J Devil show- There's a chance.
OK, so let me sum up the story of what happened when I went to the Junkyard to try and get J Devil's Friday show changed to all ages.
the full blog is here
I met the manager, Alex, he is really nice. I was expecting someone who wasn't a big music junkie and wouldn't budge. But he is super friendly and sympathized with me. I talked about how I was JD's #1 fan and I was just one year too young. He said that if he could he would but it's actually Jonathan's promoter who makes the decision, and that coincidentally he has a meeting with him after we leave. To those going to the show, let me tell you he said that J Devil won't be on until at least 12:15, and he expects upwards to 400 people attending. I don't know if you guys have been to the Junkyard before, but it's small. I take back what I said before, it's nicer inside than outside and the decor is cool. I doubt that many people could fit in there without breaking fire codes. But my main concern is the stage. I don't know if JD knows what he is getting into. It is TINY. 10 x 15 at most, tucked in the front corner of the building with no backstage. I saw no raised section for him to put his dj equipment and there will be barely any room for him to move around.
This is going to be a very intimate show.
Korn fans, take advantage of this opportunity to be close to Jonathan. You'll be only a few feet away.
It's something I'd die for, but it's an opportunity I guess I'm not going to have. Please, anyone who is going, push to the front and take some good photos for me, ok? AVENGE ME!!! XD no seriously i want to know what happens at the show.
Anyway, Alex, my mom, and I talked for a little while longer, just about JD. What really made my day were two things he said:
1)' I'll tell you, we do have a lot of celebrities come through here, and I've never once wanted to meet any of them, but Jonathan, I do. I know he's a cool guy.'
2) 'Well, if it turns out you can't go, I guess we'll just have to have him come back next year! '
That made me so happy because I could tell he meant it. This guy was really sincere and kind to me and I'm glad someone like him is the manager. In the end, he took my name and number and told me once he meets with the promoter he'll call me. We said goodbye and at 8:30pm he called. He said unfortuntely it is 18+. I was like 'even with an adult??' and he's like, 'yeah, sorry. i tried. I feel bad, I know how much you wanted to go.' Then I made one last request. I asked maybe, if Jonathan is just hanging around before or after the show, or if they are doing rehearsals, if perhaps he could find a way for me to meet JD. Just if it's ok. If he has any free time. A few minutes for a devoted fan? Alex said that he'd certainly try. He doesn't know if or when they are coming early to set up, but it is a possibility. He said 'I'll keep your number handy in case I get any more info for you, ok? I'll let you know.' I thanked him and hung up.
So, I'll see if I get a call from him Friday. I didn't get a chance to tell him that I'd pay the price of a ticket if he could get me a meeting with JD. 20 dollars? Well worth it! Even if it's 30 seconds. I got something for him to sign- an old 1996 kerrang pullout poster of JD I got off ebay along with a ton of other rare vintage kerrang posters (photos coming soon!). And if dreams do come true, a photo would be the ultimate gift. I value a photo a zillion times more than any autograph. That's why I got those pics of me with Munk and Reggie from Hampton printed out 8 x 10 for my wall XD
I'm just gonna go anyway. See how long I can lurk around back before I attract attention. I'll maybe hang out in the bird food store until I see activity from the tour bus. I'll stick around when the show ends at 1am, maybe with Alex's permission I can see if JD's packing up or something. Anything I can get.
To those of you who have tickets, it's going to be a unique show. Have fun. Take photos if you can, or film it. Hopefully he can come back next year and I'll be 18 then.