A few weeks ago I posted a blog about all the people I wanted to meet. Among the list was Deftones frontman and my ultimate celebrity crush, Chino Moreno.
Little did I know that my wish would come true on Nov. 17 at The Marquee in Tempe, Ariz. Not only did I meet Chino, I also got to meet the rest of the band – Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums), and Sergio Vega (bass). Major squeals.
The Marquee is a tiny indoor venue with a capacity of around 1,000, and there were easily around 1,500 fans crammed like sardines. The oversold concert was a security nightmare, but it worked in our favor as the energy inside was elating and hair-raising!
Anyway, halfway through the show I realized I could be enjoying the show on stage, so I did just that. I plowed through the crowd to make my way backstage, and then it dawned on me: oh em gee, I’m on stage with my favorite band of all times. I was walking on cloud nine.
The best part was when I got to meet Chino, Sergio, Abe and Stephen. They’re all wonderful dudes, and all we did was talk about gear. And if you’re wondering – yes, I kept my cool 😉
So there you have it, I met Deftones and dreams do come true.
To wrap up with something divine, enjoy “Tempest,” a song off Deftones’ new album, Koi No Yokan.
Alright, now it’s your turn. Tell me about the time you met your ultimate celebrity hero below. If you haven’t, write down whom you’d like to meet and why.