My Night With Rooney…There Are No Words

Okay, maybe there are some words, but it is still hard to put my bliss-filled thoughts into coherent phrases.

Yesterday was completely awesome for several reasons:

*I got off work at 2:30

*I got to hang out with fellow NerdGirl Amber

*We ate at Quizno’s which is my fave sandwich place

*I got to hear a great concert

*I also got a hug from Robert Schwartzman

Ahhhh, bliss.

That last one filled me with enough happiness to last the rest of the year.  Actually, I got a high five, he put his arm around me to take a picture, AND he hugged me.  And the whole time I resisted the urge to stroke his hair or smell his neck.

So, the concert itself was pretty cool.  I was not a real big fan of the two opening bands because the first one’s songs were waaaaaay too long and the second band was just okay.  Then Rooney came on.  Wow.  Talk about a difference.

Let me just say that I have been listening to Rooney’s music for a long time now, and I love most of their songs, but to me they have always been Michael Moscovitz’s band.  After seeing them in concert, I now know they are so much more than that.  Robert mentioned that they had been touring for 8 years, and you can totally tell.  They all work so well together and are just AMAZING to watch live.  If you ever get a chance to see them in concert, you MUST do it.

Rooney rocking out

I was worried they would sing all stuff from their new album, which I haven’t had much chance to listen to yet, but they sang tons of songs from their first CD!!!!!  I was super psyched that they sang my favorite song, “If It Were Up To Me.”  I am pretty sure I started screaming like a crazy person when they started to play it.

This was our view the whole time

So anyway, the concert was marvelous (minus the scary crazed-fan gentlemen who pushed their way to the front and kept trying to molest Robert……don’t even ask), but the best part happened after.  Amber, her friend Chelsea and I all waited around and I bought a t-shirt.  Then they came out to sign stuff and we got to talk to them!!!!!!  The whole band signed my shirt (not the one I bought, the one I was wearing) and Robert signed Amber’s Michael Moscovitz Appreciation Society button.  We talked to him for a little bit about how the band was staying in Des Moines for 2 days.  I believe I said something about how they should go to the zoo or Adventureland.  Yes, I am a complete dork, but it doesn’t matter because he gave me a hug before we left!!!!!!!!

Amber and Robert having a moment over her button

Oh, and another great part of the evening was that I got to meet Amber’s baby Lester.  What a cutie pie!!!  Let’s just say that my cats were perplexed when I came home smelling like dog.

So, the concert was great and I am literally holding myself back from skipping work on Monday and going to see them again in Des Moines.  Who’s up for it??


P.S.  To see all the pics from the concert, including a very hilarious one of Robert signing the back of my shirt, go to my Flickr page.


8 Responses to “My Night With Rooney…There Are No Words”

  1. 1 Diana August 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Ah, you hugged Michael Moscovitz!!! I mean, the guy who portrayed Michael Moscovitz!!! How awesome is that? Pretty awesome! 🙂

  2. 2 Diana August 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    P.S. What did Robert think of the Michael Moscovitz Appreciation Society button? Did he say anything about having played one of the awesomest characters in a film?

  3. 3 ngtjennifer August 7, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I couldn’t really hear what he said, but I think he just laughed about it. I don’t think he really likes to talk about the whole Princess Diaries thing, but he was totally good humored about it.

    I forgot to mention how nice and sweet he is. It sounds silly, but he is literally the embodiment of Michael from the books.

  4. 4 ngtjill August 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I was wondering about the button too because I’d heard that he didn’t like to talk about PD. But I love that he signed it!!

    I’m glad you got to hear If It Were Up to Me! I love that song too. Besides When Did Your Heart Go Missing, I don’t know too many of Rooney’s newer songs. I love Losing All Control a lot too. Oh, Rooney…. *sigh*

  5. 5 Diana August 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    This makes me want to listen to some Rooney, which I haven’t done in ages.

    Does he not like to talk about PD because he had a bad experience making the movie or because he’s focusing on music and would rather talk about that?

  6. 6 ngtjennifer August 7, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Diana, I think it is more that he wants to focus on his music and he doesn’t want people to like him just for that movie. Luckily, Rooney’s music is awesome so even though that is why most of us found out about the band, we listen to the music because it is awesome.

  7. 7 Amber August 11, 2010 at 11:17 am

    my heart sped up just reading this! I should write my own post…but yeah, seems posting to the blog is not something I’m good at right now…

    But yeah, he just kinda laughed when i showed him the button, he didn’t really read it at first, and I got all shy so I wasn’t going to say anything, but then Chelsea 🙂 pointed it out and he just kinda laughed. He and the rest of the guys were just so smiley (especially Taylor! he looked v. serious during the show but afterwards was just charming as f*&k! hmmm and i am totally basing that the one second he looked at me before crossing the room to sign autographs)! I wanted just to stare at them smiling and smiling, but that would have been odd of me. so I just spazed and did a little dance. NERDGIRLS.

  8. 8 ngtlindsay August 11, 2010 at 11:38 am


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