Category Archives: Rob’s Mates
Thank you all for the enormous response to Monday’s post! It was shared all over Facebook and had around 2,000 views. I really appreciate all your kind words about our self-control and respect for Rob. We tried as hard as we could to be good RobH00rs in public! But I really want to make sure that Marcus gets his due, so, enough about that.
I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Marcus Foster at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles both on Friday and Saturday. I had never seen him live but I just really love his musical style. At this point, he is my favorite of the Britpack. (not including Rob of course, he’s always number one) I’ll let you know in a few weeks if that remains that way. (Yes, more Britpack lovin’ for me!) Marcus really reminds me the most of Rob. He has that gravelly, bluesy kind of feel to his voice. And he is very passionate about his music!
Marcus’ original music was mostly acoustic and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved the new stuff on electric guitar with a band. There was no band on tour with him, just a keyboard player named Jack (get away driver on Sat). Friday night’s show had a little mess up on a new song. But on Saturday it was perfect! You wouldn’t even have known if he hadn’t brought attention to it.
Marcus is so passionate on stage, he is fun to watch. He has this little scream thing he does. And the more you clap and scream, the more he will do it. He certainly enjoys himself up there! He wasn’t as talkative as Lee or Bobby. And I do admit I love hearing live Word Vomit. So that was a tad disappointing, but there is a chance for more of that next time.
I also was very lucky to have the opportunity to chat a bit with Marcus, Jack and Sam Bradley each individually. I have mentioned before my friend’s private show at Lake Arrowhead, and with that just around the corner she had some business to discuss with them. So me being the supportive friend that I am, was there talking a bit as well. These boys are too funny when it comes to business! They are really just go with the flow kind of guys. I’m surprised they can get this whole tour together. Even the manager seemed a bit flaky. Maybe it’s the European thing, maybe it’s that they are young guys. Who knows? But they certainly are entertaining to talk to! Sam has a great memory and is so easy to carry on a conversation with. Jack seems pretty together but light-hearted as well. I didn’t talk much with Marcus as he was getting ready for his gig. But he was super sweet. After the show we spoke with another friend of theirs, Dustin. Or the greaseball as Rita called him! LOL. Now that guy, is one you want to have around when you party! But he seems like a good friend to them. All in all it was a great weekend with a nice little surprise on Saturday! And here’s a little snippet of what you missed at the Hotel Cafe. (I missed it too because I was busy listening to my rapidly beating heart and trying to look casual)
Be sure to check out Marcus’ music and swag on his website!
And I am super excited to announce that this Friday I will be seeing another mate of theirs, Johnny Flynn. I believe tickets are still available online at the Hotel Cafe. Also, the epic Lake Arrowhead show is this Sunday as well with Marcus, Sam and Lee. And there might be a ticket or two left! And then I will have seen all Britpack Boys live in concert! But of course, still waiting on Rob’s! 😉
Because all of these shows are around the same time, here’s how the tentative Blog schedule will go.
Lake Arrowhead Show- post on Wed. April 4th
Johnny Flynn- post on Wed. April 11th
Can’t wait to fill you in on all of these great shows! Hopefully I will survive the weekend!
So what do you guys think of Marcus? Anybody going to see them on this tour? What are your favorite Marcus songs? Let us know so we can discuss away in the comments 🙂
And a big heartfelt thank you to Amandac3 and Maggie for sharing their pics!!
Howdy! I know this isn’t my normal day and I promised you a Marcus post but don’t worry that will still be coming. He will get the respect he deserves Wednesday. I just thought you all might like to get this breaking news as soon as possible!
Saturday was the second Marcus Foster show at the Hotel Cafe but what is even more cool was that Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Sam Bradley were there as well. Sam was there Friday also, but more on that later. Here’s how it all went down…
Maggie and I and our friends were just enjoying the evening, listening to music. I was pretty chill since I had done the whole scope out the place yesterday to no avail. I didn’t see anybody with Marcus before he played, which did seem a little odd compared to Friday night but not abnormal. Maggie decides to do a “loop” of the place. I wasn’t that worried about it, I did the same thing the night before to no avail. She comes back (I guess, I never saw her) and my friend is telling me I need to go to the bathroom. I immediately knew why but couldn’t get myself to go. It felt weird, too much an invasion of his privacy. But of course, I went. I didn’t want to kick myself later.
On my way to the back, there was a huge crowd of people. Mind you, I had no idea where he was just somewhere on
the path to the bathroom. I saw him slumped next to the wall in the hallway wearing the ever popular black and grey plaid flannel.I want to say that we had eye contact at this point. But it’s a hazy experience and I was a bit out of it at the moment. But there’s a really good possibility that we did. (giggles) I kept going towards the bathroom but there was a line so I came back out and found a spot along the hallway wall. A little behind Rob and across from him. It was then that I noticed Kristen standing in front of him.
They were just enjoying the music, no one bothered them. They were just standing near each other. Maggie and our friends came up behind me and started saying something to me. I have no idea what, I shushed them so quick. My heart was racing, and I was just trying to stand there all nonchalant and enjoy the music. I have no idea what Marcus was playing at this point but I could see Rob from my peripheral. It was then that I noticed the black beanie and the beard. It wasn’t out of control, just an average length beard. Kristen was texting someone and her phone was lighting up the darkened hallway.
Another friend of mine comes by and asks why I left. I had tried to tell her before but she just wasn’t getting it, so I left to find Rob myself. It’s every woman for themselves at that point. I’m not standing around trying to get you the info and miss my chance! I told her I had to go to the bathroom and she’s saying, “No, you didn’t”. I quickly pull her out of the hallway. I was so not having that convo right next to Rob!!!! She had no idea he was there and then went back in to see him. Then we sat out in the main entrance room by the “Private” door for the musicians. A couple of minutes later, Rob comes around the corner and into the room a mere foot away from me. He was moving quickly followed by Kristen, Sam and another friend of their’s.
That was it. The encounter was over. They left with what we could only hope would be a hassle-free exit. It wasn’t until I ran into Maggie later that I found out what happened when I left the hallway…
Maggie’s daughter was with us that night. She was brave enough to go up to Kristen and ask her if she could buy her a drink!!!! According to Maggie, her daughter and my friend, Kristen looked at Rob then told her daughter,”No thanks. I’m good.” They all had a giggle after that. Rob, Kristen and company, I mean. I was so sad to have missed The Giggle!!!!! But seeing Rob in motion was enough for me. I was just bummed that it was Kristen that was drinking from a bottle and not Rob!
Hope you all enjoyed that little glimpse into the evening! Sorry there are no pics from this night. But I really feel it’s inappropriate and rude to take pics of someone enjoying the night on their personal time. Besides, it was so dark a flash would have blinded us all! We all let them continue enjoying their night even though I’m sure they knew why a whole slew of people kept walking past! It’s just being considerate and I’m sure they greatly appreciate that.
UPDATE: there were a few pics from that night. Apparently, it wasn’t as pap-free as we hoped. This pic was from Robsessed.
And don’t forget to come back Wednesday to show Marcus some love!
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When, what next I saw would for sure seal my fate, His Holy Hotness, and eight of his mates. With a sexy Brit actor, a wonky heart throb, I knew in a moment it must be Saint Rob. More rapid than fangirls, the Britpack they came, And he whistled, and shouted and called them by name. Now TomStu! Now A. Garf! Now Johnny and Lee! On Samuel! On Marcus! On Bear and Bobby! To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all! And then in a twinkling we heard on the RA roof, The prancing and dancing of each little foot. As I drew in my head and was turning around, Down the chimney Saint Robert came with his hound. He was dressed like a hobo, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with dumpster soot. A bundle of Twi toys, he had flung on his back And he looked like he was homeless, just opening his pack. His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
But the beard on his chin was just, HELL NO! The stump of a cigarette he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a strong face and a happy trail belly,
That gets us all going, like a bowlful of jelly! He was adorkable and filter-less, a right giggly old elf,
And I gaped when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a smirk of his lips,
Soon made me think, I sure hope he strips! He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a smirk.
And giving his knuckles a jolly good crack,
He thanked us for supporting him through Rob Attack!
He sprang to our bed while his team gave a whistle,
But he sent them away, like the down of a thistle.
Then we heard him exclaim, ‘ere they drove out of sight,
“Happy Robmas to all, I’m staying with my girls tonight!”
Yes, here I am again, taking you along another one of my adventures!! Hope you’re all enjoying living vicariously through me! Hehe. I’m hoping to make it worth your while one of these days with the Ultimate Adventure…meeting The Man, Himself. But for now let’s take a trip to Santa Monica and the quaint guitar shop that is McCabe’s.
It was a cool night waiting in line for McCabe’s. This time both Dazzledbyrp and Roslyn Selene were able to join me, along with a few other Robfriends! It sure makes for a great night when you have such wonderful company to enjoy. We made our way into the guitar shop with the perfect seats in mind. You know, to be able to scope out all possible entrances for Bobby’s mates and to still be able to see Bobby himself. We had seen Bobby at McCabe’s before and had enjoyed all the hilarity and good music that came with it. Last time Bobby had laryngitis and had to “get two shots in the arse” which seemed to make him pretty talkative. I couldn’t wait to see if that was just the shots talking or if Bobby was like his mate Rob when in public, Word Vomit Galore.
Turns out it wasn’t because of the shots! Bobby says he’s very quiet but don’t believe it. Although his voice may be quiet, the amount of words is not. We had a wonderful night of listening to him play his guitar and tell very humorous stories. Bobby is an amazing guitar player. Just watching his fingers fly around the frets is mesmerizing! And he has a deep gravelly voice to go with it. (kind of like someone else we know!)
Here’s a little sample of what we heard that night. Although Bobby kept reminding us that we couldn’t record there, which led him to be even sillier!
So now that you’ve heard him sing you’re probably wondering how funny Bobby is really. Well here are some of our favorite moments:
- Whilst driving down the highway from San Fran, the convertible roof blew off. “I had to hold it down with my
hands.” (Does every Britpack member have car trouble in the US?!)
- “We eat Jolly Ranchers all day, they’re good.” He also told us when he gets older he wants to “settle down, shower every day and find someone to watch his kids so he can eat Jolly Ranchers all day”!
- Bobby told us he was drinking beer in his cup. “No its not, it’s water. Just kidding, it’s a milkshake. My milkshake brings all the girls to the yard.”
- Here’s your Rob tie-in: Someone in the audience yells out “Is Robert a bad influence on you?” (after the beer comment). Good ole Bobby either misheard or classically diverts with a comment about drinking Rockstars and how hyper they make him.
I’m sure these are much funnier coming from Bobby himself, so get yourself to one of his shows!! Who knows? Maybe you too will have paparazzi there asking YOU if you saw Rob Pattinson or Kristen Stewart inside! And then of course you should make a quick trip to the back alley just in case. Not that it worked for us, mind you. But it’s definitely worth a try!!
Until next time,
Head on over here to Bobby’s site for more music and vids. He has a new EP coming out soon, so keep your eyes open! What do you guys think of Bobby? Who wants to go to his next show?!
It’s your friendly RA So Cal gal!! One of the things I love about living in Southern California is the great adventures you can have. I also love the wonderful music I have been introduced to because of Rob. And when you combine the two together you get to see terrfic shows like the one I witnessed last week…the talented Lee MacDougall. And since most of you couldn’t be there with me *wipes a tear*, I’m going to take you there now.
The night takes place at the infamous Hotel Cafe. Unusually for the Cafe and for Lee himself, it is very quiet and only a handful of people are present. But that doesn’t detain Lee, or us for that matter. I learn from my new friends the low down of what Lee’s mate, Rob does when he comes here. And imagine the scene unfurl before my eyes, knowing that tonight that’s never going to happen. Rob had hopped on a plane only 4 days before! We enjoy some lovely company and listen to the great voice of Albert Aguliar while patiently waiting for Lee.
Lee arrived on stage with just his guitar and his wonderful accent. (I could just sit and listen to these boys all night!) He played some songs off his new EP and also did a few of his older songs. The best part for us was when Lee actually came down off the stage and walked around with his guitar and played. We were sitting so close to him, we could have reached out and strummed the guitar for him!
It was such an intimate atmosphere, Lee told us little stories and we laughed and heckled him right back! My favorite thing Lee said on stage was, “I’m going to play you a song.” We all started chuckling and then Lee realized what he said. His face was so cute! He then proceeded to try that again and finish his sentence this time! Lee’s music is heartfelt and covers a great vocal range. One minute he’s singing sweet and high and the next low and gravelly.
After the show Lee was kind enough to sign our CD’s and pose for pictures. I got kind of tongue-tied whilst handing him my CD and just said my name. (With Rob I’d be lucky to even say that!) He offered his hand to shake and said, “Lee.” Then he proceeded to ask if my name had any different spellings (Maggie, I’m lookin’ at you!) and signed my CD. It was then that he noticed my I heart British Boys shirt. “Nice shirt,” he says to me. “Thanks,” I reply. “I need to get a shirt like that,” he says, “without the bottom part.” He later decides he needs one that says “LA girls”. “Great! I’ll make you one,” I say. And then add, “no, I can’t really do that.” He laughs and after we take a few pictures (and I may or may not have rubbed my arm on his package. WHAT?! It was a total ACCIDENT!) We go outside and enjoy the rest of the night.
So what do you guys think of Lee MacDougall? Have any of you seen him live? Aren’t Rob’s mates fab?!