That title pretty much hits the nail on the head, but as a niche, undiscovered blogger, it's my job to paint a picture for you about this hilarious visual.
Saturday night, I went to a Senses Fail concert in Boston for my buddy's birthday, and it was fucking awesome. Sure, I was low-key terrified about the lack of security. There were no metal detectors, and I snuck in a water bottle because the big man needs to stay hydrated, but it left a noticeable bulge in my pocket. That could've been a gun with a sport top! Maybe the security dude was being chill and let me keep the Poland Spring bottle I bought at a 7/11 around the corner from the venue? But in today's crazy world, I feel like we should try to ensure no weapons are entering the building, especially at an emo show chock full o' resentment, anger and the urge to kill yourself for the last 20 years. I'm a chill guy, but I'm more than cool with a security guard going above and beyond to ensure my safety. It's just wild to me there was no pat down or metal detector. I'm so accustomed to that from other shows. I even said something to the guy during my many bathroom breaks. I was like, doesn't it scare you in today's world that there's no metal detector? He says, "Nah, I'm good at my job" That's not exactly the answer I was looking for, but I guess I appreciate your confidence. (HARDDDDOOOOOO).
Some other hardo wanted to fight me because my hair touched him when I was re-putting it up after my bun got loosened from being close to the mosh. He kept saying, "get a haircut," passive-aggressively behind me; I turned around, and he was like your greasy pussy hair touched me. It kinda ruined my vibes for a little tbh. We don't need that energy, you fucking bitch ass punk. My bad bro, but I'm gonna fix my bun when someone yanks on it in the pit. Sorry, you were graced by my gorgeous flow that hundreds of ubah passengers have gushed over. We're in the fucking pit. Shit like that is gonna happen. It's not like we were the only people in a huge room, and I ran up to you and rubbed my flow all over you. He was by himself like a fucking loser (unlike me the three times I've gone to shows alone), so he was probably just taking his frustration out on your boi, but still, fuck you. If I weren't a pussy or nearly 31 years old, I would've swung on him, but I was just tryna have a good time for my boy's birthday and hear "Buried a Lie" live.
On the bright side, this place still used paper tickets, which is awesome as someone who saves ticket stubs (or at least used to until that format died).
I've been in the pit for shows before and seen some interesting things, but few have made me as happy as seeing some guy in a full Wendy's uniform just moshing it up. Maybe that's my fat-ass brain's conditioning to seeing one of my favorite fast-food restaurant uniforms? That probably triggered some dopamine rush that I get when I'm biting into a double stack, but the visual of a full Wendy's uniform (apron included) just mixing it up in the pit from a band that peaked in 2004 was funny to me and worthy of a blog that a dozen people will see.
Quick video from trenches.
I only knew about 40% of the setlist because I only know songs from two Senses Fail albums, but during a cover of "All-Star" that felt like it was on Xanax compared to the rest of the energy from the night, Wendy's dude ended up getting on stage from his crowd surf.
This dude got off his shift and went straight to the concert in his Wendy's Uniform. He could've left the uni at work, changed quick or paid $4 for coat check, but I mean, you gotta tip you cap (or in his case visor) to the dedication for 18 year old screamo songs. Dave Thomas would be proud.
In the reddit video, you can kind of see the old guy in yellow who's job was basically to shepherd crowdsurfers. He must've helped fifty people off the stage and just let them back into the crowd. That was pretty cool too since there were about 10 "no moshing or crowdsurfing" signs around the venue. I still wouldn't hate a metal detector though.
Double P.S. UPDATE
I got in contact with the Wendy's dude on reddit and he doesn't even work at Wendy's anymore! I fucking love it (minus him making me feel ancient...WHO WAS ACTUALLY BORN IS 2004????). He wasn't even there for Senses Fail, dude just loves a good pit.