As I past by the venue today at abt 8:30 AM I noticed a small line of kids with camp chairs waiting out front. I gave no notice and went on my merry way to work. At abt 11 AM I went to go to the post office and noticed that the line had grown to abt 20 kids – perplexing indeed. By the time I left to go to lunch there was a line down the street of rather geeky looking kids in emo attire. It wasnt even 1 PM yet! I logged on to my computer to see just who the hell was playing at the Avalon tonight. I was thinking Fall Out Boy? Hawethorne Heights? A.F.I? No, No, No….. It’s 30 SECONDS TO MARS.
I was shocked. This kind of behavior can be expected from fans of the previous bands but 30 SECONDS TO MARS!?!?!?!!!
I saw this band when I was 17 when they were on tour with Incubus (don’t judge me). At the time I actually was excited to see them because I had a massive crush on Jared Leto. From my seats in The E Center I couldn’t see the stage at all, but I sure could hear the horrific excuse for rock music and Jared Leto’s bad attitude eminating from the PA. Leto made rude comments towards the crowd, chastized the sound guys, and stormed off the stage when they were done playing. Even in my Mudd Jeans, Roxy Girl T Shirt, Good Charlotte scrunchie days I could tell this band was putrid and my schoolgirlish crush for Leto all but vanished. The fact that they have fans lined up around the corner just boggles my mind.
Previous 30 Seconds coverage here, including an account from Mitch in the comments about how much of a douchebag Jared apparently is.