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Yesterday I saw Cute is What We Aim For and they completely blew me away. I saw them back in February but they sounded even better this time. Shaant’s voice sounded stronger (He quit smoking a few months ago, I’m guessing that’s a big part of it.) and they seemed to be enjoying themselves a lot more. My brother and I were front row, right in front of Shaant and it was great to be that close. I barely took any pictures because I just wanted to soak it all in and live in the moment. Shaant got down a few times and was singing right to me basically face to face, his mic was between us but at one point he tipped it down and got even closer. We were all but touching foreheads and he started making weird faces while singing so I did right back. At one point he grabbed his mic off the stand real quick and his stand fell and almost hit my head, but my brother quickly grabbed it and Shaant gave him a thumbs up lol.

After the show my brother and I went outside and met Tom and Jeff, talked to them for a bit, got pictures, and then we went inside. We were waiting to talk to Shaant but we were in no hurry so we just chilled and talked to some of the opening bands, we were some of the only people left and Shaant came up to us and was like “Give me one second!” took a few pictures with some other people, and then came up to us. He saw my brother and instead of shaking his hand he went straight for a hug and said “I’ve seen you before! I remember you.” and he hugged me and said “You too! It’s so good to see you two again! I saw you two front row and recognized you but I couldn’t remember your names.” so we introduced ourselves and we stood around for about 10 minutes talking to him. Then Shaant suggested we take pictures, so we did and then we said bye. He’s honestly one of the nicest people ever and I’m so happy to say I’ve been able to meet him.

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