Celebrating the release of The Airborne Toxic Event’s EP “The Secret”, we continue the cookiepalooza with our next band members.
While I may go on about Mikel from time to time, my love started with Anna. It was at my first TATE concert in Seattle when I had the chance to meet her. Several girls surrounded Mr. Jollett and I fell to the back with my pathetic flip phone. It was my first experience of a band sticking around to talk to their fans. I was smitten. I wanted to dive back in to get my shot with him, but my co-worker waited in the back. (I was on a business trip and I talked her into staying up our last night for a rock show.) Alas, I had no one to take the picture.
With my head hung low, I sulked back to the co-worker and whined about how I’d never make it back through the circle of twenty-somethings tearing at the lead singer. I sighed how it would’ve been great to see the violinist. She stole the show in my mind when she climbed the rafters in a sequined formal dress. She was the real rock star.
“Isn’t that her over there?” said co-worker. My jaw dropped. Standing towards the side with one fan was Anna the violinist. With flip phone camera in hand I walked over and asked if I could get a picture. Anna was pleasant and cordial while she posed. I thanked her profusely when I checked the photo only to find the picture was blurry. I asked for another and she didn’t even bat an eyelash. If you want to see another disastrously sweaty picture of me with TATE, check it out.
The cookie was piped before I checked out her new blonde locks. I still would’ve gone for the brown because she looks incredible in the Numb video, which is my absolute favorite. I love her cookie the most.
I’m surprised Noah the bassist is the one I have the least to tell about. Somewhere in my history of photos I have a shot of Hubs and Noah talking when he scored me the band’s autographs from the Portland show. (Hubs is great like that.) Maybe this time I’ll hunt him down just so I have something more to write than “he was nice.”
I can tell you I hope his eyes are blue. Some shots I saw looked blue as the sky and others had me doubting. If by chance you are a huge Noah fan and know his eye color, please let me know. They don’t have that kind of thing listed on Wikipedia.
You know who’s coming next, right?