the autographed setlist and for playing one of the best shows ive seen in a long time. You our by far one of my favorite musicians so it was great to finally meet you and the rest of the guys. Have fun on the rest of your tour!
Yea, I remember. I gave you a guitar pick at the end of the set too (-; No problem. Thanks for coming out. It was nice meeting you. I will definitely enjoy myself.
those are awesome cameras! i just have the simple canon eos rebel xs.i mean it gets the job done! i love photography as well, i mean if youre ever bored check it out! my flickr name is michellemaida and if you guys ever are not busy in chicago id love to take your picture!!
I like them. I’ll definitely check out your flickr. I don’t want to commit to anything right now but I hopefully I’ll get to meet ya next time we roll through town.
saw you guys on the Boston date at the Royale. the place was madness, it was fucking awesome. But I'm not ashamed to admit that I had tears in my eyes when you guys played. each one of you have a special place in my heart, you guys did so much for me; i can never thank you enough. Such a good set, thank you for breaking out "Wont be Pathetic Forever", seen you three times and been dying to hear it each time, it made my night! aha be safe on tour, and I hope everyone begins to feel better!
It definitely was madness. I’m glad that the band means something to you. I’m glad that we have been playing that song quite a bit on this tour. I really enjoy playing it. We are still sick but everyone seems to be doing at least a little bit better.
Got to be front and center for your set in boston, I've honestly never seen a better set in my life. it was amazing. I'm wicked stoked to see you guys at Bamboozle too. My friend and I have been talking about how it would be funny if you guys played This Party Sucks on the jersey shore. anyways, keep on rockin', and come back to MA sometime soon if it fits in your schedule.
Thanks so much! I don’t want anything to do with the Jersey Shore but yeah, I guess that would be funny. See ya at Bamboozle.
Not that I didn't have the utmost respect in the world for you guys anyway, but after Saturday, words cannot even describe how much I love The Wonder Years. It was so clear how sick Soupy was, yet you guys played TWO shows in one day. That meant more to me than you know. You guys do music the right way, and deserve everything coming your way. The matinee show kicked ass- hearing Suburbia all the way through was amazing. It was great as always to be in front and sing with you. Be safe on tour.
Thanks. Yea, he wasn’t doing well and the rest of us are pretty sick too. I am feeling a bit better though and I think Soupy is feeling a bit better too. Thanks for coming out and singing to me. It was nice to see ya smiling in the front. I had such a great time at the matinee show. Thanks again for coming out again. See ya next time.
Yeah man, that was me. Any idea what happened to the guy that jumped on John? Soupy looked super pissed.
Yea, we kicked him out. It’s pretty shitty to have someone push John over when he is out there just trying to help protect us and people that are falling onto the stage. John is our dude and he works his ass off. If anyone fucks with him, they’re gone. I don’t know if the dude was just really excited and couldn’t control himself or if he is just one of those dudes but you have to use your brain before you do things. You know?
i feel like everytime i see you guys in chicago the venue always kicks me out before i get the chance to actually talk to you! so next time you guys come around i hope i can talk to you about cameras and stuff because i really enjoy your flickr! what kind of camera do you actually have?
Yea, that seems to happen a lot. As soon as we got done playing we started loading up because we had to be out of there real quick. This tour has been a lot of work and I’ve been busy so sorry if I don’t seem as interactive as normal. Yea, lets talk nerdy camera stuff. I’m into it. Thanks for checking out my flickr. I love photography. It is a newly developed hobby of mine. I have a couple of cameras. I usually shoot with my Canon t3i but I also have a superheads black slim devil (35mm), olympus AX 2 (35mm) and a Canon AE-1 (35mm). I want to start shooting more film but it gets expensive fast.